WELL, I WOULD SAY THAT OUR FIRST ‘FRONT PORCH CONCERT’ WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!
WE HAD ABOUT 40 PEOPLE SHOW UP FOR THE LABOUR DAY SHOW AND WE MET SO MANY OF OUR NEW NEIGHBOURS AND FINALLY GOT TO RECONNECT WITH OLD FRIENDS TOO.
TERRY MADE FLAGS OUT OF HANGERS AND RED DUCT TAPE AND PLACED THEM AROUND THE YARD TO MAKE IT EASY FOR PEOPLE TO FIND A PLACE TO SOCIALLY DISTANCE THEMSELVES FROM OTHERS AND ALL THE GUESTS WORE MASKS.
WE HAD A JAR IN PLACE SO THAT IF ANYONE WANTED TO DONATE WE WOULD GIVE THE MONEY TO OUR FAVOURITE CAUSE : THE HUNGRY AND HOMELESS OF EDMONTON. AND THEY DID!
HE ALSO CREATED A WONDERFUL STAGE FOR US OUT OF PLYWOOD THAT HE PLACED ON OUR PORCH AND HE COVERED IT WITH DARK MATERIAL SO IT LOOKED QUITE PROFESSIONAL! SO OUR SIGHT LINES WERE REALLY GOOD FOR ALL. WE HAD NEIGHBOURS THAT SET UP THEIR OWN CHAIRS IN AN EMPTY LOT BESIDE US , IN THE ALLEY, AND DOWN THE STREET ON THE OTHER SIDE TOO SO EVERYONE COULD SEE AS WELL AS HEAR US.
I AM SO HAPPY WE WERE ABLE TO SHARE OUR NEW SONGS AND AS ONE OF OUR GUESTS SAID, ‘WHAT A NICE WAY TO CELEBRATE THE LAST DAYS OF SUMMER’.
I THINK WE WILL DO THIS NEXT YEAR TOO. IF COVID CONTINUES NEXT SUMMER I CAN SEE US DOING A REGULAR SERIES OF CONCERTS WITH GUEST ARTISTS AS WELL.
I’M VERY EXCITED ABOUT OUR UPCOMING CONCERT TONIGHT!
THIS WILL BE OUR VERY FIRST ‘FRONT PORCH’ SHOW AND HOPEFULLY NOT THE LAST IF THIS IS THE WAY OF IT FOR AWHILE.
WE’VE CAPPED IT OFF AT 30 PEOPLE SO IT SHOULD BE A NICE,(SOCIALLY DISTANT) CROWD. EVERYONE HAS BEEN ASKED TO BRING THEIR OWN CHAIRS AND SNACKS AND WE WILL HAVE SPOTS FLAGGED IN OUR YARD TO INSURE THE CORRECT DISTANCING TOO.
TERRY ACTUALLY BUILT US A WEE STAGE OR PORCH EXTENDER SO THAT THE SIGHT LINES WILL BE BETTER FOR EVERYONE AS WELL.
THE CONCERT WILL BE ABOUT AN HOUR AND I LOVE OUR MIX OF NEW TUNES AND SONGS FROM OUR LATEST ALBUMS. I ACTUALLY MISS PERFORMING AS WE DID IT SO REGULARLY FOR ALL THOSE MANY MONTHS ON TOUR . IT WILL BE GREAT TO SEE OLD FRIENDS AND NEW NEIGHBOURS IN ATTENDANCE AND IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE A RAIN-FREE EVENING.
I CAN STILL REMEMBER THE EXCITEMENT OF GETTING READY TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL. WHEN I WAS IN THE YOUNGER GRADES MUM OFTEN SEWED NEW SKIRTS FOR THE FOUR OF US GIRLS AND OUR BROTHER , JOHN, WOULD HAVE A NEW SHIRT OR EVEN ‘NEW’ SECOND HAND PANTS FOR THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
WE DIDN’T HAVE MUCH BUT WE TRULY WERE A BIG HAPPY FAMILY. (TO THIS DAY I STILL GET TEASED ABOUT BEING IN THE ‘BRADY BUNCH‘ REFERRING TO THE FAMILY I GREW UP IN AND MY FAMILY I CREATED WITH TERRY..HA HA).
I LOVED THE SMELL OF NEW PAPER AND PENCILS AND LOVED THE DAY WE ALL WENT SHOPPING FOR OUR NEW SCHOOL SUPPLIES TO PURCHASE THEM.
