Art and Music Laura Farre Rozada

In part 1 of Art and Music Journey in The Mind, it states: “Since there is a time for learning, exercise, and work; there is also certainly a time for (art and music) play.” Well, along with part 2 (Laura Farre Rozada) on this subject, there is an experience that I describe as superb! You can believe there are others who feel the same way.

First, let’s talk more about the next music section of this article.

Art and Music Journey in the Mind Part 2

There are more musical instruments than most people can readily name — can we say music college majors? How many of us know in depth these categories of instruments?

  • Keyboard
  • Guitar
  • Percussion
  • Brass
  • Bowed strings
  • Woodwind

If you are like me, the first three in the list subconsciously come to mind, while the others require more thought. Depending on which maestro you are talking with and their interesting background culture, they will break the above 6 categories down on such a granular level that can leave your mind wondering for a bit.

Do you have a favorite instrument? Do you know how to play it? If you have a social media account, feel free to share this article with the instrument you play. Hey, some of you can share it on Instagram with your recital or band photos.

Did you know this about the pocbooks.com commentaries?

The musicians highlighted here show skills in voice, instruments, and production. Their style is who they are and yet; like with most humans, own diverse qualities to varying degrees that encompass colors of warmth and connection.

Poetry – Instruments of the Soul
There are times when a guitar just will not do.
Those moments may be many or be few.
The flute may get the attention.
After a while, there is something else that could be mentioned.
The piano may be suggested to be so bold.
However, it is the harp’s ability to soothe the soul.

Piano Masterworks Alive Laura Farre Rozada

What a superb performance! Have you ever said that after a show? Please allow me to share with you a performance myself and about fifty to eighty (the comfortable seating venue) others were able to enjoy!

The award-winning pianist and mathematician

Laura Farré Rozada

She completed her Master of Music degree as the Royal College of Music in London.

The audience that night was cordially — lively and quite a few of them specialized in fields of technical, medical and music. One composer I had an opportunity to chat with after the performance stated Laura is of high quality and a “virtuoso.”

In my brief meeting with her, I found her personality to be in the same expressions of her moving pianist skills displayed that evening. What do I mean? Allow me to explain from some of my notes I jotted down. Though I had planned on just taking it all in for an evening of food, wine, good conversation, and music; when Laura Farré Rozada started playing, I could not help but pick up my pocket sized square journal to take notes.

Laura Farré Rozada First Album

The French Reverie is Laura’s first solo album
From Spain, France, Germany, Canada, Bulgaria, and UK; her performances have been well received. Remember the virtuoso comment mentioned.

These sentiments are elaborated on here…

Musicology and Symmetry merges with Laura Farré Rozada

The pianist Laura merges sounds, beats, and music; I am not just talking as a figure of speech either. There were times when she tapped on the piano like they were bongo drums. If you think I’m kidding, I’m not. I heard from three persons who get to enjoy the arts on this level every month of the year say, in so many words, she was a new experience for them.

What a classical experience!

Every keystroke pulsated through her face and cheeks. Laura’s fingers moves at the speed of twilight. Her lips curl to give the instruments voice.
As her hair joins the chorus, the flocks starts flowing to the unseen melody of the air!
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The above describes the opening of her performance’s first song.

Fractuals are Real in Her Music

A Professor in computer science while in conversation with me during intermission, stated: I started seeing fractals (Fractals are infinitely complex patterns that are self-similar across different scales) in her music. Yet there is still quite something I’m still missing or looking for here.

My response with a lighthearted smile: “It is on a metaphysical and 5th dimension level.”

You could see the eureka light bulb come on in his head. “Yes, that is what I was looking for.”

Note in Details: I used the term metaphysical because I ascertained he would have more of a comprehensive view of what I was stating; rather than just saying my favorite word, “Spiritual.” The term 5th dimension also was referenced because from his expert analysis or opinion for some of his deeply contemplated expressions, you could discern he was in Quantum physics’ mode. To observe him during the performance before the intermission truly showed me the power and enlightening effect Laura’s music had on the audience.

More Listening Observations of this Pianist

Laura Farre Rozada allows every note, every vibration of molecules play out in parts of her composition.

