Dear family, friends, and fellow travelers,
The song this cycle is a love song for Orion. She was one of the first constellations I learned as a boy. It would be such a comfort to see her rising in the East as winter came on traveling the night sky with such graceful arcs and patterns, the warm red brilliance of Betelgeuse the brooch on her right shoulder (left from our viewpoint). There was a kind of built in nostalgia from her emergence around the winter holidays and the mysterious dance of distance and time to a youngster.
I wrote the song this past winter but struggled with the original tune which was really just a spin on Starry Night - no surprise. The present tune came the other day and I recorded the song this morning.
Play your favorites!
I've also added a Favorites feature so that, as the playlists grow, you can mark those songs you particularly like and just listen to those, again from using the drop down filter at the top of the playlist. Right now it's a two-step process. You have to click on the song you want to mark on the playlist and then go to the side bar (bottom on phone) and click the gray heart so select; click again to deselect.
On the technical side, the favorites function relies on you not clearing your cookies, often the default setting. Favorites will be lost if cookies are cleared. I hope to add a login feature that would allow you to keep your selections without cookies.
Finally, realizing that many people no longer have a CD player, Leonore and I made our three albums available for free here on the site in playlists. There's a new tab, Albums, on the top menu. Select the album you want to hear from the dropdown and enjoy. Songs are free to download as well. We will make some CDs for those who may want that medium - if that is your desire, feel free to contact me.
I'm sending you a monthly offering from original music I've been writing over many years. I've been so bold as to add your email to my newsletter list. You can unsubscribe at any time (link at the bottom of the email).
Many songs are recorded solo, some are from different musical twinings from over the years - all are original tunes, with some occasional collaborations.
My best to each,
Listen to Orion