Lisa and I have been writing every morning for a few years, and it has revolutionized our respective days. We usually listen to music softly in the background while doing so. It’s been my challenge to write more music for us to listen to. It has to be evocative, but not busy. It must be lovely, but not distracting from the task at hand. This is definitely ambient piano music that is comfortable being in the background.
I’ve got about nine pieces sketched out, and in various levels of completion. I plan to release this collection in a few months.
I’m also in search of a better title than Writing Music.
The Next Nightcap
The Nightcap is what I call my series of web concerts that I’ve done. I started doing them in 2017, with a string of concerts, each consisting of just a few songs each, that went every day for a week. I’ve done them rather irregularly since.
They’re a way to interact with the people that like my music, and it’s also a great way to keep “in shape” for performing. With my role at Lisa Kahn Designs and a family to help support, it would be really hard jump in a microbus and go on tour for a month or so. Therefore these web concerts are my way of connecting with fans and keeping the skills sharpened. They make me really nervous but I do love them.
I have a preliminary set list made up. I’m getting the lyrics together, and will start rehearsing this week.
Also, I’ve discovered that YouTube allows stereo broadcasting with YouTube Live, so the Nightcap will be broadcast on YouTube.
I need your help, though. I need 100 subscribers on my channel in order to broadcast using my phone, which makes the whole thing much easier. Go to my YouTube channel here and hit the big, red “Subscribe” button. Thank you.
Romances for Piano
As long as I’ve been working on the Writing Music mentioned above, I’ve been collecting compositions that are a little more in the foreground, especially with an emphasis on a beautiful melody. These are pieces that, if I had words, I would want to sing. Stay tuned on more of this. I’m hoping to release this in November of this year, but there is so much work to do.
Life, the Universe, and Everything
I am a new yoga devotee. Every morning at about 6, after a long dog walk (keeping the floors urine-free takes a slightly higher priority), I’m rolling out the mat and seeking to heighten my mind-body connection. It’s the perfect preparation for my morning meditation, which comes right after. I didn’t think I could hold off on the caffeine long enough to do one more thing before coffee, but I really like it. It subtly changes the complexion of my entire day.
Lisa and I have both been working our tails off for the last several months to put together the “Seven Days to Sanctuary” class, and we’re about to go live. This is really exciting. The class is in testing right now with our associates, and within the next few weeks we’ll be ready to release it into the wild. This is a milestone for us and for our business.
Thanks for reading!
This page was updated on Sunday, 2018 February 4. I got the idea for a /now page from Derek Sivers.