See and hear her perform the music composition Sacrifice

There were moments when the anguish of this piece was on her face. The audience’s reaction had persons bowing their heads up and down not just in the rhythm; but yes, yes, I understand what your are saying. I feel what you are saying. One distinguish gentleman at certain pitches was placing his hands together… He closed his eyes… Was there dew drops of moisture on his eyelids?

Turning around to look at the audience, they were remembering family and events in their lives that meant a lot to them.

The Meaning We Realize

At moments, Laura would allow the last stroke of the keys fade away as she looks softly at them; it is though she is making love with music. Such a gift along with her excellent timing and precision, Laura Farre Rozada is a masterful pianist gem.

African Grey Parrot Home with Shira

The African Grey Parrot Home with Shira

Over the years, we have discussed dogs, horses, and even the cats who ignore us on this website. Now we have the opportunity to talk about the African Grey Parrot.

This article came about via conversation with Shira, an animal lover. Notice what she shares with us in the sub-heading,  A Warm Temperament Needed

The African Grey Parrot

These birds are intelligent with a distinct red tail. They can learn a vocabulary of over 1,500 words. You never have to carry on a conversation with yourself again. An interesting point is the price cost for the African Grey; which ranges from the mid hundreds in US currency to thousands of dollars. Take a look at the photos below of this beautiful bird.

Shira’s Family Member

Shira is one human that loves animals. She takes great care in knowing how to treat the animals in her care. With that being said, she also has a Great Dane in the family in addition to Bella (African Grey). How do her children get along you might wonder?

Gratefully, we have Shira to tell us about this family arrangement with insightful notes to keep in mind when you are looking to develop a friendship with these birds.

A Warm Temperament Needed

Shira tells us the following experience with the bird’s temperament.

Bella is very calm.. when she is in her cage, it’s her home and does NOT want to be bothered. We let her come to us. She will warn you by making a quick scratch with her foot to her face and a squeak. Bella does bite if you push to hold her. Enough to draw blood; but as a warning, she does not like what you are trying to do. She will come out on her own time. When Bella flies she lands on the floor and explores.

She loves the vacuum cleaner and hanging upside down from the door frame. If you are sitting on the floor and doing something, she will come out to see what you’re doing. Very curious; while always watching and listening to everyone and everything around her.  She loves drinking out of coffee cups and mimics like sounds that are often made in the house.

  • She says things in a man’s voice as well as women’s voice.
  • Bella will mimic your voice if your around enough.
  • LOTS of sounds Including a super loud alarm clock beeping (6am, every morning lol)
  • Bird chirps (mimics my little kiwi, a female lovebird.)
  • A microwave beeping and many more noises and sounds.

Her previous owner was an elderly women who she adored. Bigger parrots are generally a one person, one gender owner. She took to me so when she is out and about exploring, she will step up on my arm with no complaints.

The (Bella) African Grey Parrot Diet

As for what I feed her? There is a special blend of parrot food that is brightly colored and almost reminds me of Trix cereal. Her all time favorite, although, is sunflower seeds 🙂

Shira, what are your insights for anyone looking to purchase or adopt one of these magnificent birds of creation?

If someone is looking to adopt a beautiful exotic large parrot, I recommend mainly patience. The best way I can describe bringing one into your family is they are like abused animals. When you adopt an animal that has been abused, they are frightened, skittish, and on edge. The more you have patience and show them love; the more they will come around. Same as parrots. Let them come to you. Take the time to feed and love them; talk to them… like you would a dog that has been abused… they are extremely smart. I’ve also raised macaws and small birds and parrots.

Thank You Shira and Bella

The Product of Culture website gives a heartfelt thanks to Bella, who this time desired Shira to do all the talking in this interview. Have you come to the conclusion that it is a wonderful thing they have found one another? Once again, thank you Shira for all these tips on how to take care of the African Grey Parrot.

Honest Conversation with Kibls

Dear Perceptive Readers, welcome to this honest conversation survey.

Some of you will appreciate this neat conversation with Kibls, a poetry writer.

Honest Conversation with Kibls

Friendly Postcard Message via Minds
To: @Kibls
From: @pocjl
Subject: Thinking Question.
Hi Kibls,

If You could figure out a price (cost) tag on HONESTY, how much do you think it would cost?

