JUST FINISHED A 2 1/2 HOUR REHEARSAL FOR MY 3RD ALBUM. I JUST LOVE WHAT PAULA DOES FOR THE HARMONIES AND YOU WILL ALSO LOVE WHAT TERRY ROPCHAN ADDS WITH HIS GORGEOUS LEAD , CLASSICAL GUITAR PLAYING. WAIT TILL WE GET THE OTHER SISTERS OVER HERE. NOTHING LIKE SISTER VOCALS. NOW TIME TO RELAX IN THE SUNSHINE.
HAD A GREAT REHEARSAL TONIGHT FOR SOME OF MY NEW SONGS. PREPARING TO RECORD WITH THE BEAUTIFUL VOICES OF MY SISTERS. THANKS, PAULA AND MARY. WE’LL GET PAMELA TO JOIN US NEXT TIME !
I think you might enjoy this recent radio spot about my friend, Jason’s song, THE KING LIVES ON. Jason was born with Cerebral Palsy and ‘speaks’ with his keyboard. I helped Jason create his song by writing the music , finding an Elvis Impersonator, and asking James Seabrook at Two Bodies of Water Studios if we could surprise Jason with a day in the recording studio and gift of a professional recording. Jason was further delighted to have his song recently played ON the radio.
Thanks 630 CHED for making Jason’s dream come true !
What a blessing to share my music on this incredible station !
This month it is all about songs of Social Conscience and Hope . Thank you W.O.S. for choosing my song .
What a cool week of music related news !
It was really great to get back to rehearsing for my future house concert with the excellent Terry Ropchan . Terry has agreed to play guitar with me so we have some fun weeks ahead preparing.
Last night Bart Millard from the band MERCY ME was at our home to do a witness talk about how he came to write the song ” I Can Only Imagine ” . He also spoke about his new position with Trinity Western University . He mentors young musicians with their passion for songwriting and all that goes into realizing your dreams in this regard.
What an honour to have Bart in our home as I have loved that song and all his music since they came on the scene about 23 years ago !
Finally , I just heard today that one of my songs, ” My Heaven ” was chosen to be played for the upcoming podcast on Women of Substance Radio’s Valentine Show…
Show Airs Feb 1-28 on WOSRadio @ 4 PM Eastern (1 PM PST)
Podcast Episode #581 To Be Released Fri. February 17
- Niki ‘Rymple – The End of the Day
- Jess Novak Band – I’d Rather Be With You
- Susan Friend – Take Me To Church
- Cathy DeWitt – Rob’s Song
- Marashe – The Love
- Rebecca Tatum – I Could Love You
- Ditto- Up Real Close
- Barbara J – Words Dont Come Easy
- Laura Bachynski – My Heaven
- INANNA – You And Me Only
- KatrinaBrown – Crush You
- The Cool Connection – Encore Amour
It was a fun afternoon of visiting with Jason Homyshin and celebrating the newly recorded ” In The Split of an Instant ” written by Jason and music by yours truly.
James Seabrook at Two Bodies of Water studio did a fantastic job of singing/playing/recording and mixing the CD and Jason is very happy with it ( as am I !) .
Jason and I shared a few laughs ( and Carlos his caregiver /interpreter helped us communicate today) and exchanged a few presents too .
What an inspiring person is Jason Homyshin.
Thought I’d let you hear some tunes that myself and my sisters and brother sang several years back . We made this CD ( and more tunes on the original disk) for our Parents one year for Christmas.
I am singing then my sisters Paula, Pamela, Mary and then my brother, John.
I actually had pneumonia when I recorded my song…ha ha….but somehow got through it.
Enjoy while you wrap those gifts for someone you love……
” In The Split of an Instant “
My friend, Jason, wrote another song this year about how fast life can change and ‘ in the split of an instant ‘ those we love can be taken away from us in the world the way it is. Jason types with one knuckle on a specialized keyboard and once in a while sends me his work for me to tidy up a bit and then write the tune. I have been busy this year but I finally got around to creating music for his new song. With the help of our friend, James Seabrook, at his Studio ( Two Bodies of Water ….get it? Sea-Brook ? ) we were able to start laying down the tracks to help Jason continue his dream of recording his work. James and I both agree that WE get much enjoyment out of watching the absolute joy that Jason doesn’t have the power to repress ( like we do should we choose to do so) and it makes it worth the effort to write the music( for me) and to put together a band , record and edit ( for James) . I hope he likes the finished product.
I am very flattered to have been chosen as the November 2016 winner in THE AKADEMIA contest in the Christian / Gospel category.
Here is a nice line about my song, WHEN IT’S TIME….