Archive for April, 2007
Here I am thinking about NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Progamming) and somehow I end up on a page about Pollyanna’s Glad Game! Oh the power of the web…
I discovered that as well as the 1913 book by Eleanor Hodgman Porter, it was also a board game from Parker Brothers released in 1915. What I find sad is that they discontinued it in the 1960’s.
I appreciate it may not have been a good seller, but it still seems a sad reflection that it was canned.
In the story Pollyanna tries to Read the rest of this entry »
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I guess it’s not surprising that a lot of music is composed from bad experiences. Very few songs are happy. I can’t even think of a handful. Like the newspapers, most songs are bad news; my babies left me, my cats dead, I hate you mofo, and other “charming” themes.
Even the more benile songs (I want to dance, I can dance, I am dancing, hey Mr DJ, oi this is a song this is) are more aggression release (dancing) than good news.
I’m certainly more prolific when I am depressed, or my life is going down the plug hole. So I should be able to write a song twice a day then !
Of course life gets in the way and “work” and “relationships” demand more on your time and the opportunities to compose, diminish.
So as a potential artist, it’s doubly frustrating to have the time and opportunity to write, and not taking it! Being too tired or either apathetic or uninspired being the 2 biggest issues.
I haven’t learnt to manage those 2 yet!.
I feel that apathy can be overcome by Read the rest of this entry »
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