Serious success potential from a practical joke?

Serious success potential from a practical joke. Sometimes the fluff flies higher.
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Serious success potential from a practical joke.

I sometimes have this nagging little fear of success striking my music as a result of the wrong song. As a songwriter I have my favorites which usually have some subtle musical innuendo or some sort of beautiful moment of complexity that I relish.

Whereas I also have written a song or two that stand as a farcical protest against complication. By that I mean that while it is an effort for me, I can actually force myself to write something banal, commonplace, and even boring. Lifting up the curiosity and possibility of some kind of serious success potential from a practical joke.  And every now and then I do exactly that just as a silent rage against things I sometimes hear “out and about”.

Could there be serious success potential from a practical joke.

I can be in a retail outlet somewhere and wind up listening to something that is wildly popular and equally inducing of a nearly uncontrollable urge in me to wretch. And after such an exposure, I smile to myself thinking how some record label somewhere is receiving a royalty payment for THAT.

And though I smile about it, and tell myself something like, “well, Ed, ya gotta love it… life is funny that way,” etc. I also sometimes find myself at the piano thumping out a dull lifeless 1,4,5 blot on the ears. I’ve even gone so far at times as to write an entire song around the idea of trying to make myself fit into kitsch like that.

Serious success potential from striking the most (non-serious)  and most familiar chords?

I actually record one of em every now and then; and then comes the fear. Just my luck, or the sense of humor I know is in the Divine master up above, it will be one of those songs that somehow strikes a chord with an sudden windfall of notice. And then I would be trapped always having to play that one if I were out giving a performance.

In my fear, I take it a little further in my mind, just to be prepared. I see a coffee house performance one day, where I’m partway through playing my “As If You Said ‘Yes”” or “Abandoned and Forgotten” and someone interrupts to yell out “Play ??? – Come on man” (insert banal protest song – and I ain’t tellin’).

I suppose the alternative of no one ever noticing anything of mine, versus their noticing one of the “wrong songs” should make it tolerable. But still there is the last question: If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, did it matter if it was a beautiful tree or a crappy one?

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Serious Success Potential in any of the simplicity?
Well, I guess we’ll see…

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Remembering the Waldorf Astoria and my performance. Well, sort of

Remembering the Waldorf Astoria and my performance there… sort of.
Remembering the Waldorf Astoria and my performance there… sort of.

Remembering the Waldorf Astoria.

I recall the grandeur and beauty of the Waldorf with a fond memory or two of being there as a young teenager. Now I hear that she has been sold to investors who have the intent of converting a large part of her into condos. I can appreciate the repurposing of the building, and I wish them and her future residents all of the best. But I certainly hope they keep the restaurant and mezzanine features alive in some sort of way that will continue its traditions of fine dining, and high class lounging.

One of my memories coincides my first exposure to the power of a music union in New York back in the late 1970s. I was at the Waldorf as a tag along with my parents on a visit to the City. Old enough to be left to wander about on my own, and yet not quite an adult yet, I was at the perfect age to politely explore the Waldorf. And as always when traveling, I went on a search for the ever-present grand piano somewhere either in a balcony area, or perhaps at the bar, or perhaps in a ballroom or conference room etc.

Remembering the Waldorf Astoria and that Steinway.

On the mezzanine, sure enough, there was indeed a lovely and slightly worn black grand piano. Her lid and fall board were closed, but it was late in the evening on a weekday and there were few people about. I gently lifted the fall board to see the beloved words “Steinway” and with a tentative soft touch I confirmed that the instrument was indeed in fine tune and repair. Still, she hadn’t been completely abandoned and forgotten.

I sat down and gently made friends with the old girl, playing softly and only sweet things at first; such being my usual mode to test any public area piano mooching. — No one complained, and one gentleman even left a bar area around the corner of the mezzanine to come closer to listen… ahhh a listener.

Remembering the Waldorf Astoria not having a tip jar!

I wound up playing for about 35 minutes, but because it was late, I stayed always playing something sonorous with a soothing touch and only original compositions. Several people eventually cast themselves about in the nearby lounge seating and one old lady even offered me a tip – but alas there was no tip jar or tip glass.

Not being Union. Remembering the Waldorf Astoria’s night manager. 

