Thanks to a recent article at ZDNet covering the latest TED Conference, I got to hear the remarkable A Capella sounds of Naturally 7, a group of seven musicians who practice something they call “vocal play.”
As ZDNet reporter Daniel Sieberg explains, “It’s hard to describe their act other than saying each of them used their voices in unison to recreate a different musical instrument from drums to brass instruments to guitars.”
Watch this video to discover them for yourself:
project free tv
Have you heard about www.projectfree.tv? A friend told me that the site allows you to watch hit TV shows and Movies free online – WITHOUT downloading. As a recording artist, I don’t download music unless I pay for it, so I was glad to see I didn’t have to download the shows.
I was pleasantly surprised to see the site has all sorts of great movies and TV shows. If, for example, you missed the last season of your favorite HBO or Showtime hit series – no problem! From The Sopranos (HBO), Rome (HBO) to Dexter (Showtime), you are bound to find something you like. See for yourself by visiting www.projectfree.tv and let me know what you think.
I thoroughly enjoy reading books on self-development and have been blessed to find many that have assisted in my spiritual journey. One such book is Dr. Micheal Bernard Beckwith’s latest offering, “Spiritual Liberation: Fulfilling Your Soul’s Potential.” I just started reading it recently, and although I’m only on the 7th chapter, it is so good, I decided to join the Amazon associate program today (which allows me to recommend this and all my other favorite books)!
For context, you may remember Dr. Beckwith from “The Secret.” My wife and I met Dr. Beckwith on 2/11/07 while visiting his LA based Agape International Spiritual Center. We were extremely moved durring our visit and came back searching for a similar environment here in Atlanta, GA (we were fortunate to find the sister church only 15 minutes from our home).
Kathy, Dr Beckwith and I (before I cut my locks)
I’ve been equally moved by “Spiritual Liberation” b/c it is simply powerful. I read a chapter each day along with the affirmations and embodiments at the end. Once I’m finished, I feel much like I do after an incredible meditation.
The forward, by Marianne Williamson, describes the book perfectly:
“Michael Bernard Beckwith, through his ever-deepining understanding of God and human existence, has already cast a wide net of influence. With this book, the many lessons he has learned, the information he has acuumulated, and the insights that have illumined his mind will now illumine yours”.
Have you read the book already or are you reading it now? What are your thoughts on it?
Antony and the Johnsons | photo: Nick Knight
I received another great email from fellow artist Lena Potapova today and I’m always so pleased to read them. There is something personal, unique and at times fun(ny) about her writing, which you can see for yourself here on her blog and you can join her newsletter at http://www.reverbnation.com/lena
In her recent newsletter, she shared about an artist that sounds – at least to me – like a mix between Jethro Tull, Elvis, Morrissey, and Jeff Buckley (in a very good way). Antony and the Johnsons is the artris and the first song on the Myspace profile is called “Epilepsy is Dancing!” Clever. Yes, No?
Did you make any New Years resolutions this year? Are you still on track toward keeping those resolutions?
Resolutions are really DECISIONS to ACHIEVE something, so if you aren’t DOING something to achieve your decisions, no better time to start than NOW. Even better, lets move beyond New Years resolutions:
“What if you could enter the new year with a set of fresh tools, actionable strategies, and key relationship-building skills that would transform the quality of your life, business, and relationships?
Take a moment to envision the end of 2009.
Did you have a powerful, focused year that made a huge contribution to you and everyone you know?
Or did a year slip by with you being unfocused, unfulfilled and at the mercy of the environment?
These are challenging times that require us to summon a whole new vision of leadership from deep within — a vision that has the power to create passion, inspiration and focus for everyone whom we touch.”
The excerpt above is from a newsletter from iconic motivational speaker, Tony Robbins, introducing a free set of tools that will help you clearly envision what you want your life to be and spell out the other practical steps to achieve that life in 2009:
Now, I have to admit, I was never really a Tony Robbins fan until watching an amazing video presentation at TED where he discussed the motivating forces behind people’s actions. His explanation was so clear and insightful, that I joined his newsletter – something I only do when I believe someone offers true value. These clear and insightful FREE tools are the kind of true value that will help you grow into the life you truly desire.
NOTE: I get nothing but satisfaction from sharing this with you and hope it is as helpful to you as it has been to me.