Good snowy morning!
Taking stock from yesterday: I must omit dairy products for decent vocal practice. But those sour cream Pina Colada muffins were so good... Have to exercise my fingers for a more well rounded piano & guitar practice. But got everything on my list done. Congrats :)
Yesternight's good news: First ever song written on piano! Well, the beginnings. Now for lyrics. This song dedicated to an iconic friend who passed away last November and took along his great passion for Jazz. Fans like him are hard to come by in this town. He rarely missed a weekly Jazz show. Also have a cover in mind for him...
Amazing. Woke up. Today. No back pain! Unheard of.
Thanks Adriene! https://do.yogawithadriene.com/blog/yoga-for-daily-neck-relief https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqGHWXjgn-M
Un-social In an effort to honour 'the moment' as a rather sensitive person ~ it's been instrumental for me to get rid of Facebook. And Twitter. Argh. When posting on Instagram; archiving and sharing my photography has been a feel-good factor. It is a gentle and calm attempt to keep in touch, meet like minded folks. I've come to my own conclusion that 'collecting likes' resembles false news: Illusion meets expectation meets ego. Unless there is a profound and sincere message attached.
Also: Time is a factor. Time is precious. Time ticks away and never sleeps. We need choose our activities carefully. Life is precious. Now more than ever. Un-social-media.
Today's tune was recorded at 'Jazz in July' in Amherst Massachusetts ~ the final concert. It's wrongly titled 'This Masquerade' but for real it is of course 'Blue Skies' by Irving Berlin (1926) we hear. Note I was extremely nervous at the concert.. truth be told.