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Richard Scotti

8/21/2008 3:55:08 PM

TOWER OF LOVE
A song about loss, 9/11 and hope.

TOWER OF LOVE

"Tower of Love
I wouldn't call it ezy rock. I would call it gut wrenching, inspirational music that can move you to tears."...NIGELS


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Roach up your nose

8/21/2008 4:39:38 PM ---- Updated 8/21/2008 5:00:38 PM


Yeah, not easy by any means - I believe the world can heal, yet it is up to each of us to do our part. As those with compassion such as yourself, and for children especially, we really don't have time to waste. Thank you for this song Richard, and for your model example as a fellow human!

This ties so well with a video from a few days ago... I'll look for it and repost in a moment since it has such relevance for the world and to individual lives it speaks volumes personally as subjective as music is to the listener, for the times when words don't ever seem enough.

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Life is not pretty much of the time, as we all know - nor are solutions to real problems to be found through escape, blame, certainly not by fear... vid from a previous thread from Satch and Susan Raven on their lovely song "Hello".


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SILVERWOODSTUDIO

8/21/2008 5:06:49 PM


Hi Richard!

yeah really made me take notice----I added to the END GAME!


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8/21/2008 5:28:05 PM


very good song Richard.


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Richard Scotti

8/21/2008 6:21:07 PM ---- Updated 8/22/2008 10:42:30 AM


Thank you all so much for your kind comments. I haven't spoken about the background to this song until Nigels put his comment on my page and I put one on his. He inspired me to open up about the song. I live five minutes from ground zero and as I watched the towers burn I thought it was the beginning of the end of the world.

People on the street were saying they heard on the news that there were at least 8 additonal planes in the air that were capable of hitting nuclear plants. Luckily this turned out not to be true but the fear in the air was palpable. I didn't think I would ever write another song again. Music seemed so meaningless in comparison to what was going on. I was filled with fear, anger and depression as were so many others at the time. I joined a community group to reach out and try to help others heal and in turn to heal myself. I met a woman whose son was a fireman who died in one of the towers as a hero. My son worked in one of the towers but was transferred to a firm in NJ a month before the attack. Her son died but my son was spared. It made me count my blessings and the intensity of her pain was searing and it changed me forever. I've never seen that much pain in one person in my life. But we all did our best to console her as much as possible.

That night I just sat at the piano and started recording Tower Of Love and in one hour the music and the words just flowed out of me from the deepest part of my subconscious. After my friend Russ sang the vocal, I played the CD for the group and it was a very intense experience that I'll never forget. I gave a copy to each person there including the woman who lost her son. It was very cathartic and I knew that music would still have a place in the world and that the world would survive and that I would survive. I'd never be the same, but I would go on and try to be part of the solution and not the problem. I decided that despair and pessimism were not options.


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Roach up your nose

8/21/2008 6:31:26 PM


Beautiful to read your words Richard, as difficult as it was - your story inspires.. as reflects in your music and by your countenance now that you've had time to heal and with others support!


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Nigels

8/22/2008 1:18:29 AM ---- Updated 8/22/2008 1:55:19 AM


Tower of Love by Richard Scotti

I wrote in another blog how artists are inspired by many things love not the least. There are many types of love some familial, some natural, some real and some unreal. The ancient texts talk of how the highest form of love is sacrifice, to give your life so that others may live.

Some have both the calling and the courage to make this sacrifice, not least the son of Scotti's neighbor.

Scotti's calling was not to lay down his life but to bear his soul, to lay down this track "The Tower of Love". Scotti did not give his life but instead gave of and from his life to give to others the hope for which to live.

Unless you have lost a child you cant understand the depth of the anguish, loss, and despair. The utter darkness you are trapped in as you wander endlessly searching for the brightness that is the spark of love that is your lost child.

"The Tower of Love" seeks to provide a beacon for those lost and wandering to find a way home. That path home is hope and meaning, the answer to why.

Whatever you can say about Scotti's music you cant deny its maturity. There are many different types of recording artists, but there are a special few who stand out as arrangers, those that posses that special skill to bring out the very best in the musicians privileged to record with them.

In a few weeks time, when it is time to remember and mourn with those who never had a chance to say goodbye, I will play play "The Tower of Love" and shed tears and hope for a better world.




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8/22/2008 9:02:15 AM


When I experience something that gives me chills... when I hear a song that makes me cry... it is in moments such as these that I know I am alive and not just going through the motions... sleep walking through my life. Thank you all, through this blog, for helping open my eyes a bit wider... allowing me to further realize, that which is most important.


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Nigels

11/18/2008 8:43:39 PM


Richard
Just wanted to say your a great songwriter and person. Your song helped me remember and honor the victims of a terrible tragedy in a dignified and respectful way. Keep your great songs flowing.


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Richard Scotti

11/19/2008 7:43:58 AM


Nigels - thank you and everyone who appreciates the song. All these kind words are
the things that keep me going and keep me writing music. When my work touches people in this way it reinforces my belief in what I'm doing and reminds me that I should never give up doing it regardless of whether it is commercially successful or not. The wonderful and heartfelt comments that people make about my work are priceless. The feeling I get when I hear those words is something that can't be bought. As long as I can connect to other people in a meaningful way with my music,
I know what my purpose is in life.


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