Martin Walker wrote: ↑Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:19 pm
I've recently had a most intriguing experience in this vein (and I'm not talking about my Covid jab )
Forty years ago my musical collaborator Mitt wrote some weird and convoluted lyrics and created a song with them in his late teens (to give you an idea, the title was 'Mathematic Hero Cage'. He recently dug these lyrics out and and sang them to a track that I'd created without hearing his original version. I then concentrated on the final production aspects after we'd drafted in a guest drummer and guitarist.
I deliberately didn't listen to the 40-year old version until our new one was finished, but when I finally did hear the original song (identical words, but completely different tune) it was really poignant to hear the difference in attitude to life from both of us in the ensuing forty years. His early version was weird and wonderfully fresh, while the new version sounds aggressive and world-weary in delivery, and of course his voice has dropped significantly in pitch.
Strange how the same words can result in a totally different message across the years!
Then there's Jon Anderson, lol sounds almost same now as he did in his early 20s.
Also Asha Bhosle the famous Indian singer she sounds so fresh in her 50's
Song from 1min27
Brimful of Asha number 1 uk hit single 1998 name checked Asha in the title and lyrics.
I have a female chum in her 50s. Some of the worst things you could think of to happen to a Girl then a Woman happened to her.
Yet she is chirpy, giggly, spirited. Not world weary at all.
I'm so full of admiration for Women in refugee tents with their toddlers, children, keeping their child's spirits up, keeping their children smiley.
I would say our makeup has lot to do with how we are with life knokcing us down time and again, seeing adverse things happening to people we care about, seeing horrific things going on around the world.
I adore this early performance from Joni, with Joni giggling.
There's just as much uplift on Earth as there is downturn. It's up to us where we reside.
Eternal spark inside all of us, we gotta work to keep it from getting clouded by life, for our own sake, for the sake of those we care about.