What May Be: Your May 2022 A 440 Newsletter

By |2022-05-02T01:08:43+00:00May 2nd, 2022|Uncategorized|

Greetings, One & All~May always feels like a month of possibility, as the connotations of the word itself commingle with the Spring awakening of our Sonoran Desert flora and fauna here at Rancho Improvisoso: the mesquite and palo verde trees explode with leaf and blossom almost overnight, and in their dappled shade the winter sleepers begin to stir, as you'll see in the Photos of the Month toward the end of your May 2022 A 440 Newsletter. Enjoy all the good news in between and don't miss the Serious Fun that awaits within!Serious FunI met musician, poet, psychologist and sound healer [...]

Seasonal Shift: Your April A 440 Newsletter

By |2022-04-01T23:47:06+00:00April 1st, 2022|Uncategorized|

Greetings, One & All~What a wild seasonal shift here at Rancho Improvisoso: from the arrival of a great horned owl family, to a freezing late-March hailstorm, to rescuing a giant Sonoran Desert toad from our pool, it's been an memorable early Spring. As befits the April 1st new moon, energy is shifting in creative ways here in Willyworld as well, highlights of which you'll discover in this month's issue of your A 440 Newsletter. Be well and be in touch!Luminous DepthsLuminous Depths, the first single from the four-song EP Ubiquity by Evenfall, is out from Heart Dance Records, featuring yours truly [...]

Multifarious Manifestations: Your March 2022 A 440 Newsletter

By |2022-03-02T00:08:32+00:00March 2nd, 2022|Uncategorized|

Greetings, One & All~As winter wanes and spring approaches, the new moon offers us an empty vessel to replenish with our best intention and effort; so with best wishes for peace and prosperity to all, I offer a bit of good news in the form of your March 2020 A 440 Newsletter. Be well and be in touch!Trinity TrioR. Carlos Nakai, William Eaton & Will Clipman continue their spiral journey at the edge of sound with a live concert at Trinity Cathedral in Phoenix AZ on Sunday March 6th at 4 PM, performing improvisational motifs from their forthcoming Canyon Records album.reservations [...]

Equipoise: Your February 2022 A 440 Newsletter

By |2022-02-01T20:35:20+00:00February 1st, 2022|Uncategorized|

Greetings, One & All~Equipoised between the Full Wolf Moon and the Full Snow Moon, your February A 440 Newsletter rings out to you with the clarity of its namesake perfect musical note at this time of contemplation and restoration. I trust you'll enjoy these February fables from Willyworld, and that the depth of winter finds you in good health and spirits. Be well and be in touch!Wolves and MoonFull Moon images courtesy of The Old Farmer's Almanac; all rights reserved to TOFARhythmic RetreatOn Friday February 4th at 7 PM, your peripatetic pan-global percussionist will provide intimate musical atmosphere for the meet [...]

A Fresh Start: Your January 2022 A 440 Newsletter

By |2022-01-01T00:51:01+00:00January 1st, 2022|Uncategorized|

Greetings, One & All~The first new moon of the new year bestows upon us the gift of an empty vessel: an opportunity to renew, restore and replenish. I'm all in, as you'll note with a few glimpses at what's to come in this first issue of your 2022 A 440 Newsletter. The future starts now! Amber & WillFolk-rock goddess and Unity in the Valley Musical Director Amber Norgaard invited me to accompany her in her morning service on Sunday January 2nd, and naturally I said YES. Those of you who have frequented Willyworld for a while will remember yours truly playing [...]

Cool, Calm & Connected: Your November 2021 A 440 Newsletter

By |2021-11-02T01:13:51+00:00November 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|

Greetings, One & All~A sliver of waning crescent moon rose an hour ahead of the sun on this cool and calm first day of November in Northern Sonora: a harbinger of the fragile yet durable beauty available in this eleventh month of the year 2021, if we but see it clearly and gently seize it. Here's a bit more on that score in this issue of your A 440 Newsletter. Be well and be in touch!Rhythmic HealingI neglected to articulate with crystal clarity in my October newsletter that my Rhythmic Healing retreat at the Redemptorist Renewal Center tonight is a private [...]

Autumn Harvest: Your October 2021 A 440 Newsletter

By |2021-10-01T00:31:50+00:00October 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|

Greetings, One & All~The air is cool at dawn these days as the last thunderstorms of this year's epic monsoon rumble across The Old Pueblo and the Sonoran Desert gradually returns to autumnal aridity: a glorious season of golden light, subtly shifting patterns of plant and animal appearance and behavior, and a continued reawakening of in-person events in Willyworld, for which your humble narrator is most grateful. As fall unfolds in its unique way in your part of the world, enjoy a seasonal serving of good news in your October 2021 A 440 Newsletter. Be well and be in touch! TONIGHT!On [...]

Toward Balance: Your September A 440 Newsletter

By |2021-09-01T00:46:05+00:00September 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|

Greetings, One & All~The Old Pueblo has already received more than its 30-year average annual rainfall with four months still to go in the year, for which all Sonoran Desert creatures are grateful, and to which the lush greenery, the abundant wildlife, and the mindful resumption of human activity attest. As we move through the hot, humid days of late summer into the cooler, drier days of early autumn, your humble narrator has good news and uplifting events to share in this September issue of your A 440 Newsletter. Be well and be in touch!Music & MeditationOn Saturday September 4th at [...]

Monsooner or Later: Your August 2021 A 440 Newsletter

By |2021-08-05T00:03:30+00:00August 5th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Greetings, One & All~Our record-setting 2021 monsoon has delivered epic thunder-and-lightning storms, biblical deluges, flash floods and all-day straight-down soakings, making July the wettest month ever recorded in The Old Pueblo. Our Sonoran Desert is lush and green and blooming, our wildlife is exceptionally wild, and yours truly has enjoyed some vigorous shovel-and-wheelbarrow workouts repairing washed-out driveways here at Rancho Improvisoso. In contrast to the dramatic weather, this month will be quiet on the performance front; so your August A 440 Newsletter looks ahead to cool new events on the horizon for late summer and early autumn. Be well, walk with [...]

Sizzling Summer Sounds: Your July 2021 A 440 Newsletter

By |2021-07-06T18:17:50+00:00July 6th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Greetings, One & All~Summer is sizzling here in the Sonoran Desert, so your humble narrator is especially grateful to be working on several new projects in the cool comfort of various recording studios for a spell. More on those in this July issue of your A 440 Newsletter, along with this month's feel-good featured live event. Walk with a cool body and be in touch as spirit moves! Spanning the sonic spectrum in search of the perfect groove. . . .photos courtesy Cass AnawatyDancing HeartsFresh new beats abound around Heart Dance Records these days, where yours truly is adding pan-global drums [...]

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