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Sigh

I sigh when I’m soothed, so softly satisfied. I sigh, pulling in needed breath to ready for what’s next. Or I sigh to shake away what I don’t need anymore, and maybe just never did. I sigh when I’m smiling; … Continue reading

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Leaving Limbo

This was never Limbo to me, and as my heart heals, I discover the will to refuse that lie of a label I let you use far too long to describe how you left me holding and hanging while I … Continue reading

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Waves

Last Friday, I went to composition lessons. My teacher gave me a book. The idea was to listen to the CD, and learn to play the music, with a focus on noticing the patterns. Then the goal was to take … Continue reading

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How To Have A Jazzy Life

Jazz is all about musical improvisation. Only one mistake is possible, and that mistake is made when the players fail to take a next step, play the next bar, find that next beat that blends the step taken just before, … Continue reading

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Music In Austin

I love how, when he moved, he became a somewhat transparent figure in this picture, fleeting, temporary…while his music equipment and the insistent beat stayed solid. It struck me how much this moment was so much like Austin as a … Continue reading

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Breathe Again

Listening to Breathe Again by Sara Bareilles took me right back to when I first walked away from him. I wasn’t so sure I’d ever breathe again without that deep seering pain, but I needed to leave so badly, it … Continue reading

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Summit Sunrise – Piano Recording

One of my closest friends made a comment about how what we’re both going through is like trying to reach a summit. We talked about how all the mistakes get made right before you reach the summit…but if you just … Continue reading

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Play For Just A Moment

I cannot walk by you without giving in to your open invitation to touch you, to play for just a moment. And I cannot easily walk away because I ache when we’re apart. So here I am, confessing to you … Continue reading

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Complete Silence

Complete silence surrounds me, so loud I can hear your absence like a pin that hit the floor, and reverberated without warning, expanding quickly in my empty echo chamber, until it became a requiem filling a symphony hall, at the … Continue reading

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Next To Me

Next to Me – Piano Solo by Me I love one little part of this. It comes up over and over. Can you hear it? It’s the pause where you look up from your book and smile, because finally, beautifully, … Continue reading

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Gentle Stream – Piano Recording

I uploaded a new piano recording today called Gentle Stream. I make these melodies up on my piano, while recording them with my iPhone. If I like them, and they soothe me, I’ve started uploading them to Sound Cloud. They … Continue reading

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No More Sheet Music

I’ve been playing piano since I was 5, and took lessons for well over 20 years….all classical, always reading or memorizing sheet music. I never learned improvisation, composition, chords and chord progressions or theory. About 2 years ago, I put … Continue reading

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MY Music

I just created a space for myself on Soundboard to upload my piano creations. http://www.soundboard.com/sb/cjromb I have NO composition, chord progression or music theory training. I’ve been playing classical piano from sheet music since I was 5, but I’d largely … Continue reading

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Romance, Writing and Rock Star Dreams

From the time I was a little girl, I wanted to be a writer, I wanted to be a rock star, and I wanted to be passionately loved. But as I got older, I saw my dreams dying on the … Continue reading

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Mean by Taylor Swift

I love the tune, and the lyrics are perfect for where my head is at right now. 🙂 I made a page with the video and lyrics: Mean by Taylor Swift (video and lyrics) Here’s my favorite part of the … Continue reading

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Criminal by Britney Spears

I just can’t even begin to express how I feel about this song and an important conversation I had last night. Click on this page to see the video and the lyrics: Criminal – Britney Spears Bookmark on Delicious Digg … Continue reading

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See You Soon – Coldplay

In a bulletproof vest, with the windows rolled up, I’ll see you soon. I put the video and lyrics on this page: See You Soon by Cold Play Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit … Continue reading

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Walk It Back – R.E.M.

Where, where would I go How could I follow that Except to do what I did Walk it Back Lyrics: Walk it back Walk it back Walk it back What, what would you Have had me say Instead of what … Continue reading

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Dancing

I’m dancing all around my space loud music. loud pounding outside making all the loud pounding in my head disappear, disintegrated by the beat of the loud music that i’m dancing all around to in my space. ~ cj 2011.07.20 … Continue reading

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