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Lake Ransom

I write with words usually. However, I get lost in my music also (although it tends to be a much lengthier and more involved process). And, sometimes, music can communicate in a space uninhabitable by even the most wildly ambitious words:



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MORE ORIGINAL MUSIC on WINDSTREWN:

On Jovian Clouds: https://windstrewn.com/2017/08/16/on-jovian-clouds-2/

Crackerjackin’: https://windstrewn.com/2017/08/05/crackerjackin/

Tetelestai: https://windstrewn.com/2017/05/23/tetelestai-final/

Letting Go: https://windstrewn.com/2017/04/10/letting-go-final-edit/

The Drive: https://windstrewn.com/2017/03/16/the-drive/

Dublemma: https://windstrewn.com/2017/03/04/dublemma/

Snakeden: https://windstrewn.com/2017/03/08/snakeden/


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88 comments on “lake ransom

  1. I’ve been listening to this as I write. Inspiring to say the least! πŸ˜‰

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  2. Hey Average Dude, methinks you have much, much more depth than that πŸ™‚

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    • Ah, you give me more credit than perhaps I am worthy. Trust me, I wake up most days feeling of no more and no less matter than everyone else I race to work in the mornings. I’m a West Texas boy whose Papaw taught him how to use a hammer and nail, with a job that trades me honest pay for 45-50 hours of honest work every week. But I do look for the silver edges in living. And, because I’ve sought it where it is and not necessarily where I might want it to be, I’ve probably found more of it than I deserve. In that, as well as in your kind compliments, I’m humbled, blessed and reminded that ‘average’ doesn’t require the connotation of ‘lowly’ or ‘uninspired’. I’m grateful for the time you’ve spent among my pages.

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  3. Very nice. This could easily be a soundtrack on a TV advert or show. Keep up the good work.

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    • Very kind, Roland. I appreciate the time you’ve taken to visit and comment, time you didn’t have to commit and, of which, we all seem to have too little these days. Thank you.

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  4. 谒谒你呀❀

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  5. πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

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  6. Sharon Simons

    πŸ’“πŸ’“

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  7. powerfully lovely πŸ™‚

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    • You’re welcome! And thank you, too! I was almost instantly enamored with your artwork, Janis. I find it quietly provocative and very much like the imagining of wordless poems. I’ve run in art circles all my life and yours is quite special. I’m grateful for you having made time for me today!

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  8. Wow….. Windstrew. It’s really FANTASTIC! Inspiring……

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    • Thank you for listening and taking a moment to let me know what you think! I’m sure you’ve a lot of life going on around you…I genuinely appreciate your pause to visit my work! There’s lots here otherwise. Meanwhile, enjoy your weekend!

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  9. Very nice! 😊
    Can you go through some of my posts on my blog as well? Here’s the link:
    https://simmoneswords.wordpress.com

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    • Simmone, I’m thrilled you’ve taken to writing! My oldest of three daughters is your age, and I encourage them to spend as much time as they’ll suffer within their own creativity. I was not much younger than you when I started journaling in earnest, playing with poetry and creating my own alternate universes on paper. Looking back now, I see how incredibly, almost accidentally, important that was to the strength of the ropes that now tie me to hope and the comfort of a daydream. Your imagination and a belief in the power of your own creativity can, and almost certainly will, carry you to places where your feet may one day feel too tired to go. Your feet will follow, trust me…

      Keep at it, Simmone! I’ve enjoyed what you’ve shared with the community so far!

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  11. iampurelyhumble

    Music is my outlet in every aspect…..this is amazing!

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    • I’m glad you enjoyed it, Humble! For me, music is a strong cord in the rope suspending the seat I most enjoy climbing into for a swing. There, I return to my smile, my emotional freedom, my childlike innocence, my sweeter memories, my more daring dreams and an oft-neglected conduit of creative imagination. Whether I’m listening to the work of others or playing and composing my own, music is essential to my wholeness, happiness and heart-health! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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      • iampurelyhumble

        No problem please check my blog out and follow me….I’m a new blogger and would love the support!!

