So I realized last night that I hadn’t posted on here in quite a while. I haven’t actually gone back to check the dates but I know I have lost some of the consistency that I once had when uploading to this blog. Part of that is a result of life happening. My semester just wrapped and obviously the rigors of College and grad school take their toll on your work load and stress levels. I published Pandemonium Justified (book 2 in the Songs My Father Taught Me saga) at the end of April, which as a small independent publisher, May has been pretty intensely busy for me. I have also started and completed about a third of Blood on the Throne (book 3). Add to that, there is a large scale construction project very near my home that has been wreaking havoc on my sinuses. When you mix all that up, you get a man on the verge of crazy. lol.
I am going to stop there because if I continue down that path I will get truly side tracked and forget the main impetus(got to organically use that in a sentence awesome!) behind this post; being that I haven’t forgotten about this blog and intend to return to it pretty hard core now that I no longer have to worry about writing papers as well as books.
With that said, anyone who has read Pandemonium Justified or even this blog will by now know that I started re writing songs for my characters to quote. I had originally just been writing the bits and pieces that I needed for the moment in time that my characters were actually singing them; attempting to make the material more relevant to the story but I have decided recently to go a bit further. One example is the Prologue for Pandemonium Justified, which is set to the music of Tamar Braxton’s Love and War. That was the first song I completed in this style and the real spring board out of the slump I had fallen into while writing Pandemonium Justified.
Another example already posted on this blog is part of the SMFTM Single Beamers, Benz, or Bentley. After writing that Single I realized that I really wanted to write the rest of the song. I wanted to know how it went and some of my friends and other readers agreed that it was something they wanted to see. I haven’t completed that song yet, rap is a little more difficult than other forms so I am working my way up,
This time I decided to write the entire song before I wrote the single, even though I had the single already taking shape in my head. So I will be posting both on here later today. I am unsure if I am allowed to post the actual Youtube video for this song but I will post a link to the video, so you can hear the original. So go team Awesome Sauce.
-Manny L. Birch