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Thread #142631   Message #3712396
Posted By: Nigel Paterson
28-May-15 - 02:04 AM
Thread Name: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
Some love-filled musings...gnu: I might just abbreviate the title to 'Rant', which suddenly reminds me, I used to play a tune called 'The High Level Rant' on Mandolin, back in my Halliard days. Thanks for the kind thoughts.
         Dean: you're right, I am a compulsive apologist. You'd think, after all we've shared on The Rainbow that I could open my heart, guilt-free. I promise, next time I'm feeling so beset, I'll just say what's on my mind, no apologies for doing so. I'm fairly certain that will be a first for me...real progress.
         Pete: Yes, the composing has helped to ease the pressure. My thinking is now more preoccupied with the 'Musical Behemoth' I'm creating...anger redefined!
         ChanteyLass: I'm pleased I made you smile, but whether you'd enjoy listening to the finished piece, I'm not so sure! Yes, there are clashing cymbals & some mighty hits on a Tam Tam. It's something akin to Hans Zimmer meets John Cage!
         Janie: I'm sure I've said this before, but you have the uncanny knack of finding 'le chanson juste'. The alternative title: 'Ludwig's Song' says it all for me. Of all the Classical composers, Beethoven is the man I admire the most. I studied his life & music. Taught some of his music to eager students. Not only do you bring me Beethoven, but Joni Mitchell too, the singer/songwriter I admire the most. Beautifully poetic lyrics, carried on a complex, compelling melody & the arrangement is wonderfully idiosyncratic. No one writes like Joni...she's in a league of her own. "Shake your fist at lightening. Roar like forest fire. The gift goes on". I need those words, writ large, on every wall, in every room of my house.
          A simple "Thank you" to you all, conceals a greater love.
                                                         Nigel
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