Eventually, a night manager came up from the main desk below to check on me. He complimented my playing and then said something about ‘was I in the union?’ – Being a youngster from out of state I was too stupid to know what he meant, and I said, “No sir, I am a guest in the hotel.” And then his eyes flashed suddenly with genuine fear as he quickly and firmly interrupted the song with closing the fall board almost upon my fingers in his rush.

Several people, now fans, chimed in with comments of “let the kid play”, or “he’s good, let him play on”, etc. But alas, it was to no avail. He told me he was sorry, but under no circumstances could he have any entertainment that was not “union”, and that I should leave the bar area immediately.

Such was my NY debut – unscheduled – unpublicized – partly well received – partly thrown out on my ear. But ever since I’ve been able to say I played the piano at the Waldorf Astoria mezzanine bar.   And though I have joined BMI, I’m still not “in the union”.
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What does being a baby boomer mean to me? Part One of Two

What does being a baby boomer mean to me? Part One of Two
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What does being a baby boomer mean to me?

When answering the question recently ‘what does being a baby boomer mean to me?’, I found myself quickly wandering down memory lane a bit. Sure, we’ve all seen some memes that hit on it with glancing blows…

  • the picture of the little battery operated red transistor radio like the one I had when I was in elementary school. Can anyone say “Season’s in the Sun” by Terry Jacks – or “Put the Lime in the Coconut” by Harry Nilssonn.
  • Matchbox cars and Schwinn bicycles.
  • the picture of the cast of Star Trek or Gilligan’s Island.
  • the picture of kids riding in the back of a pickup truck.

Yet as I contemplate my aspects and retrospectives on it, I find myself spooling around in my head about a great many things.

So, what does being a baby boomer mean to me? Themes.

One of the themes inside my growing up, when I compare-contrast to my parents and grandparents’ generations is a general feeling of security. My parents grew up with active memories of the Great Depression (surely an oxymoron), financial uncertainty, illiteracy, ignorance, and a clear memory of a real all-encompassing World War that involved horror, sacrifice, and evil at a global level. And it always put in them a fear of the outcome if one were not busy working.

They saved when eventually they began to have ANYTHING left over. And when they had children they gave to them like no generation before them as regards education, comfort, and a feeling of security. I grew up with little fear when compared to them.

Sure I was afraid of a bully, or afraid to jump off of the roof, but I was not afraid like them when a young cousin got a fever that she might die. I wasn’t afraid if an uncle lost a job that he might perish in poverty. I didn’t grow up afraid of polio. It’s not that they were systemically afraid, but rather that abiding sense of security was mine at a young age, and not necessarily experienced by them at theirs.

What does being a baby boomer mean to me?

Well, I look back and remember also, a systemic change in the fabric of America that I lived through and understood more than they (parents and grandparents) can truly “get” other than to simply say they are saddened by it, etc. And that is not only the rise of divorce in families, but also the widespread acceptance and sympathy for it. Prior to the 1950s, divorce was rare, but in addition it was a deeply shameful thing only barely tolerated in extreme situations. Separate bedrooms, and even extramarital romances were a preferred method of dealing with a broken marriage rather than outright divorce.

As a baby boomer I grew up in a time of divorce changing from being the exception to being the norm. Like that inexplicable feeling of security that is unique to boomers, I feel boomers had to chart new waters in family drama as regards broken homes in ways that grandma or mom and dad could give no meaningful insight about; other than the time tested biblical principles which now are helping to return a balance to that pendulum so far swung.

Part two of What does being a baby boomer mean to me
coming next week.

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What does being a baby boomer mean to me?
Part One of Two

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Do you become someone different when you are playing music?

Do you become someone different when you are playing music? Or is it a different part of you than the business side? My answer is ‘yes’.do you become someone different when you are playing music, airplane, ed verner

Do you become someone different when you are playing music?

This question was asked of me by a friend as we were discussing a recent podcast of mine. At first the answer sounded shallow and predictable to me, though correct. But as I thought on the subject a bit longer, there were some layers that cascaded down unto the question as I delved into it a bit deeper.

Well of course when I play my music it is still me – and the songs I’ve written represent slices of my mind and/or my heart so again it is still me. And yet, the act of my being myself in a leadership role amongst my business interests and the act of my being myself at the keys of a grand piano playing a song of mine are VERY disparate acts indeed.

