[0305 Lita's78th.Electricity pt. 2] With my Abuelita's 88th birthday this album clocked 10 yrs in the making; of which "Doña María" is track #5 and ThankUiLoveU #4 from Ep. 38, while "My Dogs Fly" featured in rJBm's Ep. 36 is #2. "I'm NOT ALONE, I'm not the only one who's got it all wrong" is the first song idea in that cassette tape which I include in its entirety against my better judgement while I ramble in Spanglish half asleep but hey, at least you're in good company with Everwood's efervescent Ephram, you're not the only one who's got a bone to pick with the world (7:17) From Sealy TX where Fibee thoroughly enjoyed the puddles in the embankments around the Blencor warehouse after a torrential downpour, DISEASE OTHER THAN ME is a slowburner with ThumbJam's cello and slide guitar that I sorta dig (11:39) NOT AFRAID ANYMORE in the wake of some trouble in paradise, I know what I know is keeping me from loving like before, but this is what love has become and I'm ready to move forward; I know we can take control of our lives, but we can't dictate what love does to us...A tractor-trailers loud air brakes can be heard being released at precisely 12:38 where cymbals would have been played, perfect timing dear anonymous rest area colleage! (15:20) LET US GO, ditty for a much needed 'hiatus' as in 'Hi, I hate us' or ala that Moranis shrinkage movie 'Honey I just ate us', (depending on context...whatevs)
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
I'm so predictable it's sickening sometimes but here we are, am I wasting my time doing this podcast or should I keep going? Please let me know in your iTunes reviews 'cause I don't want to dwell on THE THINGS THAT HURT ME MOST...I need your ["unsolicited";)] love on iTunes! (4:44) Another MYSTERY UNFOLDS before my eyes (8:30) That was such A LONG TIME AGO (13:08) Getting close to THE END OF THE ROAD I don't see a fork anymore, afraid to move on leaving without a trace, but I guess I will carry on after finishing the publication of 2003's Carry On Mister, feeling ready to embark in new and challenging adventures along with you my adoring [albeit as of yet non-existing outside the realm of my imagination] fans!
Thursday, May 2, 2013
This ditty for mi abuelita's 88th birthday is influenced by the Colombian rhythms and lyricism of "Campesina Santandereana" which has always made me think of my grandma "Lita" when she headed from high school in rural Málaga to nursing school in Bogotá, achieving her goals of service, independence and family life as she tamed the capital city into a "ruana" to guard her from the cold. Entre el tintero se quedó esta estrofita: "María Antonia es la mejor doña y con su novena biznieta retoña, la Manti-tocaya su nombre retoma y renueva el legado de LA GRAN SEÑORA, MARÍA..." (3:55) To the mommy of my mommy (Doña María) I wish a very happy birthday and a tasty SANCOCHO PA' LOS 88...Abuelita tú eres mi musa y mi mecenas, me inspiraste a realizar mi sueño 'Made in USA', te mereces un sancocho delicioso en la iMusa, me fascina todo lo que preparas en la cocina, recuerdo mucho tus dulces de guayaba y tomate de árbol en Tenjo... Ay Manti, Manti danza, danza con tu bisabuelita! (7:16) Original idea for preceding ditty from May 1st 2003 when she turned 78 and we talked on the phone about their celebration of my nephew's 2nd birthday on April 29...Now Juan Pablo is turning 12 and here's a couple recordings [like @ (10:10) Dudú's song for David] from October 2010 after his family moved from Bogotá to New Haven, in which J.P. recaps my indie short film McFly in Mandalay and (11:11) shares one of his piano compositions while Gabriel eagerly calls for tío John's attention in the background (12:24) After emptying the answering machine that included a lovely greeting from aMyBeLoved I responded with a heartfelt THANK YOU I LOVE YOU...10 yrs later the ditty turns into a tirade about mutuality expectations and a thwarted understanding of romantic love (like the pop song 'I want/need/ beg/hurt/kiss... you to want/need/ beg/hurt/kiss me (15:24) From 9911 End of Uncertainty,GaGA's (remembering my first Thanksgiving in the U.S. the previous year which was a double, one at Yolanda's in Davie and the other at Gary Schmidt's in Miami), My heart CANNOT STAND IT TO BE QUIET | If randomJBmusings new m.o. stands as it is, this recording would be tackled in 2019 not 2013, a little cheating here because I'd been meaning to use it as filler for a while.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
