Marsupial Road Trip CD coming soon!
Over the past several years I've written a diverse collection of songs that are now (finally!) recorded and (mostly) mixed. The CD, Marsupial Road Trip, will be out sometime this Summer. You can hear a few samples from it here, and if you'd like to keep in touch on that, with my wedding/event band Current Invention, or with my various other musical and creative endeavors, you can sign up below.
To and Fro
Emerging from the chaos...in General
Hello and welcome to the "To and Fro." It's a place for sharing experieces, inspirations, confusions, ideas, delights and possibilities. I'm at once emboldened and humbled by the prospect of having this outlet for articulating and sharing a few of the thoughts that creep, crackle and sometimes crash and cry out into my awareness!
Several years ago I was in a workshop with Christine Kane (Encourager Extraordinaire) who was passionately extolling the various joys of blogging. I thought the idea intriguing... and overwhelming. For one thing, it was a little tough to discern whether I was more compelled by the numerous valid points she made or the fact that she looked so damn good making them! Even more perplexing has been the fact that I've got things that have been on my todo list ever since 3M invented little yellow stickies. What makes me think I could possibly pull off writing a regular (weekly?) blog, much less come up with stuff that would inspire you to take time from your own list to read it? What benefit do I think my thoughts might confer to you, and by extension from your life, to the larger world?
Well, I've finally come to realize I can't really count on making any positive impact in you or the world in general. After all, I'm one of billions of minnows in a great ocean. On the other hand, what I can do is honor the spirit I'm given so freely and can continue to seek various ways to breathe it all back out into the breeze of consciousness. Me, Daniel, on my own, my ego self, is extremely limited. But when I seek ways to resonate along with the breath of life, with the flow of the great Ocean, the possibilities may (in deed) be infinite.
I get captivated by things like syncronicities, the process of creativity, mystical connection, chaos and complexity, sonic resonance, moving from disease to wholeness.... We are stepping into new awareness with our right and left brains, and the functioning intelligences of our hearts and bodies. Reductionism now leads us headlong into the mystical and, in turn, the mystery generates a never-ending flow of questions to try to break down into something we can grasp with our myopic minds. Language in it's dance with the unspeakable generates longing that inspires all manner of creativity. Divergent perspectives, when viewed complementarily, present prospects and possibilities that weren't previously imagineable. How might these new perspectives complement or enhance our former notions about ourselves and our place in the world? And what is the relationship between "understanding" a concept and living through a deepened self-awareness in our daily lives?
I'm enjoying the prospect of sharing some of my thoughts and experiences in writing. Please feel free to comment, it would be good to hear from you. I think things are just getting interestinger and interestinger (Hey, new blog, new words). Here's to making the most of it!