"By travelling to New York City to find like minded people, Bob Dylan was looking for himself. By discovering the journey of Woodie Guthrie, Dylan began to imagine his own. Like Newton he saw further because he stood on the shoulders of giants"
- Ken Robinson, 'The Element' (book)
So that was interesting, no?
Then one night while in La Chateau while I was reading some book I began to 'hum' a tune. I kid you not. I stopped reading and for no apparent reason I was humming "Mary Had A Little Lamb". I grabbed my exercise book and began to write some words based on what I had Googled for 'Nursery Rhymes' earlier.........
What is reeeeeally strange is that over the next few weeks I wrote a song called, obviously, "Nursery Rhymes". And it's good. Very very good. It's one of those songs that you hear in the car on the way to work and then keep singing in your head all day. It's a combination of kids singing three nursery rhymes along with some headbanging rock and some great lyrics with a clever punchline at the end. Again it will get dots talking and will self promote. Of course it should be a big hit with kids which is a fairly large audience world wide, huh?
The important point here though is that there must be some reason that all of these songs have come to MIND. The big WHY?
WHY did this sequence of unrelated events result in me writing a song that will go to Number One on the charts GLOBALLY?
Well if you do a lot of THINKING as I do, and you read a lot about stuff like minds, creativity, spiritualism, brains and stuff..... like I do, then there is a perfectly logical explanation to all of this weird stuff. Yep. I know why. It is a PART OF MY STORY. I am making it happen. I am willing it to happen. And so it happens because of ME, my Mister SomeOne Out-There ME.......
Enter Carl Jung's SYNCHRONICITY, or 'meaningful co-incidences', stuff that 'just happens' because of these THOUGHTS attracted by my MIND.
Now let's relate all of this back to my song "Nursery Rhymes". This entire Journey is a process, an unknown process, particularly in relation to ME. I am accepting the GIFTS (remember dot?) as they are given to me. My story needs exposure. I CREATED mass exposure through the media, particularly national television where the foundation..... my rock bottom...... was aired. My book was publicised and now to the next STEP in the exposure process. Are you Grokking it yet, dot?
OK, the one UNIVERSAL form of communication throughout the entire world is MUSIC. It doesn't need words (although it helps!) for dots of any culture to sit up and take notice. Music is a Universal language of it's own, no?
So there is no valid reason as to why I CREATED the songs, but the songs have been created. But 'Nursery Rhymes' is SPECIAL. It involves KIDS. In fact KIDS are a part of it. So you can see that in this process the next link in my story is happening, all through meaningful co-incidence, Synchronicity. I am now armed with a song that will go global. It is done.... complete. Now to get it out there with maximum effect........
Getting interesting, no?