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I named this instrumental Disillusioned From Afar because of the theme of the week, Prejudice. Prejudice is a sad fact of human nature and it is, I believe, something we cannot eliminate. Trying to get rid of prejudice has only led to creating more of it as we see with the woke BS all over the place. Even here on Hive and Steemit before it I have seen the bad habits of this rear its ugly head. The best we can do is try to empathize with others and not pass judgement over them based on any immutable aspects, such as race, ethnicity, language, or gender, and also other aspects such as religious or spiritual beliefs. We should really strive to understand that we all have our own struggles and when you get to know someone who is different or from another part of the world or sexual orientation, or whatever, often you will find that you have more in common that what separates you.

I also named it that because I moved out to the middle of nowhere years ago to try and escape what I now realize is human nature. I have since learned to accept people and just understand that it is fucked and there’s nothing we can do about it. Thus I am disillusioned from afar.

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I came up with the name because it is a little hotter than usual this Summer… just a little, I kinda believe that the Earth might actually be more like a Hell, and not only is the temperature a bit hotter, but the social climate in our world between us humans has gotten way worse than the usual. So, I dedicate this piece to our world, for what it is, Hell.

I hope you enjoy!!!

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I’m happy to announce my second single for this year. It is an instrumental piece that I believe I originally played on Hive Open Mic a while back as an improvisational piece. I decided to eventually schedule it for release, so here we are! I hope you enjoy!!!

So, consider following Morktra on Spotify and YouTube if you have not yet and check out my past catalog of music released over the years and be among the first to hear what I have coming next!

Peace! I hope you enjoy đź–¤

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 This song was released the year following the death of my wife Monica. She and I were in a wreck with a drunk driver and she was killed. The lyrics of this song seem like something a departed loved one would say to the special person that was left behind. It seemed like she was talking to me. There are a few songs out there like that and it is still sometimes hard to listen to this particular song. The theme this week seemed to be screaming at me to sing this for you guys. I hope you all enjoy!!!

Lyrics

Leaving the choirs behind to sing
Of anything fair, of lilac spring
A dream of truce behind my eyes
A life of journeys will unwind
Emergence through idle air
Born under a trouble sign
Will it hurt to see me find?
The long lost peace of mind
Darling, you had me here for a while
Breaks my heart to see you cry
In the wake of incomplete time
Darkness overthrows
Map of nowhere is in my hand
The roads are blurred, sojourners land
So take however long you want
(But don’t forget my love)
You’ve pledged yourself to come along
You’re lost in reveries
Holding back the tears
Faint sound of the wires
The butterfly is in the fire now
Lost in a memory you’re holding my hands
One heart is in the ground
The other is veiled in the silver all around
Born under a trouble sign
Will it hurt to see me find?
The long lost peace of mind
Darling, you had me here for a while
Breaks my heart to see you cry
In the wake of incomplete time

Greetings!!!

I was going to sing this week, but having injured my voice last week, I decided to skip singing until later in the week. So I chose to jump on my Gretsch hollow body electric and do some guitar work instead.

I named this one Accordance because here lately, I feel like I’m living in a more accordant state with my life in the moment and in acceptance of things that have transpired than I ever have. I hope this trend continues and that you enjoy this piece!!!

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Today I’m announcing a new single to be released on August 5th from the solo project of Morktra

This track is an acoustic instrumental New Age piece that was originally played on Hive Open Mic. It is a peaceful track where Morktra attempts to channel what he imagines are universal sounds of a more calm and cosmic nature.

Below I’m including a short clip of the track!

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and welcome to the Singing Voice Week 21

This week I decided to do a cover where I am just singing sans guitar for a bit of a change.

When I jam with my daughter Carmilla, I usually just sing with her anymore. So earlier the night of the recording we were basically doing karaoke style singing along with some backing tracks we found. I came across this one and decided to record it. I have been listening to this one a lot lately. It is the title track from the final album HIM released called Tears On Tape. I hope you all enjoy!

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This little acoustic riff was something I’ve been messing with a couple days. I don’t have as much time these days because I’ve had to take on a new job in town, some 45 minutes away. But, somehow I’m managing to keep picking my friend up every day and playing some music.

TBH, “Trumpet Sound” just wasn’t making anything come to mind and I do not play the trumpet, so I did my favorite thing. With only some short riffage on the acoustic and building with my looper in the moment and into a song. I hope you all enjoy!!!