Kind regards, James (Author/ Poetry Writer)

Honest Conversation with Kibls

“Uff… a hard philosophical question… I will need some time for a good answer i think so… I will reply during the day anytime”

James
“Sure. Take your time. Thank you so much”

KiBLS
“The hard part with this question is that in our society we’re raised to lie every day to others out of kindness. For example the question “how do you feel” or whether you “do have the same liking as myself” tempt many people to lie nowadays pretty often. But that goes of course still further, whether it is for professional or personal reasons, I would like to allow everyone to their own imaginations to this topic.

But I stray from the subject, how much value has the truth? And well… then we must either be nice again and for the love of all others agree on the general truth. But the general truth is nevertheless very incomplete and for many it often appears as a lie or as opponent of the truth.

The real question should be; can there be a lasting truth at all? One truth we might agree at the moment is that we still don’t know what’s in front of our eyes even we see it every day. Another true could be that everything changes and transforms. I would say the same for the truth. What now seems true can possibly be exposed in 100 years (or more) as a lie or as simply wrong.

And there we are again at the price tag and the fact that truth cannot be sold because then it would be some kind of lie. What you can sell is your own version of the truth and you will surely find people who share this version. But if it is the truth, is very difficult to say for reasons explained above. But I notice already again how I digress more than that I get to the point. But this is also only because there is no point at all.

But in a nutshell; I think the truth cannot be sold and is priceless.

And I would perhaps like to point out that many contradictions do not really contradict each other. But that would be a philosophical topic in itself

I remembered a good example to the topic contradictions. At the moment you get more goods for the same amount of BTC because the BTC price is rising. At the same time, however, the value of the euro and usd continues to fall. So you get less and less goods and services for EUR/USD. One is called deflation, the other inflation. Now you can say that one is the truth and the other is opposed to this truth. But actually both are happening at the same time and in the same economy. And of course it depends on from which point of view you look at the whole thing, because every human being has its own “perception filter”. But well, that was probably not so good as an answer to your question. But well…. I am a philosopher…”

James
“Thank you so much sir. You did answer the question. And I tell you no lie, you are right, Honesty and “Truth” is priceless because it saves the lives of the ones who accept it. John 17:3

According to the Good book, a life made in God’s (some call him the universe) image is priceless and everlasting.

So even though a person at times does not respect (value) a life, honesty, and Truth. The one who created us does and values us beyond all the material assets in the world. (That moths and dust consumes)

Thank you so much Kibls again for your thoughts. I will be sharing this conversation with my Perceptive Readers at the Product of Culture website. Best wishes James”

Perceptive Readers, I hope you enjoyed this question and response. Maybe you have had similar conversation. Have a pleasant Day in your heart and mind. – J.L.

Honest Conversation with Kibls

Poetry Writers Without Within

Product of Culture Poetry Writers

Poetry Writers Collaboration

Title: Without Within
Authors: @POCJL, @Gup_katyusha, @KiBLS 

Without Within

As years have gone by, it has become so evident: The difference between what love does with knowledge. And what knowledge does without love.

As centuries have gone by, it has become so evident: The difference between what wisdom does with knowledge. And what knowledge does without wisdom

Ever so confusing lust and love argument Lust is all about intrinsic, primal desires Love is nurturing care, equal

When the personality realizes it can not in essence give without having it within. Then each one will have the understanding heart & motivation to begin

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Poetry Week Highlights

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Cindy Lou’s Captivating Poetry
A Pleasure to Showcase KiBLS The Poet — Poem 1

Poetry Writers “Without Within” Sharing is Caring! 

Horses Like Dale have Personalities

Horses Like Dale have Personalities

Parts of this article were originally posted in the Year 2013 as “Dale – A Powerful Yet Gentle Horse.”
This year, with a few edits here and there, it is a pleasure to spruce up the article’s sweater! Lauren Thank you so much for the interview!

Throughout history, horses have worked with men and women to accomplish tasks. Depending on the owner’s preferences, horses have been used from “beast of burden” to royal chariot carriers. Sadly, at times, they have been used as weapons of war. People have different views on how intelligent these animals are. Some say they are temperamental. Still, horses are fast learners when they have owners who are correctly teaching them and consistent in their methods. The way a horse is talked to and treated has a significant bearing on its ability to learn. A horse associates tone with commands. It is not only what the trainer says, but how he or she says it. So in another way of saying it, horses emotionally associate different commands in positive and negative ways.

