I write songs directly inspired by my connections with people and their stories...
My next song could be about YOUR STORY
Yes! It finally happened! Queen in Tampa, the concert with Adam Lambert! Bought 2 tickets for Christmas, a present... to me... really... If I want to be totally honest LOL! And what a treat.
I was lucky enough to get rEEAAlly good seats, Row 1 to take it all in.
It was fantastic! The energy, the love: massive, wow... It must be something, to be on a stage like this and feel that kind of love... I am thinking especially when, Brian May sang "Love of my life" and the entire arena lit with cellphone lights... Tears! Freddie was all around!
I love how the spirit of Freddie was kept and brought in, in subtle but touching ways all through the concert... So moving...
And that guitar solo on top of the Universe, just incredible, mind and soul flying at the speed of light through the vastness of the cosmos...
It was hard to land, but I am forever grateful to have been able to experience it!
I don't go to concerts often, but this was a must! Bucket list, check!
I decided to write this song after the terrorist attacks against Paris and the Bataclan, 3 years ago on the day... I felt that enough was enough and we needed to scream that we were not going to let darkness and ignorance take over the world. I felt we needed a REVOLUTION of light!
When I meditate, I sometimes spontaneously connect with clusters of information. The pain and suffering children of countries at wars are going through are marked very clearly in the information data in our consciousness. For those interested in the study of deviation of randomness in REG, data tends to point toward a clear deviation when horrible massive events happen in the world and our collective consciousness picks up on them.
Meditating allows me pick up on these types of emotions and it makes me feel like we need to do something, even at our small level. Together we can do better. We can make our voice heard by voting, by donating time and money to charity, by writing songs, and through the Arts to raise more and more awareness, and by directly helping all beings in distress.
Our every day choices to help is what makes the difference in the lives of others and our own. These defining moments are transformative and inspire me greatly. In this case, It inspired me to write a song with my friend Dani Donadi, about the children who are going through the unthinkable in the torn countries they are living in, whether it is because of war, terrorism, or civil war.
I also wanted to reflect on the harm we inflict in general to all humanity, to nature, and our Earth and all its being. No more WARS on children, no more WARS on animals, no more WARS on trees and forests, no more WARS on our ONLY planet in our little corner of our Universe. If only people could elevate themselves, by closing their eyes and realizing how small, insignificant and yet unique and amazing we all are, and all living beings are at the scale of the Universe, it might help!
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Ok, this is just the most fun time we've ever had with friends recording music and filming it! Dani Donadi and I composed and wrote this fun song just for the heck of it and then decided to create a "don't take yourself seriously but do it seriously" video with all our friends who all pitched in with their time and talents! Great time, fun song! To Friendship and good music!
Well, if you know me, you know my taste in music is eclectic! My influences go from Edith Piaf to Aretha Franklin to Queen and to Tina Turner! Edith Piaf is a huge part of France music's psyche. Her deep "titi Parisien" voice (typical Parisian accent from the 40's and 50's) gives the usually dramatic songs she interpreted a special tone that is so emotionally charged.
This is why I love Edith Piaf's voice and her songs. Her tumultuous love life and heat wrenching losses can be felt in every breath she takes and every word she utters.
"La vie en Rose" is probably one of her most iconic songs, and I am known among my friends and the few place I have sung at to be represented by my signature "La vie Rose" rendition...
so humbly... there it is...
Cancer sucks. There is no other word. It is the most dreaded unfair punishment one person can receive from mother nature. When Dustin, young father of 6 beautiful children, and loving husband, was in a coma from a very aggressive form of glioblastoma, laying in his hospital bed in Utah, he inspired me to write a song for him. I sat with my friend Dani Donadi and fellow musicians Daniele Milanese and Tommy Calton and we created this beautiful song. And with the approval of his wife, I published the song and created a simple video.
*The songs I write usually stay anonymous and are only inspired by the emotions linked with my connections. In this case, both Dustin's wife and I agreed on mentioning his name and sharing his story.