Saturday, March 21, 2009

Work or Play?

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.


kennykimdotcom said...

Amy's music rocks. I fell in love with it back when I first met Jesh. I think she's visiting Chicago in June. I can't wait to meet up with her and show her around the city!

Chris Humphreys said...

Music in Dean Chapel is amazing. Loved playing in that place in college!

Anonymous said...

You're right DJ....I can't put into words either how amazing Amy's music and voice are.....I'm at a loss. I'm in absolute awe of her gift and the private concert was a treat that I'll never forget!!

Heaven's Eye Phtotography said...

I don't think there was enough focus on the crap talking leading up to the tennis match of the century, and the fact that you lost;) Jut wanted to hype that up more;) Amy has turned many lives upside, or right side up and I am sure she rocked you to the core. She is one of the most beautiful souls that I have ever been blessed with and I am so happy that your super hero powers have joined to take over the world:) Kathy

|| davidjay || said...

I would never talk trash .... ok ok .... maybe a few words were said and they don't taste good now.


Ginger Murray said...

Private concert?? Lucky!

Sigh... Whenever I hear her stuff it always makes me wish I didn't give up piano. I adore piano music.

lroah said...

Amy rocks - so glad you two connected!Just how good a tennis player is she? :) said...

Did you need to use the knife from your old place to "break in" here too? =) Love her work!

boho girl said...

that last photo of amy just stirs my a beautifully romantic way.

she moves the soul, doesn't she?

i used to work at Westmont, but i've never seen it in this light.

beautiful capture.

mark said...

"The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he is always doing both."

James Michener