Here is another one of those posts where there is just too much to write so I'll just roll with it and see what comes out ...or what doesn't come out.
Amy Seeley came out to enjoy a little getaway in Santa Barbara and it was kind of a vacation for me too...but then again my life seems like a vacation. The lines between work and play are really faint. Most of what I do these days has to do with business development and creating new partnerships and the best part about that is that I basically just hangout and have fun getting to know people and then thinking about ways we can help each other.
You all know that we just started licensing Amy's music and it's going unbelievably well and we will be releasing a few more songs in the next couple of weeks so keep your eyes peeled for that.
Amy and I really clicked when we met and she has a spirit about her that is impossible for me to explain. She's a very soulful person and her words grab you and hold you in a stillnes that is needed in our marginless life. She causes me to pause...and that's not easy to do.
While she was here we got to see lots of Santa Barbara and even play a little tennis.
I got worked.
Seriously...It was three days ago and I'm still sore. Here's a picture of me peacing out after my poor performance.
...but the highlight was definitely the private concerts! Wow! I have no words to explain what it's like to hear her sing. I had no idea where to find a piano but then I remembered that there are a bunch up at Westmont so we cruised up there one afternoon and she played and sang and again I would be ashamed to even try and explain it.
It was quite surreal to have her playing there in this big empty room and then outside seeing the beautiful green leaves of life beginning to sprout on the charred trees that were just ravaged by the fire a few months ago.
After dinner I begged her to play again for Deyl and Paige and Brett and Annemarie and so we snuck back up to Westmont and I actually had to "break in" to this little theater by crawling through this tiny window and then ...
If you have never heard her play go to one of Jesh De Rox's workshops "Life as an art form" b/c she sometimes plays at those and if I do more workshops I will definitely be having her play there as well.
You just can't explain her. You must experience her.