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"Thank you for my copy of your remarkable CD, Cosmic Summer Sojourn. I don't believe I have ever heard such a unique collection of songs produced with such a loving, gentle and spiritual touch. Your tunings, unusual chord selection and impeccable playing are completely balanced by your soaring vocal delivery and close harmonies. The birds are amazing and after a few selections even you begin to sound like a songbird singing in some deep soft forest of mist and mystery. I could go on longer but it would only be a reminder of what you must know in your heart, this is a divine spiritual journey into the soul of a gifted artist. I could never reach as high as you have and must remain behind here among mortals to write about what my earthbound heart feels. Thank you for taking me on your wings into your world of wonder." - C. Jones, Wilmington NC
"Your CD has been in regular rotation for Lola's bedtime listening (Lola is 2 yrs old) -- it really is a beautiful CD and many nights I am listening sitting in my kitchen with the monitor listening to your sweet sounds." Chris D., Long Island, NY
Love Leads You Gently on a Cosmic Summer Sojourn
A Journey of Awakening
Do you remember the days when we would select our favorite album, sit down and listen to the whole thing from beginning to end and be guided on a journey? My first CD, Cosmic Summer Sojourn was produced as a seamless, full-length artistic concept in this spirit, designed to provide a much needed respite into the luxurious world of summer. Songs filled with poetic depth melt together to re-enchant the listener and awaken them to beauty, nature, love and truth. The liner notes provide insight behind the intention of each song.
Cosmic Summer Sojourn is a journey through one day in mid-summer, from morning til night. Natural sounds tastefully compliment each song -- birds, crickets and cicadas are the first true singers -- and no summer day can be truly experienced without the joyful symphony of sounds subtly shifting throughout the day, tickling your ears and pleasing your senses. (All nature sounds were recorded in my yard in Pennsylvania.)
Morning begins with Fairy Visions -- a song about peaceful, vivid dreaming .... until our consciousness is awakened and drawn to nature's cacophony of Morning in the Orchard.
Mid Morning brings us back inside as the door is closed for morning meditation. Puddles of Moonbeam is a meditation, a song filled with spiritual metaphors. We may be aware of chatter in our mind, the length of time we are sitting, eager for the moment when we can arise relaxed and refreshed with a feeling of accom;oishment leading to a feeling of gratitude. Muse is a long song to the Divine, while also recognizing the Divine in every living being.
Afternoon takes us outside to the Garden to commune with nature and the elemental beings in White Coral Bells. Dreamy Kid is a lilting tune offering daydreams of giving and peace.
Early Evening takes us to The Brook, and a celebration of a gentle stream and the eternal. Twas a Day When She Was Happy is a fairy tale about love and happiness. And no summer day is complete without the Monarch Butterfly, Gliding Along Lightly. A tribute to the Monarch, who travels from Mexico to my yard every year, simply by gliding along lightly. May we all take notes from the butterfly - if we emerge from our cocoons to enjoy the sweet fragrance of the flower of life by simply gliding along lightly. :~)
Twilight brings sunset and Cosmic Summer Sojourn, an admiration of a summer evening and a song about falling in love with yourself through experiencing the bliss of divine creation. Under the Stars Tonight is a ponderous song, a hint of our universal purpose and another exploration into the ultimate nature of reality and attachment to self.
Midnight and Robz Rem Med Lee, when thoughts from the day roll around in our head as we fall asleep. Finally, The Silent Moon is Beaming through the night as we are lulled by fairy dreaming -- ending with a serenade in the middle of the night by the myriad calls of the Mockingbird.