Well as some of you know, I wanted to make sure I could still write down-beat minor underscore to practice minor key writing, and I suppose I mostly achieved that with Within These Walls. I was trying to achieve something similar with Masquerade but although that was minor it came out as a sort of uptempo spanish number anyway. Part of my psyche rebels against being suppressed like this
So here's the logical progression and we're back in the big, exhibition piece, Hollywood balls-to-the-wall big brass and percussion number... Perpetually cheerful, that's me
The piece struck me as very hopeful; not on a concrete level, but that good things were always 'around the corner' (another part of my psychological makeup) so the title reflects that, it's a quote from Aristotle - 'Hope is the dream of the waking man' (something like that): The Waking Dream.
Play it really loud and just get washed away with it - air conduct if you have to
John Hawksley - The Waking Dream.mp3 (7.1 MB).
Full Disclosure: GPO (of course), VOTA fem vox, LOP, G-Town Giga