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This song I wrote back in 2014 and it appears on the very first Morktra album, Tales From The Deathless Tree. It posits that life may be full of strife, woe, and heartache, but we should realize that those things will come to an end as all things will end, in death.

Lyrics

These saddened streets
These darkened times
The way it is
and will be forever
Illusions of change
Derived false perceptions
Our dying bodies lead to the truth

Just let it go
This life you hold
For it is not real
In death we will heal

So bide your time
And live this life
Don’t try to hide
And live the lie

Just let it go
This life you hold
For it is not real
In death we will heal

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First off I’d like to apologize for the lack of an introduction to this video. I recorded one, uploaded it from my phone and then attempted 3 times to download it to my computer, but for some reason it would never download… So, being that I am barely computer literate and figured it wasn’t worth stressing about any longer, I decided to leave it off.

I was originally trying to find a good cover song to play for this open mic, but when I looked at the theme, I figured I’d just play another original instrumental piece and I am pleased with how it turned out!

I hope you all enjoy 🖤

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This week I recorded a heavy instrumental guitar piece even before the weekend, as my daughter and I were traveling.

We took a 9 hour drive down to Tucson Arizona to catch the Smashing Pumpkins on this past Sunday. We got home late Monday night and I’m just getting round to posting it.

In this song, my mind was on the idea that a person’s worth is tested in how they deal with failure, or in something bad happening to them. It is always good to stay in control of your composure in the face of the inevitable bad things that will befall us in our lives. It happens to everyone, remember that.

Enjoy

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Welcome to week 109 everyone! I hope as many of you as possible are doing well. Man, it’s been a stressful one for me this week as my youngest is in some trouble and a cattle rancher that leases grazing rights from a neighboring ranch is harassing my family and shooting at our dogs. I spent the week handling these situations, which made it questionable that I’d be able to participate in Open Mic or Hive at all this week, but alas, here I am.

Without much time to prepare (the usual for me) I played around with a couple riffs and my looper to come up with this guitar jam, which I improvised over. After looking up Paper Kites and finding out they’re a Folk Rock group with very enjoyable music, but not quite my style, I decided to play something chill but with my touch on it. I hope you enjoy ✌️

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This week I’m doing a cover song, from the band Antimatter! This is one of Mick’s older songs from the album “Planetary Confinement” called “Weight Of The World”. I’m not totally sure his meaning when he wrote this song, but for me, it is the tale of someone who is very empathic and introverted. I’m not going to claim that I’m empathic, however, I am extremely introverted and I cannot be around too many people for too long. I get tired, overwhelmed, and depressed. It is a hard feeling to really explain to people who don’t feel the same way, but this song comes pretty close. Basically, unless I’m in nature, alone, or with a few close friends and family, I feel like I’m in Hell.

Lyrics

Save me…
‘Cause I’m in a sea of beings
And there’s no deny
The waves are holding me under
I’m drowning in a thousand faces
Alien expressions over and over again
I’m trying to scream, but I can’t exhale
The world seems to spin as I’m left on this square
With no will to hold on
Am I the only one crushed by the weight of the world?
Save me…
‘Cause I think I’ve swallowed more than I can comprehend
A soul laid low
A soul has lost its faith again
Wide awake in this hole
A maggot on a plate again
Wide awake in this hole
A soul has lost its faith
I’ve lost myself too long
Am I the only one crushed by the weight of the world?

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This week I’m back with another instrumental, this time using my acoustic to create something meditative. I myself meditate a lot and like a good musical piece with the right ingredients to get me to that relaxed state and empty my mind of thoughts, just breathing.

With this piece I was trying to do just that. I often think of a place in another dimension with a forest of abundance full of elves, far from civilization. A place without drama, strife, or any kind of issue whatsoever. I hope some of you can meditate to this piece and that you enjoy ✌️


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I’m back this week with another instrumental piece. This one I’m calling As The Last Star Fades as it reminds me of moving through the cosmos on a steady but almost infinite journey. But as we know and understand, all things come to pass and one day, even the cosmos will fade out as all fuel and matter are exhausted in the cold death of the universe. Everything that can happen, will happen in the time between this and that, but will we who have eyes to see be around to experience it, and so, does it really exist?

I hope you enjoy!!!

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I recorded and attempted to upload this performance a week ago, but due to high winds and smoke from the various wildfires going off around me, it effected my wifi signal, which is the only internet worth anything out here in the boonies. So, instead I’m posting the performance this week.

I named this performance Spring Cycle 51 because this Spring is my 51st on this Earth. I turn 52 later this year in early Fall. Anyway, I was going for something chill and laid back, much like Spring at least should be and usually is. The warmer temps are definitely welcome, although on our way back from the Amorphis concert in Denver, we hit some light snow in the mountains. That’s not so unusual, I’ve even seen it snow pretty bad one year in June at my house.

Hope you enjoy this performance ✌️

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This week I’m happy to present another brand new original Doom/Death metal piece. This one entitled March Of The Dead. It is a song about the dead marching into oblivion across the grey waste of Hades. Perhaps ultimately a better fate than the continual suffering they perhaps had in life?

Anyway, I hope those of you out there who enjoy the heavier and darker aspects of Metal music will enjoy this piece!

Lyrics

Onward the dead
As they march
The line never ends
Into the true reality

Where life was a dream of agony

No life never ending
Torn apart in ravaged time
Onward no life or dreams
Ending age of deceit

And the grey landscape goes on forever

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