MUSIC HAVEN 2020–12–01

Be The Silence Between The Notes…

Music counts, speaks and matters — Curving your soul’s arch

Isaiah McCall
Nov 30, 2020 · 4 min read
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“If music be the food of love, play on.” — William Shakespeare, Twelth Night

Sometimes when I go for a run I leave my phone behind. I just want to listen to the birds, the traffic, and all the other noise that pours in from the loud busy streets of my North Jersey neighborhood. Gary Vaynerchuk once said he needs noise in his life — it’s why he chooses to live in New York City he says. I’m the same way I think.

Music is all around us every day. Whether it’s the silent Colorado mountains or the roaring, neverending sounds in Downtown Manhattan. It’s all music. But like a Napalm Death album, some of the noises we hear are overbearing, or just not for everyone. However, some of it is undeniably beautiful. Birds singing during a 6 am sunrise comes to mind.

I love this community here at Music Voices because you show me where the music is hiding. Sometimes it’s in a short, symphonic poem. Other times it’s in an impassioned article. We are the music makers.

My question to you:

Where is the music in your life? What part of your life do you think needs more music right now? Is it your job? Maybe your home? As Nina Simone once sang: “It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me.”

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I hope you all will still contribute to helping Music Voices stay alive and grow. I’m going to continue Gurpreet Dhariwal’s tradition of continuing the monthly writing prompt. I’ll even get in on the fun.

The top three prompt responses will be chosen based on the number of claps the prompt piece will have received and the writer with the most claps will have the honor to choose the next month’s music writing theme.

Music Voices — December 2020 Writing Prompt:

-Share an Artist who’s important to you but isn’t known to many people. Why do you think more people should know about this person?

- Choose your musician.

Each contribution should include, at the bottom, a link to this prompt at as well as three mandatory tags: ‘Music’, ‘Music Voices’, and ‘Writing Prompts’.

The published responses for the monthly prompts will appear in the “Prompting Rhymes” sections.

Music Voices November and December 2020 gig featured:

Red Sunsets — One More Mile to Go with Chris de Burgh

You Hold the Key to My Secret Heart — Daydreamer, I’m a Believer

Blue Epitaph — Guess I’ll lay my blues

What Is This Thing Called Jazz — It felt like our days had been written

Good Morning Heartache — Haunt my heartstrings like a phantom

“Call My Name” — She said that ain’t nothing but the blues

Litany of Love — The music in your eyes

Seasonal Changes — Je suis désolé mon amour

The Weird and Wonderful World of Cover Versions — This is the weird and wonderful world of cover versions. Here are just a few of the gems I have uncovered over the years.

Mona Lisa — To find who’s behind the eyes of that mystic smile

Pop Vs. Rock: Which One is Better? — There can only be one winner

Life Goes On: Four Beatles Songs Back Big in Our “Home Tonight’’ Era — Four best Beatles songs’ lyrics for lockdown remote work

Music Voices wants to open its doors to positivity. For the upcoming months, writers we need you to immerse our publication with culture.

Music Voices lives

Through your notes and beats we dance

Thank you for sharing so openly on Music Voices the rhythms of your souls!

Don’t forget to invite your favorite writers and friends to join hands with us at Music Voices as we want the community to grow by leap of faith.

Thank you from Music Voices editors, Francine Fallara, Isaac, Thomas Plummer, Julie Stier, Isaiah McCall, Gurpreet Dhariwal, and MDSHall

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Isaiah McCall

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Blockchain Enthusiast, Former USA Today Journalist, and diehard Trekkie 🖖🏾| Catch me on my publication Yard Couch. mccallisaiah@gmail.com

Music Voices

Music Haven — Music counts, speaks and matters — Curving your soul’s arch

Isaiah McCall

Written by

Blockchain Enthusiast, Former USA Today Journalist, and diehard Trekkie 🖖🏾| Catch me on my publication Yard Couch. mccallisaiah@gmail.com

Music Voices

Music Haven — Music counts, speaks and matters — Curving your soul’s arch

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