I LOVED MAKING MY BAG LUNCH AND THE ANTICIPATION OF KNOWING I WOULD GET TO EAT MY YUMMY KAM(!) SANDWICH AT NOON AND ALSO PURCHASING MY ‘DRINK TICKETS’ SO I COULD RECEIVE MY SMALL MILK CONTAINER AND STRAW. I MIGHT ALSO HAVE AN APPLE AND A COOKIE IN THAT BAG OR (HEAVEN!) A BUTTER TART.
I LOVED AND STILL LOVE LEARNING. IT WAS EVEN FUN TO SLIP ALL MY STUFF INTO THE MIDDLE OF MY DESK. MY DESK. AND ALL MY NEW SUPPLIES.
AND OF COURSE IF WAS THE BEST TO MEET UP WITH ANY FRIENDS THAT I MIGHT NOT HAVE PLAYED WITH THAT SUMMER . THIS WAS RARE ACTUALLY , BECAUSE WE ALL LIVED WITHIN A FEW STREETS OF EACH OTHER AND COULD RUN OR BIKE OVER TO SEE OUR CLASSMATES ALL THE TIME. IT WAS EVEN MORE FUN TO MEET ANY NEW STUDENTS WHICH MEANT ..NEW FRIENDS! I WAS ALWAYS ALSO HAPPY AND EXCITED TO MEET MY NEW TEACHERS . WE STAYED IN OUR CLASSROOM AND THEY CAME TO US BACK IN GRADE SCHOOL. (I HEAR THAT IS WHAT IS HAPPENING ONCE AGAIN WITH COVID CHANGES.)
AND AUTUMN! MY FAVOURITE TIME OF YEAR. ‘SWEATER WEATHER’ AS I CALL IT AND BACK THEN THE SMELL OF LEAVES BURNING OR THE SOUND OF CRISP LEAVES CRUNCHING UNDERFOOT SEEM SO CLEAR IN MY MIND AS RELATED TO SEPTEMBER. BACK IN ONTARIO WHERE I GREW UP WE GOT SOOO MANY COLOURS OF LEAVES AS FALL PROGRESSED. THE VIVID REDS, ORANGES, AND YELLOWS WERE A JOY TO WITNESS AGAIN ON OUR ‘SPIRITLINE’ CANADIAN TOUR. (WESTERN CANADA ENJOYS MOSTLY YELLOW AND FIR TREE GREENS AS THE LEAVES CHANGECOLOURS)
WE ARE ALL ANXIOUS ABOUT HOW THE CHILDREN WILL DO BACK AT THEIR SCHOOLS THIS SEPTEMBER. EVERYONE HAS TO TRY AND STAY APART AND WEAR MASKS. EVERYONE HAS TO CONSTANTLY SANITIZE AND TRY AND STAY HEALTHY AND AVOID COVID. DIFFERENT TIMES.
BUT I’M SURE DESPITE ALL THE COVID PROTOCOLS THERE WILL STILL BE STUDENTS WHO ARE JUST AS HAPPY AS I WAS FOR SCHOOL TO START AND FOR THE SMELL OF FRESH ….COMPUTERS! HA HA.
THESE ARE SUCH TOUGH TIMES. WE ALL KNOW IT . WE ALL FEEL IT. YET WE ARE APART . WE HAVE TO BE. BUT THE MASKS KEEP US EVEN MORE SEPARATED FROM THE SHARING OF A BASIC KINDNESS : THE SMILE.
I TRULY BELIEVE THAT ‘WE ARE ONE’ YET WHEN WE ARE APART FROM OUR ‘MEMBERS’ WE ARE….DISMEMBERED!
I SAW AN ACTUAL ARTICLE IN OUR NEWSPAPER THAT TALKED ABOUT HOW TO COMMUNICATE WITH OUR EYES ONLY. I SCOFFED AT IT…’FURROW YOUR BROW TO SHOW THAT YOU ARE ANGRY’ OR ‘RAISE YOUR EYEBROWS TO SHOW YOU ARE CONFUSED’ …KIND OF THING. BUT THERE IS ACTUALLY SOME VALUE TO LEARNING HOW TO COMMUNICATE AND REACH OUT TO EACH OTHER IN THESE TIMES.
HOW DO WE STAY CLOSE TO EACH OTHER WITHOUT BEING AFRAID? HOW DO WE REACH OUT BUT STAY APART? HOW CAN WE SHARE OUR FEARS AND HOW CAN WE EASE THE LONELINESS OF OTHERS?