"Get ready to blow" with the penultimate installment of 2003's Carry On Mister (tracks 12-15)...It's looking like we could be COMING TO BLOWS, we don't seem willing to make it work, we talk about it but nothing gets done, well, talk is for naught if the naughty can't go (we're going down in your blindside); I'm just defending my turf but sometimes I get all my signals mixed up, does a bullet to my head equal one foot on the grave or am I just keeping my feet on the ground as you feast on my fists? (4:29) Show me a way to discover, make me anew as I follow, as I look for solutions to the problems; maybe it's time we discover, we're the solution to one another, what awaits us at the other side? Baby I believe OUR SECOND CHANCE (and hopefully the solution to our problems) will come as we dance cheek to cheek and heart to heart...(9:14) I want to live and GROW BY YOUR SIDE, I want to love you forever, I won't believe my own lies, this time it will be much better for you and me, and I will be okay 'cause I'm by your side, I'm gonna love you like I do, it's gonna be like I'm in love with you; and if I could I'd belt it out but I've been having a bad peanut allergy for weeks now (throat/voice finally feeling better, thank you Texas sweltering heat and Louisiana buggy wet for the purging sweats, after only being able to record guitars at Kendallville IN by Walmart for PFG 'late' load); I just need one more chance to prove it to you (13:16) Your love tears me to pieces, it cuts me to the bone; I need some kind of healing to be made whole, I need your healing touch more than ever, touch me deep where no one else can reach, down into my hardened soul; I can't let go of YOUR SWEET LOVE, I tried to make it on my own but I can't let go of your sweet love that cuts me to the bone...Your kisses leave me speechless as I try to say the words, but I just can't let go of your sweet love, I'm not that strong...Thank you for listening to another episode of randomJBmusings, the new format includes clips of those old tapes from one and two decades ago, hope you like it!
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
On I-90 between Rockford and Chicago "estrené" [premiered]" or took my new Multitrack DAW app out for a spin and it worked great! I may not have what it takes to fly like my dogs who pull it off quite nice so I guess I'll be back for their next show, maybe they'll take me somewhere else I hope; MY DOGS LIKE TO FLY, they know what it takes to be movie stars (4:06) Querido sobrino te dedico esta canción para que te recuperes pronto de tu fractura y no te olvides de lo valiente que eres porque has conquistado todos los dragones que la vida te ha mandado y lo seguirás haciendo...Have you seen me climbing a tree while I play on the Wii? Oui monsieur! Have I shown you my latest trick, it's called the juggling flip, where I jump like a flea? CALL ME SANTIAGO, I'm on top of the world, I have conquered the dragon; Have you seen me helping my mom and finish all of my chores (you heard me right!) Have you seen me jump on the floor and catch the ball like a pro? ...and I can show you how to do it: relax, take a deep breath, think of how good your life is... (7:25) Marcha marcha marcha, salta salta salta, toca la guitarra, date un vuelta...esta es LA CANCIÓN DE JOAQUÍN! Y al final del día ponte la piyama, cepíllate los dientes (potty/manos/dientes), después de las tareas y de ayudar a mami con todos los quehaceres...lee bien tu Biblia, di tus oraciones, cuadra bien tu almohada, cierra los ojitos hasta el otro día, te espera la gran aventura de tu vida (12:49) She runs too fast and I'm getting furious because I can't keep up with her, she's got the run of the house and I know this for a fact 'cause I've been trying to chase her down to get that toy from her mouth but she doesn't let up and now I'm just running around in circles, EVA RUNS TOO FAST and I can't catch up; she's too fast for me and when she finally gets bored she tries to engage me in a tug of war but then she goes for a bear hug and I end up all covered in hot chocolate (that's the shade of her coat); and I know that she's a good girl but at the end of the day she's still a dog, and her pearly whites are bigger than WhiteFang's and they're sinking deeper where they don't belong come on let go! Eva make yourself at home but please stop chewing up my toys and my glasses even, if you try to be a good girl you'll get many treats, just behave! If don't stop you'll run this house into the ground! (16:09) DUERME JOAQUÍN, lullaby with Bito and Santiago at the Burel Ridge piano.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Final installment to round off "Es Jesucristo" with 23 tracks from 1993 composed around Easter; others with lyrics taken from the devotional booklets from Our Daily Bread remain "entre el tintero" but will be worked in some other time. I hope you enjoy the new format of randomJBmusings where I tackle my old cassette tapes going back 10 and 20 years and using GarageBand or the Motif ES6 for sequencing tracks commited to harmonicdog's Multitrack DAW via AudioBus for vocal overdubs, since my trusty Tascam Portastudio's DC plug gave out. So it looks like the iPhone is delivering on its promise to be a selfcontained recording studio!