Listen to Lauren, horse owner, share her equestrian experience with (Glebedale) Dale. Her experience with training and jumping horses gives helpful advice on the treatment of these creatures and how they are reciprocal animals.

What is Dale’s personality like?

Lauren says: Dale is quite a nervous horse when you work with him in the stable. He doesn’t like his face being touched and things like that, but he is the gentlest of horses, especially when you are riding him. He is such a gentleman and will do anything for you.

Question Lauren we have heard people use similar expressions, “the gentlest of horses” before when they are riding a horse. Give us more of how Dale’s temperament is when he is not in riding or competition mode.

Lauren says: He is so friendly as well and follows me around the stable or the yard and leans his head on me as if he is giving me cuddles. When I am upset, he always seems even more comforting as if he knows I am sad. He is just like a best friend as he seems to listen to everything I say.

Question Lauren What do you feed Dale and how much?

Lauren shares: Their ideal weight depends on the breed of the horse really, you can tell by looking at them if they are overweight or underweight. Horses are always out in the fields grazing but when we bring them in we give them a big feed, and in the winter they also get hay out in the field.

Thank you, Lauren, for sharing your equestrian experience with us. It shows why horses have been used throughout history to help men and women in farming and transportation. By listening to people like Lauren, we find out horses are not just instinctual but they have feelings that endears them to you.

Horses Like Dale have Personalities Section II

Equestrian Facts

If you would like to know more about horses,

Rickrideshorses

states he has “the ultimate online encyclopaedia of horse facts and essential pieces of equestrian information for both adults and children.”

  • Biggest, smallest, tallest, oldest
  • General must-know horse facts
  • A horse’s body
  • Pregnancy, foals and breeding
  • Horses in the wild
  • Horse body language, horse whispering and natural horsemanship
  • Breeds
  • Horse riding
  • History

All you warm hearted people who have horses as friends, be sure to check him out!

Kellie-Anne Poirier More Than a Beautiful Song

Kellie-Anne Poirier has More Than a Beautiful Song

What Music Lovers Notice

Kellie-Anne Poirier, this Canadian singer will catch your attention by any melody of your choosing.

The National magazine, in the Arts & Culture section, states she “could be the next big name in world music if her inclusion in the Canadian television version of The Voice Kids is anything to go by.”

Kellie’s new 2018 song, “Beautiful in My Eyes” is one song you will want to make time for a listen on Spotify. While she is 15 years of age, the song truly puts her rich voice on display. The maturity of her voice and the lyrics will, as I mentioned in the onset of this article, catch your attention.

Her Youtube channel has originals and cover songs of some award-winning artists.

Kellie-Anne Poirier Answers from the Mind and Heart

Have you had the chance to enjoy this young lady’s music before today?
Well, here at the Product of Culture website we have something else you will enjoy and find quite interesting.

Kellie-Anne Poirier, was gracious in answering a few questions about her music and life. It is nice to have you Perceptive Readers wide open eyes; let us begin, shall we, with the interview.

Kellie-Anne Poirier’s answers are in green.

What is your songwriting process? Where does your inspiration come from?

My songwriting process usually begins with some sort of inspiration from experiences I have. I like to write my songs based on things that affect me, affect others, make me or my loved ones happy, inspire me, or even make me or people I care about, sad. My inspiration comes from people, events, experiences, nature etc.

How many instruments do you play?

I play the guitar and the piano.

It is my understanding your singing has received significant “propers,” as they say, from well-respected music enthusiast. Would you like to name a few?

I participated in the Voice kids, therefore the coaches themselves. I also collaborated with many songwriters, some of which had their songs played in many ABC and NBC tv shows. My music was also heard by record labels and many producers but I can’t name them because of confidential agreements.

You have talked about collaborating with musicians. Is there a specific musician skill you would like to have for a certain song? For example, like the harp or piano for instance. Feel free to express details.

I love instruments and wish I could play them all! However I love the violin and all orchestral, powerful instruments. I also love the ukulele and would like to learn the bass for better production. Lastly I also adore producing my own music, therefore learning to manipulate softwares and my keyboard-working station with more knowledge is one of my goals for the future!

How do you relax? What fun activities are at the top of your list?