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  12. This is such motivational music, I really like it πŸ™‚

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    • So happy to know that you enjoyed it, Fiona! I’m grateful that you let me borrow your ears for a moment, and that you were moved enough to post your thoughts. That means a great deal to me! Savor the rest of your weekend!

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  13. Anonymous

    Your soundtrack calmed my being. I find melody is very relaxing, especially a good one. You have an amazing talent. I just seem not mindful of my words once melody comes to play. I guess some of us do better with just words. Keep up the good work.

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    • You’re very kind, and I’m glad that you found it calming. I find a great deal of the same in playing and composing these pieces; but, like you, I also find warm solace in reading and writing. Both are such emotively powerful mediums. Thank you for spending some time here and for taking the time to share your thoughts!

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  14. Your soundtrack calmed my being. You have an amazing talent. I seem not to be mindful of my words once melody comes to play. Keep up the good work and please check out my posts

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    • It’s difficult to reward the compliment of amazement, but I am humbled that you gave it a listen and took a moment to make it known. I’m grateful for the gravity of your time!

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  15. Beautiful music, I really enjoyed listening – thank you for sharing!!

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    • I appreciate your saying so, Joan, and I’m honored that you shared with me a few moments out of your day! Please, enjoy the remainder of your weekend!

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  16. Very contemplative, with a bit of wistfulness while still being calm and easy to work to.

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    • I appreciate your insightfulness, Erika. A few months back, I included a short article to go along with the release of ‘Dublemma’ and your points are quite similar to the ones I then made as to why I enjoyed the genre of music my work most approximates: it won’t put me to sleep and it won’t make it impossible to think as I bend the mind to other things such as my writing. In composition, it’s a tricky act of balance. Thank you so much for listening and putting words here to your thoughts!

      https://windstrewn.com/2017/03/04/dublemma/

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  17. Now that is some good music!!

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  19. I really liked the sound of it, so played it again when I got to work and had my good headphones!
    What did you record it with?

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    • Thanks, Wyncliffe! I record and master everything with open-back reference headphones myself. And then I’ll reference again on a Denon AVR with Infiniti satellites. Still, most of my work by far is done on headphones, so my stuff is kinda geared toward cans. As for my tools, I use a bunch of stuff. I’m strictly a keyboardist, so every instrument I play is done on the keys or pads. The bulk of track work is done in either Abelton Live or Logic Pro, or sometimes both. I process on a Mac.

      I just updated and finalized the ‘Tetelestai’ audio file tonight, so it may be worth a visit if you’ve enjoyed what you’ve heard so far. Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts!

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  20. Magnificent! I swear I would not write a word if I could write music πŸ™‚

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    • I’m humbled that you would use such a grand word to describe this song and grateful that you spent some time here, Star. I empathize completely with the idea of going all in on a particular passion; there are stretches of time when it seems that a colossus could not tear me away from my music. Yet, believe it or not, there are also moments when that fire is simply resting in the ember, and words are the only thing by which my heart would care to keep warm. However, they do share the same spark in me, and I count myself truly blessed to have both of these creative passions as lifelong companions…they each have saved my life and will and hope and joy so very, very many times.

      Thank you again, Star, for dropping by. Have a great week!

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  21. You deserve all the accolades of the world ….happy that I dropped by …inspired !!!

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    • I, too, am happy you stopped by, my friend! Lots here to read and listen to when and as you would choose to spare the time. I’m grateful that you would pause to comment, as well…inspiration is a road we often pave for one another. Have a terrific week!

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  22. I love this

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    • I do all I can to be religious and personal about addressing each and every comment, 365, but somehow this one got by me…for that, I am genuinely sorry. I greatly value and respect the time anybody would spend among my work; we seem to have too little of it these days for it not to be a rare and precious commodity. That said, thank you for listening! I have a handful of other songs up on the blog, including my newest one ‘Tetelestai’, so if music is your thing feel free to give those a play. And, of course, I write. A lot. You can get lost for quite a while here if you’re not minding the clock. Again, I appreciate the comment. Hope your week is going smoothly!

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  23. rinconcarton

    Cool!!

