June 10, 2017

The Cause, Effect & Hope For The Future!

by Michael Lloyd Young (author's profile)

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1. THE CAUSE, EFFECT & HOPE FOR THE FUTURE!

SUNDAY APRIL 16, 2017

SO, HERE GOES SOMETHING (I HOPE). AT THE RISK OF LOSING THE SUPPORT OF THOSE WHO HAE NOT DECIDED THAT IM "OUT 2 LUNCH". I INTEND TO TRY TO RELATE EXACTLY WHY IVE BEEN SO STRESSED & DOWNHEARTED FOR SO LONG. ALSO, ITS REALLY THE REASON I KEEP WINDING UP AT ODDS WITH MY NEIGHBORS & FELLOWS & SUCH. IT MAY SOUND TRITE, EVEN RIDICULOUS. BUT THIS IS THE TRUTH, AS FAR AS I KNOW IT.
AS YOU KNOW, I WRITE SONGS. IVE BEEN WRITING SONGS SINCE I WAS A LITTLE KID, & USED TO SING THEM TO MY COUSINS & SOMETIMES TO THE AUNTS & UNCLES. EVENTUALLY, I BEGAN TO KEEP FOLDERS OF THEM, ALL MY SONG IDEAS THAT I WOULD ONE DAY PRODUCE & PERFORM.
I HAD AN ECCLECTIC PALATTE EVEN AS A KID, I LIKED IT ALL. SO MY SONGS WERE USUALLY SOMETHING OF A "MASH-UP", DIFFERENT STYLES COMBINED. EITHER THAT, OR SOMETHING THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE "ROCK & ROLL" OR BLUES, I JUST HAD TO BE OUTSIDE THE BOX - EVEN THEN, AND AT THAT TIME "THE BOX" WAS 1970S ERA R&B, SOUL & FUNK. DONT MISUNDERSTAND, I LOVED THAT MUSIC, IN FACT, EVERYONE THAT KNEW ME KNEW HOW MUCH I LOVED ARETHA FRANKLIN AND PARLIAMENT/FUNKADELIC. BUT I MAY'VE WRITTEN MY OWN MUSIC IN DIFFERENT STYLES OUT OF A FEAR OF BEING COMPARED AND NOT MEASURING UP. HMMM, MAKES SENSE TO ME NOW. ANOTHER REASON MAY BE THAT ALL MY LIFE I LOOKED TO & IDOLIZED THIS UNIFYING PRINCIPAL. I ALWAYS HAD FANTASIES OF ALL THE PEOPLE COMING TOGETHER, UNITED TO FEED & HOUSE EVERYBODY. IT ALSO COULDVE BEEN BECAUSE OF THINGS THAT OCCURED THAT I WAS TOO YOUNG TO REMEMBER. I WAS BORN IN 1963, IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. FROM 4 TO 7 YRS OLD IT WAS 1967 - TO 1970 WITHIN A MILE OF WHERE THE L.A. ROCKBAND "THE DOORS" FORMED & STORMED. SEVERAL FAMOUS ROCK SHOWS WERE TAPED AT THE SANTA MONICA CIVIC AUDITORIUM. AND I GO CRAZILY & HAZILY REMEMBER HIPPIES EVERYWHERE. AS A 5 YR OLD I HAD SOME KIND OF CONNECTION TO A PIANO TEACHER NAMED GARY HINNMAN, WHO WOUND-UP GETTING KILLED BY THE MANSON FAMILY. I THINK ONE OF MY BABYSITTERS HAD TO MEET HIM AT HIS OFFICE & TOOK ME ALONG, OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. SO I HAD A "ROCK & ROLL" ELEMENT IN MY BURGEONING, BESIDES ALL OF THIS, OUR LITTLE ENCLAVE AS MULTIRACIAL, AFTER ALL.
NELSON MANDELA ALSO HAD THAT LIFELONG DREAM OF A UNITED WORLD. WE HAVE (HAD) THE SAME BIRTHDAY. SO, THE POINT OF ALL THE ABOVE IS THAT I DO - SERIOUSLY & SINCERELY - WRITE COUNTRY SONGS, AS WELL AS EVERY OTHER KIND, FROM THE TIME I WAS A KID. AND BY "WRITE A SONG" I MEAN CREATING MELODIES & WRITING LYRICS. IN 2003 I WAS IN "THE HOLE" FOR THE MOST PART OF THE YEAR. FROM JANUARY 1, ALL THE WAY THRU OCTOBER, I WAS CORRESPONDING WITH A FRIEND AT ANOTHER PRISON. WE HAD TO HAVE SPECIAL PERMISSION TO COMMUNICATE WITH EACH OTHER & WE DID. MOST OF THE TIME WE SHARED POETRY & LYRICS. I WAS WRITING SONGS. HE HAD A GIRL ON THE DTREET WHO WOULD DOWNLOAD LYRIS TO FAMOUS MUSIC FOR HIM. HE'S SEND ME ALL KINDS OF STUFF'. LED ZEP- BOB DYLAN, PRINCE, LAURYN HILL, RAISE AGAINST THE MACHINE, ETC. IT WAS IN APRIL OF 2003 THAT I WAS LOW ON PAPER & BEGAN PUTTING MOR THAN 1 WORK ON A SINGLE SHEET OF PAPER. IT WAS THE STARTING OF THE WAR IN IRAQ.
ON 1 SIDE OF A PAGE I WROTE A POEM THAT HAS 3 SEGMENTS OR MOVEMENTS. ITS ALL "OPERATION, DOVER", IT WAS WRITTEN ON 4/2/03/ ITS ABOUT YOUNG SOLDIERS BEING TAKEN TO IRAQ AND THE FAKE BACKSTORY THEY FED US ABOUT "WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION" THEIR DEAD BODIES ARE THEN BROUGHT BACK TO DOVER, DELAWARE. THE OTHERSIDE OF THE PAGE CONTAINS SOME PERSONAL NOTES ABOUT LYRICS I INTEND TO ASK MY FRIEND FOR, THE START OF A SONG - UNTITLED - CONTAINING LYRICS I USED LATER IN ANOTHER SONG, AND A SONG WRITTEN - BY ME - ON EASTER SUNDAY 2003, WHICH JUST HAPPENED TO BE "4/20" (AND TODAY IS EASTER SUNDAY 2017) THAT SONG IS CALLED "MY SUNDAY".

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