Here’s a Katauta video where I use an instrument again. This would be a rain stick for those of you who have never seen it before. I thought it would give some nice ambience to this poem.
Also, yes. I’m wearing a Battle Royale shirt. I might get trolled by Hunger Games fans for doing so. Haha!
Sometimes it gets hard to sleep or breathe when you have to work, create things, blog, and deal with life issues all at once.
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.
It’s been a while since I’ve crafted some tunes with a musical instrument. I need to change that very soon after writing and performing this poem.
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 seconds are drained away as I stay ever diligent.