Alone, in 2008 on a broken Yamaha stand piano in my wife’s mothers house after she passed away, in Ofuna Japan, I discovered that sound moves space the same way color does, and since I was already an artist who painted I decided I wanted to be an artist who made sounds with musical instruments. I call this “reaching and feeling” because like a blind man that’s what I do. I love the process of practicing sounds which I enjoy. Music is the way that I now best measure my productivity, and maybe even my self worth. I considered many times to write a book, but decided that music is my story and it goes well with my painting.
This is a short story about the night the lights went out in all of Japan, on March 11, 2011. It was a day and night that I will never forget. It was an awesome, and spectacular display of Mother Nature. No one was hurt in my neighborhood in Ofuna, Kamakura City. If you want to pass over the music go to 34 minutes. The music however is the best part. It’s more than meets the ear. It’s a process of learning and discovery… self esteem. It’s a conversation I have with myself. Talking to ones self is good, it’s like talking with god… ratta ta tat, pishhh.
Paul Kempe “what the world needs now is love” no not just for some but for everyone, including Donald Trump. lol
I did this song in 2015, it was supposed to be my signature song. Regrettably like every other great thing I promised to do in life, failed to stay with it, and dropped the ball. That said, the game ain’t over till it’s over, so I’m posting this as a reminder to self to get it done, because it is a definitely a good sound. I totally like it.
Paul Kempe: Live No Scrimmage Something about Love, and how it’s criminal to say you love someone yet never do anything for them. recorded October 23, 2019
Today October 27, 2019 I’m reporting that my wife who never leaves her office for lunch (yes she’s nuts) walked to Wholefoods yesterday to get her own lunch, by herself. It’s a huge step toward the light that my wife most surely needs. Especially when just a seven weeks ago she was hospitalized with a bleeding aneurysm, and just a month ago had the brain of a three year old. I have witnessed miracles, but this one takes first prize. She’s a workaholic who was taught by her mother that money was the most important thing in life. This is not fair to say about her mother, who didn’t no any better and was born and lived in a different time, a time when Japan was struggling as a nation to go through national rebirth in the skin of capitalism.
True happiness is… Life’s gift is our ability to move, and speak freely, which is why prison is a form of punishment. These days more and more, I measure my wealth by the state of my health. There is no one pill cure all in life. The trick is the mix a good stew of various ingredients. Walking, talking, dancing, calisthenics, singing, playing, eating, hell even smoking and drinking in some shape or form has it’s place, like chili peppers, just a dash will do. The catalyst that holds all this together is love. Without love in some shape or form the above have no meaning, and well, you may as well be dead. You gotta love something, or someone in order to survive. The more you love the happier you are I guess. Love can get you through a ruff day. Love is the reason you get up and go to work in the morning. Half the time I don’t know what I’m talking about. Forgive me. paul kempe live no scrimmage have a good day
Recorded Sunday August 18, 2019 at a Park in Downtown Los Angeles in the morning. 2 Mentally Challenged Men making a rap song. by Paul Kempe and Another Man whose name we don’t know, but who appeared to be in his late 50’s and had a severe toenail fungus problem. He was in otherwise good health, and spirits, though clearly he was short of change. He claimed to be bipolar to which I responded “you and half the entire US population, including myself”.
Playing in the park is so much more of a colorful experience than playing in your room. You will push yourself and stretch your mind far more, and you’ll play longer too. It really is a weird trip, and now I’m addicted. Here is one little song that I did today. paul kempe live no scrimmage practice !!! ?
The world is yours, as long as you have the essentials like good health, healthy food to eat, a and comfortable place to sleep. From that point there is nothing to stop you from achieving your goals in life, but you yourself. I could have easily been very wealthy and own a ton useless shit, but I chose a different path. It’s all a question of priorities. Good Day Paul Kempe live no scrimmage And yea, fuck socialism, it doesn’t work, and will never work, because evolution doesn’t have concept of what’s fair, but only who comes out on top. The only good thing about being at the bottom is that you have someplace to aspire to.
Too much pressure. Some people deal with it better than others.
In the mp3 I partially blame the media, but I was wrong, we can’t shoot the messenger, but one has to admit that some people can’t handle the truth. We might serve our country better if we chose our words more carefully, especially if you are political leader of any kind, or color.
But those are just the bad days, which are few. You can lay down and wallow for only so long (unless your on drugs in which case I feel sorry for you) before you feel the need to get back up and join the fight. The fight for life. After all, we are human and that is what humanity is about.