As you might deduce from the title of this blog site, I often create the lyrics for my own music. But inspiration for the words is just as often in short supply in my head.
And so I decided to invite you lyric writers out there to listen to my tunes, the ones I think are begging for sympathetic words. If you f\eel inspired by the music, then put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard and string the words together,
This is a trial run So I have not yet figured out how such an endeavor might work out. But \a couple of parameters come to mind.
1. I will designate the character of the music, and thus the content of the lyrics. The first piece , attached below, is to me indisputably a Christmas Carol. So lyrics with that content are invited.
2. My music is all copyrighted at the Library of Congress. You should protect your submissions as you see fit.
3. Most of my work is unscored which can be a problem. Although I have no theoretical music training (i.e., I cannot read/write music), I have Finale software. That should enable me to produce a lead sheet if that proves desirable.
I have other as yet unformed thoughts which I will bash into shape later. In the meantime here is the first tune,
I hate to admit it: but once upon a time, back in the good old days, I was a Vice President of a major Wall Street bank (no big deal – VPs are still too numerous to keep tabs on) . The good old days, when the core business was taking in deposits and making loans with that money.. Nothing too fancy. But we helped grease the machinery of the world economy. There’s no need for me here to go into the disastrous changes in the banking business since my days of, relative, innocence.This just to note an October 6 2014 article in The New York Times: – “Big Banks Face Another Round of U.S. Charges”. http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/10/07/morning-agenda-more-trouble-for-big-banks/?module=BlogPost-Title&version=Blog Main&contentCollection=Morning Agenda&action=Click&pgtype=Blogs®ion=Body To which I added the comment:
“Transatlantic note. The UK government recently announced that it would like to create a new criminal offence for the attempted manipulation of Libor, and extend any new legislation to cover seven other major financial benchmarks.”
And so them there durned bankers might yet see the inside of the hoosegow!