Art

Euterpe

Within her heart the music beats And drumming in her ears It dances down her moving arms Caresses her flying fingers. It draws the bow and frets the neck And grips the body tight. She laughs when all around her say She feels so much more She loves…

Nite at the Opera

Colorful faces, costumes and sets in Thailand ready for a Night at the Opera, with images by Bernie Basley     – Bernie Basley Bernie loves to take pictures.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in TV Production from Columbia College Chicago, but now lives in Bangkok, Thailand. Bernie has…

Minor Infusion: In Answer to a Friend’s Question

  songs in minor key discover the depths of your soul induce the flow of an uneasy mystery invite you to consume their substance.   melodies leave you with residual longing blues that won’t leave you alone. haunting that taps into vital chambers.   their frequency closes your…

Touch My Heart with a Song

  There are songs for your ear Open your heart and you’ll hear There’s a rhythm to dance, Har-mo-ny to enchant.   It was a dark night.  I was feeling detached and tired as I listened again to my still small voice within; it said,” Go in and…

Hello World: “The NDO Passes”

  [inspired by Billie Holiday’s “Stars Fell on Alabama” and “God Bless the Child”]   God bless the children falling on Alabama Shaking Sacred Political stars with music from Their souls Celebrating knowledge Leading up.     – Anna Lott, PhD Anna grew up in Alabama, spending her…

47 Years

A son of the Shoals area, David “Hummingbird” Walton has made his way as a troubadour for peace at spiritual centers, festivals, homes, from the Shoals to Hawaii.  His music has traveled all over the world. He picked up a guitar 47 years ago May 1st, and he…

Meet Artist, Kerrigan Casey

I met Kerrigan Casey at a wonderful Black History program, Youth Program:  Who We Were Then and Who We Are Now, held at the library in Florence, AL.  Part of the program, Casey was the ‘live art’ exhibit who was painting/creating, as other folks performed. When I saw…

Love in a Minor Key

  (A song about caring for the young voices and lives of our future.) I share my heartfelt grief with this song I wrote  after the Columbine school tragedy about 20 years ago. This tragedy continues to unfold still; – no pictures, just words.  The pictures on the…

Old Baggage

All the old baggage of yesterday I have thrown it over my back now it can only encourage me not to ever look back   Backward living has no victory there is no glory to achieve all the old baggage of yesterday I have given it eternal reprieve…

Finishing Up with Garnet and Sarin

Foto finishes with Bernie Basley I scream for ice cream. Bernie Basley Bernie loves to take pictures.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in TV Production from Columbia College Chicago, but now lives in Bangkok, Thailand. Bernie has worked extensively in TV production including ABC Television Network where he served…