Hello and Bonjour,
2018 is here, a new year begins and with it great promise and all of our combined hopes that it will be a better year than 2017. I hope that it is treating you all well so far? For those of you who follow me on Social Media, you know that last year I was blessed with being able to travel all around the US in a home on wheels aka an RV. I had the most amazing time and I promised to write about my adventures and I will hold to that promise. It has been about a month and a half since I returned that Beast of an RV and oh do I miss that Beast!!! The Gbear is very happy to have his yard back and be with his many furry friends. I don’t think he liked the traveling as much as I did however I was very impressed with his travel cat abilities. He became a protector and would stay up all night looking out the windows and meowing loudly if he felt anything to be threatening. I’ve never in all my days had a protector cat. He’s pretty unique though in many ways.
Towards the end of last year, a very dear friend of mine and great singer/songwriter Mel Sanson came out to visit and while hanging out, found that we sing very well together. I had written a dark folk song called White Lillies and she figured out a really lovely harmony to it. We set up some microphones at the place downtown she was staying and we recorded the song together right there and then. No fancy studio or expensive gear just two friends singing a song.
I played an acoustic guitar and it came out sounding so beautiful that I’ve decided to share it with you. There is truly something to be said about playing and singing a song live, no tricks, no fancy effects or digital splicing. Just playing the song in it’s barest form in one single take. I love the intimacy of hearing an Artists breath, the squeaking of the strings and the humanity in the performance. These days Music is often very processed and I think that our ears have become accustomed to hearing music that way. When a track is raw though sometimes it can be far more powerful. It depends on the song, the performer, the day it was recorded etc. I am in the process of creating the cover art for it and am going to have it mastered. I seriously can’t wait to share it with you! It’s been so cool, as I record and release music lots of musicians have shared their music with me via the web. I love discovering new music, new artists and their work so thank you if you were one of those people.
On another note, ( no pun intended), In response to many emailed requests I am going to be making a new limited edition Tee Shirt for those of you who are die hard Nancy from The Craft fans. I will be using, with permission, the beautiful artwork of the Artist Robert Heckman who made a lovely oil painting of Nancy. He is such a gifted artist.
Last year I was invited to attend some movie conventions and it was truly humbling to learn how much love folks have for that character and that film. Many people asked me if I would make some Nancy shirts so I am obliging. I always order the very best and softest Tee shirts I can find. I love it when they’re soft. The tee shirts will be available for a limited time only and you will have the option of ordering them signed by yours truly if you so wish.
I will write more soon and until then, Happy 2018 and I hope you all enjoy the upcoming Full Blue Moon/Blood Moon! I am so excited, I hope the skies will be clear enough for me to see it.
Much Love to you my friends.