on songs, squirrels and shiny things
I have a confession to make. I am easily distracted. My daughter calls it the “squirrel” syndrome. She got the idea from the movie up. Note – mediaplayer is in playlist mode – so please close after video… Truth is I am barraged by fascinating and beautiful sensory input. That would be from this thing called life. A friend of mine jokes about it being from my eye catching shiny things. Anyway, from a creative standpoint it can create moving hurdles, as ideas come and go, move in and out of the minds periphery in varying degrees of fascination. Someone pretending to understand might try to enclose this in the coffin of a name like ADD or something (which I would happily refute should anyone care to do so). As a matter of fact this creative life is mysterious and wonderful, it is deep and wide with possibilities, it is broad and long in travel time – with no apparent end in existence, unless imposed by the creator. I hesitate to use creator for people – as in truth we are more akin to finders (more on that later and elsewhere). Anyhow – I planned on doing a quick something yesterday – stumbled onto a vintage sounding something else completely that inspired me to write something Car-esque. You know Ocasek and Co? Anyway – it could be frustrating if I wanted to deliver any of a number of other things already in the works…or I could just share what I did – and a lyric idea I wrote on my way to the drum lesson I was giving. I know many folks won’t be able to get anything whatsoever from this scribbling – but it will all make sense when I put the song out OK? Besides – I like the colors… The imagination is an amazing gift isn’t it? SQUIRREL!
(oh – and by the way – any time any one of us “makes an image” in our mind we are using our imagination – let’s be careful about that sacred endeavor ok?)