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    • You’re cooler for dropping by and giving it a listen, Daniel! I appreciate that and you’re comment more than you know. There’s a handful of other songs up on the blog, including one I finalized this weekend. So feel free to look around when and as you have the time, my fiend. Have a great week!

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  24. You have a higher aptitude of vocabulary in your dictionary….wonderful

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  25. The music, I have no words to describe the feeling… so beautiful.. πŸ™‚

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    • I appreciate that, Lisa…very much. You’ve found the contemplative intent and the desired destination of the song if that’s where it took and left you. For me, this one is deeply rooted in sweet little remembrances, reflective gratitude and a gently playful repainting of the last light of my late teenage years. Thank you for letting it into your day and sharing your thoughts with me…

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      • πŸ™‚ yea, I can’t pinpoint where exactly it took me.. because the rhythm just caught at my heart and I just felt like I was floating in the rhythm and the waves of the song, I’m definitely going to listen some more of your beautiful and inspiring compositions.. thank you for sharing this piece with the world. πŸ™‚

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  26. myownbeauty2017

    Reblogged this on MY OWN BEAUTY 2017 and commented:
    Great sound and with emotional basis. Beautifully played and written music.

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    • All of my music (and poetry, for that matter) has as its foundation an emotional bedrock, and almost always builds thereupon from a very personal and historical point of reference. I would hope every turn of tune conveys this. I lean on the belief that when I play/compose from that place in my heart, it will bear meaningful fruit for the listener, on whatever level they choose to meet it. Music is powerful, especially when it invokes our passions and imagination…

      Thank you, Beauty, for listening and making the time to share with me your thoughts. More music is up on my site, along with a great deal of creative writing,…so, when and as you feel compelled, you are welcome to spend time with any of it!

      Have a great weekend!

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      • myownbeauty2017

        I fully agree that music is powerful. You have so many talents in music it is a pleasure to visit and receive such a nice reply. Thank you. I will be checking back to hear more.

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      • I hope so, Beauty! The music comes less frequently that my creative writing, because of the vigors and lengthy time inherent to music production…but, do trust, I’ll put it up as it comes. Have a great week!

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      • myownbeauty2017

        Thanks. You also.

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  27. Wow. This music is absolutely wonderful. I feel very productive listening to it. Thank you.

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    • You’re quite welcome, Pradeep. I often listen to my own music, as well, particularly as I’m writing. Obviously, it could be said that I’m partial, but I enjoy it for the same reasons you do! Thank you for taking the time to share with me; I’m grateful for that!

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  28. Thoughtful and inspiring

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    • Thank you, Kevin. There is often far more to my music than is apparent on the surface (e.g., a mental picture that is inferred via the title or mood of the music in general or both). Granted, I realize that not everybody is going to appreciate the genre most of my stuff approximates; I do my best to remain variable and open-minded with regards to how I translate my inspiration into song. And while I often chase a particular concept or emotion in my compositions, I still would prefer for them to meet the listener where they are. I tend to think my song ‘Tetelestai’ might have some gravity for you personally…

      Thank you very much for listening and for carving a moment out of your day to let me know what you think. I treasure that. Have a great week, my friend.

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  30. Beautifully written!!

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    • Thank you, Archived. This one, in particular, was formed over the course of months…almost a year, in fact. I just kept coming back to it, little by little. Other songs, like Letting Go, began as one thing and ended up being something else, all within the span of 4 or 5 weeks or so (although the basis of it was something I wrote when I was teenager). In any case, fruit ripens in its own time…I appreciate you spending some of your valuable time here. Have a great week!

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  32. I appreciate you taking the time to thoughtfully craft this music. I find that when I throw lyrics into my stuff, it sometimes clutters my thoughts, and this song leaves so much headspace… It’s refreshing, to say the least. I found a lot of rest in it πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you, December…you’re very kind. I’m no vocalist. I was a baritone, border-bass in choir when I was younger. I still am, but lack control. Hence, I have a major predisposition towards instrumentals. Much like my poetry…it has become important to me to open doors, not close them. You are proof that I can give what I want: freedom. I find rest in that you’ve enjoyed it. Please, visit often and spend time here…I am both warmed and humbled by your company. Have a great week!

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