Steemit Openmic Week 100! "Parkinglot Blues" an original by me

in openmic •  4 months ago
Wow man.

100 Weeks of Openmic Sexiness!

I’m so happy to have found this awesome community of musicians and to be a part of this milestone.

Life is pretty crazy right now for me. I’m moving to New Delhi in a week, which is really awesome. Dealing with arranging the trip and getting my upright bass there has been an amazing pain in the ass and I’m going to write a post all about it as soon as I get my shit together. For now I’ll just say that Shipping Quest is a sack of crappy liars who have really screwed me over.

On a brighter note, I found this song in an old notebook from the time that I was living in my car for a few years in Santa Cruz Ca. I had just spent a few years in L.A. working as a valet and going to school and had also lived in my car there off and on. So by this point in my life parking lots really did give me the blues.

I like this song a lot, and I wanted to share it with you all, however it definitely is coming from a different place in my life. It’s beautiful how writing a song can be like taking a snapshot of your soul at a moment in your journey. Looking back on this tune really helps me to put some things in my life into a wider perspective.

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As a coincidental side note, I’m currently neck deep in the process of trying to sell the car that provided me what little security I’ve had for the past 13 years. I need the money for the move and I’ll be gone too long to store it somewhere anyway but dang. It kind of reminds me of “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silversteen except it’s a subaru and I’m not a senior citizen yet. Even though life’s been really weird to me, (or I’ve been really weird to life) I always knew that if shit hit the fan I could always count on that car for a place to sleep or to get me the hell out of there or whatever. Try selling that for 1000 700 (ouch) bucks.

Parkinglot Blues



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Excellent! congratulations!

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Thank you :)


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Good to see ya brother :) Good luck with the move !!! Awesome track too !

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Likewise my friend and thank you. It has been a minute since i was here last but hopefully I’ll be a little more settled soon.

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No worry take care buddy!

Great post @shookriya, congrats on the move and thanks for showing me this one @edprivat.

“It’s beautiful how writing a song can be a snapshot of your soul at the moment in the journey.” You realize that was beautifully said, right? I feel the same emotion with song, drawings, writing, etc. Great post dude!

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Thank you @dandays, i think that when you really try to express something honest through your art, or maybe anything you do, it’s really beautiful to look back and reconnect even though you may have moved on. Thanks for checking out my music =)

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Thanks very much amigo. I appreciate that very much from one such as yourself.

Very cool song dude, so laid back. You gotta great voice.

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Thank you for that brother.

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I meant every word. My entry this time wasn't nearly as polished
As it should have been, I'd played the song for years, but it
Had been years since I'd played it, and I was
Concentrating more on the video than
The music. I may not even get
An honorable mention
This time. oh well.
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Yeah, working with so many mediums can be distracting. I have the same issue sometimes. Always learning though. Btw sweet formatting on that comment :)

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What that centered inverted triangle? I do that a lot.
You start by using an inverted
Right triangle, words and
Lines descending as you
Go, so that you reach
A point at the end.
Add a little pic
or graphic
and that
is It.
Then you add < /center > (no spaces) at the end with
< center > at the beginning (no spaces) so that you
end up with
What that centered inverted triangle? I do that a lot.

You start by using an inverted
Right triangle, words and
Lines descending as you
Go, so that you reach
A point at the end.
Add a little pic
or graphic
and that
is It.

Beautiful song, as always, shook. ❤️"Parkinglot Blues" is awesome. The line, "someday I'll be where I belong" at the end is so warm and comforting - like your favorite relative telling you everything is going to be ok.

And damn. This sounds like an intense time for you.

Even though life’s been really weird to me, (or I’ve been really weird to life) I always knew that if shit hit the fan I could always count on that car for a place to sleep or to get me the hell out of there or whatever. Try selling that for 1000 bucks.
^I've reread this a few times to take it all in. It's a beautiful story in just a few lines.

Listening to your Choon playlist now and wishing you the best in this next stage.

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Thank you lilly, yes super intense lately. The past week most of all probably. But I just got myself an apartment here in delhi so hopefully I’ll be able to settle down for a while...

Quite an awesome glimpse into your musical past, brother...
Nice!
All the best amid the current transition!


PS, If you took any video of your mashup performances send them on over... If not, no worries, man - you got a lot on your plate right now... ;-)

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Thanks man, I just moved into my new place so I sending those vids will be be my first test of my ability to send/upload large files here. Hopefully 4g is up the task, we will see...

Wow, this was so amazing. Great job at this!

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Thank you =)

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