"All but gone
No inspiration no motivation
Despair is there
Doing a victory dance and
a squeal of delight to salute it's finest moment
But in the dark it lurks
Giggling at the arrogance of Despair
Scoffing at the preconceived notion
of a victory not yet earned with respect
For it knows that persistence will overcome
the frustrations of negativity and uncertainty
It knows the triumph that will prevail
For it is the ghost, a spirit of your MIND!"
- Well I didn't have any other stuff did I?
But the point is this. Wherever this journey takes me I am prepared to go. When I prepared for it I had to find Mister SomeOne Out-There. That was THE most important thing. When I found my true inner ME the mysteries began. All I had done was decide to re-invent myself and do what I wanted to do. I narrowed it down to CREATING. I didn't specify what sort of creating and in fact I wasn't really sure. I had started the Network which now is DotsHQ but that was as creative as I had got so far. All that I did was continue with the design of DotsHQ and begin my accumulation of knowledge through reading and research, and wisdom through the new life experiences of homelessness, soup kitchens and seeing REAL LIFE on a daily basis. Knowledge plus wisdom equals PHILOSOPHY. I had begun to not only STUDY philosophy but I was going further. I was LIVING it through my EXPERIENCES. For some reason three years later I have done a whole lotta creative stuff I didn't know I was going to do, or was capable of.
Pretty weird, huh?
But I reckon the 'ghost' must like me because the songs kept coming. At no particular time and for no particular reason, they kept popping into my head. I documented them as far as I could. They also were not related to anything in particular. Some are good fun songs with clever lyrics which makes sense because I am starting to have confidence in my 'writing' ability and have received lots of humbling feedback from other dots. So I would expect the lyrics to be pretty good. And I know now to let the words roll out when they are ready. I do not ever consider 'trying' to force the words out.
So in recent months I have created some more songs including "Mad Like Your Dad" which is a really good headbanging rock song. And it's funny, which will appeal to musical dots everywhere. The words should get people talking. Word of Mouth will help me promote it.
Then there is "The Boppa Stoppa". Again I don't know where it came from other than it was about the time I performed my poem Mister SomeOne Out-There in public in the Surfers Paradise Shopping Mall where there are many 'Buskers'. The song is about a busker (sorta) and involves an interactive female lead. If I can get it recorded in line with my "VISION" for the video, which I have also prepared, it should go well up the charts. Anyway we'll see.
Now please don't think I am a 'blowhard' for telling you all of this stuff. Remember I am WORKING BACKWARDS and the songs are simply STEPS on my journey forward. I am doing it all back to front so I have to tell you the STEPS I am taking before they happen. Then you will understand more about this Journey.......
Tomorrow : Nursery Rhymes