I HEARD THIS INCREDIBLE SENTENCE IN A LOVELY (AUDIO)BOOK CALLED,’THE MAN ON THE MOUNTAINTOP‘. HE(THE MAN ON THE MOUNTAINTOP) SAID, ‘PAIN IS THRUST UPON US BUT SUFFERING IS VOLUNTARY’. I BELIEVE THAT WE CAN TAKE AWAY SOME OF OUR OWN SUFFERING BY REACHING OUT TO OTHERS IN THESE DARK TIMES. I HAVE FOUND THAT I FORGET ABOUT A LOT OF MY PAIN WHEN I GIVE MY LOVE TO OTHERS. PAYING IT FORWARD OR DOING WEE ACTS OF KINDNESS …EVEN IF IT TAKES JUST A MOMENT OF STRESS OUT OF ANOTHER’S DAY …IS SUCH A WORTHY RESPONSE.
WE ALL HAVE PAIN. BUT IF WE LOOK ABOVE THE MASK AND BEYOND OUR OWN SUFFERINGS WE CAN SEE THAT OTHERS NEED US AND WE NEED THEM TOO.
LET US BE EYES FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT SEE . (SEND AN AUDIO BOOK!). LET’S BE LEGS FOR THE PARTS OF OUR ‘BODY’ WHO CANNOT WALK (BRING OUR HOUSEBOUND NEIGHBOUR SOME COOKIES!) LET US BE ARMS FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT HOLD (BRING YOUR FRIEND SOME FLOWERS!) AND LET US USE OUR EYES TO LOOK AROUND, SEE PARTS OF OURSELVES IN THE BROKEN, AND GIVE A SMILE …YES, EVEN JUST ABOVE THE MASK.
Our daughter, Emily, is in a (Punk, pro feminist, original) band called, Bad Buddy. Emily writes all of the music, is the lead singer and guitarist, sound engineer, artist, and one of the promoters . This is her ‘baby’ or should I say,’buddy'(?) and I am really proud of her.
They have had some great press lately especially with the announcement of their first full length album. The tunes are catchy , the harmonies spot on , and you can’t resist moving to the music.
The lyrics can be touching, offensive to some, in your face, and poetic too. Many of the songs were inspired by a lot of heartache and loss that Em went through in her marriage and after it broke apart. (Emily is in a much happier ‘place’ now with the excellent drummer in the band, Geoff O’Brien)
I thought I would share with you part of an article written(by Ryan Garner) about the documentary local filmmaker , Michael B. MacDonald ,recently showed at The Metro Cinema. Enjoy!
Hard Core Local: Filmmaker Michael B. MacDonald shines loving light on Bad Buddy…
While the process might be complex, documentary filmmaker Michael B. MacDonald’s inspiration is fairly simple: “I make films with bands that I love.”That love shines through(in two of) the director’s recent works, screened at Metro Cinema on Saturday night during Hard Core Local: An Evening of Film and Conversation with Bad Buddy (and Unspittable, another band which I won’t focus on at this time. Laura)
Clocking in at 30 minutes, Hunters tags along with Bad Buddy, the self-proclaimed “best band in the world,” for performances at Calgary’s 2018 Sled Island Music & Arts Festival and North Country Fair’s 40th anniversary.
Along the way, MacDonald strips away the multi-coloured bands of makeup to reveal the foursome — lead singer and guitarist Emily Bachynski, Alex Vissia on bass, Andi Vissia on guitar, and Geoff O’Brien on drums — as a study of contrasts. There’s plenty of sweetness behind the snarling, and more than meets the eyeshadow.
Of course, it also helps that the music is an absolute blast. Early on, viewers are treated to Hunters, a betcha-can’t-listen-just-once banger that showcases Bad Buddy’s brand of Motown surf-inspired punk.
Hunters’ ferocity shifts to Bachynski in her kitchen, free of makeup, pressing the morning coffee, awaiting her bandmates’ arrival. MacDonald delivers these contrasting scenes throughout the film, presenting Hunters as a series of mini music videos tied together with snippets of conversation.
The Vissia sisters arrive in the band’s van — an extended blue beauty with silver peeking through under the windows, as if the paint had been corroded by the punk rock intensity of its passengers — just as a noisy forklift rumbles past. Time to go to work.
Road-tripping exploits follow as band members load gear, stop at McDonald’s for breakfast, pal around during a pit spot at Gasoline Alley, and arrive in Calgary for a Mario Kart battle over beers.
