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 [...]

Solstice Stillness: Your June 2021 A 440 Newsletter

By |2021-06-08T00:20:09+00:00June 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Greetings, One & All~As we approach the solstice, the hot, dry, dusty, pollen-laden winds of late spring are beginning to subside and The Old Pueblo is beginning to settle into the profound stillness of early summer in the Sonoran Desert. Your humble narrator is following nature's lead by settling into a somewhat quieter spell of reflection and creative development after a whirlwind first half of 2021. With my apologies for the travel-delayed delivery, please enjoy the June issue of your A 440 Newsletter. Be well, be of good cheer and be in touch!Woodside WayAs wonderful as all three of my retreats [...]

May We? Mais Oui! Your May 2021 A 440 Newsletter

By |2021-05-01T23:21:34+00:00May 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|

Greetings, One & All~With the advent of Earth Day, the full Frog Moon, and the unexpected blessing of April showers here in The Singing Desert, May promises to be a month of flowering renewal, as new shoots continue to spring up alongside long-cultivated seed-plantings coming to fruition. Enjoy a bit of uplifting news in this May 2021 issue of your A 440 Newsletter and be in touch!Restoration & RenewalNow is the time for restoration and renewal, and in that spirit I am delighted to return to Canyon Ranch Woodside Wellness Retreat in Woodside, California to conduct a weekend retreat appropriately titled [...]

Astounding Abundance: Your April 2021 A 440 Newsletter

By |2021-04-02T04:01:39+00:00April 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|

Greetings, One & All~Many thanks to all for your magnanimous March missives: what a treat for yours truly! Illuminated by the waning Eagle Moon, April has come into sharper focus since we corresponded last; so there is both a continuation of that good news and a fresh infusion of new good news in this issue of your A 440 Newsletter. Be well, be of good cheer and be in touch!Nakai & ClipmanOur never-ending Awakening the Fire world tour brings R. Carlos Nakai & Will Clipman to the Community Performing Arts Center in Green Valley, Arizona for two performances on Wednesday April [...]

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