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Words Pieces - NEW
Lean on Me words Nov 1, o7
The Echo of the Echo
   words & music, Oct 8, o7
It's Taboo words & music
Don't Waste My Time song plus...
   words & music version
Words Cannot Contain song

Tank Almost Empty
   words & music
Where Aliens Play
kid's song
The Time for Waiting is Completed
   spoken word

Not On Empty, Not On Full
   spoken word

Tidal Wave with a Typhoon
     
on the Side Sept 11, o7
Up Against the Wall Sept 11, o7
Do I Need the Hook? Sept 9, o7
Don't Waste My Time  Aug 2,o7
Gray Morning  Aug 2, 07
It's Taboo  Aug 2, o7
Stop  Wait  Go On
The Warmth Within 

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

Song !!
Words Cannot Contain
Where Aliens Play

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

Words and Music MUSIC SOON
Walking with John Lennon
Heavy Rain
I Need
Gray Morning
Diamonds Dumb, Rhinestones Fun

     
Word Pieces - A Sampling
The Warmth Within
Stop  Wait  Go On
Do I Need the Hook?
This Person I Call Me
Escape Velocity
Who is My Match?
Is She Good Enough?
Chains in the Mind
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

The Sexe-Tetes !!
White Chocolate and
     Hot Fudge Sauce MUSIC!!
Diamonds Dumb,
     Rhinestones Fun
The Sexe-Tete Galaxy

     Sexe-Tete Swirl in the Sky
 Come Waste My Time


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A Sorting

states of mind
Not On Empty, Not On Full
The Time for Waiting is Completed
Walking with John Lennon
My Dreams and I  
Words Cannot Contain
This Person I Call Me
Gray Morning
Can't Cross the Gap
Escape Velocity
Tank Almost Empty
Up Against the Wall
Who is My Match?
Chains in the Mind
Heavy Rain
I Need
Please Help Me Make
     My Dreams Come True
Tidal Wave with a Typhoon
     on the Side

love
The Warmth Within
Stop  Wait  Go On
Do We Meet Again?
Love Gamble 
Love Gamble -
     FULL GAMBLE TANGLE
It's Taboo
Come Waste My Time

love trouble
Don't Waste My Time
Do I Need the Hook?
The Echo of the Echo
Is She Good Enough?
Heavy Rain
I Need
Tank Almost Empty
It's Taboo

other people
Walking with John Lennon
My Father's Worlds

fun
Where Aliens Play

kid stuff
This Person I Call Me
Where Aliens Play


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Sorting -

in the order they came

2007

Up Against the Wall
Do We Meet Again?
My Dreams and I  
Words Cannot Contain
The Sexe-Tete Galaxy
     Sexe-Tete Swirl in the Sky

Please Help Me Make
     
My Dreams Come True
Locked in a LIttle Tiny
     Squishy Box

2004
This Person I Call Me

2001
Tidal Wave with a Typhoon
     on the Side

2000
Gray Morning
My Father's Worlds
Walking with John Lennon
White Chocolate and
     Hot Fudge Sauce

1999
Can't Cross the Gap

1998
The Time for Waiting is Completed
Where Aliens Play

Escape Velocity

Tank Almost Empty
Who is My Match?

1997
Love Gamble
Love Gamble -
     FULL GAMBLE TANGLE
Come Waste My Time
Chains in the Mind

1996
Stop  Wait  Go On
Heavy Rain
I Need

1994
Don't Waste My Time
Do I Need the Hook?
The Warmth Within
The Echo of the Echo
Is She Good Enough?
Not On Empty, Not On Full
It's Taboo





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AT THE GREEN CABARET  or ...                      
WHERE ALIENS PLAY
?

At the green cabaret
            the aliens say
                        earth is the best holiday place
At the green cabaret
            where aliens play
                        they snork and they squink
                        they kanick and forink
                        they gronk and shmunk
                        and terch and frunk
                                    so glad earth is just lightyears away

At the green cabaret
            they learn
                        to talk and to walk
                        to giggle and rip off
            like earthlings, they say,
                        howdy and hi and good day
            then they squaff and danick
            flabble and snick
            having fun    the alien way

They zachink and zaplak
plachuk and forzak
but they don't stare
            at the earthlings that roam everywhere
They don't point and don't stare
Still they snaflink and they plich
then say howdy and hi and good day
            and earthlings try not to stare

There's a stargate inside
where aliens arrive
            a passport in each dovork
Then with visas verified
they miffle and swive
so glad to be earthside
            where the natives are so shmink -
            and kadick and ronek and radink

Oh, at the green cabaret
            the aliens say
                        earth is the best holiday place
At the green cabaret
            where aliens play
                        they snork and they squink
                        they kanick and forink
                        they gronk and shmunk
                        and terch and frunk
                                    so glad earth is just lightyears away

Then they flaubik and fanonk
and zaveek, they are gone
time to move on
to zachink and zaplak back home

Elsa
June 25. 1998

© copyright Elsa Schieder, 2007, all rights reserved

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The first time I met Ed, back in June 1998 (as I know only because I remember the songs I wrote to his music, within a couple of days of meeting him, and I always date my songs), he played me about half a dozen melodies. For each I "heard" words - a good sign for me, as it means the music is alive for me.

I heard serious stuff - Can't See Inside Your Eyes.

I heard fun love stuff - Happy Anniversiary.

Then, for one of the melodies, what I heard was ...
At the Green Cabaret, the Aliens Play.

For me, almost all the time, there's been a big gap between hearing words, and getting them recorded. In this case, for the vocals I enlisted my partner, Philippe; my step-daughter, Julie, 9 years old at the time; and a friend of hers, Chloée (who found the song so weird, she ended up backing out). We rehearsed, and then Ed recorded our efforts, did the music and all the special effects.

Life went on. Nothing more was done. It takes a lot to keep going.

Over the past year (today it's September 30, 2007), I've developed this site, and now I'm turning my attention to the word pieces and especially to what has been recorded, and what could be uploaded.

The web is an amazing place. In the old world of recording, the goal was a final product, the best one could do. Here there's space for rough drafts.

So today this rough draft is going up on the web.

Elsa
September 30 2007

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copyright © 2007 - Elsa Schieder - words and vocals
copyright © 2007 - Ed Deigan, music, special effects, vocals
Philippe Guerin, Julie Guerin - vocals

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At the green cabaret the aliens say,
earth is the best holiday place.
At the green cabaret the aliens play.
Elsa's fun Words Music.
Fun, playful. For kids, for all.


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 and me
words music can be
words music going
into worlds
not knowing
what words music worlds
the worlds will be

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

What is this?
spoken word poetry?
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,
country folk, rock and roll, rap,
world beat, jazz, folk pop,
rhythm and blues.

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

word music worlds
rhythm beat

What's cooking?
Whatever comes -
words alive
words strong
words music worlds
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

word music worlds

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

word music worlds

stronger
fainter
closer

and then
can't hear
they're gone

like moments

 

Elsa
July 15, 2006
 © copyright - Elsa Schieder - 2007, all rights reserved