Monday, May 31, 2010

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Preciousness Of Simple Things

Many of us as children...when we began to take the good things in our lives for granted...were put in our place by being
told about "the starving millions in Africa'. It was...of course..sobering to be reminded of those "less fortunate"...than
ourselves. Today I find myself thinking...about another kind of reminder we can give ourselves...in this kind of situation.
It is one that...perhaps...leans away from being a guilting exercise...to one about seeing and appreciating the gift that
life on this Earth actually is. Any of us can easily get bogged down...in our daily difficulties...and lose sight of...if we
ever saw it....of how beautiful the simple things in life are...like walking on a sunny day...sitting by a river...or lake...or
ocean....laughing with a friend...dancing to music that cannot be denied. I could go on and on with this list of simple
beautiful things...but I won't. The thing is...none of the things I'm thinking of here...require a person to be materially
wealthy. Unfortunately...it is only when catastrophe...personal or otherwise...strikes...and they are no longer available...
that we are forcefully reminded of how precious they are. A good resolution to make...is to be always aware of the
preciousness of the simple things in life...and while we have them...live in them...celebrate them...and give thanks for
them..................................Quester.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Re: Ocean Calls

Having had difficulties for a long time...uploading videos to YouTube...and photos
to my blog...today I split the difference thinking...how about trying to upload a
video to your blog. I did...and to my pleasant surprise...it worked!. Had to see
that it worked before I wrote any copy to go with it. "Ocean Calls"...is one of my
most experimental instrumentals. All those stories...from many different cultures...
about sirens...and other entities...that live under the water...and that call out
to humans on the shore...sometimes inviting them into the depths...are behind this piece.
The main instrumental part...I played on a small...harp-like instrument I'd bought at a thrift store...and was playing on this recording...for the first time. I also used...
wind chimes...rain stick...and...of course...there is no substitute for the sound of
waves. It's nice to finally get something done about my "Uploading Blues".........
.............Quester.

Ocean Calls

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Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Blocked Options

Haven't posted for a while. It's been a strange time. Being able to post photos to
my blog...was an incentive to post more frequently...but some time ago...that stopped
working. Uploading videos to YouTube was an important part...obviously...of my YouTube
experience. About six or seven weeks ago...that stopped working. I keep trying to
upload videos...and have looked for answers to my upload difficulty...but so far that
hasn't produced positive results. If I didn't know better...I'd say there was a
conspiracy going on. However...people keep on viewing my YouTube channel videos at a good
clip. Perhaps having 279 videos on there has helped with that...i.e. there are a lot
of videos to be seen there...regardless of new uploads. Anyway...although my
uploading problem has offered itself as an excuse not to make any more videos...I
continue to make them...in so doing...finally making good recordings...of some of my
many songs...waiting to be represented by good recordings. We'll see how "blocked
options"...open up...as these precious days of spring go by...........Quester.