A Marvelous Month: Your March 2023 A 440 Newsletter

By |2023-03-01T21:06:24+00:00March 1st, 2023|Uncategorized|

Greetings, One & All~As the Sonoran Desert emerges from an exceptionally wet and cold winter and begins to turn toward the vernal equinox and the advent of spring, things are warming up in Willyworld as well, beginning on March 1st with this new issue of your A 440 Newsletter. Enjoy!Sunrise Snow at Rancho ImprovisosoSTCTwo new portals to the world of STC have opened in the time-space continuum, through which you can learn more about the band and/or stream and download the genre-transcending music of guitarist & midi instrumentalist Chris Screven, bassist & flutist Joe Townend, and drummer & percussionist Will Clipman: [...]

Bright & Early: Your January 2023 A 440 Newsletter

By |2022-12-31T19:38:44+00:00December 31st, 2022|Uncategorized|

Greetings, One & All~Time waits for no one, so there's no time like the present to begin a new year of shared creativity. Wishing your and yours a peaceful and prosperous 2023 with this January issue of your A 440 Newsletter. Enjoy it all in joy!Bright & EarlyThe new year's music starts bright and early at 10 AM on Sunday January 1st: my first Unity Duo service of 2023 with singer/songwriter/guitarist/keyboardist and Unity in the Valley Musical Director Amber Norgaard; a second helping will be served up this month on Sunday January 29th. Watch this space for all our 2023 dates [...]

A Winter Solstice Wish: Your December 2022 A 440 Newsletter

By |2022-11-29T04:38:43+00:00November 29th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Greetings, One & All~Having completed my work in the outer world for this year, I am looking inward to a December of relaxation, rejuvenation and reflection: delving into new and on-going musical collaborations; investing time and energy in personal writing projects; spending quality time with family, friends and loved ones; enjoying the blessings of nature here in my beloved Sonoran Desert; re-calibrating my well-worn earthsuit for further adventures on The Blue Planet; and savoring the shimmering mysteries of the winter solstice season in good cheer. There will be plenty of time to announce upcoming events at the turn of the year; [...]

A November to Remember: Your November 2022 A 440 Newsletter

By |2022-11-02T20:31:16+00:00November 2nd, 2022|Uncategorized|

Greetings, One & All~This promises to be a momentous month on many levels, as I'm sure you are all well aware. As always, I'll focus my commentary on the creative realm with good news and announcements of upcoming events, in the belief that music, poetry and art really do change the world for the better. Be well, be in touch and enjoy your November A 440 Newsletter in joy!Nakai, Eaton & ClipmanMy two favorite words: two SOLD OUT shows at Old Town Center for the Arts followed by a SOLD OUT show at The Musical Instrument Museum Theater bode well for [...]

Refreshing the Image Pool: Your October 2022 A 440 Newsletter

By |2022-10-02T01:22:01+00:00October 2nd, 2022|Uncategorized|

Greetings, One & All~I can't explain how we got to this moment so suddenly; but indeed it is the first day of the tenth month of the current year, and so it's high time for me to deliver your October 2022 A 440 Newsletter. As always, it is my intention to entertain, uplift, inspire, share a smile. . . and above all to connect with YOU in a spirit of gratitude and generosity. Be well, be in touch, and most of all BE!Spiral RendezvousThe fifth and finest Canyon Records studio album by R. Carlos Nakai, William Eaton & Will Clipman is [...]

As Autumn Approaches: Your September 2022 A 440 Newsletter

By |2022-08-30T22:49:02+00:00August 30th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Greetings, One & All~Your September A 440 Newsletter arrives early, as this month's adventures begin on Day One and your peripatetic poetic percussionist will be on the road before, during and after our customary first-of-the-month rendezvous. As the Sonoran Desert emerges from the summer monsoon season and begins ever so gradually to dry out and cool down as the autumnal equinox approaches, your humble narrator has an abundance of creative good news and natural beauty to share. Enjoy, be well and be in touch!Passion, Purpose & Personal PowerI'm delighted and excited to return to the redwood rhizome of coastal California for [...]

Monsoon Tidings: Your August 2022 A 440 Newsletter

By |2022-08-02T03:45:48+00:00August 2nd, 2022|Uncategorized|

Greetings, One & All~We're finally getting some measurable precipitation here in the Sonoran Desert after what had been up until recently a non-soon instead of our typically thunderous and rain-rich monsoon season, and all desert creatures (including yours truly) are truly grateful. . . and shaking the rainstick for more! There's a commensurate deluge of good tidings in this August issue of your A 440 Newsletter, so kick off your shoes and splash around in all the cool news!Starlight ScribeHer motto "Exploring the Source of Inspiration" says all you need to know about my long-time friend and colleague Shea Stanfield and [...]

Grace Notes: Your July 2022 A 440 Newsletter

By |2022-07-02T00:11:28+00:00July 2nd, 2022|Uncategorized|

Greetings, One & All~The monsoon season in the Sonoran Desert has begun, bringing the promise of life-giving rain to nurture and sustain all living things, just as the July 2022 issue of your A 440 Newsletter arrives with the promise of on-going creativity to nurture and sustain the spirit. Enjoy all the good news and be in touch!Grace NotesI'm honored to have had a small part in the middle movement of the expansive classical trilogy From Graceful Fields, just released on Canyon Records. The recording of the R. Carlos Nakai composition Passages marked the studio reunification of the classic Nakai Trio, [...]

Sizzling Summer Solstice: Your June 2022 A 440 Newsletter

By |2022-06-02T03:27:49+00:00June 2nd, 2022|Uncategorized|

Greetings, One & All~The summer and winter solstices have always been my favorite times of the year here at Rancho Improvisoso, as the extremities of light at those celestial turning points brilliantly define the stark beauty of my beloved Sonoran Desert at its seasonal peaks. I trust some of that clarity is reflected in the June 2022 issue of your A 440 Newsletter, along with all the good news and cool announcements, and of course your Photos of the Month and Poem of the Month. Be well and be in touch!Indigo SummerI can't think of a cooler way to spend the [...]

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 [...]

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