The urge to have myself known for my music has been an ever-present and lifelong recipe for pain, humility, and energy drain for me. But one of the greatest compliments I can have is for someone to hear a song of mine and like it without ever knowing who wrote it, or sang it. The same thing may happen often with ideas of mine in the business world, but “success” is defined differently there.

Do you become someone different when you are playing music? How about when you are running a business?

I think of leading a business is a bit like being the captain of a vessel and crew during a storm, or perhaps like being a coach of a children’s soccer team. Perhaps that is why so many self-help books on leadership in business find apt source material in either the Navy or in the sports world. But the relationship between a songwriter and someone who hears the music is one nearly opposite at times when contrasted to the pyramid of leadership in an organization.

Effective leaders at times must create a separation between themselves and those they mean to inspire and have authority over – while simultaneously allowing them to gain faith and appreciation of YOU.

Whereas as a musician I often find myself reducing walls, gaining comfort with vulnerability, and allowing myself to wither and disappear entirely until all that remains is a song, or a melody; disconnected and separated from any aspect of “I” such that it may be taken in by another – I must have the “I” disappear until a “you” can take it in and make it their own “I”.

Do you become someone different when you are playing music? Switching channels in a way…

There are many types of businessmen, and likely many of them may be musicians at some level or another. But I think the singer-songwriter type of musicians among those business leaders are frequently going to have a bit of a “channel switching” mode if they take a stage to play a song they have written.

Post Script for the Do you become someone different when you are playing music blog:

Another good and related question I think would be to ask if a Diva type singer or spot-light crooner hound type vocalist and a successful business leader have to change who they are when going from one mode to another? I suspect the answer there is how they are more akin than a singer-songwriter would be to either of them.

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Musical Pothole Filling. Romancing existing creativity

Musical Pothole Filling. Romancing existing creativity
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Musical Pothole filling. Romancing existing creativity.

An interesting little game to play happens sometimes when I mix and match instrumental music of mine with visual images and great film making work.

Musical pothole filling. for example…

If you follow this link to an instrumental piano work of mine at https://soundcloud.com/ed-verner/the-bone-in-her-teeth for the soundtrack, and then also follow this next link https://youtu.be/0XofM8S-kJo to the first 2:05 seconds of YouTube video of a fantastically beautiful modern interpretation of a classic vintage sailing gaff rigged schooner – mute the video sound and engage my audio song and waah laah – a music editor revisited.

Musical pothole filling…in reverse.

Sometimes this little game of mine plays out in reverse in that I see something beautiful or emotionally stirring for me in a film or a piece of photography and I find myself conjuring up a musical melody for it. And even more often I may witness a moment in a major film where something beautiful visually is accompanied by musical kitsch on the verge of being crap – and the irony of visual beauty in concert with auditory ear vomit can also drive me into a creative mode. Much like how I enjoy fixing things that are broken, or restoring things that have been abandoned I like to create music where the need for it is on full display in the contrary example.

There is something romantic in the musical creative art when it is put to the task of filling a void; or in some cases I would call it fixing a pothole in the road of life. Now it may not be the romance of lovers, or the back seat of a car at a drive in type of love-rut… but writing music in that frame of mind is indeed romantic.
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Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year – A good Single Malt Scotch

Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year – A good Single Malt Scotch
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Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year – A good single Malt Scotch

I’ve met more than a few people over the years who have said, “Eck, I don’t like Scotch” and yet also readily admit they have never really tried a good one. Now I can certainly agree how Scotch, or alcohol for that matter, is not for everyone, but sometimes I feel, it should be sampled and given a chance.

And I also embrace with gusto how there is a reason that we have chocolate AND vanilla flavored ice cream. I.E. different strokes for different folks. But so too I think one should not turn away from an entire buffet just because they tried a tiny taste of the first item. And there are a robust variety of flavors inside the category of “Scotch” whiskey.

Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year. The first aroma.

Speaking (actually I’m writing) for myself and my wife, we have both come to appreciate the kind first aroma and lingering gentle approach found in the Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year – aged partly in traditional oak whiskey casks, and finished off in first run European oak sherry casks. The result is a soft, sweet aroma wafting around a genuine Speyside Scotch experience. And many a scoffing former Scotch critic has had to eat their words of derision when given a chance at this gentle invader.

Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year – After the recording session.

After a good recording session has been accomplished, and particularly if friend Dan Gallagher is in the room to celebrate with us, I enjoy pulling out a Balvenie Doublewood 12 and celebrating a toast to the muse, the producer, and the joy of being a recording artist.
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Mutiny on the Bounty or in the recording studio

Mutiny on the Bounty or in the recording studio – Metaphorically speaking of course…
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Mutiny on the Bounty or in the studio…

Now not long ago, I posted a thought attacking the glorifying of pirates. And now I learn that today is the anniversary of the Mutiny on the Bounty. While not an act of piracy, mutiny is another nautical event that can occur metaphorically inside the music studio.

Mutiny on the Bounty: Captain Bligh… not the nicest guy?

Several film adaptations of the story regarding the Bounty have been made over the years, and historians have disagreed over time as to whether or not Captain Bligh was a cruel tyrant who deserved being cast off of his command or not. So too, there has been debate as to whether or not the acting Lieutenant Fletcher Christian who seized command was justified. But there is little disagreement how, in the end, it was a miserable affair for all concerned.

Mutiny on the Bounty or mutiny in the studio…comparisons.

Now while one might argue that making music is not near so serious as captaining and piloting a 90 foot long 230 ton armed full rigged ship with a crew of 45 across the oceans, but one would be wrong… bah hah. But indeed making music is VERY serious to the one who wrote it, and generally very serious to those involved in bringing it to life in a studio. As a singer songwriter there must be a bit of the captain in me when I take a song into a studio, and yet some of the best work on my songs comes out because of the producer, and/or due to the talent of someone totally unexpected. Conversely, if I am a butt-wipe with a bad attitude any one of those people who have something brilliant to contribute might simply “mutiny” by withholding their idea or by simply packing up their instrument and telling me to piss off.

In a recording studio the price for mutiny is not hanging, and the stakes may not be life and death, but for the unborn song or the song taken to partial term, the results may indeed be the same as those of the poor Bounty and her crew; loss of the ship, division and suffering of the crew, casting aside of the merchandise so carefully gathered and stored before the disagreement exploded, and other sad losses are still a shame.

Most common symptoms that will lead to the Mutiny on the bounty scenario.

Any mutiny, be it aboard a ship, or in a music studio is ultimately a fatal disease whose symptoms of bad communication, inappropriate loyalty and inappropriate leadership in concert, and poorly handled anxiety have been ignored one moment too long.

Final Note:

Dancing With The Wind” is the perfect backdrop to listen to while at work and wasting time looking up the Mutiny on the Bounty story on the internet instead of doing your real job. Just sayin…
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Earth Day with my take and logic. No Lyrics or Lullabies here.

Earth Day with my take and logic. No Lyrics or Lullabies here.
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Earth Day – Hmm what a catchy title.

I’m not exactly sure how I feel about “Earth Day”.   It has an Orwellian ring to it.

Earth Day and the footprints we leave.

As someone who used to enjoy backpacking, I’m all in favor of being conscious of your ‘footprint’ when enjoying nature (the old pack out what you take in sense of personal responsibility).  And I believe in certain materials being recycled, such as most metals, and glass.  And I applaud the urge to recycle when the energy gained is greater than the energy expended to accomplish it.  But when I hear that “Earth Day” has become the world’s largest ‘secular’ celebration, the hair on my neck stands up just a tad.  And then sometimes when I encounter certain believers in Global Warming, or its predecessor Global Ice Age, etc., and hear of technical data tampering to further an agenda of power or a move towards global governance, I cringe again.

Earth Day and the righteousness

I am a big believer in thoughtful righteous stewardship of the land and the animals that live on it and make up frequent ingredients in the diet that sustains me.  But sometimes I encounter illogical people who wear T-shirts manufactured in China (one of the worlds worst polluters) that espouse some “save the planet” mantra of the new age and as I read and hear about “Earth Day” I sort of feel like it might have more than the average infestation of well-meaning, but illogical and irrational people clinging to it.

What does Earth day have to do with my music?

Absolutely nothing.  God Bless.

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Celebrity Bullying & Broken Promises. My take on it.

