Sunday, February 26, 2012

Asher Wallis - Against the Stream

A New Peace Is The Way Film Video - Asher Wallis - Against the Stream - Filmed right in Plum Village - close your eyes and you'll be right there!

Monday, February 13, 2012

For Valentine's Day: A new artist for you to love.

You know me, I just love clever, and when I see an artist doing something different I always take notice. I am so fortunate that I get to see amazing people at the very start of their careers and this new artist from Brisbane, Australia has taken image to the ninth degree. His visuals are as interesting as his sound and I like'em both! Can't wait for more - check out his first three tunes on YT, then like his fb page and check out more really cool photos and behind the scenes shots.

Meet Luke Mansini.

I asked him what he's up to this year:

"For the moment my plan is to keep recording tracks for my debut album. I hope to release it late 2012. I dont have any near plans to play gigs or shows but I do want to film and record live acoustic performances to post on the net throughout the year. The visual art side of my music is very important too and I'll continue to combine the two. For the first part of my life I was 100% focussed on visual art but now the tables have turned to music. Music is now a 24/7 career for me as I try to make up for lost time. If I'm not playing, writing or learning about it during the day, I'm dreaming about it when I sleep."

Follow Luke on Twitter, Facebook & YouTube

Thursday, February 9, 2012

It must be spring 'cause I'm cleaning!

Actually, we're finally moving - so, well, yes cleaning and having a good clearing out.

So much has happened in the last little while, the MEMaStudio program has legs and we seem to be on a roll, moving forward and beginning to set up some 'Tech- no' kids camps for the summer and writing the program for the bus. It's pretty heady stuff, when I look at the folks around me that I am working, with I am a bit overwhelmed!

Two other very cool things; I am now writing for Rainn Wilson's Soul Pancake - come and find me there and let's tackle some of life's big questions! It never gets boring over there, I can tell you that, and it's an awesome place to rest my head when things get hectic!

And most recently, and the thing that just blows me right away - is being able to be a part of the 'Peace Is The Way' film series. It is a huge honour, and as I can't travel to Plum Village this brings Thay and PV right to me! can't say enough about the people here or the project, please check it out yourself - I am happy to hear your thoughts!

So along with all of our other work, we are really busy right now with the move - Feb 28th is the day, and I am sure I'll be tweeting about it, as I am wont to do.

Oh, and note - we're only doing a limited run of Danny's new CD 'Unplugged and Unglued' and they will only be available the night of the Feb 25th show at the Railway, so if you want one come on down!

Next post from the back woods!