First, we just got the new CDs delivered to our home and it’s on and pop’n:
We’re so close to the “Limitless Love & Light” CD Release party on Sunday, 10/11, I can feel the energy! Are you ready for some love and light in an intimate community setting, with great music, food and people (plus child care *smile*)? It all starts for only $10 in advance if you get tickets online now here ($15 day of show).
The intent of this night is for each of us to feel the presence of the divine through music and human connection; to experience the love and light together in various expansive forms and to remember our own soul’s purpose for being here!!!
I’ll be performing all the songs from “Limitless Love & Light” as well two other special ones. To get you ready, here’s a newly released song, “Hold Me Now,” featuring the AMAZINGLY talented Victoria Canal, who will be performing the song with me live (so excited)! Check it out:
What did you think? Hope you hear her voice is as beautiful as Kathy and I do. In addition to Victoria joining to sing the above duet (plus one other we’ll perform from the album), several other dear and talented musicians will join me on stage… including our very own amazing daughter, Jolie! Wooohooo! Her voice is blossoming beautifully! Check out all the artists:
There are so many people in our lives who are helping bring this night about! I must confess that my wife, Kathy, is simply AMAZING as well! She has been working like she’s back managing her old music conference… though this is a much smaller endeavor, her to do list made me cringe when I saw it during one of our meetings! This is just one of her lists:
So glad she’s great at what she does and has a passion for the management side of things. It’s what she got her degree in and envisioned doing long ago (managing artists), just as I had hoped to be in a relationship working together in music. I’m grateful we’re a team!
We’ve ASKED, BELIEVED and have both been working diligently to ensure we all RECEIVE a MAGICAL experience on this night… and we are not ALONE! LOVE has shown up in BIG and BEAUTIFUL ways to support our efforts and help with what we need through YOU! Yes, YOU!
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You to:
- those of you who have already bought (or will by) tickets to come and enjoy this experience with us. You will add your own beautiful energy to the evening and help amplify the energy!
- those of you who can’t make it but are sending love and light our way as well as helping us spread the word!
- those of you who are donating equipment, services, time, and energy to help us ensure everyone has a wonderful experience we can all remember – from the PA, our sound man, our merch and door volunteers, our caterer, our childcare provider, our facility, our videographer, our photographers – everything we’ve needed has been provided, and then some!
- those of you who are showing up as artists to add your musical talents to the songs as we perform them live and let the spirit move us!
I thank you all in advance for being a part of it!
I’ll have a couple of announcement during the show that will also provide ways to experience this love and light through ACTION, so come prepared to LOVE, CONNECT, and BE INSPIRED.
See you very soon!
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!
Cover via Amazon
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!
I’m pleased to announce that we (IndieHitMaker) just launched the public version of the new ChartBuster Program which shows independent artists exactly how to succeed with Download Cards and SoundScan. In fact, we helped the very first “beta” artist we enrolled get their first top 20 single on the Billboard charts in less than a month.
If you are an independent artist or comedian who tours and sales recorded material at your live shows and you’d like to increase your sales, fan base and charting potential, this may be the program for you:
Image by Today is a good day via Flickr
Its a great day to be a State of Man fan becuase the full length album “In This Place” for State of Man is available today through iTunes, Amazon and more, ahead of the physical release this Summer!
Please take a minute to have a listenthrough iTunes or Amazon and be one of the first to get a copy! Your support is greatly appreciated.
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