Hearable Noise

“If a tree falls in a forest  and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”

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If a baby is born and no one is there to hear it, does it cry?… No? Yes? Maybe? what? did you just answer that? who on Earth gave birth to it then?

Try this one, If the 1st human was Adam, why was he given the ability to grow, age and face the challenges of adulthood if he didn’t have or experience the joys of being a kid nor got the chance to suckle on a mother’s breast? I joke, no answers needed.

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Wait, I just remembered that this is actually a music blog…

I have the honour of helping invade your world with a young talent, unborn a minute ago, his name will soon take its first breath in your conscience, his music will lay a seed of judgement… however it may sprout, his talent is undoubtedly present.

Introverted he has no trouble keeping to self as his creative juices drip from mind to paper, he savours his alone time, confronted by extroverts, toe to toe he brings it.
When he first shared his video entitled “How Can I Forget”, his charisma or should I say the “Swag” that the mass today is oh so infatuated with was apparent, that’s when I knew I had to write about him.
He goes by the name “Luck Jay”, an up and coming rapper, singer, producer, he has a lot to offer.

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One of his tracks that immediately stuck on my mind, was “Girl With A Tattoo”, assisted by… well, himself, Luck Jay laid down the main vocals as well as the backing vocals on this number.
what I like most about this particular song is the intended amateur, playful nature of it, yes, he was playing around when he recorded it though the lyrics suggest otherwise…
With his mantra, “When it’s your time, it’s your time”, it’s only a matter of time before he makes it, and when he does, will he still have that wide-eyed, bushy-tale approach to his music as he does today? we’ll have to wait and see…

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Sung by Sarah McLachlan, these lyrics from “Silence” by Delirium(spelling varies) suggest that it’s our passion that kills the beauty within all of us which I like referring to as “a vision like a child”…
I’m willing to debate this, but through interconnections, somehow money is something we’re all passionate about “hungry still for me” suggests the plain fact that no one ever gets enough of it, and once an artists tastes a great deal of it, their primary sole passion for making genuine music is preceded by their (now) sharpened passion for making money, whether they know it or not, it slowly but surely starts to rule them.

“Sunshine in an empty place” are words from the Corona classic “Rhythm Of The Night” most recently reworked by British rock band, Bastille,
I feel that these words resonate with this post cause that’s where pure sunshine is, in an “empty place”, a place where a tree smashing onto the ground wouldn’t be heard, a place where being heard is the only object, a place where hunger lives, a hunger to grow as the mind and thoughts photosynthesize to fill the soul’s desires, in a place where striving is the only option, no, not to be the best money-maker but the best artist…

“stomped by this disaster town, you put your eyes to the sun and say ‘I know you’re only blinding to keep back what the clouds are hiding'”- Fall Out Boy
As fame/fortune isn’t for everyone, the rest of us hypothetically stand a greater chance to preserve the sunshine within… at least that’s a belief that helps me sleep at night

I ask again, If a tree falls in a forest  and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?, if an artist is born and no one sees their art, are they still an artist? well, I don’t know, but those who do, claim that to be is to be perceived…

 

The notion is: To be "perceived" or known, one must be provocative or perhaps controversial, methinks not

The common notion is: To be “perceived” or known, one must be provocative or perhaps controversial, methinks not

This may be the 1st time I mention Luck Jay on a post, but it most definitely wont be the last, for more on Luck Jay and his music, follow him on Twitter @LuckjaySA, and don’t forget to give his music a listen, you wont regret it, cheers.

By the way, if you have a question or would like to do some work with Luck Jay, feel free to ask.

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About Ndumiso Mncwabe

When beautiful melodies tell us horrible things and grisly sounds tell us the kind truth. This is where life and music meet. They say music has the power to inspire change, I say music has the power to inspire vibes. Good vibes and bad vibes. It also has the power to inspire thoughts, but most importantly, for it to inspire change, it must inspire conversation. I smell music, I speak music. View all posts by Ndumiso Mncwabe

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