“Better Each Day”–The Song and Backstory with Bruce Hilliard
Hey there Corona survivors, Bruce Hilliard here from the Better Each Day music room wishing everyone the best of health. I’m known to make fun of everything, especially myself, but this is one of those times where humor, although a great power, is superseded with a shroud of “be careful, be healthy, be educated” for everyone. So butter my butt and call me a biscuit, make it better each day. And that’s what episode number 117 is about.
And what a brilliant segue here. This episode is about the remake of the intro/outro music I wrote and recorded a long time ago. The song I speak was the inspiration for the name of the show, Better Each Day, which I stole from myself. And the phrase “better each day” is a paraphrase of a quote, actually a self suggestion, from French psychologist and pharmacist Emile Coue. The quote: “Every day, in every way, I’m getting better and better.”
I stole that too. But since it’s translated to English and shrunk down to three words, and I sing it, it’s now mine. The notes I used for the song are the same ones Beethoven and the Beatles used, but now those are mine too.
As you might know, I’m dropping an EP early this June and have been honored with everyone’s input. My plan from the start was to do this project as something that’s interactive with the podcast listeners, my social media friends and just anyone that wants to take part in the future of popular music, the rotation of the planet, and a 64-year-old white guy that’s trying to share his tunes on a bunch of internet streaming platforms.
You hear the original recording every time you tune into this podcast. And you’ll hear it again at the end of the show. The quickest song I ever wrote. It was based on how I was feeling at the moment. It’s all about a feeling.
The words are as deep as you want them to be. I brought a horse into it because of the symbolism. The horse, and here’s a brief lesson for you all that aren’t aware of this, represents personal drive, passion and appetite for freedom.
It’s horse sense 101. Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.W. C. Fields I believe.
I haven’t figured out what to do with the instrumental part toward the end. I thought maybe guitar solo, kazoo and musical spoons?
But thank you all for lending an ear and any suggestions you have for a successful EP release is much appreciated. Maybe we'll have a record release 70s retro party at your place?
We can play twister and have a seance. Bruce Hilliard over and out.