If you go to "buy music" above. You can hear a song I wrote celebrating pregnant motherhood. I gave it to Tammy for her first "Mother's Day" present.
Today Tammy is 37 weeks and a day pregnant. We had a belly casting adventure. I got to put all these dampened guauzy strips over her full moon form, immortalizing our baby's cozy home of the last eighth months. We can't wait to have our baby out "above belly" but it has been magical to be a part of this whole process of pregnancy and I am glad we will have a life size work of art that celebrates this time!
This one gives me chills, especially with approaching the awe and the mystery of fatherhood:
"We grown-up people think that we appreciate music, but if we realize the sense that an infant has brought with it of appreciating sound and rhythm, we would never boast of knowing music. The infant is music itself." - Hazrat Inyat Khan.
One of my greatest influences is taking an acoustic instrument out to nature. Feeling the sun and wind. Hearing the birds and bugs tune their symphony with the harmony of the moment. And sure enough, I find when you start to play and make music with nature, there are uncanny connections that start to happen. Mysterious crecsencdos of cicadas and wind occur simultaneously with the and a listening that I do. Then there is something that transcends even listening, a telepathic unity that just happens. The way music goes out gently into space like a bird that soars above the treeline. The way temperature effects tempo. The way light effects harmony. Such great music teachers!