Yours Hopefully

Nazneen Rahman
An experiment in living hopefully. With science and songs.
Created 05 Dec 2020
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  • The HOPE list #9
    03 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 1 1
    September is my favourite month. The weather is often lovelier than I expect, as it was this year. I should have recalibrated my expectations by now, but I’m surprised and delighted year after year, u...
  • A (new) Song for Dreamers
    26 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 6 2
    Walking in the Spanish hills super-charged my creativity. My notebook is awash with words waiting to be adopted (most will remain orphaned). My phone has 23 new vocal snippets yearning to be developed...
  • Rest and Creativity
    19 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 4 3
    I believe, wholeheartedly, that rest is essential for creativity and for productivity. When I was younger I believed it but didn’t live by it. It was a choice that felt unavailable to me. Then, about ...
  • Why I (finally) Bought Another Guitar
    12 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 4 3
    There are some habits that are etched so deeply into our childhood bones their shadows survive every reinvention. Our response to music is an example, as I have written about before. Our spending habi...
  • Nine Years Not Forgotten
    05 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 3 1
    I joined Soundcloud nearly ten years ago when it was a welcoming, nurturing hangout for music-makers of all types and calibers. Without Soundcloud, I would never have released music because I would ne...
  • The HOPE list #8
    29 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 3 1
    I’m fond of the word ‘august’ when used as an adjective to convey majestic, respected, or impressive. I don’t use it often – its air of pomposity makes it a poor choice in modern sentences. But I coul...
  • Today I fail!
    22 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 8 2
    Hello. This is the 34th Yours Hopefully post. I’ve written to you every week for 34 weeks. But, sadly, today I do not have time. Please forgive me. I’m being menaced by a looming deadline. For once it...
  • Songs without words
    15 Aug 2021 • 1 min read • 2 1
    I saw the hypnotic Van Gogh Immersive Experience last week. The visuals and staging are stunning. You do, as they promise, step inside the paintings. The soundtrack was less inspiring, snapshots of we...
  • Better late than never
    08 Aug 2021 • 1 min read • 3 1
    I wrote of my late awakening to the influence of Joni Mitchell on my music a few weeks ago. This week I celebrate another late love – Patti Smith. I have always admired Patti Smith. Her creativity is ...
  • The livin’ is easy
    01 Aug 2021 • 1 min read • 2 1
    I’m not working this week. I should be somewhere other than my home, but predictable and unpredictable events mean I am not. That’s how 2021 rolls. by Photoholgic So, I will spend the week watching th...
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