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2020 News & Notes
Hold onto your knees, people - 2020 is here. So is the Coronavirus. I am gathering tools to help me to remember to breathe. Relax. Focus on what is wanted. Be bold in dreaming, smart with my time, humble and present all of the time. I have never been offered more opportunities than in this past year, to feel fears and anxieties that I can now name. The first step, accomplished. I've never been given such effective tools with which to choose more wisely my way in the world. My tail is kicked, daily. I hope you, too, are finding the tools, the shoulders to cry on and the space in our busy world to hug a tree, keep a journal, sit with other brave humans and share honestly the challenges of this unprecedented time here on Planet WTF. Prayers, y'all...
EAST COAST SHOWS
Those in the Wilmington/Newark DE area, I play first and second Sundays monthly at the Center for Spiritual Living Delaware (.com) where I serve as the Music Director. If you consider yourself "spiritual rather than religious", you may find yourself at home with us. If Spirit-mindedness isn't your thing, click on the "shows" tab to see the calendar. Taking a break from a full performing calendar and the booking beast has been good for my clarity. I'm excited to return to more music in 2020 and an expanded teaching schedule, too.
Before Covid 19 flipped our world sideways, my strongest intention for 2020 was travel, feathering a lovely nest with my love, and to return to Western Europe. I am still called - continually called - to return across the water and play. Once a songwriter tastes the way the Dutch listen and ask insightful, startling questions about your lyrics... the wholly enthralled appreciation for songwriters that runs through the entire region from Germany to Holland, England to Ireland and Wales....well. That seed will continue to grow. When the time is right, this dream comes true.
New Biz Address Coming Soon
Photos and Lyrics
2018 Sweet Stuff: SisterSpace Nominates Sharon Bousquet for the Inaugural Virginia Giordano Memorial Fund
Here is what Jo-Ann McIntyre, SisterSpace Board President, shared with us about Virginia and the fund:
"Virginia was one of the most prolific producers of women's music. She shaped the women's music movement in NYC and beyond. Her influence on local and national artists and the music scene was incalculable. Since her untimely passing in 2014, there has been a wish to create a foundation or fund that would help to continue her work and honor her legacy. We are finally able to bring that dream to fruition in conjunction with the Virginia Giordano Memorial Fund and SisterSpace Weekend Women's Festival.
The goal of the Fund, especially from here on out, is to support up and coming women artists and those who play more intimate spaces, by giving them performance and networking opportunities. We have selected you in the hopes that you will help us represent and honor this amazing woman who gave so much of herself to helping artists and their careers throughout the years. In return, we ask that you pay it forward by suggesting other artists for future nominations and by helping to spread the word about the Fund. Together we can form a base for an eventual community and network of artists who will carry on her legacy and keep continuing to help each other up."
I am grateful and so appreciative of Virginia's work over many years, of SisterSpace for providing women-only spaces that create community, offering opportunities for sharing our complex and fruitful lives with one another. Thank you!!
Thought of the Day:
If the reason that we want what we want is because we think we'll be happier in the having of them,
why not let HAPPY be the goal and let Life/The Universe/Everything take care of the rest?
Our thinking is to be directed - this is the work. Then... oh, life is so rich and full of magic! And... yeah. Sounds
easy, feels like the roller coaster this life keeps proving itself to be.
See you on the trail, beloveds.
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