It’s time to put up a fresh calendar
Holidays almost over
It’s time for new to-do lists, resolutions, best-of music and moments
the symbolism is rife with tension and promise
and through all of this
the planets do their thing
the plants die and keep growing
this planet with all its love and pain keeps turning
and we take aim at being a better person
better, stronger, more determined.
I get caught up in it, too.
I mean, it’s hard not to.
I like chances and change; I like me a good clean slate.
But my astrologer said: revelation
I’ll take it.
Our world needs it.
Let us idle no more, let us mean it.
I can’t sum up a year in an update. But I want to let you know I’m feeling grateful and steaming onwards with projects, ideas, and adoration.
Here, in brief, are some finer points:
1.) I recently recorded two tunes. That is more than a single and yet not quite an EP; but I am releasing it anyway, awkward terminology notwithstanding.
Do you want to hear? You can hear here:
You can also purchase them. That, of course, would be awesome.
Recorded and produced in Halifax by Benn Ross. Check him out: http://bennross.bandcamp.com/
I did this because:
– I’m not ready to record an album but I’ve been writing songs and I want to send them off, let you know they’re happening.
– I resolved to make more things, send them off, let you know they’re happening.
– Creativity is coming out of me, here are two examples.
– Also, any proceeds I get from downloads will go directly into the other projects I’m working on
Here are the other projects I’m working on:
1.) A lot of writing. Stay tuned for new poems, a lot of them.
2.) An epic lofty show involving religion and churches, namely Catholic ones. This will be a show for those of us with questions. With love and wonder and interdependence. Also, to call out nonsense and to highlight purpose. Faith fascinates me and so I’m gonna search for it. Or with it. I can’t tell, really. This is a project for spirit’s sake, and because our world is hurting. Because world religion has so many failings; and we have looked to logic to explain things. And in so doing, we have poisoned the cathedrals, angels leaving, gods grieving. I’m going to be a wandering monastic (albeit not a chaste one..), on an alternative pilgrimage, worshipping life and glory.
This means: I will be crouched over looseleaf paper. I will on my knees in pagan prayer. I will not be on tour as much as last year. I will be quietly galavanting and openly weeping. I will be seeking company to have love and tea with. I will be reading and making messy notes and I will be back in some months with a brand new show.
I will post regular updates about its progress. I will ask for help when it is called for. I always need patrons, and I always need love.
3.) There will be another published book this year! Stay tuned.
4.) Andrea Dorfman and I are working on another film project. I wish I could tell you more. I will soon (Oh dear, what kind of vague update is this?!?!?).
5.) I’m learning how to sew and am gonna make me some clothes, as I grow the hair on the top of my head, some kind of vow to all that I don’t know.
Thank you for your love and support, for reading this bizarre update. I reply to emails as much and as fast as I can. Feel free to write if you have answers or questions.
Enjoy the symbolism of the turning year.
Remember to look around, inside and out, and hold each other close and dear.