LAMPS is ramping up with all sorts of music planned for the season. Follow the LAMPS link above or even better, join this rapidly growing organization and help keep the Lubec area music community thriving!
Given that stress levels are at global highs, I'm offering here some of my favorite stress-reducing, relaxing, and inspiring videos. Seriously, they are my "goto" sanctuaries when I feel my spring's wound too tight. You can find more on the CB Music YouTube channel.
|Paul Winter's Solstice Celebrations are magnificent, and we cheer when he starts to introduce Nikki and Lucky -- Watch and see why.|
|I would like to do video of all of Paul's work - or wish someone else would. At least the entire Missa Gaia. Wrote my philosophy paper on it long ago. Of course I got an "A". It's a great work - the music, I mean, not my paper. I might post the paper on my Easternmost Fred site someday.|
|I hesitate to describe my favorite things as "favorite" or "best" because those terms imply a hierarchy and somehow imply exclusion of all the other wonderful parts of life. This is especially true of the music performances at Crow Town Gallery. You can watch all the others on the channel and judge for yourself. Nevertheless, I also recall how overwhelmed I was by the reaction of the audiences to Liz and Eugene's concerts. Still overwhelmed.|
March 2021 - Among other things, we're learning new ways of sharing music and the arts in general, and I hope, adapting and improving our ability to inspire and comfort each other over wired and wireless devices. We are learning the difference between important and convenient. We're learning to do things which will be useful even when we've returned to "normal," whatever and whenever that is. I hope we're learning also, what we want to include in the new "normal" and what is best left behind.
Jason Roach is perhaps best known as the thunderous keyboard guy with Coig, but he's an outstanding visual artist too. Have a look at Outer Strathspace Folk Art for an otherworldly mix of bird-sea-music something. I like it so much I even overlook someone's penchant for referring to various bird species as "seagull."
Putep's Tale, by Rhonda Welcome and Chuck Kniffen, tells the true tale of a finback whale that washed up on the shore of Lubec, Maine and how it has become a part of the community. With illustrations by Andrew Long, artwork by Sherry Ashby and performed by Kit Rodgers, the book is brought to life by Maine Public Television.