We don’t have much time so we are going to go as slow as possible.
Birthing and guiding are no easy task. You will readily see that I wrote this while reading The Power of Now. Deep It’s too deep This joy, this pain. He came, he went, He’s gone, he’s back. He’s deep, his black Hair is thick. He’s hers, her boy’s Broad back holds Back my tears. Tears my sobbing Throat, holds My aching… Now is my guide; Hold me Now; In darkness Let me glide, In...
If there is no joy the rest is a lie.
The Game continued
More thoughts on The Game, composed in 2007. The second song is a poem about myself, feeling low, confused about the direction of my life and actually how I ended up in this corner of America. I was born in the south, grew up in the west and somehow ended up in the northeast. Looking in the mirror at my… Furrowed Brow He furrily frowned, Brows like manes Gone foul; Furious fowl Flown south...
Pilgrimage music: my sons
What else to perform in a 12th century church every day for 100-200 pilgrims from all over the world. Some folks will be religious, Catholic or Protestant. Some will be looking for religion, some sure God is dead, or never existed, but are walking to see what there is to see in a spiritual realm. I will explore my personal past by singing a few chants form the Middle Ages, a music that captivated...
Pilgrimage Music: my fathers
And so if this is a pilgrimage of healing and connection to my past, my present, my future, what better music than my song cycle “Father Said:“ Father Said: is about my great-grandfather. My grandfather wrote a book of poetry to enshrine the wisdom of his father and I set a selection of these poems to music ten years ago. Father Said: has a marvelous structure, as set out by the...
The pilgrimage has begun!
Four days to departure for Spain. I have recording gear to pack, new software to learn, music to choose, and most importantly, contemplation, dreaming and planning. Let’s speak of contemplation. I agreed to play for Camino Guitars last fall after discussion with its dynamic creator and manager Fred Sheppard. It seemed an opportunity to get back to Spain which, for some reason, has always...
Camino Guitars →
I will be arriving in Carrion de los Condes, Spain next Thursday to perform all of July for Camino guitars. Then a nice long walk to Santiago de Compostela? It will be the 40th anniversary of my first trip to Spain to attend the Segovia master class at Música en Compostela. AND the 30th anniversary of Trio LiveOak’s performance at the same festival in the Hostal de los Reyes Catolicos as...