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Bluefire Stallion

by Kevin F. Montague

Fiery band arrangement about a mythological creature called The Bluefire Stallion. Very up-tempo. Full of power and energy.
Genre: Rock: 70's Rock
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This was completed sometime in 1975. I was a year into my college years while furiously studying music in my effort to catch up with lost time feeling I had gotten a late start on my music studies in life. I had asked my mother for lessons at age 5, but that didn't happen until about age 10. Given how poor we were in those years, my parents could only afford a limited number of lessons. I was a very fast learner too and could hum any complex melody with ease, since before age 5. You'd think this would have been a signal to my parents they had a musical prodigy on their hands. I was born while my parents were living on Beethoven street in Santa Monica too. You would have thought they got the message from me and God before I was born to who and what they were receiving into their family, but they just didn't see it, even though both loved music. You could even see Loyola University from our front yard where I would be attending college some 17 years later.

I had been entertaining the idea for a band during this time period in my life, but was having trouble coming up with a name back in those days. As I was developing my own style of music, I often use to sit in my bedroom or the school music room with just a single candle burning to light the room. It was good for meditation while I tried to get in touch with my spiritual muses, when I was ready to create a new song or instrumental work.

After a while of thinking, I was staring at my candle one night and focused in on the center part of the flame. As you know, with most candles, the center part of the flame of any candle is blue in color. It is also the coolest part of the flame with the white part being the hottest part of the flame. I wanted to say that my music had a "cool" sound to it, without using the word "cool" anymore. The word "cool" was a left over word from the 1960's. So I came up with the name "Bluefire".

I had always loved horses and mythology. So one night, I let my imagination take me to a place that was magical. I remember an interview with Ursula Le Gruin who wrote "The Lathe of Heaven". She stated in the interview that when she writes one of her books, it usually starts with a character appearing in her mind. She then allows that character to take her into his or her world and then allows the story of that character to unfold through her thoughts. She never knows, she states, where the whole thing is going to take her. That's what I do with my fiction as well. I dreamed of the Bluefire Stallion, which I tried to capture in the provided cover artwork for this song and then let the stallion reveal a moment to me of its life. I saw myself as a boy again and caught for a brief moment, a timeless image in my imagination which made for great lyrics that make up the song and fiery musical arrangement.

When I look back, the stallion seemed to represent my more fiery brave side I kept sequestered in many ways through my life. So many fears growing up made me shy, as I entered my 13th year. A lot of that had to do with the abuses I got from my mother and the kids I grew up with in the four grade schools I attended before high school. I had lost my self confidence and my self esteem in before age 13 which I told no one about. This stallion was fearless and full of love, made of a cool blue fire, but with a fiery red main. As I look back, the colors represented water and fire in the colors of the stallion and represented the cleansing I was going through, both spiritually and in mind and heart when this song was written, as I entered into college. I had finally gotten away from the influence of my parents which had sorely messed me up growing up and was more on my own starting 1975. For the first time, the real me, the real love that was being suppressed, was starting to try to find its way into the world. This would not come without mistakes along the way too, but at least I was finally flowing into life and it was starting to show in my initial composition works I was taking on as a writer and composer.

What inspired the opening was a form of chord riff Elton John used in his piece entitled "Funeral for a Friend" off his Yellow Brick Road album. I love the fiery triplets he used at one point in that one piece, as he was building it all into "Love Lies Bleeding". So I capitalized on that form of triplets to open the band arrangement for this work.

With each arrangement I wrote, I had a set format in mind for the Bluefire band which I had hoped to form one day, which never did happen, because I started to run into serious health issues when I reached age 27. I had walked into a local Pup-N-Taco while leaving the location of a lithographic printer I was working with, who was helping me get into production a new board game entitled "The Million Dollar Bank Game". I wound up with a form of ongoing jaundice related to the food I ate that day which raised my liver enzyme levels and kept me tired all the time from that point on, but I was still functional. This was the beginning of what was to later be called CFS or Fibromyalgia come the early 1990's. It was slowing me down greatly, but I kept going, that is until 1994 when I bought contaminated sausage at a local Vons Supermarket in my area near my home which finally decked me and lead me into the second NDE of my life at age 44. I would later learn the sausage was full of "helminthes" which is the medical term for parasitic worms or liver and pancreatic flukes. You can hear more about this on my YouTube channel TheAstroboy9 channel.

So I never did get my Bluefire band off the ground. The world missed out on all the fun that would have created if the people at the food establishments who had done this to me had done their job and if my western medical doctors had not been so dumb as to not see the cause of what had gotten into my body. Still, I had written enough music to create a number of albums worth of salable music for the day if it had gone the other way. Who knows how much more I would have written if it had all been different.

So, sit back and envision a cold October skyline. See yourself as a youth again in a magical forest. Then imagine the stallion you see on my cover art suddenly appearing before you, as divine magic surrounds you and inspires you to be the noble being you were born to be! It's all part of the hero's journey of adventure no less.

LYRICS:
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Midnight!
Against a windy, cold, October skyline,
I had seen him.
The moonlight shined across his sweating forehead!
Maybe I was dream'n?
Cause when I tell you, you might put me away;
But what I was see'n
Was a stallion with a fiery red mane!

Running!
Freer than a hawk or falcon could fly!
In the forest;
Did I see his strong white body shine
While the moonlight
turned his white hair a candle light blue:
As he approached me,
His eyes lit up in a blue neon hue.

CHORUS:
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BLUEFIRE STALLION
FREE DO TO AS YOU PLEASE WITH YOUR LIFE
BLUEFIRE STALLION
SHOW ME THE FREEDOM YOU HAVE FOUND WITH YOUR LIFE

Climb'n
Up the hillside with the ease of a hart
Ris'n
To a higher place than when he had start
Stopp'n
He raised his body up just above my head
I felt my heart drop
As he leaped over me, running into the night (CHORUS)

© Kevin F. Montague 1975 and © Bluefire Music Enterprises 2013
All Rights Reserved

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