Friday, May 24, 2013

five-minute friday: song

Can you smell those blooms?  Ah, love lilac season.

Love the fact that it's a 3-day weekend, too.  Happy Memorial Day, think everyone can use a vacation right now!  I will be thinking of my family in Juneau, Alaska who are gathering for my cousin's graduation!  I can sense that my family's together without me- and my heart misses them.  Thank God for Skype!

Took a couple weeks off from Five-minute Friday, and finally catching up...
 {more to come on Brave and of these days}

Song!  Next up in the POW, so THANKS, Gypsy Mama!

(This post definitely took way longer than 5 min.
Figured out how to post the music-  Parts 1, 2 & 3-
once I figured out how to export an mp3 from audacity.
Go, techy!)

Here it is: Eet by Regina Spektor from Mother's Day Eve at Finn & Porter.  It took me awhile to decide to post this... but no regrets.  It's not perfect and neither am I.  I don't know about you, but I like the background noise, gives a sense of the ambiance.

(This file doesn't work if you're viewing on a phone.  For me, that's another project for another, please check back on your 'top!)

If you're not familiar with Regina, check her out!  Love this interview.  Her music is so fun to do- hopping octaves and fun, repetitive piano parts.  She's delightful and quirky and real and thought-provoking.  A prolific songwriter- I would love to spit them out like that- and I feel like many of her songs were written for me!  Hope to meet her someday, or at least go to a performance!  Been inspired by her for many years.  

{photo from}

{This recording is funny- I memory slip on my most favorite dramatic part both times it comes in.  Same idea, "you can't believe it, you were always singin' along".  This is how I feel lately, going back through old notebooks, re-realizing the same realizations again, ones I can't believe I forgot.  "You spent half of your life, tryin' to fall behind."  Be the you you are.}

Oh, here's my songlist from that night.  Jotted songs down I went.

I missed several (because I played for four hours!), but that's a general idea of the evening.

So what, I can't stick to a set list if it's written in advance- I'll just document as I go...

Also: a special song surfaced recently, hidden away in one of my many notebooks.  I wrote it for James during our first summer of love, but felt it was missing something then.  This week, we played it together, and I absolutely love it!  Amazing how some works just need to sit, and when they reappear again, you're ready.  What great motivation to keep creating.

I don't think this will be the last time I post a song here.  

Thanks for joining me.  Peace love music grows,

-Piano Emily


  1. How much do I love that you shared an actual song for this prompt? SO much!


    1. Yay! I'm so excited you saw/heard it. :)



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