daily preciousness

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

powerful faithful reproduction

If you google the phrase "faithful reproduction" you get a whole bunch of Christian websites devoted to makin' whoopie. (You also get this corny sunset boating picture here.) So that's the theme that I took with a fun retro piece that has a big band feel to it. I snipped together a perky little drum 'n' bass percussion line and completely enjoyed myself. The reviews have been good, too. (What do you think? Tell me.) I'm just pleased that I spent my snowed-in Sunday creating this last week.

I also explored my interest in clairvoyance with a little piece about a famous 1950s psychic. This guy, Maurice Woodruff, told the fortunes to the rich and powerful all over England and the U.S. He has a wonderful speaking voice, too, which is what I sampled for this piece. Give it a listen and be sure to tell me what you think.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

blissed out

Thank you, Gleetchplug, for your wonderful new software. It is one of the most relaxing works of art I've ever laid ears on. The wonderful Italians over at Gleetchplug have put together a meditative music and ambient sounds generator, called 0M. How wonderful. And how deliciously relaxing. Oh -- and the graphic design is just pitch perfect, as well. Sweet.

Another big thank you, Enigma co-founder Jens Gad, for creating this beautiful CD. Who knew that Scandanavian folktales and fables could be so gorgeous! The vocals are just perfect and the orchestrations are creative and constantly evolving. Nice job. Right now, I'm all about the journey through the Nine Worlds.

With music like this in my life... and my new personalized yoga podcast with cutie-pie Chaz, I'm not just following my bliss, I'm all up in that mother. *Sigh* Thanks, Chaz, for helping me get in touch with my inner downward-facing dog. Seriously, though, I'm absolutely loving all the stretching and toning. And breathing and downward-dog styling. Thanks, Chaz. You are amazing. Note: Please consult with a physician before listening to my music or starting this or any other fitness program.