The music of Warren Mendonsa Blackstratblues

The Wood between the Worlds

September 5th, 2009, 6:13 pm

This is a week of transition. I’m home but it’s not as familiar as it used to be. It’s pretty much the same actually – the food, the smells, the places, the friends….but it’s like looking at everything through new glasses.

It makes me really appreciate what I have.

I’m really thankful the Black Strat is with me.

The Music I make..

August 5th, 2009, 11:50 pm

…is not mine. It comes from somewhere far beyond what you or I can imagine. I’m just a lucky antenna, I guess. The songs have a life of their own – if I listen well enough, they tell me what they want to be. Which is sometimes very different from what I intended. If I listen well enough, they make me smile, or even better – the hair on my arms stands up.

George says it best…

July 5th, 2009, 11:46 am

I think people who can truly live a life in music are telling the world, ‘You can have my love, you can have my smiles. Forget the bad parts, you don’t need them. Just take the music, the goodness, because it’s the very best, and it’s the part I give.” -George Harrison

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Oh nos i haz forgotten titlez

June 24th, 2009, 2:27 pm

Sometimes the Heavens shine on you
Sometimes it’s only Rain
For a day of Happiness that you find,
There’s Forty days of Pain

But just sometimes you chance upon
A moment oh so rare
When magic happens time stands still
Nothing else compares.

Why I do This

June 22nd, 2009, 9:28 am

I guess when I make music, or try to make music, I seek to make something that will stand the test of time, and universally be percieved as great music. To this end, the means sometimes becomes making things a bit too pretty. Then I realise that the very little music that is universally recognised as great. People have different tastes, you know? So then I find that simply being myself is a happy medium.

One thing I find that helps me get creative is resting. Thinking creatively comes more natural for some than it does others. For me, I have to be well rested, or I will just sit there all day and nothing will happen. You know what I found that helps me rest? Covering myself with a weighted blanket amazon. The extra weight really makes for a more comforting and soothing feeling. I not only fall asleep right away, which before I discovered this it was a problem for me, but I also wake up feeling better rested. I’m not sure if this solution will help everyone but who knows, maybe it’ll help someone out there.

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