Okay. So I’m laid up a bit from a pesky back muscle spasm. In my mature wisdom, I know it is nothing as incapacitating as what many of my favorite Wounded Warriors have had to endure in a life less than half the length of my own. But, when one is on a roll with a project that has been working its way to the top of the slush pile of my creative mind, the intrusion of this mini-disability is an aggravation.
In keeping with a term I earned back during my horse rescue days, I choose to ‘Cowgirl Up.’
Yep, being (he)artistic and horsey walk hand in hand in this lady’s life.
I confess to times of grumpiness, but mostly I’ve been reading lots, listening lots and vegging lots. Never one to run from the creative crock pot of silence, the waiting is invigorating, but the physical stillness is my undoing!
Here then is a sampling of stuff I love, especially when I can’t position myself on my own practice stool and work on my own music. Enjoy!
Guitar Trek performing the 4th movement of Nigel Westlake’s Sling-jaw Wrasse.
Luna, an acclaimed gayageum player, performing Jimi Hendrix’s Voodoo Chile.
And last but not least, a cool video of what I’ve been reading about in the book, “A Geometry of Music” by Dmitri Tymoczko.
Yep, my math degree feeds my music; albeit more subliminally than intentionally!
And as a sort of encore for those of you who have scrolled down this far, I present one of my all time fav’s discovered by my bro. Over the Rainbow sung by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole (Iz).