Seize The Day – The Music

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I finally recorded the music for the chapter in “Inside The Forbidden Outside”. Sometimes the music feels more right than others. I’ve gone through many changes in my music writing the past few years as I’ve experimented with sound and recording layers instead of just piano. It has been a learning process. It isn’t easy to lay one improv layer over an improv and then adding one or two more on top of that. I don’t know anything about playing other instruments such as flute or strings to know how it feels when you play them. It might not be appropriate to that instrument.  It is also next to impossible to make a flute breathe when it is played on a keyboard. So it is a learning experience.

I don’t play blues or jazz or other genres I enjoy listening to. I consider myself a classical musician who no longer plays the classics, but the training is there. So I play “myself.” and how I hear the music that comes out of my fingers. I hope you enjoy it half as much as I do.

At SoundCloud I have a playlist of just the music recorded for the book. At this time there are 25 pieces. There is other music there as well. I am also writing chapter 21. Starting over last January on a complete rewrite has been daunting but I’m now about 58,000 words into it.

When this is done it needs a story editor, to make sure it’s all connected and a line editor. Then I can set a publishing date and work like hell on promotion. The sequel, “Open the Cage and Fly” is already in promotional story planning because it covers from 2016 through Jamie ‘s reentry into the world. He has already lived a couple of those years.

The story of being in prison is only half of the story.  How he survives is also important. I have a catch up post to do on him yet because a lot has happened this past year I haven’t written about because of all the rest of the work that needs doing.

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Condemned Inmatez Face New Execution Drug

This country has gone back and forth on the death penalty for many years. Many innocent people have been put to death. For that reason alone it should be abolished. Armando Macias, who I write about sits in San Quentin on Death Row. This article says it costs $185.000 to execute one person – with dignity. There is no money to feed these people food that isn’t slop, not even given salt to try to help get it down their throats but they will spend enough money to buy a house in many areas of the country to kill just one of them. Explain that to me.

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Condemned Inmates Face New Execution DrugBy Juan Haines

The public will have a chance to be heard on California’s plan for a one-drug execution procedure at a public hearing in Sacramento, scheduled for Jan. 7 next year.

Executions have been on hold in California since 2006, when a federal judge invalidated the state’s three-drug “cocktail” then used for lethal injections. The judge said executions could continue if the state switched to a one-drug method. Presently around 750 males are confined on San Quentin’s Condemned Row. Twenty-one females, confined at a women’s facility in the Central Valley, are under death sentences.

In 2011 a Marin County judge rejected a new three-drug procedure proposed by the state, saying it did not explain why it had not chosen a one-drug method.

The controversy about execution methods comes amid a nationwide shortage of lethal injection drugs.

Since the 1980s many states in the U.S. have conducted executions using a…

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