It Sounds Different to Me Every Time I Play it Back

Michael Boezi
2 min readJul 22, 2022

We could mark the very moment that we stopped laughing at the laugh track.

Yesterday I released a new single, “Silicon in My Soul.” That makes four in total so far this year, one per month. I doubt I can keep up this pace: It’s expensive, it’s a ton of work, not to mention a lot of people/project management. But I am driven to keep at it because I see this as a mission. Not to get all high-minded or self-important, but awareness is the first step towards change. Capitalism compels us to keep marching on in the face of deep societal issues. I want to challenge that with moments of reflection, 3 minutes at a time.

I can’t change anyone’s mind. All I can do is observe and report. And then create something that is relatable in return. Something that gets someone to see an issue in a new light. That’s the sum total of what I can do to help.

You have a different set of talents. Your approach will be different. But one thing you can do to help:

  1. If (and only if) you find these songs to be meaningful, share them so they can do their work.
  2. If you don’t see much value in them, don’t. I would never ask in that case.

Here’s what I have so far. You can also look these up in any streaming platforms Spotify, Pandora, Apple, Amazon, or Bandcamp.

1. LEAVING

The pandemic forced a lot of people to re-evaluate their priorities. Many were proactive about making a positive change in their lives and careers. It’s exciting, but inside of any transition is some level of regret about what we leave behind.
https://michaelboezi.com/leaving

2. WIRED

Like “Leaving,” this is another song “of the moment.” Many people are in the process of reassessing their lives currently. This tune attempts to capture the challenges of making these kinds of changes. Because, well, change is difficult.
https://michaelboezi.com/wired

3. DISCONSOLATE EYES

This song is a “letter of concern” addressed to the culture. Amid our collective feelings of frustration and fatigue, how can we confront and cope with societal collapse with empathy, compassion, and human dignity?
https://michaelboezi.com/disconsolate-eyes

4. SILICON IN MY SOUL

This song starts with a blast. Because good or bad, change can happen in an instant. Either way, technology accelerates its effects. How do we break the spell, find the others, and get human again?
https://michaelboezi.com/silicon-in-my-soul

Thanks for participating. It may be a small act, but what else is there but small acts?

All the best,
Michael

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Michael Boezi

Writer, Educator, Musician. Trying to listen more than I speak. @mboezi everywhere.