I love to relax and spend quality time with my family and friends. Socializing for me is the most important thing and being mindful of where I am, is too. I love to try new things and live memorable experiences with the people I love. I also love a good Netflix and chill day and baking sweet treats.

What effect would you like for your music to have on people? For example; do you want people to relax and have a really good time or is there some message?

I would love my music to have an inspirational effect on people. I want to help people be more confident in their own skin and live their lives to the fullest without anything getting in their way. I want to make a difference in the world and raise awareness about important topics such as violence, diseases etc. I also want to entertain people, make them smile and dance of course.

I always like to ask if there’s a question you wish someone would ask but they never do? Would you like to share such a question with us?

I definitely love to get to know people, and I often feel that people don’t know enough about me and my family. I also would like people to ask me more about the true meaning behind my lyrics and songs. I write about very deep things and I feel that not everyone knows the true meanings.

Why do you feel music is important in your life and others?

Music is the key to all emotions and feelings. From making people happy, to making them recognize their mistakes, or inspiring them to be better people- music has it all. It helps people understand themselves and can put you in the best mood ever. Music can truly change people’s lives.

Do you have performances planned for this 2018 year?

this year I am planning to perform at the jersey shore festival, I have performances planned this summer for events in my home-town. I also always love to perform at open mic’s, restaurants and am hoping to go back to Nashville sometime this year.

Thank you so much Kellie-Anne for sharing your thoughts with us today.

Imane Reviews Life and Times of Baby Lucas

Welcome to the Life and Times of Baby Lucas!

Imane Reviews Life and Times of Baby Lucas

Here is a Perceptive Readers walk down memory lane. A student, back in the year of 2012, read The Life and Times of Baby Lucas and sent me what she had thought of book 1.
It has been a desire of mine to write more Lucas’ books within a window frame of time; so to speak. I also was pleased to complete book two last year.

Will there be more? Well, I will not comment too much on the answer except to say this.

It is up to you perceptive readers (or publishers), etc. that are still looking for raw (need some polishing) or hidden talent on the face of this earth. I have always been resolved to stay content whether my stories are placed on the pages of a book to make a parent, personalities, or child smile for that day or whether they remain in my thoughts to share every now and then over coffee.

Hope you enjoy Imane’s thoughts. She was a teenager at the time with a 4.0 GPA. She has continued her studies into the fields of science.  I’m happy she is not too busy to send me a hello throughout the years. Kind regards to you and thank you Imane!

Why I Enjoyed Reading The Life and Times of Baby Lucas-Book Review By Imane (Student) – Year April 2012

Why I appreciated ‘The Life and Times of Baby Lucas’-Book Review. By Imane A.

The reason why I appreciated this book: “The Life and Times of Baby Lucas”

It is because I get to read about a baby’s feelings, and this shows our personal feelings in our own childhood. It shows our true and pure impressions and emotions.

Mr. James, in this book, tries to show us the real feelings of a baby who’s called Lucas in different stages:

  • In his mother’s womb
  • In his mother’s arms
  • Between members of the family and friends
  • At times, the baby gets nervous and confused because of what’s happening around him. He doesn’t feel so safe when his mother goes away and he’s not really happy with his new friends.

While reading this story, you will be taken by it! Because every single word is true, it’s what everyone of us felt when we were kids. We were afraid and anxious about small details. That’s our nature. We were born weak, scared, and wanting our parents’ attention after everything; trusting them more than anybody else. Let’s find out more about The Life and Times of Baby Lucas!

Cindy Lou’s Captivating Poetry

Cindy Lou’s Captivating Poetry

As you have come to appreciate, this website is about the “Product of Culture books,” aka Pocbooks; which at times feature ‘The Arts.’ In particular, talented ones who showcase their writings and exceptional music. In this line of thought, I would be amiss if I did not mention the poetry of Cindylou601.  I took the time to visit her website. Then proceeded to read not one, not two, but seven poems! Yes, the poems are that captivating. It has been a pleasure getting acquainted with her original poetry. Hey, if you enjoy poems and poetry, why don’t you just check out the website link and peruse her poems.  Would you like a suggestion? Be sure to read “Together.”

https://cindylou601.wordpress.com/

Cindy Lou’s Captivating Poetry
This post about Cindy Lou’s poetry was originally published
2012/02/16

Author’s Poetry Corner

Poetry is the precursor to songs IMHO. Don’t get me wrong, there are musicians who start with a tune in their heads first. Therefore, in speaking for myself, the words come first and though I am not a musician or singer, I can appreciate how they are able to match the rhythm with poetic thoughts.  It is good to see that YOU are enjoying this website.  Thank you before hand when you decide to share it with family members and friends.

