Thought for the Day-
Coincidental Synchronicity: Natural Law
If it happens once it is a subtle hint
Twice, a knock on the door as in "Hello...Is there anyone
Three times? It is God with a megaphone smacking you upside
the head while blaring...
" It's Time to Wake Up Now!!!"
I am happy to announce the arrival of my latest release
entitled "Quicksand". This song was composed by myself on my
Kawai. I then gave my scholarship recipient, Sean Rothmann,
the opportunity to shine by adding his magic to the work. I
allowed him to track the song, excluding the wild classical
piano ending which I tracked myself. All I asked was that
he keep the overall composition intact along with my request
to preserve the hauntingly beautiful vibe and execute the
original diminished scale precicely into the tracking of the
song. Then I came in and laid down the vocals to finish the
song. Many thanks to producer/engineer Dave Waterbury for
adding the orchestration, guitar, bass, and drum tracks.
During this month of March I've decided to pay tribute to
yet another musical influence by mentioning the band "Ides
of March". When I was a young kid, before the teenage
years or even before the beginning adolescence stage, I used
to hear a song on the radio all the time called "Vehicle".
Somehow, I felt intensely connected to that song without
really understanding why. I always felt a tingly sensation
throughout my body when that particular song popped up on
the radio. Every time I heard it I was impressed with an
older version of myself as a grown woman experiencing the
picture that the lyricist had painted. Years later, a man
pulling up in a black sedan came into my life. By the end of
that evening I realized that he was the man inside song..
I was pleasantly surprised to run into my Clarksdale buddy
and co-writer, Jimbo Mathus, at the Grammy's last month.
Coincidentally, Jimbo was flown in to Los Angeles by his
bandleader, Buddy Guy (Grammy nominee for the album "Blues
Singer") to be there on his behalf. It was not a wasted trip
as I am delighted to announce that they did indeed WIN Best
Traditional Blues Album of the Year. We had planned to
record this weekend in Clarksdale on the 19th and the 20th.
Instead, I was blessed with another opportunity and that
was to finish "Quicksand". Then I came to realize that
"Quicksand" was the intended song set to meet fruition for
this particular week.
What are the chances that Jimbo and I would unexpectedly
meet here in Los Angeles instead of Clarksdale..... brought
together in synchronicity on such an enormous victory?? It
was a pleasure to be in his company on the day he was handed
a Grammy on behalf of his work. Congratulations to Buddy Guy
and James "Jimbo" Mathus as well all the others involved in
the project.....May your deserved recognition and success
Currently they are scheduled to appear at Proctor Theater
Williams Production in Schenetady, New York on March 19th.
Then on Saturday March 20th they are scheduled at Keswick
Theater in Glenside, PA.
For more info check the tour dates on Buddy Guy's Official
We plan to resume our recording project in Clarksdale a
little later in the year.
This week, I also pay tribute to the late great Randy
Rhoades. The careless plane crash in Leesburg, Florida of
1982 was quite a shock to the rock world. Although his
physical death left a sadness in our hearts, his spirit
remains continually entwined in our music which just goes to
show "You Can't Kill Rock N' Roll"- from Ozzy Osbourne's
"Diary of a Madman". In most recent news (I'm sure you all
know), Sharon Osbourne admits to having an affair with
Randy. (No Comment)
Currently, I have a lot brewing so check back next month in
April for my latest updates.