Sunday, November 25, 2007
Family makes the difference.
I'm grateful for Kristian, Gracie and Judah. They gave me a reason to strive for excellence...because they are excellent.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
First Things First - Lori G.
When I said my wedding vows at sunset on the island of Maui in April of '02, I had no idea what a wonderful adventure I was embarking on. I'm thankful for every day I have had with a person who has taken everything that I am and has given me everything that she is. Life before Maui seems like a pale shadow of real life...life since Maui has afforded me daily miracles of the beauty of knowing intimately who a person is...body, spirit and soul.
Monday, November 12, 2007
"If a few piano keys can give way to glitchy sounds swirled around to accompany a soulful, jazzy, baseline bop, then strutted with an array of atmospheric keyboards, hi-hats, and 80's movie charm, where a melodically luscious, poignant voice plays freely atop a heartbeat's skyline, then you would be listening to Little Dragon."
Little Dragon features vocalist Yukimi Nagano and her close high school friends from Sweden. According to her bio she was born and raised in Gothenburg, Sweden to a Japanese father and an American mother, Yukimi says, 'I grew up listening to American folk because of my Mom, but I have always had an affinity for R'n'B'".
The selection above is breathtaking in its simplicity. Simple yet profound minor key piano and haunting strings...but its the vocals that cause you to stop and take notice.