Thanks for all the comments. Sorry for the delayed response.
I was FAWMing....the good news is I completed the challenge! http://fawm.org/fawmers/jamestoffee/
as well as Andy!!! http://fawm.org/fawmers/andygetch/
and Peter (BlindKiwi) had a good run at it too working with 4 different collaborators!!! That's a good stretch/challenge...collaboration http://fawm.org/fawmers/blindkiwi/
any other SSGers FAWMers as well?
Well for the notes on this assignment, I realized a few things. 1 I don't want to do all the research (right now) to be historically accurate on the initial thought of Hudson Taylor. 2 Sensory details are very difficult for me.....I am way too 'N' and not enough 'S'.....if anyone knows Myer'sBriggs......That being said, the challenge of sensory details WILL NOT be my excuse! Rather, it will be the pursuit! I had already bought the following books in the last few months to help me
A Natural History of the Senses
The Listening Book
The Five Senses
The Sense Connection
Using details comes up so much in reading about song writing......so kudos to Nick for getting the forum hopping on very relevant songwriting tools!
......It was a great problem to have to get back in the SSG and have too many posts to have time to read in one sitting....much better than almost receiving a "Solo Participant Award" for the week a few weeks ago
.......Thanks, Andy from keeping it off my mantle
MrEWorm wrote:The big question is how, where and what is the emotional angle. A song without an emotional angle is like toast without jam or butter or cinnamon.
Good point. It's proving to be a mixed bag of emotions.....when you say you believe something with your head....but then believe it from your heart because of the life experience you are going through.....joy? hope? awe? excitement? fear?
MrEWorm wrote:Perhaps he might travel to Fengdu.
Yes, thanks for the links as well. I appreciate the thoughtfulness
MrEWorm wrote:Fengdu was one of the most memorable parts of my trip to China.
That sounds great! It's ironic how I've been living in Thailand for 16 years now and how little I've traveled around S.E. Asia. I've never been to China. Mainly just Thailand and the Philippines.
br85 wrote:this one is called the "Erhu". i think it sounds lovely.
Thanks for the suggestion. Yes, that is quiet a unique "Asian" sound. I did play around with another Asian sounding instrument on a love gone wrong/obsessive "My ex is a friend of Ju-on" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ju-on
.....you can check it out hear if you like.....very experimentalhttp://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=11431956
Nick wrote:Details, details...
Yes.....I hear the whip crack [audio sensory detail] above my warm eared, stuffy headphone wearing head as I type
.....oh it don't come easy
.....but it's great to see all the activity and "awakening to senses"......yes, Nick, a plan coming together is a beautiful thing.
Celt wrote:Work and yet all the time "Coveting" a piece of toast.
It may be a simple pleasure but it is what he craves.
Great ideas, John