Summer is over and fall is drawing near Soon to be over another good year Where we will be or what we will do Our hearts desires we must pursue Peace, love and purpose our one desire Hoping to rise to where we aspire Trudging along to catch our dreams Trudging along to catch our dreams
Finding balance and peace is a noble goal for all of us to seek and an important part of our well being. Life often comes at us from all directions and you never know where you will land. As fall comes along it always seems to be a time of reflection on life, where we are, where we are going and where we want to be. Music has and always will be a great way for me to find balance and peace in my life. Time seems to move more rapidly as we age so take time to tell you family, your friends and others you love them and care for them. Then find some time for yourself to find your balance and peace. I hope this post finds you doing well, best wishes, peace and love to all who have and do support me with my musical pursuits. Have a wonderful continuation of 2015 wherever you are in the world.
I am very saddened to learn of the passing of one of my most favorite musicians, Chris Squire, of Yes. His style of play was mesmerizing and his timing was simply unbelievable. I remember seeing him play in the round, mid song, he drops a bass to the floor, a hatch opens and an different bass comes up, all without missing a not. A great voice and a great musical innovator. I was just listened to some of my older Yes albums last week and I still hang on every note. Chris Squire will be truly missed by all who knew him and all who loved his music.
Troubles come and troubles go Where we wind up you never know For life is short and quickly fleeting Always go to where your heart is leading
Will I know you in the years to come? Will I see the rising sun
Living Hard, Living Right, Every day, try to get it right Will I know you in the years to come? Will I see the rising sun?
Life's uncertain at its very best Every day it's put to the test Will I know you in the years to come? Will I see the rising sun?
Progressing through and trudging on we all must do. Music is a great release for our pain, our emotions and a conduit to finding our happiness and dreams. From where ever you find yourself in this old world you will ultimately emerge to find a new you, a new day a better life. Dream, plan, do and emerge. Check out The Emergence, full compilation version, my attempt at a true prog rock song. Have a happy day my friends.
The past weekend was great as I was able to play live for a small gig with my brother and the NPR Project as I call us or the No Practice Band. Had a lot of fun doing a solo set and enjoyed the great weather for playing out of doors. Look for new CD coming out in late fall tentatively called Boys and Their Toys. It will be a whole different genre for me and will include vocals. Songs are rock, maybe a ballad or two, a blues piece and well what ever else falls into place. Peace and love to all.
The observer noticed a guy swimming in the middle of the ocean when suddenly the swimmer shouted "Help me, Sharks, Help me, Sharks. The observer paused and thought to himself with a smile, those sharks aren't going to help him! :) Enjoy
This was inspired in some way by a historical vision of Napoleon's retreat from Waterloo. The underlying march and trudging forward through all types of challenge and tribulation. Well, that was a thought. I also liked the midi version of Rick Wakeman's mini Moog that I had experimented with. Anyway, one of my favorite pieces that I have created because of low bass and soft passages. I hope you enjoy.
This song was originated over a long period of time but was inspired by new piano choice from Kurzwiel. I first played this live for a relatives wedding and each movement represents the ups and downs of our lives but attempts to capture through main melody how it always seems to return to normal.
Some transformations are fun and some are scary and foreboding. Transformation tries to capture those emotions in three distinct sections. To live and to grow and realize our true potential, we all must become transformed at some point. I hope this inspires your transformational memories or thoughts.
Have you ever been on a rural road and wonder where it will ever come out? Sometimes our lives are lonely roads that leave us confused, disoriented or just alone. Lonely Road captures some of that melancholy and loneliness that sometimes surrounds us all.
For many, this loneliness is short lived as we focus on the next interchange, the next opportunity that will lead us to where we want to be. This song to me is a great mental release that helps us to relax our minds and focus on our journey and where we want to go.
The creation of the song was somewhat removed however from the title and it is really one of my most favorite pieces that I have created. The genesis for this some came from the purchase of my MAudio 88 key midi controller and the Tascam Gigastudio piano. While trying out each and playing with transposition, the lower line was recorded and then the lead melody was later played on top of that track. This was the finished version for years until last year, where revisiting some of my songs, I decided to add the backing voices from my Korg N264.
This somewhat unorthodox recording method represents the journey that I created on my own while exploring new territory, hence the name lonely road. Enjoy my favorite creation as this weeks promoted song.