MUSIC HAVEN 2020–12–01
Be The Silence Between The Notes…
“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.”
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.
The Weird and Wonderful World of Cover Versions
A garage band starting out in the garage needs some content. The Replacements were famous for their give up and play…
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
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!