Day 4 of the countdown to the 10 Year Anniversary of my songwriter blog, A Year of Songs on the Fall Equinox, Sept. 23…
You can see the river
from the place where he drowned
whisky after whisky until dry land
was just a wistful dream
proud and plowed under.
He felt like seaweed
trapped in a current
ever farther to sea.
(C)2013, TK Major
- I’m trying to make it easier to discover interesting older material — AYoS has over 400 posts, most featuring impromptu, acoustic recordings of my 150+ songs, many accompanied by microprose that meanders between fiction and autiobiography. Incredibly — I’m more surprised than anyone — there have been over 500,000 downloads of AYoS songs from Archive.org since the Fall Equinox 2005, when A Year of Songs was founded. (I imagine that means 499,000 people stabbing the kill button, but a half million clicks is a half million clicks, you know?)
- The new Random Post (on the main menu) will send you hurtling back through time to a randomly selected post from the last 7 years.
- And finally it’s kind of fun using the new Post Shuffle — the thumbnail menu near the top of the right sidebar. You’ll see a different selection of posts each time a page loads. I find it almost hypnotic to click my way randomly through my own blog…
- One last thing, if you’re a newcomer to AYoS and, well… you’re wondering, reasonably enough… let me put your mind to ease: Yes, I know I’m not much of a singer. I like to think I have a songwriter’s voice — if you listen hard enough, you can probably figure out what notes I meant.