Order Now: Songs that Remind Me of Philosophy

Greetings! My CDs came in the mail today! You can now order Songs that Remind Me of Philosophy at my store (tab above).

The CD includes the following poems:

  1. Uncatchable Birds
  2. Songs That Remind Me of Philosophy
  3. Abandoned
  4. The Other Man
  5. You
  6. For All of X
  7. The Enlightenment
  8. Introduction
  9. A Rare Occurence
  10. The Ring
  11. Jilted
  12. The Good Life

Here’s a sample poem, entitled For All of X:

The Making of a Audiobook of Poems

I wrote the collection of poems for Songs That Remind Me of Philosophy as a collection that stands together. It makes most sense to listen to the poems together. The topic is unrequited love, which I have have experience with.

I have been reading philosophical theories of love, and I have found that very few, if any, take into account the experience of unrequited love. In the theories I have been reading, love focuses on the irreplacibility of a person–the fact that each of us is unique and not duplicated. The loved one is irreplacable.

My thoughts, as a philosopher, and as someone who has experienced unrequited love, were: why isn’t this a topic in philosophy? Unrequited love is a frequent trope in literature, and the arts, but it’s hardly mentioned in philosophical theories of love. Rather, the focus in philosophy has been on more positive aspects, and love between two persons. So, I decided to write semi-philosophical poems about unrequited love.

If you order one of my CD’s, it will make more sense than if you listen to one particular poem alone. This is because rather than making a story out of a collection of poems, the poems came to me as a story already.

CD’s in Production

I just received an email saying that my CD’s are in production. They will be shipped to me on Friday, Jan 29th. I do not know how long after that until they get to me. But, as soon as they get here, you can order a copy!

CD Proofs

I just approved the artwork for the CD’s. It’s not going to turn out exactly the way I wanted it to, but that’s ok.┬áIt’s my first CD, and, even though I hoped everything would be perfect, it’s not, and that’s alright. I am using this picture for the cover:

Marbles in the Sand

The back cover will be the part that’s unusual. But that’s alright. The artwork just didn’t take to the templates. Going in, I didn’t know exactly what the templates were. I have only designed for books, so I used templates for books. But, in order to get things going, I decided to OK the project. It won’t be exactly the way I had hoped, but, again, that’s alright with me. I am selling these at such a cheap price that it shouldn’t matter.