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Blowin' In The Wind ...And Writin'

Thu Apr 15, 2010, 3:08 AM
I have nothing much to do with the writing.
The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page.
- Joan Baez -


Hi everybody
How are you doing? I hope well of course =D
As you may (or not) have noticed I've submitted some new work and all
are lyrics. I would like to explain why is that and not other form.
First, all this sudden burst of creativity has nothing to do but with the
oldest rule for anyone who wants to be a writer. Keep notes, thoughts,
words, anything that gives you a kick in the head.
Then when ever you can, start work with them.  That's it.
Second as you 've already have guessed I can't live with out listening to
music. It has been more than 30 y that I literally listening music even when
I'm sleeping. Not always in the best interest of my sleeping partners, most
of them came to a reconciliation with it, though! :lol:
It is easy to understand why this form then, especially when I don't read
that much as I used to. Reading always stimulates creativity btw.
Lyrics was also my first serious attempt in writing and even a small income
later in my college years (believe it or not). And it ain't easy, especially when
you don't have the ability to write the music. Music plays a great part how
the lyrics should be, that is why is very difficult to take standard classic poetry
and put music on it. Most of the times it ends on a style of spoken word songs.
Keep in mind that if I will work with someone who could write music upon my
lyrics, words might change, removed or add to accomplish a desirable result.
There is a possibility that the order of stanzas, verses or the refrains might also
change. Rhyming also helps in the musicality of a song but not always it is a
necessity or an absolute must. I do like it though, if I can make it work.
And since my listening  are mostly from the 60's & 70's my writings will echoed
that influence. If by any chance you do like my latest attempts, keep an eye,
'cause if  my muse decides to ride along, I have a few more on the making.
I hope I didn't bored you so far, enjoy the music and the features always from
my favorites.Have a nice day :heart:

The Song Of The Day

How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man ?
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand ?
Yes, how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they're forever banned ?
The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

How many years can a mountain exist
Before it's washed to the sea ?
How many years must some people exist
Before they're allowed to be free ?
How many times can a man turn his head
Pretending he just doesn't see ?
The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

How many times must a man look up
Before he sees the sky ?
Yes, how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry ?
How many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died ?
The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind.
The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind...

Listen :pointr: Blowin' In The Wind by Bob Dylan & Joan Baez

Features

Roseberry Topping by photonig   :thumb145670389:    Sacramento River by FreeSpiritFotography
Silent Moment by AlphaSpace      Surfs Up by Rayvenjan    Milos05 - Resting boat by Lord-Makro
:thumb145723989:    A Thin Rocky Shore by Corvidae65    Up by Jules1983   
Somewhere in between by phantastes    Wind towers by gregmks    TAKE A REST  in oil by klukart  
:thumb145259547:    The Smallness by ThoRCX      grand can2 by gostknight   
littel dream by fashioneyes    Temples of Sandy Empire by AlexNIKO   :thumb136891415:   
L River by Doumanis   :thumb152040702:    Storms and mysteries by thomasdelonge    
Fairy Dreamer's Pond by PaperDreamerArt    Earendil by alarie-tano     :thumb105880638:


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Live Long and Prosper
  • Listening to: Blowin' In The Wind by Bob Dylan & Joan Baez
  • Reading: Your Msgs
  • Watching: Time Flying So Fast...
  • Drinking: Protein Milkshake
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PaperDreamerArt Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010   Digital Artist
I love that song...I can remember when it first played on the radio :P I love to listen too, and in my teen years, I knew just about every rock song on the charts, and who played it.

For those that aren't sure how, it's easy to write music these days. A variety of different types of software can help.

