This is my penultimate katauta in my year-long project. This time around, I busted out a Tibetan singing bowl to accentuate this poem.
I uncovered an instrument I haven’t played in years. This is none other than the melodica, ladies and gentlemen. Interesting fact about this instrument: it was also used in the song “Clint Eastwood” by the Gorillaz.
I decided to give myself more constraints by having an entirely alliterative poem with all the words starting with C.
It’s been a while, but I was recently nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by Brittney over at Brittney’s Blog. She’s an up and coming blogger who covers subjects like anime and her own life experiences. Feel free to check out her blog. Thank you so much, Brittney!
In order for me to move forward with this award, I have to follow these rules:
1.Say thanks to who nominated you and leave a link back to that persons blog.
2.Give the story or history of your blog.
3.Give two or more pieces of advice for new bloggers.
4.Nominate 10 other bloggers and link their blogs.
Now without further ado, here we go!
1. The story of my blogs:
Ospreyshire: I used to be active in the music scene, but I took a long hiatus. Not only that, but I wanted to to something new. I’ve loved poetry and experimental art, so I wanted to incorporate those elements into a new project. Thus, Ospreyshire was born. My little spoken word/avant-garde/anti-pop project.
Autumn Peal Media: This was a way for me to show off my photography and videography in a blogging format. Even though it’s currently on hiatus, I have several articles showing my works on there like a portfolio. Granted, I’ve been making videos for years via Vimeo, but I didn’t want it to be the only site where people can watch my stuff.
C. M. B. Bell Fiction: I’ve been writing for years, but this was me finally getting off my butt and finally posting stuff on there. I felt like my friends never knew about my fictional projects, so I needed to get some of my works out there. I’m also working hard to finally get my books to the world. I’ve written 15 books over the past 4 years, but I never showed anyone, so I needed a platform where I can post them once they get published. It’s mainly short stories and chapters from my Hollandus Landing cell phone novel so far, but expect more this year.
Iridium Eye Reviews: This blog has been a labor of love since I started it last March. I wanted a platform where I can talk about movies and anime that not many people were talking about. I actually have a film background and I wanted to show my knowledge on various aspects of film and animation. For years, I wanted to post reviews online, but I was scared to post my opinions on there. Better late than never, I guess. As some of you may know, I got sick of so many mainstream movies out there getting all the attention. At the same time, my affinity for indie movies, documentaries, anime, foreign films, and short films was rekindled, so I wanted to share my unorthodox thoughts on the media that doesn’t get much attention from reviewer circles or bloggers.
2. Advice for new bloggers
I don’t know how many people will take this to heart, but here’s some words I hope people can follow.
-Be honest and researched in your opinions.
-Don’t just follow the crowd. Be original by carving your own identity.
-Get connected with other bloggers. It’s a community, not a competition.
-Not everyone will have the same opinion as you. If you do have a different opinion, don’t be a troll or try to be contrarian for controversy’s sake.
I guess that’s it for now.
I nominate the following blogs…
Thanks and have a great day!
People shouldn’t be throwing scatological terms to other nations. Real talk.
Here’s a quick blog post.
I want to thank anyone who’s checked out the Ospreyshire blog over the past year. Granted, this is still a small blog, but it’s great that anyone would want to bother checking out my content.
This was a big year for me in different ways. I had many ups and downs in my creative and personal life. One ongoing goal is producing weekly content with my Katauta 52 Project which has been stressful trying to fit this in between work, but I’ve been doing my best to get a video every Wednesday.
I also had a huge spike in stats because I now have over 1000 views on this blog. That’s incredible and I certainly don’t deserve it. I also got into making other blogs like C. M. B. Bell Fiction for my stories and Iridium Eye where I’ve been posting film reviews of lesser-known works.
I hope to make some more katauta videos, but I also want to make some more tracks. Who knows what will happen?
What things do you like about the Ospreyshire blog?
Anything I can improve upon with my poetry and avant-garde music?
What content would you like to see that would fin in this blog?
I got to use one of my Christmas presents for this Katauta.
It’s the first one of the new year, so I might as well write a poem about it.
However, I prefer goals over resolutions.
Can you believe it?
Exactly one year ago, I released my debut EP “Verses Vs. Anhedonia” to the world. Time has gone by way too fast here. This was my first foray into recording some poems and adding some avant-garde soundscapes with them. It was also the first time I’ve ever used my omnichord as an instrument for some of the tracks. Granted, this stuff isn’t the kind of music you’ll hear on Top 40 radio or commercials, but I hope you check it out for those who didn’t catch it the first time.
You can download it for free or you can pay what you want.
I want to thank Dave Emmerson from ZAP Records for distributing it worldwide and for formatting the liner notes of the album. Thanks for believing in my art, mate.
One year later, and I never thought I would continue with this avant-garde project.
Thank you all.
This is slightly outdated, but I thought I would make this post.
Later last week, I reached 50 followers with this blog. That’s crazy! I didn’t think that many people would want to follow me and my avant-garde/spoken word project and other musings. This is just a tiny blog and I’m the farthest thing from some rockstar, but I want to thank all of you that have followed me since I started this Ospreyshire thing a year ago.
I returned to my bongos despite how cliche it is to recite poetry over playing them. It makes me feel like a beatnik sometimes. Oh well. Perhaps a brief time signature change at some point could spice things up.
I’ve been negligent in incorporating instruments into my Katauta projects, so I decided to debut one of my panflutes for this minimalist spoken word piece.
It was fun trying to come up with a linear, yet noticeable melody in between each line of the katauta as a motif. Maybe I should use this instrument more often in recordings or possibly if I decide to do this Ospreyshire thing live at concerts.