“Changes” is also on my RPM cd for 2013. One afternoon in February, I was meeting with a friend of mine, Ben, for coffee. Something we do often- though not often enough- and we were talking about our lives. He talked about how busy he was for classes at school and planning his wedding for September and all kinds of fun stuff on the horizon. I was talking about how I had come to screeching halt. January seemed never ending and the first week of February I got food poisoning and was sick for 4 days! Thank goodness I had the RPM Challenge to get back to some kind of business, because there was nothing going on. A couple of weeks earlier, I had to bite the bullet and get a part time job. I wasn’t making enough out in the Squares to pay my bills anymore. Clearly, there were a lot of changes happening! As always though, my visit with Ben was awesome.
Changes are always going to happen, that just kept ringing through my head. I was in the shower one morning and came up with the first two lines of my Haiku. Later on, I called Ben, struggling with the third line. He said, “Whatever it is, make it pertain to you” He never gives an answer, he always makes you think. As always, it worked. The last line – “Never lose yourself” came to me a couple days later. He loved it! I think we all get to a point where we want to do things at certain times that aren’t necessarily us. I have done it and I have to live with those repercussions, anyway…. It is important to stay true to who you are, regardless.
So, now I have the Haiku, what to do for music. I wanted to have someone play on this with me, but there wasn’t enough time. I did the best I could to represent this being by myself. The idea for the tune was to use chord changes to represent the changes in life. During the second line- “Good bad or indifferent” I was going to use 1 scale and do a circle of fifths progression. Some of it would have sounded great, some not, well you get the idea. So, I left my mistakes in there instead. Hopefully, one day, I can get this recorded the way I wanted to. But for now here it is. Please click on the link below and give it a listen. It is also available as a free download!
Enjoy! And Thank you for taking a listen!