Songs from the Hearth 2.0 – living in a new world
Toward the end of June, Paul and I threw an actual live living room concert and art show at our house. We made it a facebook live event and also had folks stop by to view art and listen to live music. Doors and windows open, it was an airy and joyous event.
Having an actual live audience, whether out there in social media land or face-to-face, was a whole lot easier than the youtube videos we were making toward the first six months or so of the pandemic. Interaction is really nice!
So here goes – Love is Blindness, written by the Edge from U2.
Flagstaff was very new on opening up – it was really nice to play live. I had recently returned from visiting friends in Crested Butte, Colorado, where most public places were still closed for winter and mud season. I got some mountain biking in and some Rocky Mountain fresh air and some good friend time – I needed it! At the same time, I still did not get much arts culture in.
It’s tough not connecting with folks!
Most of the spring into summer was a blur – this little concert felt like a turning of the corner. Oh! My painting, Trapeze, found a new home, too!
I feel like this one is going to experience (or at least be in the vicinity of) some amazing adventures. It’s going to a happy home.
The DIY show was a success!! Woot!
Gigs are starting to return, slowly, and they aren’t paying like they used to. Hopefully that turns around soon. About once a month I am teaching yoga outdoors, and I am continuing to make art and music. And, I read tarot (check out what kind of readings I do).
I am moving from my current home at the end of the month – and not exactly sure where I will end up. My time in Flagstaff may be coming to an end – at the very least I am very ready to travel. I hope yo see my mom in September – she turns eighty! New York in September and October is my favorite time of year. I’m dreaming of seeing lots of friends . . . fingers crossed!
I have promised a few bicycle rides around the west side of Manhattan and have a fantasy of getting the old band back together . . .
Peace and love!
August 12, 2021
PS: Thanks, Tim, of Off Center & Not Even, for asking about Paul and the music. I’ll be sure to continue posting videos – life got busy lately and, well, you know how it goes . . .