words and art by w a l t e r w s m i t h

Maybe Tomorrow a Better Possibility / Resolution and Redemption

http://youtu.be/6Gc0oD7okEk

Maybe Tomorrow a Better Possibility / Resolution and Redemption was first conceived as a collaborative project with video artist Walter Smith and fellow artist / singer / actor and friend, Ronald Freeman in 1994. The emotional impetus for the project was the ever increasing urban decay surrounding us in Philadelphia. Through substance abuse, drug warfare, and a rapid deterioration of its infrastructure, we came to see our beloved city in a struggle for survival. The original song, Hunger for Holiness, which accompanied the original video was written and sang by Ronald. The composition sought to give insight to the problems and plight of the urban construct and hope for a better tomorrow. In this remixed version, a dreamlike jazzy trance score replaces the composition to create an otherworldly sense of ambiguity, but again hope.

Maybe Tomorrow a Better Possibility / A Self Portrait of Resolution and Redemption

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7 responses

  1. nikotev01

    Perfect blog with interesting content and design! If you like interesting photos, you can see my blog http://nikolaygeorgievkotev.wordpress.com/.
    Best wishes
    Nick

    June 15, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    • Hi Nikotev01

      Thanks for stopping by and the comments, I really appreciated it. I am always interested in meeting other artists and see what they are up to. I will definitely check out your blog. Please subscribe to mine if you like and let’s keep in touch.

      Walter

      June 16, 2011 at 4:45 pm

  2. Maybe …. but we never know. 🙂

    June 16, 2011 at 7:20 am

    • So true, but we can hope and move in that direction.

      W.

      June 16, 2011 at 4:50 pm

  3. Nice song Walter. You don’t know about tomorrow, but it’s nice to hope.

    June 17, 2011 at 3:22 am

    • Thanks BBunny,

      This video piece and project was one of my favorites. My friend Ronald and I were very close. He passed away in the late 90’s. The night before his Spirit transcended into Source, he said to me when I asked him why he gave up the drug… He said, “I will never take anything to change the perception of my mind”. That quote has stayed with me throughout the years, and has provided me with strength and wisdom in my own recovery.

      Hope sustains, discipline is the deliverer

      Peace and Light and have a good weekend.

      June 17, 2011 at 5:52 am

  4. I agree nice song. Have a great weekend! 🙂

    June 17, 2011 at 12:21 pm

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