Six Word Slice of Life: Songs in the Head

(For this month’s Slice of Life Challenge with Two Writing Teachers, I am aiming to do Six Word Slices most days, with some extended slices on other days.)

Context: The last few days, I’ve had three different musical projects in my mind, all different yet all interesting. The first is a collaborative song I am working on with someone I don’t know, through a partnership via the Mastodon social network as part of a second round of a music project known as The Whale’s Lantern. Participants get paired up with others and the task is to write and record a song. My partner is Luka,  a professional musical engineer and musician from the other side of the world (from me). We’re getting to a nearing point with our song, which we are writing and recording remotely. The second is a Christmas song that a friend and I wrote many years ago, but he has always wanted to have it produced rather professionally, so he has been working with a local music producer, and a demo that the producer created of our song (I wrote the lyrics) is stunning. We’re going to see if the two of us can do the main singing on it, but I am skeptical about that. The third is a personal tribute to a CLMOOC friend (who may even read this) who lost someone close, and shared some writing, and I felt inspired to write a song for him, with his words but also expanding the theme of the song a bit. I obsessed over it yesterday for hours, finally getting a demo down. Three songs, tumbling in my head.

Six Word Slice of Life Songs

Peace (sounds like),

  1. Enjoyed connecting in this forum with you, Kevin. Thank you for showing the power of 6 word stories. I may have experiment with the idea soon.

  2. I am giggling a bit at your six word posts….because you really wrote more than six words, being generous enough to explain the six words before posting them.

    I also have to say that I am amazed at those who can compose music, you included. I can sing, but the muse to create a tune has never landed on my shoulder. Kudos for carrying three tunes at once! I hope you share them when they are completed.

    It’s been wonderful sharing this challenge with you!

  3. I’m a music teacher, a singer, and a lover of music in general so all of those projects sound very cool. Good luck!

  4. Isn’t it amazing what we can do now … Imagine you writing and recording with someone on the other side of the world! Thank you, Kevin, for your comments on my posts throughout March. I always learn something from you. I’ve enjoyed your 6 word slices. See you on Tuesdays.

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