Today’s song.land explores a theme of terrible circumstances and then the fallout and resolution after an event. Almost all of them are inspired by Nintendo.
First is The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker storyline of the pirates taking away Link’s sister. They stole her away.
After that, I play After Andrew, a song inspired by what comes the day after a storm, when the danger is past but our lives are in rubble.
I then jump into a song straight up about Nintendo and my history with it.
I like today’s music, but I recorded it when I was tired. I like what came out, but they tend to end before the song has been realized before the energy of the song has run its course.
“We can say to our friends and our neighbors (we can say) It will all be ok (we can say) We have each other (we can say) All this pain won’t have to be a part of the narrative All this pain won’t have to be part of the narrative”
Dent In? No is an anagram of Nintendo. Enjoy these silly songs!
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Today’s Song Long celebrates the role of songs in my life.
I make songs up all the time. It’s one of my favorite things to do. Yet I’ll go to a concert or put on an album that moves me in deep ways. What songs move you?
There are a few moments in this set I especially like. I sang about when I was a boy making up songs. What makes my heart sing? “For me, it was the sound of a song” (hear this over the minute beginning at 11:30). I also drop names of some of my favorite friends with whom I get to make music.
I sang a song about wisdom from a bear. That one is similar to a bedtime story I made up for my kids about an old, wise Raccoon that teaches a sophomoric bear how to catch honey.
At 27 minutes, I cherish this lyric at the end of such an emotive song:
“It’s a beautiful thing that I never seem to remember: I love the song.”
I find that my voice sounds crisper and clearer than it has since I’ve started singing consistently again.