The second of the seven valleys the birds have to cross.
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Valley of Quest
This is the second of “The Conference of the Birds” songs i’ve been writing and recording on sunday songwriting marathons this year. I got two songs done last time Valley of Quest (this one) and Valley of Love. I’ll shoot for 3-4 songs this Sunday!
The Conference of the Birds
“In which all the birds of the world get together for a conference and are addressed by the hoopoe bird.” – Peter Sis.
This is the first song of my sunday songwriting marathons I’ve started doing this year. I got one whole song done after a day of setting up gear and remembering how Logic works again. I’m doing a series of songs – like a concept album – based on Peter Sis’s “The Conference of the Birds” interpretation of the 12th century Persian epic 4,500 line poem by Farid Ud-Din Attar. Peter’s is much shorter but with beautiful visual art. Mine is shorter still and musical.
This was from a song writing marathon I did 6 years ago.
Safe bet cigarettes
Originally wrote this one about a girl I was crushing on who worked at a vintage clothing store in Kensington Market, Toronto. Ahh, the sweet smell of stale tobacco breath…how it brings back olfactory memories.
I mixed this from a bunch of Logic samples. Pretty fun. Do you think the winds are too distorted?