Some of you may have noticed I have been away. Long story short: I’ve been trying to kick some rough depression and a lot of anxiety while trying to do a Master’s, work a terrible job, support my wife, raise my son, cope with not seeing family and friends for over a year and all of this as my hyperacusis has got worse. It’s been rough.
The last couple of weeks I managed to take some time to record music for the first time in 3 years. I recorded one song. It’s over 40 minutes long. No one has heard it yet, and it’s already one of the things I’m most proud of. I did it for me without thinking about what anyone else would think or what I’d do with it. I haven’t released it yet, but if anyone is interested, here it is:
I hope this post is the reignition of a beautiful friendship, and I hope this finds you all well.
Hi TJ, I hope you'll be able to take control of your situation as soon as possible...
I will definitely listen to your song, but I need to find some peace. I am a bit intimidated, reading the above comments. In a good way.
All I can say so far is that I love bilingual prose and poetry. It can be an absolute enjoyment. It's helpful if you understand both languages, but sometimes it works even if you don't.
Great to see you back.
Good to see you back around. From the comments so far, I'm thinking I'll save the song for an evening campfire and a 40 minute smoke session.
Wow, just listened and it is so unusual. I am not sure I can think of anything else with such abrupt changes! The opening 5 minutes are beautiful and then suddenly everything changes and it's a real shock! I can't say I enjoyed the next bit, but I can see that it is clever and interesting.
Then when the vocals come in again it's another sudden change - I would really like to have the lyrics, as my hearing is not as good as it used to be and I couldn't catch them all. That part sounded very atmospheric and I especially liked the single drum beat which built up and sounded a bit menacing.
Not sure I understood what I assume to be a comedian or was it you? You will need to explain that bit please.
The ending was just as beautiful as the beginning and you do have a lovely voice.
Did you have anyone playing with you, or is it just you?
It's certainly well worth listening to.
Hi @Tom Joad I will listen later today as I obviously need time to just sit and concentrate, but I just wanted to say that I am pleased to see you back here and have been thinking of you.
You are right that everyone is suffering to various degrees, but I know I have it very easy compared to many people and for people trying to work and raise children, without family support, I think it's especially hard.
I'm only about 10% in but so far this is absolutely lovely. And, yes, I did already hit the (a?) harder part.
So sorry to hear about your troubles, and here's hoping things get better right soon.