Dear Friends, good morning!
Yoga and a short walk begin the day, air scents like spring rains. Winds are beginning to rouse and shift constantly, a storm is lingering on the horizon. Winter bargains with spring.
For the sake of personal peace, I chose to opt out from featuring my much valued artist friends from here-on until Day 30,. It has been SO amazing to help shine a light upon many of you! I will pick up where I left off at a later time, k..? I know you understand.
There are future plans for less intense blog activities, spaced out for more ease in time and unrushed content.
At this point, in all its intensity, I can feel things pulling together, showing me the way to go, beyond these 30 days. It is what I have been aiming for with this:
Me, this musical ship adrift at sea for 12 months needed to get the motor running again, set sail, push through 30 days of joyful and grueling days at sea, purpose being to brave a storm. An eye and mind opening, self realization journey I cooked up here for myself and for you! Welcome to the sail. But maybe you already hoisted down the life boat a long time ago, rowing away from this to some distant island fast as you can..ha! That's okay too. Pina Coladas on the beach are not a bad choice, in comparison.
Taking stock from yesterday:
I truly was a chill day. A much needed chill day. I went skiing, shoveled white stuff off the deck, played with the chickens, made spinach lasagna for the guys.
And, most importantly, I got out my beloved Godin guitar, set up the mic and the Fender Acoustasonic 30 amp again, pulled out my Roadhouse & Watertower solo gig books and played some tunes I have not played for probably 16 months.. just, making a living by playing music. Sweet sounds of familiar tunes.
Jazz with my MoonDazz band is my number one passion and hard work, solo gigs used to provide a good part of my livelyhood, once upon a time.
But I am ready to adapt to the current times. It's all good, a shift in progress.
Today's I would like to introduce to you a Northern German song close to my heart, written by Knut Kiesewetter (who passed in 2016), fellow singer songwriter, who wrote this song in our mutual rare Northern Coastal, internationally recognized language: Plattdeutsch. I grew up listening to and speaking with neighbours over fences and at gatherings, thus still understanding and speaking reasonably well. A beautiful language, almost extinct. Below find 'Fresenhof' by Knut Kiesewetter. Willkommen.
...well, so much for that idea. My IPhone5 recording device died and refuses to be charged.. so, I dug my yet older IPhone4 out of the drawer, charging it up with a questionable charge chord, but it seems to work. can't wait to see if the old device will save the day!! It's 6% charged now... bear with me.
In the meantime, I will post this blog and add the track later tonight, hopefully. Or, all else failing, will pick "Harbour Dreams" from Moonstone instead :) We shall see... another wee challenge!
Update!! I managed to record & post above advertised song :) Enjoy!