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love trouble
states of mind
other people
fun
kid stuff

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A SORTING
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2004
2003
2002
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1999
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1997
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1994


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Welcome to Elsa's Word Pieces

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The Night Before
    the Forever Dark
Fluffers Loves
    and the Word Loves Her Back
The Echo of the Echo
It's Taboo
Heart Breaking Open Wide
If We Keep Flirting
Time for the House by the River
You Think That You Know
     But You Don't Know



FAVORITES
White Chocolate and
     Hot Fudge Sauce
Words Cannot Contain
Tank Almost Empty
Stop  Wait  Go On
The Warmth Within

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Words and Music
Can't Cross the Gap
White Chocolate and
     Hot Fudge Sauce
It's Taboo
Tank Almost Empty
The Echo of the Echo
Don't Waste My Time



Songs

Words Cannot Contain


Spoken Word - Spoken
Not On Empty, Not On Full
The Time for Waiting is Completed



Word Pieces / Poems
A Sampling

The Warmth Within
Stop  Wait  Go On
Do I Need the Hook?
You Think That You Know
Walking with John Lennon
Heavy Rain
I Need
Gray Morning
It Hurts When You Break a Leg
     or a Heart
FLASH
This Person I Call Me
Escape Velocity
Who is My Match?
Is She Good Enough?
If We Keep Flirting
My Father's Worlds
Come Waste My Time
My Dreams and I
Do We Meet Again?
Love Gamble
Love Gamble -
     FULL GAMBLE TANGLE
Don't Waste My Time

Locked in a LIttle Tiny
     Squishy Box
Up Against the Wall

Tidal Wave with a Typhoon
     
on the Side
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The Sexe-Tetes !!
White Chocolate and
     Hot Fudge Sauce
MUSIC
FLASH
Come Waste My Time
The Sexe-Tete Galaxy

     Sexe-Tete Swirl in the Sky

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Wailing Selma
and the Wailing
Harmonica Sisters
with
The Bluest Bluest Blues
The Bluest Bluest Blues
Forever Alone
I Know ... I Know I'm Feeling Blue
I Try
Somewhere
Who Is My Match?
My Own Lucky Penny

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Escape Velocity
Who is My Match?
Chains in the Mind
Tidal Wave with a Typhoon
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love
Heart Breaking Open Wide
It's Taboo
The Warmth Within
Stop  Wait  Go On
Time for the House by the River
Do We Meet Again?
There's Something I Have To Say
Love Gamble
Love Gamble -
     FULL GAMBLE TANGLE
If We Keep Flirting
It's You and Me
Confusion
Ready to Settle
Lean On Me
White Chocolate and
     Hot Fudge Sauce
Come Waste My Time

The Night Before
    the Forever Dark
Fluffers Loves
    and the Word Loves Her Back
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love trouble
Tank Almost Empty
Is She Good Enough?
Don't Waste My Time
The Echo of the Echo
Do I Need the Hook?
Heavy Rain
I Need
It Hurts When You Break
     a Leg or a Heart
Can't Cross the Gap
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states of mind

GENTLE STATES OF MIND
Walking with John Lennon
This Person I Call Me
Gray Morning
Not On Empty, Not On Full
The Time for Waiting
     is Completed
My Dreams and I

GRIEF, SADNESS, LOSS
I Hold You
Words Cannot Contain

The Night Before
    the Forever Dark
Fluffers Loves
    and the Word Loves Her Back
I Cry with Desperation

INNER A-BOMB
Escape Velocity

ELATION
Tidal Wave with a Typhoon
     on the Side

ANGER, FRUSTATION, RAGE
Up Against the Wall
You Think That You Know
Chains in the Mind

Scarlett Runs ... Out of Luck

LONGING, LONELINESS
Can't Cross the Gap
Who is My Match?
Please Help Me Make
     My Dreams Come True
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other people - others
Walking with John Lennon
My Father's Worlds
The Night Before
    the Forever Dark
Fluffers Loves
    and the Word Loves Her Back Lean on Me
Scarlett Runs ... Out of Luck
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fun
Where Aliens Play
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kid stuff
This Person I Call Me
Where Aliens Play

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Sorting -
in the order they came

2008
Do We Meet Again?



2007

Up Against the Wall
Do We Meet Again?
My Dreams and I
Words Cannot Contain
Locked in a LIttle Tiny
     Squishy Box
Please Help Me Make
     My Dreams Come True
Lean On Me
The Sexe-Tete Galaxy
     Sexe-Tete Swirl in the Sky

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2004
This Person I Call Me
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2003

My Own Lucky Penny
The Night Before
    the Forever Dark
Fluffers Loves
    and the World Loves Her Back

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2002

Forever Alone
Somewhere
The Bluest Bluest Blues
I Know ... I Know I'm Feeling Blue

