June 12, 2009

My Blog Posts Need A Soundtrack- Thoughts on Writing

If I had the resources and ability every post here would include video/photos and would be accompanied by a soundtrack. Now I suppose if I were a finer writer I wouldn't be concerned about that because I could create a tapestry of images by constructing sentences and paragraphs that painted a picture.

Sometimes I can do that, but not as often as I'd like which is part of why I find myself including links to music and or video in these posts. There are moments where I am trying to express something that is similar to the clip below:

Or like this (NSFW)

Some of you won't appreciate those clips. They may seem to over the top, but there is a message, a story being told and that is what I am after. It is part of why artists like Springsteen grab me, they tell stories that you can relate to and visualize. Listen to Tunnel of Love and tell me that you can't picture it. Tell me that inside your head you can't see it. I don't believe you.

For years the Shmata Queen has tried to convince me to get into Barry Manilow. I can't say that I suddenly love his music, but songs like Weekend in New England and Somewhere Down the Road tell a story and that I can appreciate.

One of the reasons that I enjoy blogging is the self discovery it provides. And no, that is not a clever euphemism for being master of my domain. It is exactly as it sounds. Blogging provides an opportunity for me to unclutter my mind and clarify thoughts and feelings about life.

That is part of how I have come to the conclusion that somehow, some way, I need to find time to write a book and make a movie. There are stories that need to be told, things inside my head that are yearning to break free.

Ah, the joy of being 40 and feeling like it is time to reinvent and start over. Now the question comes, do I have the will to act.

Henri Ducard: You traveled the world... Now you must journey inwards... to what you really fear... it's inside you... there is no turning back. Your parents' death was not your fault. Your training is nothing. The will is everything. If you make yourself more than just a man, if you devote yourself to an ideal, you become something else entirely. Are you ready to begin?

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