I was pretty young at the time, in elementary school. And I remember we had these weekly vocabulary tests…ugh, not my favorite thing. The teacher would give us a new list of words each week, and we had to learn the spelling of each word as well as the definition. Continue reading “Vocabulary Words”
It is always amazing to me how every individual brings their own unique sparkle to the experience of music. I mean, you can sit down thirty people in a room, give each of them a sheet of paper and a box of crayons, put on some music for them to hear, and say “Listen closely, and draw what it sounds like…”.… And despite the fact that all hear the exact same music in the same room at the same time, and all have the same colors of crayons, each person comes up with a totally different and precious gem of a picture! Now, isn’t that kind of remarkable?
Continue reading “A Gem of a Picture”
We posted about this video a while back on our news page. Finally we’re able to post the clip for you.
This trailer version is an excerpt from Bill Judge’s film MicroGravity. It was released through his Bodhi Leaf Productions company. This documentary looks at the creation of my Columbia album, focusing on the track entitled Microgravity.
Hope you enjoy it!
(this intro is from the liner-notes to my CD Columbia: We Dare to Dream)
I didn’t know them. I didn’t know their names, or that they had been in space for sixteen days, or that they were called the “STS-107” crew, or even what “STS” meant. But I was sitting next to my piano on the morning of February 1st, 2003 when I heard the news… the awful news that the space shuttle Columbia had just broken apart upon reentry, 200,000 feet high in the skies over Texas, and that the entire crew had undoubtedly perished. Continue reading “preface from Columbia album”
(liner notes for track 1)
There must be a day, I imagine,
when a great ship is finally
born to the world…
a day unlike all the others.
The sound of horns is in the air,
calling all the people…
Continue reading “Hangar Doors (Rollout)”
(liner notes for track 2)
Got to keep going
got to keep going
keep up the pace
what’s the next step to do
look at the checklist
look at the checklist
check it again
all must be perfect. Continue reading “Payload”