After performing to a crowd of bobbing heads, the band members are seen relaxing around a table with beer and burgers, where their origin story is summed up with the quote, “This is where it all began, one summer night — this idea… this brilliant idea.”
Part of the brilliance is Bad Buddy’s endless pursuit of rock-fuelled fun. Each member participates in other musical projects, joining forces to reject the trappings of “money, bookings, travel and grants” to create a group based around “swears, big makeup, glitter and garters.”
The band members don’t necessarily play to their musical strengths, by design. As Alex explains, “It’s a way to have fun and be out of your element, which is what music should be about.”
Arriving at North Country Fair, Bad Buddy is seen playing the song Simultaneously in modest attire on the Reed Stage under the sunshine, then plunged into darkness, glammed up at 2 a.m. and having fun. The film closes with the song Night Shift, as Bachynski implores the crowd to keep the party going.
During the Q&A afterward, MacDonald explained that Hunters developed after a chance encounter with Bachynksi at the Empress Ale House (RIP) and stemmed from an idea the filmmaker once had for a travelogue featuring Simone de Beauvoir quotes delivered by a feminist rock band.
Rather than aiming for fly-on-the-wall realism, Hunters’ intimacy is borne out of the filmmaker’s relationship with his subjects, being the fifth member in the van and allowing the camera to produce its own reality.
Bachynski likened MacDonald’s ever-present camera to Ash Williams from Evil Dead II, saying, “It’s like Michael’s got a chainsaw for an arm, and everyone knows he’s going to be there with this condition, and we just accept it.”
THE FOLLOWING IS A TRANSCRIPT OF (THE LAST PART) OF CHADWICK BOSEMAN’S COMMENCEMENT SPEECH AT HOWARD UNIVERSITY .
AT THE TIME OF ‘THE BLACK PANTHER’S’ TALK HE WAS ALREADY FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE. AT ONLY 43 HE LOST THAT BATTLE ON AUGUST 28TH, 2020. ( HE HAS SURELY BEEN BORN INTO NEW LIFE.)
DR. CHADWICK LEAVES BEHIND A WONDERFUL LEGACY OF WORK AND HE RETURNEDTO HIS ALMA MATER TO GIVE A WELL THOUGHT OUT AND PRESENTED SPEECH…..(JACKIE ROBINSON AND MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BOTH RECEIVED HONORARY AWARDS AT THE SAME UNIVERSITY)…SO HE WAS IN GOOD(GREAT!)COMPANY.
ENJOY HIS INSPIRING WORDS….
Sometimes you need to feel the pain and sting of defeat to activate the real passion and purpose that God predestined inside of you. God says in Jeremiah, “I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Graduating class, hear me well on this day.
This day, when you have reached the hilltop and you are deciding on next jobs, next steps, careers, further education, you would rather find purpose than a job or career. Purpose crosses disciplines. Purpose is an essential element of you. It is the reason you are on the planet at this particular time in history.
Your very existence is wrapped up in the things you are here to fulfill. Whatever you choose for a career path, remember, the struggles along the way are only meant to shape you for your purpose. When I dared to challenge the system that would relegate us to victims and stereotypes with no clear historical backgrounds, no hopes or talents, when I questioned that method of portrayal, a different path opened up for me, the path to my destiny.
When God has something for you, it doesn’t matter who stands against it. God will move someone that’s holding you back away from the door and put someone there who will open it for you if it’s meant for you. I don’t know what your future is, but if you are willing to take the harder way, the more complicated one, the one with more failures at first than successes, the one that has ultimately proven to have more meaning, more victory, more glory then you will not regret it.
Now, this is your time. The light of new realizations shines on you today. Howard’s legacy is not wrapped up in the money that you will make but the challenges that you choose to confront.
As you commence to your paths, press on with pride and press on with purpose. God bless you. I love you, Howard. Howard forever!”
WHEN WE WERE AWAY IN JASPER, ALBERTA, LAST WEEK WE TOOK SOME TIME TO PAINT.
IT FEELS SO GOOD TO SET UP THE EASLES, PAINTS, PALETTES, AND CANVASSES IN SUCH A BEAUTIFUL ENVIRONMENT. THE SETTING OF THE LOG CABIN WITH ROARING FIRE CAN PUT ME IN JUST THE RIGHT MOOD TO STAY INDOORS AND GET CREATIVE.
TERRY FINISHED HIS BEAUTIFUL PALETTE KNIFE PAINTING OF A JASPER MOUNTAIN SCENE. I LOVE IT! (ALL WORKS ARE FOR SALE, BY THE WAY…WITH 80% OF MONIES GOING TO CHARITY).