You can use a piano keyboard or even your PC keyboard/mouse. With the software in place, you can use one finger and pick out a tune. It can write the music to your liking and add chords and other instruments too. You can also type in your own words and print it out. Many of them have 30 day trials. If you're interested, I'll send you links to some popular ones :)


And btw, Nick, thank you so much for the feature! :hug:
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NKVGBD Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
Thank you Pam,I'm interested although
usually I'm not good with such programs =D
Always a pleasure dear friend :huggle:
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PaperDreamerArt Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010   Digital Artist
Sent a note :)
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HugQueen Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010   Writer
:huggle: :eager: Oh I love listening to music but I can't listen to it while I write. I'll start writing the lyrics instead of what's going on in my head. :giggle:

I'm so glad that your muse has returned and is cooperating. :love: I hope you're having a lovely day hun. :blowkiss:
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NKVGBD Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
Thank you lovely Steph :hug:
I do listen to a specific music when I'm writing =D
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HugQueen Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010   Writer
You're welcome dear. ♥ Ohh, if it helps you I'm all for it! :giggle: :huggle:
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NKVGBD Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
=D
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:iconfreespiritfotography:
I like your bursts of creativity....and your taste in art is as groovy as your taste in music. That's a great song. :nod:


Thank you for including me :glomp:
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NKVGBD Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
Thank you Cindee =D
and it is always a pleasure :hug:
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pablobaraka Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
Thank you so much for featured my work.
:bounce:
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NKVGBD Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
you are most welcome Pablo =D
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Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
"It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it. " ~Anais Nin
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NKVGBD Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
Thank you Cynthia :hug:
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Eckenheimer Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
many thanks my friend. :ahoy:
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NKVGBD Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
My pleasure Hendrik :beer:
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hummbuzz Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
Hi, Nick. :hug:
So happy that your muse has awakened from her nap.
Just wondering: Do you hear the music to your lyrics in your head as you write? Does the music accompany them, or are the words waiting...
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NKVGBD Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
I always have a tempo in my mind when I write lyrics,
but that doesn't mean that the words aren't open to another
music...=D
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hummbuzz Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
:sing::music::music::music:
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NKVGBD Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
=D
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
I've never had much luck writing lyrics--I guess I don't have the gene for it even though I listen to music constantly. Come to think of it I don't have much luck writing anything--that's whay I pretty much gave up on writing lately :lol:

You're right about keeping notes of everything--random thoughts, fragments of poems, paragraphs and sentences that cross your mind then retreat like a vapor before you can develop them. It's good to write it all down and then someday go back and find the inspiration to finish the piece. I used to have hundreds of notebooks filled with such things. I don't have them now.

Anyway--keep writing. It's good for the soul if nothing else :nod:

Thank you very much for including one of my pictures in your features--they are wonderful selections :thanks:
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NKVGBD Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
You are welcome John :)

Writing always was a way out for me, although I had to write for several years
till I came to dA. And for that I will always be grateful to this place and the ppl
in it, truly a priceless gift :nod:
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Peug Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
Thank you so much for the feature my friend:ahoy:
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NKVGBD Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
Always a pleasure Paulo :beer:
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Peug Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
:ahoy:
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photonig Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
Thanks a lot for the fearure, mate. I am blown away. :) :thumbsup:
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NKVGBD Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
You are most welcome Nigel =D
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klukart Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the feature!!!:):)
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NKVGBD Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
you are welcome Thomas =D
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Rayvenjan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
thanku for adding me. I honoured. Jan
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NKVGBD Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
My pleasure Jan :rose:
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phantastes Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
THanK YoU for featuring my work :bow: :sun:
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NKVGBD Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
You are welcome Desmond =D
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gostknight Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
thanks so much :)
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NKVGBD Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
you are welcome Alex =D
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fashioneyes Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
Excellent selection NK, many thanks for your kindness my great bro. :mabhug:
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NKVGBD Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
A pleasure Hish =D
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
:)Since I grew up through the 60s&70s that is my favorite music also!!I haven't had time to read your lyrics yet,but I will certainly check it out!!Music inspires me all of the time too!!There is always some song being played in my head!!
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NKVGBD Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
Great, thank you Sandy =D
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
:)You're very welcome!!:wave:
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