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2001
FLASH
I Try
Tidal Wave with a Typhoon
     on the Side
Scarlett Runs ... Out of Luck

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2000

Gray Morning
My Father's Worlds
White Chocolate and
     Hot Fudge Sauce
Walking with John Lennon

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1999
Can't Cross the Gap
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1998
The Time for Waiting is Completed
It's You and Me
Where Aliens Play

Escape Velocity
Tank Almost Empty
Who is My Match?
I Hold You

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1997
Love Gamble
Love Gamble -
     FULL GAMBLE TANGLE
Time for the House by the River
Come Waste My Time
Chains in the Mind

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1996
Ready to Settle
Stop  Wait  Go On
You Think That You Know
Heavy Rain
I Need

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1994
Don't Waste My Time
Do I Need the Hook?
The Warmth Within
It Hurts When You Break
     a Leg or a Heart
Heart Breaking Open Wide
The Echo of the Echo
Is She Good Enough?
Confusion
I Cry with Desperation
If We Keep Flirting
Not On Empty, Not On Full
It's Taboo
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ELSAS WORDS MUSIC.
Love poems and songs, breakup songs,
anger poems, deep sad poems, country jazz rock folk pop.

WHITE CHOCOLATE AND HOT FUDGE SAUCE.
TABOO. TANK. ECHO OF THE ECHO.

WELCOME.

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Elsa words music, spoken word, love poems and songs, rap, jazz, country, rock, pop

ELSA'S WORD PIECES, or ...
ELSA, MOMENT BY MOMENT

About a dozen years ago, I began to wake up with
"word pieces" - words music - in my head.


Some of the word pieces I called songs. They came with melodies, a chorus, lots of repeated lines. But even they rarely fit the conventional "song" format - verse, chorus, verse, chorus, bridge, verse, chorus - over and out. Something like that.

A new thought might come in where none was supposed to come.
The rhythm might change, where it was not supposed to.

At the beginning, I thought - oh, I will just let them come as they want to come, and then "fix" them later. "Fix" - turn them into conventional songs.

But they did not want to be fixed. They cried and screamed when I wanted to cut into them. They fell apart, became stiff and twisted, instead of feeling (to me, anyway) like something that was supposed to be what it was.

I gave up on "fixing" them. It felt like "fixing" a woman to make her fit the traditional mold. Better to break the mold, or let others conform to the mold if it suited them - but to go my own way with my own pieces, my words music. If some of the word pieces had a standard structure, fine. But if most didn't, that was fine too.

But what was I to do with them? I put ads in the local entertainment papers, did bits of things with a number of musicians, got together a group of women for a few others, but somehow there was no longterm fit and nothing quite came together completely.

Things were started but not completed. Grants were sought after but, over and over, went to others. People had their own lives and desires, and directions.

And, as often has happened in my life, it was hard for me to go on searching for the right fit. I got tired, kept on writing the pieces, but I did less and less, over the years, about trying to get them out into the world.

Also, life kind of took over - other directions, other issues.

AND NOW I AM BACK. THIS PROJECT IS MY CENTER -
MY OWN, MY CHOSEN HOME.

Another thought. Children have names. Likewise each of the pieces has its own name. But is there some convenient category they can be placed in? I like the term indie. And then there's alternative music. Or put it together and you have indie alternative music. Even indie alternative rock, indie alternative folk rock, words music, and so on.

But the pieces have a life of their own. They don't care about categories. Maybe someone else can find the right categories - words music, whatever - but like people, they're individual.

One by one, the pieces will come onto the site, and I will figure out how to make things work, so they can take their place, these unconventional children of mine, children I am proud of, pleased with, hopeful for.

signed,

Elsa
June 6, 2006

WITH MORE THOUGHTS BELOW ...
on capturing moments and how that relates
to the Buddhist understanding of self-knowledge ...

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MOMENTS -
and BUDDHIST vs WESTERN UNDERSTANDING
of SELF-KNOWLEDGE


There is a side thought I have had - it has to do with the Western understanding of "self-knowledge" versus the Buddhist understanding. In the Western way, one gains an ever more complete understanding of oneself as a person continuing over time, undergoing developments, with a continuity of being. So getting more and more self-knowledge tends to mean connecting with parts of oneself one has been cut off from, whether due to childhood trauma, an inadequate society, peer pressure, etc.

In the Buddhist way (as I have read about it, rather briefly), one is to gain, through meditation, glimpses of oneself, fragments of disconnected being. One is just to experience these glimpses into oneself, not connect them into a whole.

Why bring this up? Because when I read about the Buddhist understanding of self-experience, I thought of my word pieces - each of which tends to express a moment of being.

I have done the "Western" thing with these moments - put these fragments of being together into stories. They have quite naturally, for me, flowed from one into the next.

