Doing a bit more writing still re my new album..that’s what happens when you drop a few tracks and need to fill the space:) Someday this project will be finished is my guess..
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I’m getting my ducks all in a row again so to speak. Doing a couple of live events this coming weekend and also trying to finish out the new album so it can be released. It’s one of those organizing time frames that helps everything go smoothly when it’s time to launch:)
Sequencing songs for the new album; quite the puzzle to assemble re how pieces flow and interact with each other. It’s an interesting exercise in how to hopefully blend emotions in both an appealing, and engaging way.
Even though butterflies appear to be drunk pilots most of the time I love them anyway. I almost got hit by one the other day, but wasn’t too worried about it…
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Here I am again in the middle of writing string parts for my supposed next “Solo” piano album. It’s hard to lay off the sweets I guess.. even though it’s a lot more work at least it’s fun also:)
Each year I find myself still thrilled with spring. Springtime is a time of new beginnings for me, a time for fresh life to flow through me, and a time of creation and celebration. Maybe it’s because I was born in April!
I grew up in a place where the winters could be a bit too long, drawn out, and overly gray. When it came time for the Robins to return and the snow to give way to the patches of light green sprinkled on the newly-exposed rich, wet, brown earth, I always got excited. Life became a friendlier time with smiles, nods, and person-to-person recognition that all is not solemn and hidden away.
My brother, sister, and I used to lay a blanket out on our cement porch on those sunny early March days when the temperature headed all the way up into the high 40s. For us kids, basking in that sun felt warm and cozy after all we’d been through!
Of course there’s something bigger going on with all of this. It’s about life’s sense of rejuvenation- life offering another chance to become more alive and to live with a renewed belief in our dreams.
As I write this from my Northern California home, there are new flocks of songbirds appearing for their annual concerts, fascinating wildflowers blooming here and there, as well as beautiful flowering trees showing off their brilliant yellows and hot pinks again.
Rise is about the celebration and anticipation of still better days to come somehow, some way in this world of ours. It’s about how new growth can also bring new experiences.
I love getting organized..it’s the only way I’m able to get anything much done:) I suppose it’s another right brain/left brain thing that needs to be mastered in my life..
Oh..by the way I have a solo concert in the Sacramento, CA area on Saturday, April 10th in case you’re near there etc. Call (916) 560-0100 for more info..