Living in Rhythm

  In my everyday existence there is rhythm. My life has a soundtrack, a pulsating beat which inspires, words that move me, and a flow as smooth as butter. I performed an experiment recently where I attempted to survive a day without music. I failed miserably. Like air,…

This Issue: Music!

  David “Hummingbird” Walton Welcome to our serenade! Due to my personal relationship with this mellifluous energy, I cannot wait to hold open the Garden Gate to this transformational, consoling, mystical, heart aching, life-generating  gift.  It has walked with me, made me swoon, cry, and often rocks me…

MUSIC

  Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!      Serve the Lord with gladness!     Come into his presence with singing! – Psalms 100:1-5 ESV When I was a young girl, I wanted to make music…sing for all occasions, celebratory, sacred because music touched my soul and renewed…

Goin’ In: Music a Healing Balm

“Music is defined as vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion.” -Oxford Dictionary Recently, my bonus father, Wayne Lambert and I sat at the kitchen table discussing his affinity for music. Over the…

…Halfway Home: A Post

  I still can’t believe she’s gone. I can’t believe I won’t be calling her to let her know I made it home to Colorado okay just for her to talk my head off about music and just talk my head off in general…. And then for her…

New Directions: Dance On

  Linda’s parents, Rosemarie and Bill Dunn I grew up in a household that loved music.  Some of my earliest and fondest memories are of listening to the radio and watching my parents dance.  I learned and still know most of the words to a great number of…

Starr Dust: The Musical Staff as Awareness Itself

  “Music is not in the notes but in the silence between them.”  – Achille-Claude Debussy,  (22 August 1862 – 25 March 1918) Claude Debussy (pronounced day-boo-see) was a French composer whose most recognizable composition is arguably “Clair de Lune,” which means “Moonlight” in French. Find it online…

Sarin’s Thai: Papaya Salad

Life’s need perfectly balanced!!!! –Sarin Basley   Ingredients: 2 cloves garlic 5Tbsp. lime juice 3Tbsp.  palm or brown sugar* 2Tbsp.  fish sauce 2T bsp. dried, chopped shrimp – chop 1Tbsp.  olives 1 yellow tomato sliced and diced 1 -1/2 pounds green papaya, halved and seeded Equipment:  Julienne peeler…

The Universal Language

  Don Cornelius and the Staple Singers on Soul Train Image:  Wikimedia Commons   “Music picks the strings of your soul.” -Victorine Basley Goldston. One of my best boys texted me late one evening, “Yarbrough, I’m in the basement jamming some Boy George and Culture Club. As soon…