I have a hard time smiling most days anyway regardless of the situation.
This has been a painful week so far and I’m still processing everything.
My Grammy died earlier this week and I want to do something in her memory.
I made a Katauta that’s dedicated to her, but I’m also going to put another post later today about how I’ve been feeling after the fact.
RIP: Gloria Bland. You’ve lived a great life and you are loved so much.
I wish you could come back and really show how much I care about you.
The ambivalence of forgiving or fighting back is such an arduous one.
Either way, I won’t be anyone’s whipping boy.
I finally made it to the halfway point of my little challenge.
Look at that, I briefly scream in this video. I had to restrain some of my rage in this performance.
The apathy astounds me as bad things happen in this world.
I finally had enough time for using an instrument for once given my schedule.
It was fun doing a minimalistic piece with a chord I’ve never used before. I’ll see if I can use instruments more often if time allows.
15 weeks already? Alright then.
Here’s a spoken word piece I came up with for today. It’s been rough not having as much time to do as much musical compositions given my current schedule, but I said I would do one video a week for this project.
Time was of the essence again, so I did a straight up spoken word track while messing around with some 8mm stuff.
It’s still Wednesday, so there was some time for me to record a katauta.
This is another vocal-only piece. Given how certain life changes have caused me to have less recording time, I could only churn this out and it reflects in this poem. I still have to make my goal though.
I also realized that I’m 1/4 of the way done with this project!