I DECIDED TO WORK OFF OF AN IMAGE I HAD TAKEN ON MY PHONE…WHICH WAS AWKWARD. BUT I MANAGED TO GET QUITE A GOOD START ON IT AND FINISHED THE PAINTING HERE AT HOME TODAY.
THIS IS A FRIEND’S GRANDDAUGHTER . I CALL IT ‘MUD PUDDLE’ . I THINK YOU CAN SEE WHY.
TODAY I WAS DOING SOME ORGANIZING AND I CAME UPON MY OLD CHARM BRACELET.
DO YOU REMEMBER THOSE? MAYBE YOU HAD ONE. MAYBE YOUR MUM DID.
IT WAS MEMORY LANE FOR ME FOR SURE AS I LOOKED AT EACH SILVER CHARM AND WHAT IT REPRESENTED FOR ME. EVERY SINGLE CHARM WAS GIFTED TO ME AT SOME IMPORTANT OR MEMORABLE TIME OF MY LIFE.
I HAD A CHARM FROM MY DEAR FRIEND, BARB, THAT SAID,”A DATE TO REMEMBER”, AND IT WAS ENGRAVED ON THE BACK ,‘TO JUICE’ LOVE BARB. WE HAVE KNOWN EACH OTHER SINCE GRADE NINE AND MY NICKNAME,’DREWS’ (PRONOUNCED ‘DROOCE’)SOMEHOW MORPHED INTO ‘JUICE’ . WE STILL USE THAT NAME TO THIS DAY ON OCCASION…HA HA.
I HAVE CHARMS THAT REFLECT MY LOVE OF MUSIC (A TREBLE CLEF, FLUTE AND PIANO…. BUT SURPRISINGLY NO GUITAR) , A GREEN CAT CHARM AS I HAVE ALWAYS HAD A CAT FOR A PET. (NO PETS CURRENTLY THOUGH)
CHARMS THAT REFLECT MY FAITH,(A CROSS AND THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS) , MY TRAVELS, (PEGGY’S COVE), ONES THAT REPRESENTED A HOLIDAY, (LIKE THE CHRISTMAS WREATH), AND PLACES I’VE LIVED(LIKE CALGARY).
I THINK I RECEIVED THIS BRACELET ON MY ‘SWEET 16’TH BIRTHDAY FROM MY PARENTS AND I NOTICE AN ’18’ CHARM AS WELL AS WEDDING BELLS AND WEDDING RINGS. IT IS A LITTLE MICRO DIARY OF MY LIFE.
DO YOU OWN ANY OLD MEMORABILIA/ JEWELRY LIKE THIS? DID YOU HAVE AN I.D. BRACELET LIKE ALL THE COOL KIDS? POOKA SHELL NECKLACE PERHAPS?
IT WAS FUN TO FIND THIS TODAY.
WHEN WE FINALLY START GOING OUT WITH OTHER FOLKS AGAIN I’LL HAVE TO WEAR THIS SOMETIME.
IT WOULD BE A GOOD CONVERSATION STARTER! ‘CHARMED, I’M SURE!‘
I LOVE MY CITY. I MISS MY CITY . I STILL LIVE HERE.
I DON’T GET OUT VERY MUCH ANYMORE. COVID SAW TO IT THAT MOST OF MY DAILY ACTIVITIES OUT AND ABOUT THE CITY HAD TO BE CANCELLED.
I’VE EVEN STOPPED GOING TO CHURCH (PHYSICALLY…I STILL GO ‘ONLINE’ ) AND NEWS TODAY SAYS THAT A NORTHERN PENTECOSTAL CHURCH IN OUR CITY HAS 99 ACTIVE CASES(20 RECOVERED) CONNECTED TO THE GATHERINGS THERE.
MY POOL IS CLOSED AND I NO LONGER PAINT ONCE A WEEK AT THE MARIAN CENTRE. MY WEEKLY MOVIE NIGHT OUT IS A MOVIE NIGHT IN AND WE WENT TO OUR FIRST RESTAURANT IN 6 MONTHS (THE PATIO AT EARL’S) LAST WEEK. I MISS MY CITY.
ALL FESTIVALS WERE CANCELLED THIS SUMMER AND WE ARE KNOWN AS THE ‘FESTIVAL CITY’ . I MISS THE FRINGE AND THE FOLK FEST THE MOST.
