I took my Oscar steel drum outside in -14C to see what it would do to the sound. First time I've played with mitts on. This is filmed with my new GoPro camera. It's sure better than trying hold a camera and a set of drumsticks at the same time. The pixie dust is from... Continue Reading →
Lament for Claire and Michael
A dear friend, Claire Verney, has been blogging about her journey caring for her husband diagnosed in 1994 with early onset Parkinson's Disease. In Day to Day with Parkinson's Disease her writing is a soulful sometimes heart wrenching reflection of her daily commitment to her marriage. Read her blog here. Their earthly walk is nearly... Continue Reading →
Lake Superior Sunset Lullaby
Last week we had the joy of being on Lake Superior for sunset. On a very rocky beach.
Invocation for Change
This is an intuitive song invoking change. My heart is heavy for the world's largest Christian religion. Even though I am not a Roman Catholic myself, I sense a deep yearning for change from so many whose voices are seemingly never heard. I sing invented words or 'vocables' accompanied by a 22 inch 'Remo' brand... Continue Reading →
Song for the New Year
http://youtu.be/VSMKlH96fio A intuitive song for New Year's 2013. The instrument is an Oscar© a steel tongue-drum, HAPI drum, created by Tribal Thunder from the original design of Oscar De Los Santos of Ontario, Canada. This particular version is a 6-note Ake Bono tuning.
Lament for Wind and Rain
The Destruction of Hurricane Sandy http://youtu.be/qG4UZVhGuPg The massive storm called Sandy is still whipping up tremendous wind and rain. Even on the very periphery of the system we are being affected. In sympathy for those lives which will be forever changed due to Sandy I offer this lament. With these vocables, I hope that my... Continue Reading →
Earth Hour Lament
http://youtu.be/byCHvVf_t2k Earth Hour March 2012. During the candlelit hour I recorded this little improvisational lament to our Blue Planet home. I hope that my soulful musical meditation conveys a little of my prayer for healing of our world. The 'words' I sing are a type of vocalise, invented words, or vocables in the spirit of... Continue Reading →
Sounding in Sedona
http://youtu.be/n78oZqMYoDo My recent trip to the mystical red rocks of Sedona, Arizona gave me the courage to experiment with recording my intuitive music for the first time. The Airport Mesa Vortex was where I filmed this. In my backpack I carried my little G minor pentatonic kalimba and I just set my camera down on the rock... Continue Reading →