Here is the essay that was read on the pod cast. Literature and Music
Music is a language, though many can’t read the notes, they understand it’s sounds and enjoy its affects. Who hasn’t wanted to be a lead guitarist or singer. It has its own pacing and voice. It’s not surprising that there’s an intersection with literature. Yet, what is that intersection. Music is all about catching the interest of the listener with those first few bars. Then adding the lyrics to evoke something inside the listener. If you remember the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey”, that opening music just drew you in, then add in the opening scene. The “Pink Panther” theme song makes you see a pink panther and perhaps even Inspector Clouseau as well. Writing a book and creating music have their similarities. Rough drafts and first cuts. Collaborators (ex: Bernie Taupin would write the lyrics and Elton John would write the music.) A writer gets an idea from a chat room question about vampires, like I did. Plotting-what the song/story is about, making edits, getting feedback from test groups or readers. Then final changes and it goes to editing. Ever notice if the band you like songs have a similar sound, just like an author’s books? Songs are for the most part, are short affairs, like a flash story. They work with the lyrics, be they poetic or story. People like certain kinds of music and or musicians and not others, like readers enjoy a certain genre or author. A catchy tune can get your foot taping like an engrossing story can literally not let you put it down. The why for this, I offer, is that for a song, we see ourselves in the song or that the song has meaning to us. For me, an example of this is the song “Killing Me Softly” by Roberta Flack. We have songs that match our mood, and books we enjoy rereading, over and over. The first book that I couldn’t put down was “Lucky Starr and the Moons of Jupiter”, and I was in 4th or 5th grade. Both appeal to our senses and imagination, becoming good in either takes long hard work, and perhaps most importantly, both have the same purpose. They relax us when uptight or tense. Sooth us when hurting, entertain us, and make us happy. We bond with strangers who enjoy the same music and writers. Buy mugs, shirts, books, records, posters, and movie/concert tickets.
FoxxGlove: First look at all the Photograph entries makes for an amazing read. Gonna have a tough time voting, that's for sure.
Aug 22, 2023 11:03:09 GMT -6
Caulder Melhaire: New Rolling Weekly just dropped! Check it out and enter HERE
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RAVENEYE: Whew, back from vacay, and I'm exhausted. No rest for the weary, though. I've got a lot of critting to catch up on.
Aug 29, 2023 11:51:39 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: And a new Weekly! Yay!
Aug 29, 2023 11:51:49 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: Ooo! A great prompt word too! aaaaaOOOOOOOOO!!!!
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pelwrath: Don’t know if there are any members from Florida but please be safe as that hurricane bears down on you.
Aug 29, 2023 19:07:14 GMT -6
pelwrath: I like that prompt as well.
Aug 29, 2023 19:07:35 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: ONE MORE DAY TO ENTER THIS WEEK'S ROLLING WEEKLY.
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Mazulla: I am too excited, just got a copy of Fairy & Folk Tales of Ireland by W. B. Yeats!
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Caulder Melhaire: New 100 Weekly just dropped! Come submit your entry HERE
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Caulder Melhaire: Apologies for the delay. Holiday weekend has my head on upside down
Sept 3, 2023 21:04:40 GMT -6
pelwrath: My mind has finally settled on what stories/books I want to start writing. A werewolf story with witches, warlocks, and other along with Sundowners 3.
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pelwrath: I’ll pat myself on the back. I posted a link to a recent review of my first book in the boasting thread in the Accepted thread.
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RAVENEYE: 6 HOURS LEFT TO VOTE
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pelwrath: An FYI but ball parking my score, looks like 4th place for me. No surprise there and I do hope Raveneye does consider her entry in the W,P, and S even if she was the host.
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