The Gambler was the first adult song I ever learned to sing as a child. I used to sing it to myself while I was working at my desk in my kindergarten classroom. I had no idea I was singing it out loud until one day my teacher tried to get me to sing it for the other teachers, which was mortifying since I was painfully shy back then. Kenny Rogers has always held a very special place in my heart, so waking up to the the news of him passing last night in his sleep really hit me. He will truly be missed!!!
Happy Birthday George! I love you.
Art by Danny Walton
“It’s weird not to be weird.”
Happy Birthday to a true legend!
“Being the Queen is not all about singing, and being a diva is not all about singing. It has much to do with your service to people. And your social contributions to your community and your civic contributions as well.” ~Aretha Franklin
Art by Dan Sproul
Happy Birthday my Beautiful Brother! One Love
Street art by Proddinho
Feeling grateful for his beautiful contribution, and for the gift I’ve been given of spending time this summer with his son Cal. I recently recorded my first track in his studio, which is filled with Glen’s presence and memorabilia and makes his passing all the more poignant. Such a beautiful life
“Please, mother of mercy
Take me from this place
and the long winded curses
I keep here in my head
Words never listen
and teachers, oh, they never learn
but I’m warm from the candle
though I feel too cold to burn
He came from an island
and he died from the street
and he hurt so bad like a soul breaking
but he never said nothing to me
So say hello to heaven, heaven, heaven…
So say hello to heaven, heaven, heaven…”
Much Love and Gratitude to Leonard Cohen for his beautiful contribution to this planet. You will be missed.
Art by ShinyMarine
“Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful.”