Where in the world is Adri?

Hi all! It’s been a fairly long absence from sharing any new posts on this blog, it’s true. For one, I am never sure what to say that has any value. On Twitter, a 140 character medium, I have a bit more luck as many small observations can be made in one line. But writing something worthy of a few more characters seems like a daunting task sometimes!

In any case I felt like an update was well overdue. The reason I haven’t been very active online is that I am investing a gargantuan amount of time getting educated! Whoa…

Yes, I am in school and I’ve been taking eight courses at a time which is no small load. It’s been a huge privilege and I’d even say it’s been transformative… but it’s not left time for many other peripheral pursuits. For this reason I haven’t done many other things I wish I could have done for the sake of focusing on my classes.

Why does a musician who is already making music go back to school? The answer to that question is probably worthy of a whole post on its own, so maybe I can tackle that later. In any case, suffice it to say that I’m gaining a lot by doing this or I wouldn’t do it! 😉

Currently, I’m in final exams. I have seven in total to complete and just one down so far. Next week is “skills” week where we basically have to perform one on one agility tests involving playing musical motifs, pieces and various other skills tasks. It’s the most terrifying week of the term, when even the most stoic calm-as-a-cucumber players can get frayed to the core. For me, this time around it’s especially exciting because of some things going on family-wise which are also fairly stressful in and of themselves. Good practice for staying present, but I wish the universe hadn’t sent me this particular challenge at this particular time!

Until next time, stay well and carry on. ❤

Lyrics: Who Are the People in my Life?

There are tenants moving by my nest
I can hear them shouting from my desk
There are parties raging ‘bove my deck
Faceless noises living in my head

Who are the people in my life?
Who are the strangers I deny?
Wouldn’t it be nice if they could meet my eye?
Wouldn’t it be nice?
Wouldn’t it be nice?

How they start each morning I don’t know
What they may be feeling doesn’t show
Wonder what they’re dealing with at home?
Why they could be drinking all alone

Who are the people in my life?
Who are the strangers I deny?
Wouldn’t it be nice if they could meet my eye?
Wouldn’t it be nice?
Wouldn’t it be nice?

Wouldn’t they be mothers and fathers?
Sons and daughters?
Everybody loves someone
Everybody needs fun

Everybody has a failing
Working worrying buying lying
Meddling peddling winning sinning
Bleeding breeding coddling dawdling
Snuggling humping kissing living people 

Can’t believe that lonely neighbour died
Really sad because we never cried
These are humans loving out their lives
How they do resemble you and I

We are the people in my life
We are the strangers I deny
Wouldn’t it be nice if they could meet my eye?
Wouldn’t it be nice?
Wouldn’t it be nice? 

Lyrics: Seven Again

When I was seven
A caterpillar made a fine friend
Its stoic fur thrilled my fingers
Thunderous fairies
That hid in trees
Placed dewdrops on leaves
And planted clover

Oh to be seven
Again and again
Oh to be seven again
Oh to be seven
Again and again
That would be heaven

Now that I’m older
My worries seem to weigh the world
Reality has such a cruel sting
Ravaging armies
Bleed on TV
I weep at their grief
And I just think

Oh to be seven
Again and again
Oh to be seven again
Oh to be seven
Again and again
That would be heaven

Though I may wish for
The snap of youth to come once more
I couldn’t wait to spark a juicy flame
Falling in love
Is proof enough
It’s worth growing up
Though parts remain

Seven
This is heaven
I am seven
This is heaven

Oh to be seven
Again and again
Oh to be seven again
Oh to be seven
Again and again
That would be heaven

Lyrics: Cadillac Cat

My name is Keiko and I like to play with socks
I like the way they smell like very dirty toys
I like to poke around and try to hunt for moths
I like to get up early just to make some noise

I don’t want no one to tell me what to do
I don’t want no one to tell me what to do
I don’t want no one to tell me what to do

Cause I’m a cadillac cat
Privileged at that
A kitty cutie kooky cat
To be exact
A cadillac cat
Where it’s at
A kitty cutie kooky cat
Livin’ the good life

When I grow up I wanna be a great big lion
I’d prance around the jungle cause I’d play it tough
I’d rule the biggest mountain zebras with my kind
I’d start a giant family and protect my cubs

I don’t want no one to tell me what to do
I don’t want no one to tell me what to do
I don’t want no one to tell me what to do

Cause I’m a cadillac cat
Privileged at that
A kitty cutie kooky cat
To be exact
A cadillac cat
Where it’s at
A kitty cutie kooky cat
Livin’ the good life

Because I know I’ll never be a great big lion
I’ll chase the meanest hairy spiders in the tub
I’ll scratch the biggest baddest post that I can find
I’ll be so cute for you and you can give me love

I don’t want no one to tell me what to do
I don’t want no one to tell me what to do
I don’t want no one to tell me what to do

Cause I’m a cadillac cat
Privileged at that
A kitty cutie kooky cat
To be exact
A cadillac cat
Where it’s at
A kitty cutie kooky cat
Livin’ the good life 

Lyrics: Only a Fantasy

I walked in the door and it smelled of old clothes
The laundry’s asleep in a pile on the floor
There’s crumbs on the table and bread going old
The bills are unpaid in a heap by the drawer
I wish it was perfect with things in their place
I tried not to worry cause no one’s that way

It’s only like that in the movies
It’s only like that on TV
It’s only like that in the magazines
It’s only a fantasy

It seems I keep looking for love in my life
It’s just that I’m waiting for things to be right
For special effects and explosions of light
A choir of angels, a dashing young knight
The first time I meet him I figure I’ll know
But sometimes I worry that’s not how it goes

It’s only like that in the movies
It’s only like that on TV
It’s only like that in the magazines
It’s only a fantasy

And the hero never dies
She always gets the guy
So happily ever after seems like science fiction
What happens after the credits roll?
What happens after the show is done?
You and I both know

It’s only like that in the movies
It’s only like that on TV
It’s only like that in the magazines
It’s only a fantasy