I know that artists really shouldn’t complain about their work. But Oh my! This is not a great first take recording. I do cringe at my sharpness in the vocals. But hey, nobody’s perfect. Right? Just a demo. Made literally 20 years ago. I thought it would be interesting to archive and talk about some of my music. Who knows. Maybe it’s just the thing that someone needs to hear.
WARNING: This book of poems which came from Angie’s journals over the years contains adult content and is not intended for children Rated R
Angie was Kate’s theater producer and director for 10 plays before she was “Tiny Tim” in Milwaukee’s largest attended musical of the year. Kate also did vocal lessons and audition prep with Angie privately. Here are just a few photos of Kate in NSAA Jr. Stagekids Productions of which Angie was program head.
“Angie Mack Reilly, played Goldie, with a strong voice and strong opinions about her girls, and their father’s decisions.”
Read more about this song in my Soundcloud……
Intended for live musicians…..many musicians….
Written, recorded and arranged by Angela Mack around 1999. Recorded in Grafton, WI.
Grieving through an “A Pentatonic Cedar Flute”….
My original dream was to play this with other musicians. Sometimes I listen to this song repeatedly. I remember. I pray. I cry. I hurt. And this song is self-soothing to me. Blowing through this flute is healing for me personally.
This is a great instrument for people with anxiety.
Feel free to comment on what it makes you think about. Or feel free to loop it on repeat to pray or meditate. This is a psalm of me crying out to God during a difficult time in my life.
I would call this song, “fluid”. I would say that “the mood” is blues.
“But it doesn’t sound like blues!” you say.
To me, any song born out of brokenness and conveying that brokenness authentically is what defines this song as blues. Or at least related to the blues.
The slightly higher pitch of the cedar flute creates dissonance . Dissonance is a huge part of jazz. So you will hear tension and release. Resembling jazz. The flute pushes and pulls with heartfelt dynamics. It’s an improvised number. Like jazz.
The lazy flute. More jazz……..
The headstone for Arthur “Blind” Blake arrived just after Angie’s bilateral mastectomy. She is on meds and carrying her surgery drains under her clothes. But the show must go on. Right?