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.
Here’s another acapella Katauta where I sing near the bottom of my range.
Oh, out of tune piano…we meet again to make music.
I busted out the Stylophone for this brief katauta.
This Friendship Friday will be about Gareth Sitz this week!
She’s a playwright, actress, and a poet. Gareth has done a lot of great things in the community with the arts and outreach activities. I recently bought her chapbook of poems which was a great read, and the Adultery poem is featured in this video that I took back in January. Gareth has helped me become a better poet, lyricist, and even helped me to share the stuff I’ve been writing for years.
Check out her theatre troupe Femmeprov: https://www.facebook.com/femmeprov/
I can’t believe I did it. I busted out the ukulele on this one.
My mind is still boggled by this decision to make minimalist music under the Ospreyshire name with one of the happiest sounding instruments ever made.
Oh, the things I do for whoever bothers to watch or listen…
I thought I would mix it up a bit with this katauta. I busted out my cajon for this one since most of my stuff didn’t have percussion or beats. Time to change that.
How do I revitalize a necrotized soul
To control vitality down to each scintilla
As my back becomes a pincushion for
Ending amicable bonds
I want to trust again
But it’s hard to trust when one dons
I want to trust again…
This is the first track to my debut EP. I wrote this as a small freeform poem when I’ve spiraled over the thoughts of friends betraying me or when some other people derogate me in any way. Truth is, I don’t trust a lot of people out there. I want to lash out at everyone, but I’ve bottled it up so much that I’ve become numb sometimes. It’s not a happy poem by any stretch of the imagination, but at least I’m honest about this kind of stuff.