I’m baking brownies.
If a friend showed up at the door they would be invited in. The house smells snug and warm.
This is as it always is when I bake since I bake to share. :)
Blue Dusk in Virginia
#RodStewart #EmiliaZoryan #finestwoman #single #cover #2013
We’re really looking forward to the relaunch of Wailele Farm’s website! #TwinFallsMaui more to come!
Three-Strip Technicolor Camera, Model EF-2, c. 1940, with Mitchell Tripod, Model FG, date unknown
WHY I WRITE SONGS
I love music. I have been surrounded by it all my life from since I was in the womb while my mother played oboe in an orchestra, as a child going to sleep to my father playing the Bach Cello Suite on his cello, and waking up in the morning to the smell of scrapple (a family recipe) and my grandmother practicing her latest piece on the piano. A feast for the senses indeed.
Without music, my life would be empty. Imagine life without music. It’s almost impossible because it exists everywhere from the sounds of nature (rain, wind, wild animals) to the sounds of urban life (honking horns in traffic, car alarms, trains pulling into and out of stations). A musician can hear these sounds and find rhythm patterns, melodies and cadences within them and can transform them into music. John Cage created most of his work in this way. Without the musician or composer of music these sounds would most likely remain sounds undetected by a passing ear distracted by the need to do something instead of just listen.
Music to me is a vibration that brings me back to my primitive self and reminds me of what it is to be human with my many facets of emotion and complex relationships with others. In my eyes, writing a song is a way to arrange these complexities of human nature into a simple and concise form that can be recognized and felt by us all. Short and sweet, as they say. But a good song is one that can offer something in return for your listening ear: insight, perspective, hope, joy, a good story or just someone who gets you. As I continue to write, I am forever searching for these kinds of songs. It’s a challenging, enlightening, agonizing, but mostly fun process and I love it. And I hope you all get something out of it too.
"Let’s Forget" is a sneak peak track from the forth coming record (release date TBD) recorded live at Kettle Pot Tracks Studio in Lafayette Hill, PA. It is unfinished in the sense that there may still be tweaks before it is ready to be released to the public. But as a songwriter, I am in the business of exposing my heart and inviting you into my world and this time I’m giving you a glimpse into my process. Plus you are important to me because you are listening.
Maui is clear and beautiful this morn!
CD count: 422
I’m an introvert and a showboat at the same time. I have always enjoyed singing, dancing, acting and generally making a spectacle of myself but I’m also a somewhat shy and very sensitive person. Though at first this sounds like an unusual combination of traits, I think it is…
Sun is beginning to set!
Right now in paradise #Maui #Hawaii