Saturday, May 19, 2018

The Barnes and "The Art of the Steal"

I recently visited the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, PA.  It was a dream come true to see all the great masterpieces in the Barnes collection, but I felt that twinge of guilt giving my money to the very people who stole the paintings... and big business, it is!  It was a thrill to see the paintings and I stayed for hours.  These are (for me) the highlights of the works.  Though I am partial to Matisse and the Fauves, Post-Impressionism and Picasso... I loved the entire collection.  Watch "The Art of the Steal" to understand the story behind the paintings.

Monday, March 19, 2018

In Transition

Sandy's new single is out... "In Transition" owes its sound and inspiration to the Electric Phoenix a cappella group from back in 1987 in Austin, TX.  Listen HERE.

In Transition

Vox, like a frightened sound, moved me…
sounding like the demons leaving.
Tore at the fears of my soul.
I can’t fear those things, I know.
(But) phoenix moved me most when she’s in flight.
Ignited pyre, consumed in flames of light.

That’s the way I am.
It’s just the way we are.
In transition for the moment… here and now.

Repeat the cycle out of ashes.
It’s the moment of transition.
Passing from life to death to birth -
the death of love, the birth of life.
The keenest sense of mourning loss of time.
Letting go of hours is a crime.

Feeling the change, seeing the score,
we’ll come lately, never more.
Don’t explain or justify.
Define and mourn but just don’t cry.
Fashion is two people that keep living.
Justice never sees to it they’re giving.

That’s the way I am.
It’s just the way we are.
In transition for the moment… here and now.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The Great Joys

Listen to Sandy's new single here.

The Great Joys
[a journey through past, present, future]
rushes from inside and I’m feeling so alive
to experience the joys in the Land of Memory.
So take me to the Kingdom of the Future
where in the rose-awakening
my water’s smile is amber dew
and blue of dawn can’t break
the harmony of the whole.
I’ll carry all that’s wanted
to give new light
to the dimmest eyes so they can see
on the inside.
Mystic drama moves within
as I want eternal present.
And the evil that devours me
is the fruit of my own choice.
And when my intuition fails,
I ignored that still small voice.
Let the heavens weep -
and the stars will rain -
to heal and cleanse -
my deepest pain.
I’ll catch the rein
of truth and ride away.
Escape me to the shadows of my inner world
where I’ve lost my laughter behind silent doors,
and cried such sorrow;
endlessly I paced the floors.
To poison all these joys
and destroy my own inner child
is the crime I can’t forgive… oh no!
In the great beyond
is an unknown guest
who hides such secrets in treasure chests
where I should find locked inside
the hidden riches of the soul
just waiting for me
to bring them to the light -
These Great Joys – RUSH – in me!