Wednesday, September 3, 2014

#Poems turned into #songs... Where does your #creative mind take you...?

                  Where does your creative mind take you?

As you all may be aware, I only started writing at the age of 35 and how I came into writing is explained in the stories which I have written. My writing is all about real life, my life so far! I like to keep all my work as real as I am, and it seems that in all these months I've been dipping my toes in a little bit of everything when it comes to writing. I even did a little presenting for 8 months on Salford City Radio every Saturday with Sarah Jones on her show. I guess it was my way of finding my comfort zone and wanting to try out new things. I feel I have so much that I want to write about with so little time to do it in because of  my full time day job and everyday life. It is hard going, but I do my best in spite of my circumstances! It’s a long story and maybe one I will write about it at a later date!

Some of you may be aware that I have wanted to do a poetry book and the poetry book I am now working on is going great. Kev has found another talent that I knew was there, but I was unsure about the best way to go about it. I wanted to make this vision reality as I did with the rest of my work. Life can deal us bad cards from time to time to slow us down, but it’s what you do with those bad cards that matters. I learnt to just get rid of all the bad cards and put all my energy into the good positive cards, testing my boundaries once again! Here's just a couple of my poems that I have written; one which some of you will recognize from my blogs, and the other will be in my book that I'm working on.

I will tell you where the idea of writing poems came from... I was doing well with my poems and the words were just flowing greatly, but then a few of my poems started to get a little long, but to me they all sounded fantastic, so why take anything away from such well written words? I couldn't, so I did what I knew I could do... Yes, I turned these poems into cool awesome rap songs! Why did I do that, you ask? Well, we all have an idol in the music world, if not many, but my idol is Eminem; that guy has been through so much, but he got to where he wants to be by hard work and dedication. He followed a dream and now look at him. I know some people may hate him, but in life we all have the haters and if we let them win, then no one would ever fulfill their dreams. 

Thank you to 'The Brooklyn Foundation' with the man himself, Alan Burk, who you can find on Twitter @diskdrive, he's been recording his own music since 1983 and is very talented indeed. Thank you to my vision which came true. He came up with some awesome music to go with this track I had written and I sent Alan the words to this song and he loved them. I ended up going down to his studio and recording what once started out as a poem, in fact, we recorded it a few times before I decided to get the lovely, Jennie Bonita in to sing the chorus, and I must say it all went together perfectly. This was just another string to my bow, something else I have been wanting to do and now I can turn around and say “Yes, I have written and sung my very own song!” Basically, if we all have a vision and a dream, create that vision, live that dream, you never know unless you try. However, if you begin falling, don't forget it's only a setback for now, 'Trust me, I have had many of them!' The key is not to be beaten and stay positive. 

would love to hear what you think of this track, be warned though, it's not for the faint hearted.

I would like to thank everyone for their awesome support, you all know who you are, and you have all been amazing :) 

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