Woo, Dave here! Our very dear friends Jazz & Dixie asked me about my Haik-woo the other day. After reading that Haik-woo, they went back and checked the others! They made some really sweet comments (even about the freckles on my nose ... woo!) and asked, "How long does it take to think them up and put the down on paper?" Thank woo for the compliments, girls! And for the interest in my Haik-woo!
Sometimes they come to me right away and other times I struggle over the words for weeks! Since by its very definition a Haik-woo only has 17 syllables, each one is very important; I try to make every beat count!
I get inspiration from everywhere, on walks, in the Quilt Studio, from friends ... and I do some of my best thinking in my own writer's retreat. I think very profound thoughts there! Woo.
Music also inspires me. I really have strong musical preferences - the old jazz standards and Basia (especially when she woos in Polish). I love the song "Watermelon Man" by Mongo Santamaria -- that could be my theme song! I also LOVE old Sergio Mendes and the Brazil '66, especially "Mas Que Nada". Mom and I woo with them; her Portuguese isn't as good as Storm's, but she's trying! AND, last but by no means least, I love the bagpipes and Celtic fusion! I come running every time Mom sticks a CD like that into the player! I was thusly inspired to write my latest Haik-woo. I give you ... Haik-woo #38.
Put on some great, inspiring tunes and stay cool!
PS: My mom got this great t-shirt from the MaPaw Sibe Rescue store; everyone thinks the drawing is me, but it's my twin brother of a different mother, Harley! Woo! It's Harley playing the pipes! Woooooo!