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!
Life has been rough and hectic these past couple of weeks which I won’t get into.
I wasn’t able to write and record a katauta until about an hour ago, so I did a vocal only piece as it was storming (and still is at the time of this post) an hour ago.
Pardon my hastiness.
Here’s another quick percussion based poem where I use some bongos this time.
This is that bright spot in the EP. I used the concept of mutation as a good thing like evolving into something greater and stronger. The osteopathic part revolves around me harboring so many emotions even down to the bone. Although the ending ends on a high note, I know my battles are far from over. I do feel stronger compared to even last year, but I still have work to do.
Here’s another acapella Katauta where I sing near the bottom of my range.
The “you” has a dualistic meaning which is intentional. It can be God for anyone into theology, but it can also mean a good friend who’s telling me to snap out of my funk. It’s that universal nature that I wanted to add into it if anyone can relate to this poem. Personally, a few friends have really helped me stay sane and don’t even realize it. I know most people don’t care including some of my friends.
This track starts the more “positive” portion of the EP. Sure, I acknowledge the hatred in this world that I hold onto, but I wanted to use a war metaphor to fight back against these dark thoughts. I used the term incomplete specters because some of them still haunt my mind after thinking that they went away. I’ve asked myself “Am I REALLY over this yet?”. I also have really good long-term memory by remembering random things, but I never forget the bad things people have done to me. I just wanted to be free from this hatred.
I busted out the Stylophone for this brief katauta.
This is a Jeremiad of sorts against the Prosperity Gospel. I absolutely despite this logic of wealthiness being godliness (or at least close to it).
After listening to my buddy Dave Emmerson’s projects with The Old-Timers and Their Throats Are Open Tombs, I feel like I had to throw in my take on that subject. This even goes back farther when I heard Derek Webb’s song “Ballad in Plain Red” which is a sarcastic take on that same subject.
The Prosperity Gospel has saddened me with people buying in (metaphorically and literally) into it and ties into the Servile Fear/Theophobia track.
I was lacking in time, so I did something acapella for this katauta. At least it’s something new.