We lost our beloved friend, father, husband and drummer Dave Burns this week. Funny. Really smart. A consummate musician who shared his gifts easily. My favortite moments with Dave were when we performed ”Sweet Sexy Woman” as a duet – he had a head voice better than Maurice White of Earth, Wind and Fire. I loved turning to him during “Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover” to whip my shirt on his cymbals and improvise sultry grooves using my hips against his intuitive drumming.Read More
Hello dearest people of the light. How are you? Right now I would be reading to my daughter, snuggled up in her bed, watching her intelligent fingers speak as she asks questions and draws conclusions, feeling her long feet press against my belly as they did from the inside four years ago. I’d be listening to my son practicing piano, what new song he is learning, because he teaches himself from you tube when he’s bored of his lesson,Read More
Since the #ThrowbackThursday hash tag is so popular, I’m releasing the official lyric video to my song “The Land, the Sea, and the Sky” from my 2012 album, “The Crossing” today! This follows my first ever official lyric video for my recently released single, “As I Lay Me Down Deux.”
Why choose that particular throwback song for my second lyric video? On April 22, I’ll be performing at the inaugural “Live Climate” Earth Concert at Town Hall in New York City as we commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. As you know, environmental activism has always been at the core of my life and art.Read More
Hello everyone and Happy New Year and New Decade… and Happy Valentine’s Day!
Looking for the perfect $99 gift for that special someone for Valentine’s Day? How about me? I’ll be offering exclusive one-minute (give or take a few seconds) video greetings personalized to your valentine with a brief message from you to them by me — and I’ll even sing a bit of my song “Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover” for them as well!Read More
On this 30th Anniversary of #WorldAIDSDay, I’m remembering the early days of the epidemic and my time spent as a young woman in New York City volunteering in the kitchen at God’s Love We Deliver. I remember a key lime pie-fueled road trip to Washington DC to participate in an AIDS March. And, I remember trips to St. Vincent’s Hospital in NYC – ground zero for AIDS at the time – often visiting with Anthony as he held court from his hospital bed.Read More
I’ve been reading a book called “Journey Through Trauma” by Gretchen L. Schmelzer, PHD.
I’ve often said my songs heal me. I’ve said my songs are my teachers, they are from my wiser self, my omniscient connection, they are beyond me and yet of me. My songs have not only buoyed me, they’ve shot me through life. My songs have rescued me, they challenge and console me.
But I’m not sure they’ve healed me,Read More
“I’m looking through rough drafts of my next project and I wanted to share this with my friends”
Before that propitious Spring would begin to stir inside the wintery bones of Manhattan, and I would stride through the puddling park toward east fifty seventh street to meet you, there was a girl heedless of destiny. Before I would stand still across the street from your studio beneath the black,Read More
Good Evening, people of the light and shadows, contrast, layers, mass and fine lines. I’ve been wanting so much to share an experience of reading a book with you, and I’ve been thinking, as I fall asleep working on something, I must tell my friends about this book, because the only time I put it down is to cry.
This was a funny day, humorous in its assault of cold winds and dim atmosphere,Read More