MANY OF THE ICONIC STORES AND BUSINESSES HAVE FOREVER CLOSED LIKE THE 101 YEAR OLD ‘ARMY AND NAVY’ ON WHYTE AVENUE.
THAT SAID, MANY MANY PEOPLE HAVE RETURNED TO WORK AND OUR STREETS IN OUR NEIGHBOURHOODS AND DOWNTOWN HAVE RETURNED TO A SUMMER BUSTLE.
OUR BRAND NEW LIBRARY IS SOON TO OPEN (WITH COVID PROTOCOLS) AND I LOVE THE MODERN LOOKS OF OUR ART GALLERY. IT’S A FRIENDLY CITY WITH A BEAUTIFUL RIVER VALLEY. AS MANY OF YOU KNOW , I HAVE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF THE MANY LOVELY PARKS TO MEET UP WITH MY FRIENDS FROM THE POOL, TO HAVE PICNICS , AND TO VISIT WITH FAMILY.
THERE ARE MANY MANY ARTISTS IN YEG FROM MUSICIANS TO ACTORS,DIRECTORS, (ETC) ,PAINTERS/SCULPTORS, (ETC.), SINGERS,WRITERS, AND YOU NAME IT. THERE ARE ALSO SO MANY GALLERIES AND ART WALKS. IT IS BEAUTIFUL HERE IN THE SUMMER. WINTER IS LONG AND COLD BUT ALSO BEAUTIFUL BECAUSE OF THE SUN. WE USUALLY HAVE BLUE SKIES FOR MOST OF THE YEAR.
SO …TIME TO GET OUT AND ENJOY THIS DAY…IN MY YEG! I HOPE YOU CAN VISIT SOMEDAY.
OUR DAUGHTER MAKES HER LIVING WRITING AND PERFORMING LIVE MUSIC. THIS HAS ALL BUT SHUT DOWN FOR HER (AND HER FIVE BANDS).
WE, AS OUR BAND ‘SPIRITLINE‘, HAD TO CANCEL OUR LAST 6 SHOWS DUE TO COVID.
WE AREN’T ALLOWED TO SING AT CHURCH ANYMORE AND WE DON’T HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND LIVE MUSIC CONCERTS AT OUR FAVOURITE INDOOR VENUES ANYMORE.
I FEEL VERY BLESSED THAT MUSIC OFTEN FILLS OUR HOME. ONE OF US IS EITHER REHEARSING OR WRITING NEW SONGS. TERRY IS NOODLING AROUND ON THE PIANO OR WE HAVE THE IPAD PLAYING TUNES AS WE ENJOY DINNER TOGETHER.
SILENCE IS ‘GOLDEN’ AS THEY SAY. BUT MUSIC IS HEALING.
I AM REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO PERFORMING FOR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS FROM OUR FRONT PORCH ON LABOUR DAY WEEKEND. IT WILL FEEL SO GOOD TO PERFORM AGAIN AND FINGERS CROSSED THAT WE GET A SUNNY EVENING.
WE HAVE A LARGE FRONT PORCH AND I THINK IT WILL BE THE PERFECT ‘STAGE’ FOR THE CONCERT AND AN EASY CONNECTION TO POWER WITHIN THE HOUSE. WE WILL MARK OUT SOCIAL DISTANCING SPOTS ON OUR FRONT LAWN AND JUST PLAY FOR AN HOUR.
TERRY IS SINGING MANY, NEVER HEARD BEFORE , BRAND NEW SONGS BUT I AM GOING TO MOSTLY STICK WITH THE NEW ,TOUR ALBUM MUSIC. I’VE DECIDED TO INCLUDE ONE BRAND NEW SONG (OF THE 10 I’VE WRITTEN SINCE COVID) BECAUSE I’M NOT GOOD AT MEMORIZING MY OWN MUSIC..HA HA.
I PRAY THAT SOMEDAY WE WILL GATHER SAFELY INDOORS OR OUTDOORS TO FEEL THE HEALING POWER THAT COMES FROM MUSIC : ROCK, GOSPEL, CLASSICAL, ALTERNATIVE, EASY LISTENING, INSTRUMENTAL, MUSICALS, BLUES…EVERY KIND OF MUSIC OFFERS PEOPLE THE CHANCE TO DREAM, SING ALONG, OR SMILE. WE TAP OUR FEET , FEEL THE BEAT, AND REMEMBER WHEN….
MAY YOU ALL FEEL THE HEALING POWER OF A SONG IN YOUR HEART THIS WEEK.