In fact, I disappeared together with this project, which somehow disappeared on it's own behalf. The site was lost for many month, at last someone has reactivated it just some weeks ago, I even tried to bring back my Sawubona music here, but could not succeed. Seems the coding behind this page is outdated a little bit, I found no way to bring in a player app again. Site admin didn't answer.
Anyway, I still feel that among all those really strong poems we've had here, "She Only Dares" is still my favourite lyrics - by the way it's still online at www.trotzkowski.de, but after Sawubona I kinda fell out of the internet with my recent works. I often think back to our great community here, and what we all learned about each other and how life faces us.
A happy new year also to you! I hope everything is fine on your side and the future is bright and safe.
Are you still into journalism?
Here everything is fine - the children and my wife still enjoy their school holidays while I am back to my desk since Monday. We used to be refrigerated by some snow for some weeks now, but temperatures are predicted to be rising in the next days.
My latest track here (Future Denied) was derived from one of Philo's older Sawubona poems and deals with Kenya's political power blend - there's still a lot of really good poetry on this site, and I guess it won't be the last one I've taken to music. There is always an opportunity for a good poem that is moving our hearts!
Momentarily I am working on some additional recordings and a little consulting for a new school musical which a friend of mine is building up.
now the new version of "She Only Dares" is finished - nothing revolutionary, but the string into has been removed, some other short takeouts, and sound mix has been worked over completely. It's number 18 in my player - because of the ongoing jury selection I feel I have to keep the songs with the official "Lyrics of Good Hope" up on top.
It's been great pleasure reworking the piece, your poem is still the one with the strongest and most emotional bearing I'd been working on.
Hope you like that version, how do you feel about it?
hi! thanks for invite to be friends..am a bit mixed up... re: 'thank you for the congrats..." which ones? and then...all you need to do is keep writing and come to some reading forums and read your poems...
Lately, I'm searching some facts about recent developements in Kenya, and I'm trying to collect some art and facts on it together with Philo, Babu, Niran, and others. Could you be interested to join and help?
I'm home a bit more early today because I did some gospel music on a funeral - for one of our musicians left this world much too early :_-(
But in my business and family all is well - hope you are also well.
What did your friends and family say? Did they get distacted from the unpleasent sounds I used for creating a credible athmosphere, or did the message come thru?
The feedback I got is as follows:
+ my wife and both children say they like it - my wife likes the string arrangement, and the children the singing
+ "Professor Tim" said he had to get used to it, but finally liked it, esp. on the "for sunrise" line.
+ Eileen from South Africa picked that song and is preparing to sing it - I'm really looking forward to it!
+ Andreas has suggested to apply more tempo changes - will think about it for the short version
- for those who did not answer my particular feedback request I think they don't like the music.
After all - there are stlll things to come for it! Let's keep it movin'!
What do you think about adding some pure topic facts to a prolonged end coda? Did you find any figures for your country you might want to tell the listener?
thank you for your kind words - it's really OK if you have suggestions for another version of the song to your poem ;-) after all, it is really a matter of taste - and I really appreciate your honest feedback. What would you like to hear in the song?
Sorry I don't understand your question on "Dancing in the Rain". It's still there in Poems Factory, it's great work as I also heared many others say (I like it, though I prefer "She Only Dares" as I said), still I personally think it is in any case better than my "Truth of Commission...." and would have deserved a prize.
Of course it's a good idea to come round for a performance - if you should be around - although last summer I found out I have difficulties playing my own Sawubona songs live since they were written for those better performers I am hoping to find on this platform (for I hate practicing) :-)
:-))) that is a question I cannot answer: Will people recognise a common style with it ? Yes&No! (((-:
Maybe I would say it is a modern form of "art song" (in German: Kunstlied) - so it is something to listen carefully when being alone rather than at a disco or on the radio while preparing the chilren for school. Just take the style of version of "Rainbow Scatterings" on the rough, threspass the mood of my "Ouma Part II" till you reach the feeling you injected to your woman "who only dares" when writing the poem - that at least was my intention;
You wrote such a serious poem (which may have been overlooked by many, since it is the opposite to "fast food"), and so shall be my music to it.
Ok, you are right - it is the result that will count - won't be long till I will deliver, promised!
thank you very much - your confirmation lifts some worries about my interpretation.
Yes, all is going well, hope you are also happy.
When I left the song this morning 3am, it was ready ~90%.
I'll have to add some extra percussion, and optimize the solo of that strange intro, plus some mixing ... :-)
=> Warning! The song will be some inches away from "easy listening" - not really a chart breaker by concept
=> But the whole topic is not easy going as well
=> Had to do some tiny adjustments in wording for singing it to the beat - sorry for that in advance!
=> There will be a short and a large version.
=> The long one is now 6 1/2 minutes already (good thing poems had to be short in the contest...)
=> Planning to extend the coda with the facts you might find
=> Then we'll have something serious with "background included"
Maybe I'll have completed some of the tasks over the weekend.
Hope you will like it after all - since it will be quite a sad Lamento... (oh, I can imagine what Dieter will say...)