I have been reading Alan Watts book 'The Watercourse Way,' on Taoism and I don't think it was a coincidence that I came into contact with 'against the wind' album by Bob Seger recently. They are both reflecting on the "path of least resistant." Bob Segar sings about his foolishness when he was going against the grain. He sings "watch the young man run, against the wind."
And Alan Watts suggests that in Taoism if we be more like water and nature life is easier and fuller.
Just improvising with some drum and key sounds on the new instrument. Caught some cool sirens in the background. Have a listen. Its raining outside...good news for California. Also for those of you in Sacramento, I'll be playing some music at the Carvalho Winery event "wine and art fair," should be pretty fun. Heres some info, its for a good cause so don't be ashamed to pay money. Oct 5th.
Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door ~ 100% Net Ticket proceeds to benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – Someday is Today. You may purchase tickets from our website or call the Tasting Room at 916-744-1625.
“The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.”
My grandmother uses this statement a lot, and I appreciate her for it. My grandfather goes yard sale shopping a lot, and I appreciate his resourcefulness. He always has his eyes out for musical instruments for me. Recently he purchased this Yamaha keyboard for $12.00. It works great, and has some fantastic sounds as well as an arpeggiator and a drum machine. Its going to encourage me to practice more piano. Anther thing I noticed that my grandfather does; he always greets people with enthusiasm and their name. I am going to try to follow his lead. Here are some pictures.
Managed to make my way to the midwest of America this week. For unfortunate circumstances, but nonetheless, I am here and its good to see family.
The way traveling stimulates you is unique to any other experience. Regardless if you enjoy traveling or not, there is nothing else like it and you will always learn something. New cultures and different paces of life is refreshing and makes you question your own way of living.
Enjoyed a great discussion with some musician friends at lunch yesterday. As we experience the changes of the music industry, talking to active musicians is important. All kinds of People are paving the way for this art form now and it's possibilities could be good or bad. We touched on things like aliens,
individualism/collectivism and marketing. Even though these conversations may not accomplish anything and they are usually full of a lot of speculation they are inspiring and they get me thinking in new ways. I really value the people in my life who create and are creative. Playing music now is like one big opportunity. A chance to share expectations. So go check out Otis Heat, they are coming to a town near you www.otisheat.com
The reality is the world doesn't need new music to continue , water and food and compassion are more important. But that doesn't stop people from creating. Just put it out there . It makes more real estate in your self for growth.
This is the September 5th release from the Music Subscription. This song has taken many forms, with different time signatures, keys, arrangements and lyrics. Settling on the idea that it's ok to release a song several times helps. Nothing is final. No song is ever complete. The Elephant was done by Christine Galinato ( www.christinegalinato.com ) check out and support her art.
CHORDS - Bmin7 - Amin 7 - Gmaj 7
- tell her im everything i need to be
- tell her i dont care where shes been or what shes seen
- she is the weather and i am a mountain
- messin with my mind in a way i cant get behind
- tell her ill be on my own two
- if i loved you a little less maybe everything would be alright