Silent Screams and Ego Effigies

As social media is so often used to vent not repent. With screaming ego dramas becomings effigies. Sculptures of madness in a darkness that is a new reckoning. Self pity and self worthlessness. The self centered, selfish me, me, me! Culture only subsides to the ‘like’ button or retweets. A quick fix of not actually making a point when existing in the virtual world.  Rant after rant has been unsubscribed as got very boring a long time ago. You control your destiny. Blaming others for failures.. or what I call ‘lessons’ and fate just becomes a vicious life cycle of negativity, that no one wants to wake up to or finish their day with. The relevance of this? If I meet people like you. I may nod my head to acknowledge my pretend listening to your murmurs – As thats what I hear them as. Thats about all. Others don’t appear on my newsfeed which is viewed occasionally while on the crapper.

I woke at 5am. With the morning wheat grass shot. I put on a meditation music playlist, I’ve compiled on Spotify HERE  Veggie Chilli in the slow cooker, eyes streaming after chopping some potent organic onions. With the addition of my special ingredients. Dinner will be lovely while watching the rugby with Ange shouting “Come on!” With some beers later.

In other news…With the toss of a coin. A decision was made. Application accepted which ultimately will decide ‘Should I stay or should I go? Do what everything is screaming at me to do!’ No regrets. Just a lot of hassle, stress and thankless efforts at the moment in the ‘normal life.’ The next month will be change of the uttermost goodness either way. A win, win. So with those ego Effigies left in the distance and not penetrating my inner sanctuary. Its all looking rather groovy. C U next Tuesday’sDSCN0317 I’m now gonna plug in and play with a flanger. I have good work to create. http://claudinewestmusic.com/

Citadel – 2015

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If you look towards that horizon. Beyond it lies the Citadel: The centre that is fortified, the core. Protection.

I’ve yet to decide whether this as yet unwritten but bubbling away at the gates, will be Bog Woppit alternative or New Age meditation music project.  Maybe a hybrid? The title was born yesterday and belongs within my walls. The inspiration for this new work?

Maybe its the smell of the new incense I’m burning today. Maybe its the arrival of this?

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Yes its a ART Multiverb Effects unit. I’m a big fan of Flange and Chorus! Even though my Boss Multi Effects is a bad boy in itself. I love an old piece of vintage kit. Plugging straight into a laptop and adding technology somehow doesn’t feel as realistic as plugging in a chunky piece that crackles. I am old school that is slowly embracing home studio advances. I used…

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Shining A Light Upon My Mountain

So as that time of my life becomes the becoming.  I have been inspired and advised to show off my light more. So here goes http://claudinewestmusic.com/ This is the contents of the nutshell of what I am and what I do. There is my ‘career’ by my day job. I look at my artistic and creative catalogue of work. This defines me. The day job pays the bills and makes me look  ‘responsible’ in the eyes of society.  The music I am part of lights up my soul. The art I create, brings colour to the many shades of magnolia that I often find in the world. Of course this world is very beautiful. I actively seek out and experience the moments others don’t notice. Day to day predictability becomes very monotonous to one with such a creative mind. A curse and blessing. What is normal to you, is yawnsome and trivial to me. Does that make me a freak. It certainly makes me misunderstood. But i take comfort in knowing who I am and my purpose. Its never going to be an easy ride. If it was I really wouldn’t fully appreciate things. Or develop. I get excited at a frequency, a vibration, a vision, a new work that has been created with instruments. I let go when performing on them. For this I am truly grateful. 2015 is a year when Claudine West advances further in her evolution. I celebrate my experiences so far. I’m also very glad I can pat myself on the back for working hard at what I do. I continue to see the ones who think making as little effort as possible will aid them ultimately. The urge to shake you violently and give you a back handed slap around the face is saved for my imagination. Violence is an out of control damaged person’s reaction. ‘The world owes them something!’ Toys are chucked in a rage out of prams if spoilt adult brats don’t get the attention that they crave. The poor me and puppy eye syndromes wore thin before they even began. Even before the twinkle in the eye of time turned over to face the dawn. That kind of shit continues to grate gammon. If upon the point of your death. When those who have known you, remember you. Is it by you having a kind heart? Is that not an amazing achievement? What will you leave behind in this life? A positive imprint in the universe. I hope so.

The Narcissist and the Inbetween

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The Narcissist and the Inbetween

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 I began 2014 with an exceptional journey. As the dark nights dominate my side of the world, so ends this year. I present my new solo album. This record features  various instruments, including: bass, mandolin, banjo, guitars, piano, keyboards, tablas, my vocals and purring cats who have sat listening intently and ran away during the recording of it. Here are 7 featured tracks and lyrics.

Release date 23/11/2014

featured tracks

1. The Narcissist and the Between

2. Blood

3. Exceptional Believers

4. Eye Of Horus

5. aurora borealis

6. Bear Tooth From Winnipeg 

7. Rhinos

8. Exit of the Crush

9. Mindful Terraforming

10. I lost The Dark at Dawn

Life has launched, I’ve meditated, I’ve travelled on many levels, I’ve cried, I’ve laughed so much I’ve shaken my soul.

I took the cover photo while standing in a stormy sea at Rest…

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