However, I have not wanted to tell the story. She said... They did... He went... Next what happened was... Then they went to a crowded restaurant ...

I wanted to let the moments stand as they are - and yet have not wanted them totally disconnected from one another.

One could say that I have found my own way of telling a story - moment by moment. And as well I have come to my own way of expressing my moments - through these word pieces.

As always, welcome into my world.

signed,

Elsa
June 6, 2006

AND STILL MORE THOUGHTS BELOW ...
on what best to call these unusual things
that began to appear in my mind -
word pieces,words music, certainly -
but wasn't there something better ...

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WORD PIECES?
  SPOKEN WORD?
SPOKEN WORD POETRY?
WORDS MUSIC PIECES?

I have tried, over and over, to call my word pieces, "spoken word pieces," because that's what pieces like these are commonly called. Okay, I say, they are spoken word pieces - but the term feels clumsy and clunky in my mouth, I think of shoes that don't fit right. The name for the pieces that feels natural to me is "word pieces" - for they are definitely pieces made of words.

They are not poems, as poems are usually taken to be now - pieces meant to be slowly enjoyed, the meanings delved into and gradually uncovered, and the deeper meanings elucidated only later still. No, my pieces are not that. At their best, they capture moments.

Nor do my pieces fit a traditional song format - though many have melodies and some are meant to be sung. But "songs"? I wouldn't mind calling many of them songs, but I've been told, over and over, about all the rules songs need to follow. Also, they are meant to work just as they are - no music - and songs usually don't.

That brings me back to word pieces. The term just feels right. A stubborn little voice inside me holds on to the term.

But there is something else that matters. If I put them on the web as word pieces, chances are no one will find them, no matter how much people might like the pieces if only they knew they were there. No one is looking for word pieces. It's like, for clothing, no one is looking for fabric pieces - they want jeans and t-shirts, sweatshirts, shorts.

What are people looking for? Many don't just want more of the traditional. So they put words into the search engines - words music, music words, alternative music artist, alternative artist, indie music, spoken word poetry, rap poetry, new. They don't know just what will come up - just like I don't know what to call these pieces, so people will come take a look.

Its not like jeans and t-shirts. It's something that doesn't quite fit anywhere, so far at least.

So I now have two words for the pieces - word pieces, and words music pieces. Words music pieces is actually better - for the pieces are made up of more than words. Words and music. Words music.

I also come back to categories. Indie. Alternative artist. Alternative music artist. But in many ways, from my viewpoint, very much at home in many categories - from blues to folk to country to rock to pop. I suppose that wandering everywhere, not considering the boundaries, makes this very much indie and alternative - and yet accessible. And what I want is for others to come, to access, to listen.

And with that, welcome to my world of word pieces/words music pieces.

signed,

Elsa
June 15, 2006

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WORDS MUSIC WORDS.
rap poetry, artist spoken word,
romantic love songs, break up songs,
audio spoken word, erotic spoken word,
country pop, poem poetry spoken word,
song cry and cry some more,
love hurts, love heals,
romantic vacal and song music.


A dozen years ago,
I began to wake up
with word pieces -
words music, spoken word, songs -
in my head.
Escape velocity.
Echo of the echo.
Tank almost empty.
Can't cross the gap.
Welcome into my world.





WORDS MUSIC WORDS

Every time I'm going
into the words not knowing
what kind of thing I'm doing
what is this thing I'm making
what are these words creating

Words music, music words,
rhythm beat,
spoken word, song,
words music, words beat,
rap poetry, indie alternative music,
trip hip unhip unzipped
whispered, shouted, sung.

What is this?
spoken word poetry?
indie alternative music words?
indie alternative words music?
performance art?
rap tap rhythm song?

Where do these words belong?
They don't follow song rules
so they can't be songs
Are some rap
with a rap beat?
Are some spoken word?
Some are to be sung -
country, trip hop, pop, folk, blues,
indie alternative music,
country folk, rock and roll, rap,
world beat, jazz, folk pop,
rhythm and blues.

music words
music worlds
whirling
rhythm beat strong
words to be spoken
words to be sung
words to be lived
moments

rhythm beat

What's cooking?
Whatever comes -
words alive
words strong
words music
rhythm beat
strong
movement
words moving
words shaping
words taking
words trying
     to catch life
     to catch moments
        moments like fireflies
          one moment bright
          next moment gone
words
words and rhythm
words to be spoken
words to be sung
words, sounds, music


words going on and on
like the beat of a drum
word pieces
piecing together
moments


stronger
fainter
closer

and then
can't hear
they're gone

like moments

but
in word pieces
a shadow lives on

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song cry,
song lyrics country music,
poetry rap songs,
pop, rock, hard rock,
jazz, blues,
moments in words,
moments in words and music


moments

Elsa
July 15, 2006
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