Getting to know Mesmi the Musician

Getting to know Mesmi the Musician

Mesmi – Getting to know the Journey Tree Songstress.

Mesmi states this on her music channel:

Almost two years ago today, I had my very first show where I got to experience the joy of playing my own tunes with other musicians.

“I was so touched by the beauty of people that first night, coming back home from the show and reading each tag; somehow, that sense has only grown stronger with time, as I went through and photographed each one for this last album project. It is with a touched heart that I present to you the final #IAWIA video, bringing the EP ( i am (where ) i am ) to a close.”

The Interview: Getting to know Mesmi the Musician

1) Hi Mesmi, How many instruments do you play?

I mainly play piano and guitar (and sing). In the past, I’ve played some violin, clarinet and erhu, but I’m likely pretty horrible at all those now.

2) Mesmi, You have been recognized with awards over the years

  • 2016 GRAMMY Amplifier Top 10 Finalist
  • 2015 “The Deli” Magazine Artist of the Month
  • 2014 International Songwriting Competition Semifinalist out of over 18,000 entries

Will you share a bit more on what was involved with winning such accreditation?

Sure. To me, songwriting is as important and as much a part of what I do as performing or singing, so The International Songwriting Competition was definitely something I wanted to try. I entered my song “Bright Shining Lights,” a track from my first 3P, and was very happy to discover months later that it had gotten through to the semifinals of the competition!

Later in 2015, I was nominated for “The Deli” Magazine’s Artist of the Month by an editor at the Los Angeles branch, Ryan Mo. He had come across my single, “Gloria,” and written a review on it earlier. Thanks to him and the support of many wonderful people, I had the opportunity to win that award. The GRAMMY Amplifier Contest was similar and was also for “Gloria.”

Those last two awards were especially heartwarming because “Gloria” was the first song that was me expressing on a deeper personal level, as well as the first single where I did absolutely everything. I always write and perform my own songs, but this time I also produced, recorded and mixed the record. General listeners probably don’t know all the stages and hours it takes to get that final product, and I didn’t before either!, but somehow within those years since I first started, I learned much more the process and was able to create something that luckily others seemed to like as well.

3) Do you ever collaborate with other musicians?

Yes, I’ve done several collaborations. A number of them have come from invitations from EDM/electronic producers, some of which have been released and some of which haven’t, but you can find a good few out online.

4) In your experience with the music profession, would you share some of the situations you have faced to get the word out about you?

That’s always the major dilemma, as an independent musician. You’re constantly learning, and meanwhile, the landscape is constantly changing. With technology and the music industry especially, things are often very uncertain, and with music itself, there’s just so much already easily available out there that to stand out from the crowd without a huge budget or some kind of “in” connection is really tough. Even the major record labels don’t have a foolproof way!

As an indie artist though, you’re usually wearing all the different hats and using your own resources, very much an “army of one” scenario, so you just try to keep up and figure out which one will be the best; this can be frustrating, as I find that all too often I’m spending time and thought on the business side more than the creative! I kind of dream of the day when I can pass the bulk of that off to some trusted team member.

But I know that my situation is very common to most indie artists or really any entrepreneurial creative, and I’m extremely thankful to be doing what I’m doing, to learned what I have learned and for the opportunities the internet does provide, the listeners it has allowed me to meet. There really is so much that you ultimately can’t control, so I try to stay focused simply on making good music (whatever that means 😉 and improving as a songwriter and musician.

5) What is your songwriting process? Where does your inspiration come from?

Each song is different, and as I’ve grown as a musician, I think my songwriting process has slightly changed or grown as well. Words and meaning are important to me, so I’m quite lyrics-intensive, and phrases will often pop into my head randomly. I’ll write them down on whatever’s available and try to go back and look through them periodically. The same with melodies or music arrangements — a lot of those tend to come to me when I’m about to fall asleep or waking up, so I’ve learned to keep a recording device next to my bed!

