“When sparkles dance upon the water, our souls twinkle like stars in the evening sky.”
“Nature’s infinite palette splashes vibrancy upon the autumn day.”
“We are drawn back to Mother Gaia, connected with her compassion and ever-constant love for all; in our returning back, we become one united with her; calling us to love her as she has unconditionally given infinitely and ceaselessly to us.”
The breath of life, passionate, rapturous, invigorating, revitalizing; Let us welcome God’s love with open arms.”
“All roads lead home to where the heart is.”
“Friendship is two spirits allowing each other to soar and fly.”
“Take time to travel apart for the answers you seek are within.”
“Faith is believing in things not yet seen but felt with the heart.”
“Walk ever softly, tenderly taking in the wonderment of the present.”
“Wherever your heart is, there also is your home.”
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
“Talent is Good, Practice is Better, Passion is Best!”
Frank Lloyd Wright
“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is practice.”
“Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it, is your gift back to God.”
“Music gives a Soul to the Universe, Wings to the Mind, Flight to the Imagination, and Life to Everything.”
“To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable.”
Ludwig van Beethoven
“It is a mistake to think that the practice of my art has become easy to me.”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
“The most valuable practice aid is patience.”
“Excellence is not a skill, it’s an attitude.”
Thank you to Ransom Steele Tavern, Cyber Cafe West, family, friends and guests for making The Other Ear’s Reunion weekend of music a memorable experience for everyone!
Recordings will be available in the near future from the two gigs which include Ben Fambrough’s original songs as well as cover music from such artists as Talking Heads, Phish, Beatles and Grateful Dead.
Ben Fambrough (lead vocals, guitar); Chuck Kozlowski (drums, back-up vocals); Chris Carlsen (bass, vocals); Lori D. Marchell Carlsen (keyboards); with guest musicians Rich Kennicutt (keyboards) and James Michael Thompson (guitar, vocals).
And a poet said, Speak to us of Beauty. And he answered: Where shall you seek beauty, and how shall you find her unless she herself be your way and guide? And how shall you speak of her except she be the weaver of your speech?
The aggrieved and the injured say, “Beauty is kind and gentle. Like a young mother half-shy of her own glory she walks among us.” And the passionate say, “Nay, beauty is a thing of might and dread. Like the tempest she shakes the earth beneath us and the sky above us.”
The tired and the weary say, “Beauty is of soft whisperings. She speaks in our spirit. Her voice yields to our silences like a faint light that quivers in fear of the shadow.” But the restless say, “We have hears her shouting among the mountains, and with her cries came the sound of hoofs, and the beating of wings and the roaring of lions.”
At night the watchmen of the city say, “Beauty shall rise with the dawn from the east.” And at noontide the toilers and the way-farers say, “We have seen her leaning over the earth from the windows of the sunset.”
In winter say the snow-bound, “She shall come with the spring leaping upon the hills.” And in the summer heat the reapers say, “We have seen her dancing with the autumn leaves, and we saw a drift of snow in her hair.”
All these things have you said of beauty, yet in truth you spoke not of her but of needs unsatisfied, and beauty is not a need but an ecstasy. It is not a mouth thirsting nor an empty hand stretched forth, but rather a heart enflamed and a soul enchanted.