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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Depending on who's eyes you look through ones success is usual determined


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Depending on w= ho's eyes you look through ones success is usual determined. That is because you cannot compare your successes with someone else's, unless you share the same values and you've lived the same life. Simply put there are to many variabl= es and the goal post is always moving, collectively anyway.
Thu= rsday, October 30, 2014
5:5= 2 PM
    This begins a new chapter for me to= day because I had the epiphany. I found myself comparing my successes and fail= ures
    With others. = It wasn’t hard for me to see that this logic would only work if the playing= field was level. Exactly what I was comparing was my successes and failures in my art. Fist the problem with the comparison. I started doing art late in lif= e, in fact the kind of art I do usually requires years of formal training bef= ore one is considered to have the ability to have any great success at, and ev= en the artist that "self-taught" themselves usually require years of training. So starting when I was almost fifty had from the start given me a handicap, so there is no sense in trying to compare myself with mainstream= for that reason only and second because the art I do requires traditionally studies in at least three different forms of Art, Singing Writing and play= ing an instrument.
    If you start off with the singing, = I have no training, like I said I didn’t start till almost 50 and I am a Throat cancer survivor. Because of the effects of radiation to my voice (Vocal co= rds) my voice is different than everyone else. For the most part this has also = been a handicap but it can also be a plus as I will justify in future writings.=
    Now the writing, besides the unbeliev= ably difficult time I have spelling fortunately for writing Music today anything goes and something young people take for granute, spell check.
    And last and most pertinent to the ab= ility for me to make my music is the use of the computer and even more to the us= e of programs or software from third party companies on the internet that make = it possible to do things that use required great effort till now, so much so = that it is impossible to keep up, som= e of them automatic and seamlessly, with perfectly flowing aspects of the sound, for instance one can produce a vocal and have the instruments automaticall= y be beat matched to it and easily adjust the mix. Fading and overlaying anyway= you want easily adjusting the volume and save you work or even switch back your changes. Which brings me to my next point
    Naivety;
    • Naïve art<= span style=3D'font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt;color:#252525'>, art cr= eated by untrained artists, or artists aspiring to naïve realizations




  • Naïve realism<= /a>, a theo= ry of perception thought to be representative of most people's understanding and method of interpretation of their perceptions (identification, and interpretation of sensory information (KL))
  • Naïve algorithm, a very simple solution to a problem that has a very high time- or memory- complexity


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    • What does this mean and= how does it relate to my music. Simply put I have determine that in all of my art forms the common denominator is naivety. There is a naïve element in all of them especially with the accompaniments and composing of the music, even w= hen I would do my wood sculptures I did them in a Naïve form, as to the definition and the method. For the formal definition of naïve Art is= that of a visual nature, it is historically a description of a visual art, till now?
    • Is it my inability to e= ither create my art in a traditional way or the fact that the method is changing or both that makes it different
    = And why if I were to try a compare to others that are not as far "out of = the box" as me
    = And to my final point for me to argue why I consider it art and why I believe a n= ew genre of music and not just noise witch points to the ultimate success or failure as defined probably by the future of it being born by future developments in computer software.
    = 10/30/2014 8:27 PM Kevin Lajiness


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    "I'm going to rewrite this soon to include some life events" Here's the dealeo, I started doing Wood Sculptures about 15 years ago to try and keep myself busy after I stopped drinking and smoking. About 5 years into it I got throat and neck Cancer. I say this because before I had the Cancer I had not written or sung Music. Looking to clean up an open space in late 2007 and 2008 ( http://openspacedocumentary.blogspot.com/) i became closer to some of the local wild life, I bonded with a Hawk and a Baby duck and started to write songs, I forced myself to sing when I could, I have over three hundred songs now, some good, some not so good, but I am getting better at writing, singing, mixing and arranging.    

    New:"Charleena"2013 "The River" 2013 and "Cried and Cried My life Story"2012 others "Reflections Destiny"2012 "Kevin'ns Epic Music"2012 "Fire Storm Of Emotion" 2012"Angel Secrets"2012 All 18 Available at my Store http://www.reverbnation.com/Kevin Lajiness

    Song Writer/Naive Artist/story-teller

              Nature inspires Linwood man to sing, record despite bout with throat cancer (PressOfAtlanticCity.Com)

     Album "Epic Shine"  "Walk Away" before that was"Angel Woman" along with some old remakes"Sing Back In time2011" and "Its The Spirit In The Dance" along with over one hundred of my songs and other Albums available for Sale all streaming at http://www.reverbnation.com/kevinlajiness 
      I write from a position of emotion and honesty, usually tell a story about love, life, relationships, nature, adventure, history, spirituality,philosophy etc. My Art and Music style is Naive, I beat mix looped instruments as accompaniments but the melodies don't necessarily match, but I put a great deal of thought into them and try and bring something epic to bear in mind, yet some of my songs are ballads and relaxing songs of love . 
       I have 5 song books/ songbooks online 4 of them avalable as google e-books my "The 2009" http://kevinlajiness2009song.blogspot.com/  and 2010 Song Book https://books.google.com/books?id=SWsPBAAAQBAJThe 2011 Song Book https://books.google.com/books?id=8xkOBAAAQBAJ  and 
    Kevin Lajiness 2012 Song Book https://books.google.com/books?id=MpsNBAAAQBAJKevin Lajiness 2013-2014 Song Book (Google eBook)http://books.google.com/books/about/Kevin_Lajiness_2013_2014_Song_Book.html?id=wHEMBAAAQBAJ
     These books represent a ton of work , good bad or indifferent. I apologize ahead of time for typo's English and spelling, i suck at all of that, but it's about the music and lyrics and that's what really matter but I gave it my best.
     with some links to the songs , some I have taken down, (I am going to try and put them all back up for nostalgia and to show my progress from Throat and neck Cancer), but the lyrics are all there
      I have many slideshows/Videos of nature and Open Space pic's over the years that I put to my music on YouTube-kevinlajiness  and saved in Google + or Picasa.

      I grew up on Lake Erie Lagoons, my grandfather had a bate shop. Fishing and hunting was big on my fathers side no doubted stemmed from the fact that his ancestors were “Woods Runners” or “coureurs des bois”. As long as I can remember I’ve had a love for trees, nature and the environment, I attribute that, and the spiritual connection I have with mother earth, to the connection my ancestors had with the Indigenous peoples of the Americas. Most if not all of them are child friendly. I started writing my early songs while working on a open space for a year, where I bonded with a hawk and a duck.

            Allot of what I draw from comes from life’s experience and what’s in my heart, what I believe is a responsibility to carry the messages of or ancestors on what is right, to come to a conclusion we are all part of something bigger than ourselves and that we pass that on to our children in story and song,but remember i am an artist I write story and rhyme, lesson and fable, I do not try to be politically correct.even though i don't use cuss words other that Hell and dam, I don't have a problem with artist that do,to each there own, I believe things evolve for a reason, hey it got someone out of the slums, by the way the baby duck that followed me home got to big and i gave her to a zoo keeper, she flew back to his house from the zoo and they raised her, she has since had her own baby's 

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