I love songwriting. My mom plays piano and guitar and wrote her own songs since she was a child, and my brother and I grew up listening to her beautiful compositions about life, love and spirituality. Very inspiring! From Mom, my brother and I learned to make our own songs from a young age as well! (But not cool ones like hers...Ours are very ridiculous!)
My aim in each song is to tell a compelling story. I aspire to take full advantage of the multidimensional nature of music, so that both the lyrics and the musical accompaniment enhance the story, above all else.
My musical idols: Sarah McLachlan, Elton John, Cat Stevens, Paula Cole, Boy George and the Culture Club, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, Muse, Holly Cole, Neil Diamond, Bobbie Gentry...(probably a lot more that I left out)
I only have 8 of my songs available for listening right now. I only know a little piano and I just started learning guitar several months ago, so the musical accompaniment is minimal, but I as I learn more music theory and become better at these instruments I hope to develop the songs further. Here are the links to the recordings on YouTube:
Tamed - [link]
The Ocean - [link]
(piano version) and [link]
Question - [link]
(with a Labyrinth slideshow haha)
I Have to Know (just 1 verse so far recorded) - [link]
Your Lover - [link]
(guitar version) and [link]
Your Sovereign - [link]
The Heart of Stone - [link]
The Sky - [link]
I also like to draw and take pictures just for fun. Sometimes I try poetry and prose, too. I joined DeviantART mainly to look at beautiful artwork and read wonderful literature. I'm never disappointed; there is a wealth of talented artists on DA. You know who y'all are---ROCK ON!!!
**Don't be creeped out if I watch you and/or fave/llama badge you without leaving a comment...I often stumble upon an awesome gallery but don't have time to write a detailed comment, so I watch/fave and run so that I have the deviant artist "saved" and I can go back and comment later when I have more time.**
Also, I often take a long time to answer comments, but I do get around to it eventually. And I don't usually thank individually for faves and watches, but every one is noted and much appreciated. Thank you all for the support and encouragement!!