Thursday, August 24, 2006

Changing Mood

I’ve been reading One Man's Wilderness- the journals of Richard Proenneke, a remarkable outdoorsman, craftsman, and photographer who chose to get away from everything, build a cabin in Alaska, and become part of the country. A most remarkable book which is in keeping with my mood lately… adventure, exploration, creation, a need to be in the mountains. One of the best reads I've ever purchased (also bought the two DVDs as well).

I’ve discovered some new music inside of me, a sound very different from what I usually hear. The resulting songs are…well, I don’t know what to think of them except to say that songs are like your children; they come from you, born into the world through love, and you can’t deny them a home.

The sound is Alternative Country-ish; simple guitar, light piano, some fiddle, harmonica… the bare essentials so as not to smother the songs, to let them breath of their own accord and emerge as they will. Less is more with what I’m hearing and writing. I just need to get into the studio and get them down before the mood changes.

Abbot Pass Hut

I feel the urge to get snowed in somewhere and write for a few weeks.


Blogger Kathleen said...

I know the feeling... I am looking for one too! a little early for snow covered huts I suppose...

may you find your snow covered hut... in the wilderness... of your own Heart...

1:17 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

also... the beautiful description of what you are finding inside, the music... sounds wonderful...! Looking forward to hearing it someday!

1:22 PM  
Blogger Kevin Beck said...

Being snowed in can be a great blessing! Thanks for the book recommendation.

1:24 PM  
Blogger isaiah said...

Kathleen- Yes, I look forward to hearing them too. I haven't made it as far as the studio in quite some time now. My friend Trev Diesel has been inspiring me to get my songs recorded. I hope to, very soon.

Kevin- The book is great.

1:48 PM  
Blogger Trev Diesel said...


The book sounds great and I can ALMOST hear that music echoing from the pictures you posted. :)

4:29 PM  
Blogger Buford said...

Remember, if you do not get into the studio it doesn't matter.

It’s all in "Divine Order"

This weekend with the family was beautiful! I am so glad we were able to be a part of it.

Make plans…We head to Ireland this summer.

2:26 PM  
Blogger Darrell Grizzle said...

So much of the music that really speaks to me these days is "alternative country," or music with a country flavor (String Cheese Incident, Nickel Creek, etc.)

I hope you're able to record your songs and share them with us.

1:24 AM  

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