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Vocabulary Words

moon-in-tree
Men flew there, walked on it, came back.

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”

A Gem of a Picture

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”

‘MicroGravity’ video trailer

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!

preface from Columbia album

(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”

Hangar Doors (Rollout)

(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)”

Payload

(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”