Celebrity Bullying & Broken Promises. My take on it.
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Celebrity bullying & broken promises. My take on it.

Now some notable celebrities are canceling concerts to call attention to their preferences regarding human “rights” or political issues.  And yet these same celebrities are often quoted as saying how they are against bullying.  They fail to see or have any acknowledgement of the similarities between an elementary school bully and their own behaviors.  This seems like celebrity bullying to me. Basically their pitch is something along the lines of, “Do as I say, now, and believe as I believe now, or I will punish you.”  Or “bring your opinion to bear on this subject in agreement with me, or I will punish you.”

Celebrity Bullying with aggressive opinions.

Sometimes people of great fame have also taken to threatening to leave their country of origin unless a certain outcome occurs… really?  How patriotic of you.  If the country by and large doesn’t agree with your SOLITARY opinion and/or a majority opposes you then you won’t consider their view or consider the fact that YOU may be wrong, but rather you will pick up your toys and go “home” to another location?

Now don’t get me wrong, I applaud people who have strong convictions and who are willing to alter their life to stand up for something they believe.  I applaud people who are willing to attempt to foster positive change and/or to shine a light upon an issue – I even applaud those convictions and actions when I may personally disagree because at least the person is willing to sacrifice a portion of their fame to amplify their message.

Celebrity bullying through concert cancellations?

BUT – to cancel a concert for all of your fans in an area is to break a promise you made to them – it is to breach a trust they placed in you regarding your art and your ability to entertain or bring joy, and to replace it instead with political discourse and a broken promise.  Forgetting for the moment the arrogance and pride-gone-awry at the source of the breach, just focus on the fact of a broken promise.

To be an artist is to desire to have your art create a bridge between you and someone out there (unknowable to you) and the bridge requires trust (sometimes misplaced indeed).  Don’t burn that bridge! If you are lucky enough to have a fan base of any kind based on music or the arts and you choose to bully them with withdrawal, I hope you get what bullies on the playground deserve.

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Beauty and warmth of Bass. How it adds magic to music.

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Beauty and warmth of Bass. The Cello Neighbor.

The 3rd instrument I ever learned to play was the cello – and I loved it. The tonal range and the position of the cello generally in front of the double-bass players in an orchestra allowed me to wallow in the lower tones from an early age. And that swimming in the deep end feeling of the music down there immediately translated into my piano playing and style; taking my hands an octave lower to find a sweet spot in my music there.

Beauty and warmth of Bass. A different approach than drums.

Now recently I wrote on the subject of drummers and percussion and my respect for how they add unexpected and wonderful things to many of my singer-songwriter style songs. So much better too in how it actually changes a creation sometimes. And while this may be true as regards bass and really good bass players, for me what these players more often do to a song is sometimes to give it EXACTLY what I expected. I say that not because a good bass player doesn’t create something fresh and talented in ways that I don’t or can’t, but rather in how good bass playing in a singer-songwriter song is like blood in a mammal.

It just is – and to a point, the more the better. When bass gets added to a song of mine, it frequently just adds balls, power, and subliminal rhythms which are already ghost notes in the ear of a listener. Frequently it feels like the song was just coming through an old tiny battery powered transistor AM radio and suddenly after the bass is added it sounds like it is live players 12 feet away in a nice wooden room.

Beauty and warmth of bass… and those rare moments… 

Now the contrary is rare, but every now and then it happens that a bass player botches it and brings not the guts and ghost notes, but rather jams a bookend not on the end of the books in line, but rather between them and thus makes a hell of a mess on the bookshelf.

But this is rare.

Most times, the bass is like the curve of a beautiful woman’s hind end. Yeah she may have a beautiful face, nice smile, long hair, and a lovely sleeveless dress, but the picture may be incomplete if it doesn’t end well (smile). So too a good song that lacks good work from a bass player and possible bad choices, that is not fully ready for the spotlight.
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Lyrics Logic & Lullabies
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Lyrics, Logic, and Lullabies are delivered from baby boomer singer songwriter Ed Verner. Weaving together lyrics from personal experiences and tales from a life of people watching, these Lyrics, Logic, and Lullabies present contemporary younger songs from a salty renaissance man.
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Beauty and warmth of Bass. How it adds magic to music.

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