(00:32) CANTA ALELUYA el Señor es grande en misericordia, sólo Él es digno de toda la gloria; vino a salvarnos de la muerte y del pecado, en la cruz pagó el gran precio mas de la tumba se ha levantado (2:55) Hoy es un DÍA DE VICTORIA para el Señor y para Su pueblo, es un día de alegría porque Dios ha vencido...Oigo el ejército de Dios que viene de la batalla victorioso, viene acompañado por su Rey coronado de victoria (6:16) ERES CORONADO en victoria Señor, tus grandes proezas son visibles Señor, bajo tus pies el universo y en tus brazos tu pueblo amado; somos tus hijos Señor y Dios, te alabamos...tuyos somos para siempre (9:07) Alabemos al Señor con nuestra voz, ELEVEMOS CANTOS a su hombre sin igual, cantos que exalten su grandeza, majestad y amor, cantos que expresen nuestro amor por Él (12:42) Hay una MORADA CELESTIAL que Cristo mi Señor ha preparado para mí, allí es donde siempre quiero estar!
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
34 [eJC pt. 4] CantemosAlabanzas, Levántate/Resplandece, Rey-King of kings, GloriaX3, Necesito TU Paz
CANTEMOS ALABANZAS AL SEÑOR, démosle gracias por su amor, cantemos himnos en su honor, celebremos su grandeza, que todo el mundo sepa quién es el Señor..."¿QUIÉN ES EL SEÑOR?" se pregunta el mundo, contémosle a todos lo que Él mismo nos ha dicho; es el Dios Creador de todo y que ama a sus criaturas hasta el punto que a Su Hijo envió para nuestra salvación, es el Dios justo y santo mas grande en misericordia quien es paciente con el hombre pecador, Él te ama hoy (3:29) LEVÁNTATE Y RESPLANDECE para el Señor pues Él es tu luz, permite que su luz invada tu ser y así para Él poder resplandecer; que su luz te llene y tú puedas ver cuánto él te ama a ti, que aún su vida entregó por ti, que tú puedas ser un reflejo fiel de su amor, y por ti Su luz a otros brillará (5:56) REY DE REYES Señor de paz, juntos alabémosle siempre; por mi parte le alabaré, es mi Rey y mi paz, con gozo le alabaré pues él es el Señor; KING OF KINGS and Lord of lords, together let us praise Him forever, I will praise him for He's my King, He has given me everything, there is power in He who is the King of kings! [this Spanglish corito from 1988 came to me right after I got off the 'buseta' as I crossed the highway coming home from school] (8:00) GLORIA demos al Padre quien en su amor nos escogió para ser hechos santos en la Palabra de Dios, GLORIA demos al Hijo que a nosotros fue enviado para cumplir el plan de Dios para con nosotros, GLORIA sea al Espíritu Santo quien aplica en nosotros la gracia del Padre, la obra del Hijo para nuestra salvación, Gloria Aleluya! (12:18) NECESITO TU PAZ, no la encuentro en el mundo, sólo ella es la razón de mi existir aquí, sin tu paz no hay sentido ni razón de vivir, sin tu paz es inútil tratar de superar el vacío que se tiene sin tu paz...Necesito tu paz, la quiero respirar, sopla un viento de paz, envuélveme en tu amor, que tu paz sea el sentido de mi vida Señor, que yo sea un instrumento de tu paz.
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