you’re everything…….black and yellow and green and red and electric blue and black again… wild and sad and excited and violent and happy…..and noisy and silent and …. Your voice is allowed to do all of this. You are allowed to tell the truth. I know a lot of teachers don’t agree but for me, I can’t be bothered if I don’t feel. It’s boring to me. …If you feel nothing, they feel nothing. And sometimes it takes a bit of time to find a feeling, a truth. We can be so used to being polite and to be honest the artists I like aren’t really polite so much as they are truthful. You don’t have to agree with me. 🙂 But I would love to really hear you and to support you to know that you’re voice can make all kinds of expressive sounds and that all of them are beautiful when they come from your truth.
I love this story about the track ‘Something in the way’ by Nirvana. Written about Kurt’s experience of living under a bridge.
Kurt “sat down on the couch and was hardly mumbling the vocal, playing the guitar so quietly. …I brought a couple of mics into the control room. He kind of laid on the couch and I gave him an acoustic mic and a vocal mic and he recorded it in the control room. Then he put the harmonies on and we went back and did the bass, which Chris found very hard. We then recorded the drums in studio B. It almost killed Dave to play so quietly”….”We had a problem with intonation (of the cello) because everything on the track had to be tuned to Kurt’s guitar. This is my favourite on the record. It has an unbelievable sound to it. It’s the most intense song on the record and the most understated.” Vig.
All of your songs don’t have to be yellow (or black). Sing your truth, be your rainbow self. Let it all out.
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