That's the word of the week.
The thing about music to write to is that some times you want a general piece - something to sit in the background that you don't really connect with - it just creates the environment where you can get your head down and get something done.
Other times you want the music to affect you directly - may be you're looking for something energetic - again - not with words - but with a strong rhythm and energy to motivate you to write.
But sometimes you want the music to influence you - to take you somewhere, to evoke a memory or a place - and that's what we have today!
In this particular track from dynamic composer Ben Hippen we're heading out to the stars! For someone of my age - born at the end of the sixties - this music is like going back to childhood - it's Star Trek TOS crossed with Richard Strauss crossed with Tubular Bells - it's rickety rocket ships on fly by wire and slow moonrises over psychedelic galaxies. It's brilliant!
Ben had sent the track over a few days ago and I hadn't had a chance to listen until this morning and of course I've had it on repeat for about an hour. It's making me grin as I type this - I keep expecting William Shatner's voice to interrupt my train of thought ;-) If you're writing a bit of science fiction, or if you're looking back at the 60's / 70's and searching for a piece of music to take you there - give this a stream.
This was My last day in El nido... After an entire Morning spent looking for my camera with the motorbike I went to different villages to ask if anyone knew anything about my camera. And there was no asphalt on the streets and to make My day better I also fell down Twice in the Mud. But anyway I was lucky that I brought with me a lot of betadine to apply on my wounds 😂😂... The most incredible experience I had that day was to find a Little girl that brought me to a small Village by motorbike. We were 4 people on that motorbike and there were a lot of people that gave me food and helped me to clean My wounds.. and there It was where I got helped by a doctor with Supernatural powers to find My camera...but of course he couldn't do anything about it ...😂😂 Anyway I was so impressed by all the Amazing people that I met in these villages...and now that I m thinking about that day I Remember about a really evocative dialogue from one of My favorite movie " The Sheltering Sky" with the direction of Bertolucci 😍 that says:
Port Moresby: Well, terra firma.
Tunner: We're probably the first tourists they've had since the war.
Kit Moresby: Tunner, we're not tourists. We're travelers.
Tunner: Oh. What's the difference?
Port Moresby: A tourist is someone who thinks about going home the moment they arrive, Tunner.
Kit Moresby: Whereas a traveler might not come back at all."
🎨 & 📸 : @la_morse
This is one of the most beautiful pieces of #art I've seen lately. The sense of connection.. within ourselves, to our spirits, our bodies, and the world surrounding us/of which we are a part... is practically palatable. I'm grateful for this work and for the ways in which I am/we all are connected to our own immense internal power and the spectacular power of the natural elements that form and sustain us. 🌏🌌 #art#beauty#powerful#evocative
>>scroll>>Really enjoying the #evocative workshops with @carmineblackdance 💖 I spend a disproportionate amount of pole time on learning technical things and lately of course on developing and drilling and fine tuning my #psoliberty2018 competition piece. This workshop is a series of conceptual prompts that allow for just exploring movement and mindset, it's a really refreshing experience. Just being in my body and mind without trying to learn a new technique or get something right. This is the only prompt I recorded--maintain eye contact with yourself in the mirror. I wish I had footage of the mirror exercise with @veraverse ... tho it may not have been the same if I had also been aware of being recorded so perhaps it's better this way...