I've listened to, watched and enjoyed Summer Night Safari several times!
The only instance I have of one of my miniscule output of original compositions is the second little worship song I wrote a while after I became a Christian in 1974. I used it as one of the songs I laid down multi-track to learn how to record sequences on the Ensoniq SD-1 synth my church got in the early 1990s. It's in the form of a simple backing track (no vocals, phew!), so only the second iteration (used as a bridge I guess) has melody.
It's called Father How Glorious, and it's recorded straight out of the keyboard's internal 12 track sequencer using only the single on-board effect. Hope someone might like a listen - I have in the past (old website I think) presented the intro as me trying to do an ELO tribute...
My great uncle, who was a Jesuit priest, wrote works for the organ. This brings back wonderful memories of attending his recitals at his church, with it's incredibly huge pipe organ - pipes lined the wall behind the alter. Shake you to your very soul. When a toddler, would crawl under the pew, too intense for that age.
Platypus, great job! I found it incredibly ELO! Several ELO orchestral interludes have similarities to your piece. I'm surprised you wrote it in 1974, prior to much of Jeff Lynne's work, particularly ANWR and FTM. The first part of your songcould be something like the intro of "Tightrope". I particularly like when the flute comes in and makes a melody, it has kind of a celtic feel to it.
Strange that you didn't go back to songwriting after this work, it's a captivating art.
jrmugz is a religious guy as well, he'll probably appreciate a musical praise to the Father.
The best therapy for any problem you might have is playing music with friends.
I think I wrote the song in late 1975 - its rising bass motif is actually inspired by Rick Wakeman's "The Battle" from Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Its original form was more pianistic, the ELO-ishness I wasn't able to achieve until that arrangement on the Ensoniq keyboard in 1990. However after ANWR came out, I remember enthusiastically playing some tracks to our first band leader (who was an Elvis fan). The church was newly formed and I was its first keyboardist, I bought a Cordovox CDX, which was not that great and weighed a ton!
elophile: OH, Yes! Will you take a little sip when no one is looking?
Jun 23, 2020 20:10:41 GMT
Horacewimp: I’ll check and see if he takes sugar ::smileys-thumbs-951446::
Jun 23, 2020 20:47:50 GMT
elophile: I bet he takes honey... good for the vocal chords!
Jun 26, 2020 0:41:49 GMT
elophile: And no milk. You don't want to get all phlegmy...
Jun 26, 2020 0:42:37 GMT
Grroosss: Well. I discovered r/ELOcirclejerk and the ELO Discord yesterday. Lots to offer (and fans my age!) but too much chaos to take in all at once... Feels good to be back home ::animated-smileys-hug-008::
Jun 30, 2020 22:06:28 GMT
BSJ: Circlejerk is waaaaaay out there!
Jun 30, 2020 22:53:00 GMT
Helmut83: Is there an ELO Discord? Good data, Grroosss! Gotta check it out, I've been a regular at discord since about two months ago when quarentine boredom drove me there.
Jul 5, 2020 3:12:01 GMT
Helmut83: I couldn't find it though. Maybe you got mixed up with Reddit?
Jul 5, 2020 3:18:29 GMT
orioles70: hope all good forum members saved some fireworks to set off tonight for 50th anniversary festivities, I personally arranged for a comet to arrive right on schedule, try to Zoom in with your telescope and see the bright orange and blue streamers
Jul 14, 2020 1:58:56 GMT
BIuebird: Hello forum friends! I apologize for my long absence, we've had quite a bit of stressful stuff going on.
Jul 14, 2020 13:49:08 GMT
Horacewimp: Hey BIuebird great to see you back hope you are keeping well ::c0112::
Jul 14, 2020 14:16:05 GMT
BSJ: Hi BIuebird! Happy to see you! ::t31232::
Jul 14, 2020 18:05:14 GMT