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Old 05-18-2015, 05:57 PM   #361 (permalink)
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Very cool, VEGANGELICA. I like how you addressed both sides of the issue--something a lot of people don't.
Thank you, Pet_Sounds, for giving your feedback!

I'm glad it seemed that I was trying to address both sides of the issue, because I was definitely trying to do that.

Before writing the lyrics, I read about the Justice Department's finding that the Ferguson Police Department was routinely violating the constitutional rights of its black citizens, so this helped produce pent-up anger and resentment toward the police:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/04/us...-ferguson.html

I also read the police officer Darren Wilson's account of what happened when Michael Brown reached through his window and punched the officer several times, grabbing his gun, and refusing to back away when warned, such that Wilson pulled the trigger, with only one shot firing because the gun misfired several other times (apparently due to Michael Brown's hand being on top of it).

One can read what happened next...and several witnesses corroborate the account. I conclude that it is completely understandable that Wilson shot Brown several times and eventually fired a final, lethal shot after Brown charged him and did not stop.

The Ferguson Grand Jury released all its documents to the public, I suspect to try to help people understand better the reason they did not indict Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown:

Documents from the Ferguson grand jury

^ Reading the witness accounts is fascinating, because sometimes they differ wildly, probably because of witnesses' different vantage points and different preconceptions and interpretations of events. They were all brave to come forward and be witnesses, because some were being threatened by unknown members of the public.

Hopefully some good will come out of the whole mess: ideally, the police will stop arresting black people preferentially; members of the public will not accost police; police will carry more tasers and have video cameras to record arrests; and the public will wait to get all the information before jumping to conclusions and rioting.
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If a chicken was smart enough to be able to speak English and run in a geometric pattern, then I think it should be smart enough to dial 911 (999) before getting the axe, and scream to the operator, "Something must be done! Something must be done!"
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I like making music for people I like, but I love making music for people I love. Here is the most recent song that I recorded for someone I love dearly (lyrics: http://www.musicbanter.com/song-writ...ml#post1555146).

"Better Than The Movies" - by Erica

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Default Snowy Mountain Suite for Small Orchestra

Hello there, good people,

A little over a month ago I purchased Finale Printmusic. I wanted the program so that it would be easier for me to create sheet music for my piano and recorder trio songs.

After exploring the program, I quickly realized that it would greatly simplify orchestral composition, something I have always wanted to do.

And so here I present my first orchestral piece, the first movement in a suite, which I began in September and have had more fun composing than I ever imagined I would:

Snowy Mountain Suite - 1. Mount Bonneville Overture - by Erica

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The Best Revenge by Erica

You told me I was going to be
unfulfilled, unhappy.
You left me with that warning,
saying you felt nothing for me,
hoping my future would be wrecked
by parting shots of disrespect,
but when someone mistreats you,
the best revenge is for you to

live a happy life
and I'm living a happy life.
With moments magnificent
and loved ones significant,
my days are meaningful and full.
The best revenge is simple.
Just live a happy life.

You said I'd crash and burn,
lose all for which I yearn.
You thought my self-esteem
would crumble from your being mean
but I've got more strength in me
than you knew, because I see
that when someone mistreats you,
the best revenge is for you to

live a happy life
and I'm living a happy life.
With moments magnificent
and loved ones significant,
my days are meaningful and full.
The best revenge is simple.
Just live a happy life.

Your dire prediction turned out to be fiction.
You had me all wrong.
After our epitaph, I got the last laugh.
I'm so glad I said so long.
I'm so glad I said so long

because you told me I was going to be
unfulfilled, unhappy...

but I'm living a happy life,
I'm living a happy life
with moments magnificent
and loved ones significant.
My days are meaningful and full.
The best revenge is simple.
Just live a happy life,
yeah, I'm living a happy life,
just live a happy life.
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I have continued to be engrossed in classical music over the last several months, during which time I composed the second movement of my Snowy Mountain Suite:

Snowy Mountain Suite for Small Orchestra - 2. Granite and Ice - by Erica


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I have continued to be engrossed in classical music over the last several months, during which time I composed the second movement of my Snowy Mountain Suite:

Snowy Mountain Suite for Small Orchestra - 2. Granite and Ice - by Erica


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Thanks, Plank, for listening and offering feedback!
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