Ever find out about a new artist and can’t get enough of them? That happened to me recently when my friend at Everspark Interactive, Aaron Chapman, skyped me a recommendation to check out Bon Iver (where “Iver” is pronounced “ee-v-ay-er” and rhymes with “Slayer”). I took one listen and I was hooked, which lead to discovering another great artist: James Blake.
One BI track that nearly brought me to tears is “Holocene”
I dug deeper in the Bon Iver catalogue on Spotify and discovered I was already familiar with “Skinny love” and “Lost in the World,” the latter a track from Kanye West featuring Bon Iver:
“Lost in the Woods”
I like the Kanye track a lot and found a similar BI release called “Fall Creek Boys Choir“, that moved me AND introduced me to James Blake who’s featured on the track:
Check out James Blake’s performance of “Retrograde” on the Dave Letterman show:
the official “Retrograde” video:
and this Cochella performance of “Air & Lack thereof“:
I’ve added several of the Bon Iver tracks to my playlist called “Jams I’m listening to” on Spotify, so if you like the tracks above and want to explore some of my personal favorites, check it out and follow for updates.
Of course, if you have some recommendations for me, please leave them as comments so I can check them out!
If you’ve ever been to Asheville, NC, then you know it’s a unique community and beautiful place with plenty of beautiful Eco villages to check out. Recently, my family (Kathy, Jolie, Johnny and I) got a chance to visit our dear friend who lives there (Debbie Wilson Pustorino), and she invited us to “Hickory Nut Forest Open House Tour,” presented by The Western North Carolina Green Building Council.
As the 2012 Western NC Green Building Directory reports, one of the many great things we learned about Hickory Nut Forest is that it’s “a 200+ acre eco-community in Gerton, NC where residents share a 10-acre organic garden and heirloom orcahrd, alogn with acess to miles of trails through forest protected under a conservation easement.” It was founded by John Myers and Jane Lawson, who bout the land and had the dream that is now becoming a reality. We got to meet John and Jane, and they are truly wonderful and warm. In fact, their
I was amazed by the homes we saw and the people we met, and I was excited to learn that all three of the properties we visited, including the one above, were owned (and some, co-built) by first-time builders who successfully created what I consider to be “Sustainable Luxury.”
What exactly is Sustainable Luxury? For me, it’s simply luxury combined with Eco-friendly / Green / Sustainable development and something I plan to help create. Of course, much like beauty, luxury is “in the eye of the beholder.” See if you agree with my assessment of the first Sustainable Luxury property we toured above, owned by first-time builder Ryan Lubbers, and co-built by Nate Ballinger.
My wife and I were delighted to contribute to a new book called “Love and Oneness,” part of the best-selling Adventures In Manifesting series from Älska (elsh~ka) Publishing. The book is coming out a little later this year and we’ll release pre-sale details very soon. Stay tuned…
I’ve been enjoying Life Visioning: A Four-Stage Evolutionary Journey to Live as Divine Love from Michael Bernard Beckwith over the last few weeks (thanks in part to my good friend Ade), and as a result (CORRECTION: I realized later that this idea came up in a separate meditation session a day or so after a Life Visioning session), one of the steps I’ve taken is to launch a new spiritual website, book and musical CD. More on this as it unfolds.
Another big step, and probably the most surprising for me of all, is that I’m pursuing a new career in addition to some of my other entrepreneurial ventures. Its exciting and I’m grateful to have the clarity to pursue it. Again, I’ll keep you abreast once more details have unfolded!
Love & Light!
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If you are looking for an effective way to understand and reclaim your “God-given” power, you might consider meditation.
I great personal development course / book I recommend that teaches principles and application via meditation is The Master Key System, by Charles F Hannel. As the website bearing his name explains:
Like Napoleon Hill, Charles Haanel studied and researched the secrets and keys to mastering the Universe. He took his knowledge and put it together into twenty- four part educational course that became The Master Key System. He began to share these findings with some of the world’s wealthiest people sending them a new section of the course on a weekly basis. These wealthy people were so impressed with the findings that they begged Charles not to go public with The Master Key System. Charles did decide to publish the system in book format; however, he NEVER intended for it to be for the general public. Copies of Haanel’s original books are rarely found today. – http://www.charleshaanel.com/
Rumored to have been a guiding blueprint for Bill Gates, the first time I began the course several years ago, I had what’s called a “Kundalini awakening” three weeks into it. I began working with the internal energy that was “awakened” and stopped the course shortly after in favor of “easier” practices. lol
Several years later, I’ve returned to The Master Key willing and able to put forth the mental commitment it requires and I’m enjoying both the lessons and application. The course is truly a simple to apply yet mentally challenging in a very good way.