My first commission! THANKS MOM! :P
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My mother wanted to give a gift to her mentor Gloria. And she wanted it by today >.> So I had about four days to compose, write, record, and mix. I composed it Tuesday, wrote the lyrics Wednesday, and did all of the recording and mastering yesterday.
Gloria has always worked behind the scenes, directing, teaching, and mothering, and now she's doing the first role my mom has ever seen her in. Mom said she teared up seeing her for the first time on stage.
Here are some of the other things I based the lyrics on:
(texts from my mom)
She plays a teacher who profoundly touches a student's life and of course that is what she has done for so many people 2:14 PM
Her advice: to be present and let everything come through me. My greatest cross is what makes me such a good actress. That I am emotional 2:15 PM
And things affect me deeply 2:15 PM
She is like a mother to me and had always been there as a calming voice* 2:15
She appreciates everything in life- even the little simple things. She sees the beauty in everything 2:16 PM
Virginia's song that you love is about gloria** 2:16 PM
*her voice is actually very quiet and calm, almost like those therapist parodies you see on TV.
**our friend VA Matthews wrote a song about her that I really like, which was about seeing beauty in wildernesss.
When asked what type of music she wanted, Mom said, "Whatever you think is appropriate. Make it something Jerre Die would listen to." Jerre Die is a friend of the family.
I had a sort of lucid dream about what it should sound like, so it ended up being some combination of The Shins, Coldplay, and Fleet Foxes :P
7 years, 1 month ago
11 Nov 2011 21:27 CET
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