|Posted by Kimberli on November 30, 2011 at 9:20 AM|
OK it's about time, I know. I threatened to make a CD out of my old recordings, stuff I'd compiled through friends and flood mud. My intentions were good, but it wasn't the right time or the right idea. It wasn't completely inspired.
I think I've got it now.
This project is called "Re-Written", inspired after the Buddy Mondlock Songwriter Workshop in November of 2011. It will be all original tunes, including a couple of new ones, but the songs I'd previously recorded I am going to revamp a bit before sharing them with you. I learned to look at things a little differently recently, and I want to show you what I've learned. It's kinda cool.
It recently occured to me that since 2001 I have had at least one surgical procedure a year -- three of them major -- and numerous medical tests. It also occured to me that in the face of all that my own life was in a sense being re-written; all the dreams I'd had and had been working toward were suddenly on a different path than the one I was walking on. And there are all these songs I have that are part way finished, some I played a couple times and scrapped, some I really like but wanted different instrumentation or an edit here and there in the lyrics where it felt clumsy or contrived to me. As I am feeling a bit out of my element -- clumsy in my new body & life -- I need to make a few changes intentionally.
You see, once upon a time there was a little girl whose dreams were bigger than the life she was living. She didn't care about anything else but the dreams, but she made some choices in her life that made a few detours necessary to get back on the road to those dreams. Each time she created her own obstacles and had to make those detours it was harder and harder to get back... what she once thought was "writing on the wall" was all being re-written. And it hurt really bad. She tried to ignore the dreams for a while, but that hurt worse yet. Once she found that road and was working hard at staying on it, she was happier than she'd ever been -- for a while. That's when the doctors came in and wrote a few prescriptions & orders for even bigger detours.
So... the project will be a CD of songs I've re-written a bit and re-recorded. There will be three new songs on this CD, too: "Yellow River" "In The Face Of It All" and "Re-Written." I know it will take a while because I don't have much money, but this time I want it to be RIGHT. I'm going to look at the old songs through a microscope, telescope & even a kaleidoscope, then I'm going to record them for you with more detail, brilliance and color than ever before. Just like my life has been Re-Written, the way I look at my songs has changed, too. Some may have new words in places, some new verses, some just added or changed instrumentation, but each will be Re-Written just like my life has been.
I need help with funding this project. I need studio musicians to interpret what I have in my head. I need hours of time alone to dissect my lyrics & the emotion behind them. I need a professional short run duplication service and all of you to buy this once it's done. And I need a lot of prayer, positive thought and well-wishing as well as encouragement.
Thanks for reading about the project and all the thought behind it. And for supporting this little girl's dreams...