I did not expect to see it through to 31 years marked today. This year has been impossible, but I’ve created art I am grateful to have finished and have even more works in progress to keep living for. Right now, 10 music albums is my goal. It’s been a month since I released #6 The Cruel Meanwhile. Please check it out if you need some background noise while working..lol / follow me on Bandcamp. I’m used to getting drowned out by the millions of others doing the same thing, but hey I’m still here, happy for the handful of souls who’ve not passed me by. Support in any sense doesn’t come my way easily. One day I hope to be worthy of it, but no matter what, my work won’t stop. https://allysonmarie.bandcamp.com/album/the-cruel-meanwhile
First single ‘The Expectation’ from the next album. My acoustic guitar and vocals.
This was written for my mother’s birthday, to her and about her. Rather than stick with piano, I made it a challenge in writing the song with my acoustic guitar. Bandcamp download link: Dear Vivian Jane
I wrote this as a way to cope, a plea for more empathy & compassion.
This video was hell recording, but I did the best I could given I am a horrible guitar player…lol Took forever but I wanted the vocals right. –The One You Know –Recorded version is on my Spotify page: https://open.spotify.com/album/1HD3QE7DAptkzppy6L0hXu
I remastered my first collection of songs back in January / February. Now I can live with them being fully released. No more cringing during play pack, thank God.
I wrote this a few days ago, watching the rush to reopen and how upsetting it’s made me.
I see the fall
Everyone out for themselves.
The sacrifice was far too weak.
The first lesson is not one to teach.
We’d rather learn the hard way.
We need higher numbers – more lives we couldn’t save.
We’d rather never see their face.
You poor, poor thing…
Yesterday is a losing game.
And it makes me sick inside.
I’ll be proven right.
They’re all out for themselves, bringing fires of hell.
Witnessing the fall,
I wish I was wrong.
How about some guitar for a change? This song I wrote many years ago, re-recorded with voice and my nylon string guitar. Music is a huge help in these times and all others. So, so grateful to still be here to create and enjoy this amazing thing.