Like most songwriters will tell you, inspiration comes from everywhere 🙂 Daily life, things you overhear, things you feel, experiences with friends, family, a random meeting at the bar, or just everyday ideas/sights, like the way the sun suddenly hits as it comes through the clouds. Songs are such interesting things, and I’m always learning about them and trying to do them justice.

6) Do you have any other hobbies besides music?

Well, first I’d just like to note that music at this point is a little more than a hobby :), but in terms of things I enjoy besides music, there is plenty. I enjoy art, drawing and painting, cooking, crafting — if I had more time, I’d love to pick up more skills in woodwork, ceramics and textiles. I’ve always really liked making things, especially with my hands. I also enjoy nature, learning, exploring cultures, and I’ve been a voracious reader since I was very young. I’d get in trouble for it!

7) What effect would you like for your music to have on people? For example; do you just want people to relax and have a real good time or is there some message?

It’s not like every song I write has an agenda, but to me, music is a very meaningful thing, so I hope the songs I make can be meaningful for other people too. Whether it’s just for them to release and relax or to have something deeper depends on the song, though I have to admit at this stage my music probably tends to skew toward the latter.

8) Mesmi, I always like to ask if there’s a question you wish someone would ask but they never do? Please share with us the question.

I can’t think of one right now, but ask me again in a year?

9) Why do you feel music is important in your life and others?

Ooh I’d love to ask this question to other people actually! I always wonder how important music is to people in general nowadays. It would be great to do a survey on this!

Music, for me, though… It’s a big question. I find that it in its expression, it has elements of freedom, of healing, of crossing borders. For me, it has done all these things, and from that is probably why I feel it could be valuable to others. I love that even when you don’t feel like being with anyone else, you can feel like being with a song.

10) Any events and shows planned for the year 2017? List as many small coffee houses & large venues as you like!

Wow I’m out of it. For a second, I thought, “2017??” Yet 2017 is already going by so fast. It feels like a strange year that way!

Last year I was really preoccupied with finishing my EP, ( i am ( where ) i am ), which contained a number of songs from when I started out. The project kept getting backed up, but I finally got to put it out in the fall. As you can imagine, a lot of material got backed up in the meantime.

So now I’m focusing on the project that was growing while completing iawia, and a lot of my time will be spent working on that. I did a festival earlier in March and have some dates coming up, but I mostly plan on trying out some things by performing a bunch on the Santa Monica pier this summer. Come say hi if you’re around!

I’ve been toying with the idea of doing shows in different regions for a while now, though, so you never know where I might pop up! If you’d like to stay updated on the new project or catch a show when I’m nearby, it’s best to follow me on Songkick, check my website, or connect with me on my social channels.
Thank you Mesmi for your time and deeply moving songs/stories! We wish you all the best!

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Why I Love Irish Dancing

The Irish Dance Attraction. In this “Young Minds and Students of Today” post, Emma (15yrs) tells us why she thinks Irish dancing is fun. The dancing involves strength and grace. The history of the dance is not clear. Some sources report that during the era(750-1060 AD) of the conquering Vikings many books from the 7th and 8th century were destroyed or lost. Books that could have shed light on the origins of this cultural dance. Today people express their reasons for learning the dance, whether it is by tradition or choice, all the way down to this 21st century people are still Irish dancing. See the Irish dancing feature and then read Emma’s concise explanation of why she participates Irish dancing. Thank you Emma

Irish Dance Competition Example
An Irish Dance Teenagers View

Emma ‘s Thoughts
“I started doing Irish dancing when I was 3 years of age and have been doing it ever since. I come from an Irish background so its tradition. I love Irish dancing and it has become part of my life. I don’t just like participating because it’s fun and keeps me in shape, but I love to compete. Competing in dancing is an amazing experience, as everyone wants to win, but we are all so competitive. I attend dance classes 3-4 times a week and I do soft and heavy shoe. I can’t explain how important Irish dancing is to me, without it, I wouldn’t be who I am today.”
Emma

The Recap
Again, we can thank Emma for sharing her feelings about the Irish dancing. As a recap, these are the points we can take away from the interview:
Irish dancing involves strength and grace.
There are competitions
Irish dance can influence a young person’s outlook.

If you found this interesting, be sure to make someone’s day by telling them about this interview!