I love song lyrics that reference a move on a chess board. "Your Move" by YES, is one of those great, now classic tunes that I never get tired of hearing. It has everything I love in a vinyl recording: instruments, clear sound without any technology, loaded lyrics that tell a story within the story and let's not forget the magnificent art work of an album cover, back in the day this was the access to art that my young
I would spend hours looking at some of them, laying on the floor, hands under my chin, seeing the little things without glasses... and then the song explodes into the rock and roll stratosphere, lifting you up and out of this world. That's the magic of a well made album.
Yes! to listening to the entire compilation of songs. This is the art of compostion in sounds. Listening to one song is like tearing a page from a book, it becomes isolated from the rest of the story. This is what is lost in today's digital discography of downloads. Besides, you cannot get your albums signed by recording Artists who wander into your studio before the show starts at the Narrows Center for the Arts to buy gifts for their wives...or themselves.
If you love board games and music as much as I do, then I invite you to "Game Unplugged with Music on a Monday Night" at Interwoven. Thanks to a grant from the New Bedford Cultural Council there is a budget for musicians, new and seasoned, who would like to jam out for a couple of hours while we play our games "unplugged."
On quiet Monday nights in downtown,
Turn off, Take a seat, and Let's play.
First and third Mondays of each month, unless otherwise noted, for however long the funds last.
March 7th and 21st.
April 4th and 18th.
May 2nd and 16th.
Summer schedule coming soon...
Learn to Play 6-7 Live Music 7-9 Limit Time 10ish
Coffee, tea and goodies will be available. Donations only.
This is an alcohol free event. Space is limited.
James Taylor's lyrical journey nearest and dearest to my heart,
the "Highway Song," speaks of the road and a longing for the soul to ramble. A place of solitude in motion, to think, to reflect, to form new ideas or resurrect old ones. The road is a place that brings tremendous joy and creativity into the heart of me. After a grueling two years of limitations that were killing my soul slowly (who else is with me on this one?), not to mention several health scares that had almost killed me for real, it becomes a safe space where I put myself back together with a renewed spirit for life, time after time.
It is the place where I spritually survive and thrive.
Thanks to the many Local Cultural Councils throughout the Commonwealth with the support of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Dyer Maker Studio® will be “back on the road again” this spring and summer. “Dyeing to Wear It: Creating Community with Color” will partner with libraries all around the Commonwealth. Follow my social media pages as I prepare to journey around this beautiful state of Massachusetts, along with a dip into the neighboring state of New Hampshire, with more announcements and more places to come,
just there, on the “blue horizon” ...
And where there is light, there is color and hand crafted gifts you can make yourself! Sign up for my "Dyeing to Wear It"TM
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After a long year of waiting Interwoven is finally opening!
Beginning on June 12th Interwoven will host "Maker Sessions" and "Mindful Mending" free in celebration of our opening.
Try your hand at weaving, spinning and dyeing or learn some hand stitching.
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