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Early Works of KCinLA (aka KaCey Jay) Uploaded to Scribd
I went to the Scribd web site and for the first time (that I can remember) they ask me to contribute. While I was inputting some early works of mine I accidentally selected "Post to LiveJournal, so I thought I'll just publish the information at both places.


If, within the time that we named ours,
there comes a moment that calls upon us
to see what we have made of ourselves.

We should not ignore it's revelation.

For as in the breaking of a mirror
which does not alter the image itself,
but only ceases to cast the true reflections.


Walking down the road and I came upon
people who were singing a sad, sad song.
They cried out to me,
"Why are you so happy?
Life is full of misery, sorrow and despair.
You must be a fool to not care."

To these people I replied with
something that I learned when I almost died,
"Life is oh so short, live it while you can.
People in this world don't seem to understand.
Problems are not caused by outside things alone.
Life is what you make it - all your own!"

KaCey Jay (1970)


Title - Early Works of KCinLA (aka KaCey Jay)
Category - Creative Writing
Sub-category - Poetry

The first piece is a poem about honest, self examination that came out of me from nowhere in 1970 (I think). I was actually starting to write down the goals for a music theory class and it just came out all at once.

The second piece is from the words to a song that I wrote early one morning after I had attended a Pete Seeger concert in Modesto, California the night before. Again, it all came out very fast. I finished the words and guitar chords in less than 30 minutes.

KaCey Jay was the pen name I used when these two (and some other poems) were published in the Davis High School literary publication (I think in 1971 or 1972).

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From: http://www.google.com/profiles/jhirzel88 Date: May 27th, 2010 11:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

What in hell is this?

Why is there poems here? Is that what this is, POEMS? HOW is this relevant to anything you do on livejournal? Is KayCey Jay you? I'm confused here.

By the way, I used to do poems for school. I was in the 11th grade at the time and we were taking sample poems in class and mixing them up a little bit. Eventually we had to make poems on our own. I haven't made any poems since, I don't have them with me but maybe it wouldn't hurt to share one sometime.

This poems thing is screwing with my mind. I'm so sorry.
kc_in_la From: kc_in_la Date: May 28th, 2010 12:27 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: What in hell is this?

A journal is like a diary. This entry is about what I did at the Scribd.com site. So it is a record of what I did there. Some peoples journals are there private thoughts and some are just poems. This entry is more like a real journal entry for LiveJournal than my other posts which are sometimes just rebroadcasting (reposting) information from other services, but with my added opinions - usually.

In regards to my pen name of KaCey Jay, if had accepted my invitation to Facebook, then you would have seen that is how my name is displayed there.

Like you, these two poems were written when I was in the 11th grade also and I have not done any since that tims, either. Actually the second one is not a poem. It is the lyrics for a song that I composed on the guitar in about 30 minutes. I have a recording of me singing it, but it was done without the guitar music. I have not had the courage to post that yet.
From: http://www.google.com/profiles/jhirzel88 Date: May 28th, 2010 01:56 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: What in hell is this?

I see what you mean, speaking of which, we used a composition notebook to keep our entries in. Just the other day there was a customer that was talking to me at the store, she knows me really well and she spends like an hour talking to me (that's what I'm talkin' about). It certainly passes the time. She talked a little about her ex. and...complicated story. It was long and she's actually from Europe. When she was in Middle School, she started learning literature and she got really enthusiastic. Now, she wants to write a book about herself but she has no idea where to start. She certainly had fun telling it to me. She is capable but she would be long-worded in her stories probably. She makes poems and I got her email address in the hope that maybe I'll send her one of the poems I made. I want to share that with you too. Once I find them, I'll post it here.

Well, poems can be interesting, but I think funny ones are better. Let me demonstrate:

Violets are red
Petals are green
Take a mean yeen
See what I mean

I suck. But poems can be interesting, as I said. The way you did it though, was really complex. It gave me a headache reading it. I could never be a poet. I can only say what I say. If it seems metaphoric (or something along those lines), I wouldn't be able to think up any such stuff.

If you want, you can send it to me, then when you decide to post it up on youtube you can share it with me there also. In the meantime you can take my feedback on it. I would like to see a video like that. Maybe you should do a mix, start playing a few guitar chords and use a sound editor to mix the two sounds. Just a suggestion. Make a project out of this. I know you can do it KC!
kc_in_la From: kc_in_la Date: November 3rd, 2010 06:12 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: What in hell is this?

Quoting part of what your wrote:
'Maybe you should do a mix, start playing a few guitar chords and use a sound editor to mix the two sounds. Just a suggestion. Make a project out of this.'

I have been working on this 'project' lately and I was going to upload a YouTube video that I had made with Windows Live Movie Maker, but something went wrong and it did not load properly.

I found my audio file for the "All Your Own" song that I sang without any music (a capella). I had used that Canon Camera SD1000 that I bought at Radio Shack for about $150 - the one that I can also make AVI videos, but maximum screen size is 640x480 at 30fps (or 15fps).

I might try using QuickTime to make the video to upload to YouTube
From: http://www.google.com/profiles/jhirzel88 Date: November 28th, 2010 07:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: What in hell is this?

Wow, really, I might as well have uploaded your YouTube video then, because I suggested it. Well, perhaps it did sound better in song. Oh my gosh, you gotta be kidding me. I am quoting what I said a while back, "'Maybe you should do a mix, start playing a few guitar chords and use a sound editor to mix the two sounds. Just a suggestion. Make a project out of this." It was creative of you to use Windows Live Movie Maker to do this. Since I have Windows Live Movie Maker, maybe I should try it out sometime. I've seen your video and it was pretty good.
kc_in_la From: kc_in_la Date: November 28th, 2010 07:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: What in hell is this?

My uploading the YouTube video was partially from your encouragement. I used Windows Live because it is free and it was a new and different way but had many problems that 'ticked' me off. But I had to remind myself that when using NEW programs there are bound to be 'bugs' and the helps a bit. Also I remembered my techniques of SAVING the file at various crucial stages during the development of the video. This is also a test of Window Live Mail program because I am sending the reply to my LiveJournal blog from the WL Mail Client program.

The above paragraph was exactly as I had compose the reply from within WL Mail client program, but unfortunately if FAILED.
From: http://www.google.com/profiles/jhirzel88 Date: January 20th, 2011 10:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

Editing advice Re: What in hell is this?

Just try editing the video using Windows Live. I said this to another YouTube user too and that is, QUIT USING THE SAME EDITING PROGRAM OVER AND OVER AGAIN! She keeps using Windows Movie Maker for her videos. Also, Put some sauce on it, if you know what I mean! Put lots of juicy sauce on it but don't overpour the sauce.

You always want to try something new. If you used Quicktime for one video, try AVS for another, and....so on, and so on.

I have yet to try out Windows Live Movie Maker for myself.

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