Bon Iver & James Blake – just now “discovering” and enjoying both

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”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWcyIpul8OE

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:

“Skinny love”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9O7GByZ1-zg

“Lost in the Woods”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-KiTmhR_v4

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:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aqKA_2UUy4

Check out James Blake’s performance of “Retrograde” on the Dave Letterman show:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAEkGbGiv7I

the official “Retrograde” video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6p6PcFFUm5I

and this Cochella performance of “Air & Lack thereof“:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-gdZO9wZeY&feature=c4-overview&list=UUIZ4NEJamsWybup2TJUdoPA

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!

Green Home Sustainable Luxury: Hickory Nut Forest Eco Community “Open House Tour” in Asheville NC

VIDEO TOUR OF RYAN LUBBERS’ GREEN HOME / SUSTAINABLE LUXURY (Hickory Nut Forest Eco -Community)

(Having trouble viewing the video above?  Check it out on Youtube – Video Tour of Ryan Lubber’s Green Home – Sustainable Luxury in Hickory Nut Forest eco community)

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.

New Spiritual CD, Book and Site Launch

New Spiritual CD, Book and Site Launch

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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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FREE COURSE: Learn To Tap Into Your Intuition & Get The Answers You Need

Got this from David Morelli and the Everything is Energy team, whom I appreciate. My spiritual mastermind brothers and I are enrolled and hopefully you’ll join us. See details below.

**FREE COURSE: Learn To Tap Into Your Intuition & Get The Answers You Need**

Imagine if you could do a Google search for important personal questions like:

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Intuition is a skill that’s easy when you learn simple tools to unlock it.

It’s also an incredibly powerful tool to living a magnificent life.

For the first time ever, David is teaching a FREE 3-week Intuition Course. If he were charging for the course, it would cost $297, but he is offering it to you for free.

In the course he’ll show you how to:

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Reclaiming Your God-Given Power: The Master Key System

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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.

You can learn more about the course here and/or download a free copy at The Master Key System

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Master_Key_System
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