"I'm a godmother, that's a great thing to be, a godmother. She calls me God for short. That's cute - I taught her that." - Ellen Degeneres
Thank you to all who came out or watched the live stream of my show last night at Glitch at Arlene's Grocery!
In today's newsletter, I want to share with you:
- a meditation / prayer that is very special to me.
- upcoming show at Figment Festival
- From The Shower To The Stage: The Masterclass
- upleveled opportunity to write your songs and tell your story
Lionheart, I'd like to share this very special meditation that I listen to often and hope that it can be meaningful to you in some way:
"In this moment, we take a deep breath. We quiet ourselves and take this time to look inward. We start to feel ourselves breathing deeply, feeling peaceful, and allowing ourselves to be connected with gratitude: gratitude for our lives, gratitude for our bodies, and gratitude for our connection to the divine.
It is in this moment that we choose to remember that all things are possible. As we feel our consciousness opening up, not just to our recycled thoughts, but to a new way of being, a new way of receiving, we feel this openness expand. We get to remember that any of the natter that comes into our lives is a choice.
In this moment, we remember to choose the unlimited nature of the universe. In this moment, we remember to choose that all things are possible. In this moment, we remember to choose that we ARE loved, that we ARE guided, and that we ARE supported BEYOND our biggest dreams.
For all of this to come in for us to experience the realm of the miraculous and to LIVE the manifestations that we so desire, all we have to do is open up. All we have to do is ask. All we have to do is believe. All we have to do is adjust our attitude.
In this moment, we release any tension, any fear, any negativity, any thought or vibration that takes us further away from who we are and from what's possible. Again, we open up. We open up to the unlimited, we open up to the unknown, we open up to power, we open up to love.
As we continue to breathe deeply, remembering that Spirit / God / the Universe is here amongst us and that we are designed to succeed. We are designed to thrive. We are designed to contribute in a meaningful way. Let us now be open to guidance.
Dear God, where are you leading me next? Dear God, how can my life be used at the highest level? Dear God, please reveal to me my life purpose, what I'm meant for, how I'm meant to serve, and who I need to be so that your will may be done.
And so it is. Thank you. I receive your will. I receive the good you have coming towards me. I receive the miraculous blessings that are falling into my lap. I receive the resources that are necessary to move forward as you have designed. We pray this believing." - Gina DeVee
WARPER PARTY AT FIGMENT FESTIVAL
////////// WARPER /////////
///////// At Figment Festival ///////////
NYC’S LARGEST SHOWCASE OF LIVE ELECTRONIC ART AND MUSIC
SATURDAY, JUNE 1st
OMNIDIGITAL ART and MUSIC
10am until 10pm
Roosevelt Island, New York City
(train or drive)
The Warper Party will take place at the beautiful Chapel of the Good Shepherd
543 Main St, New York, NY 10044
Figment Festival is a massive all-day all-weekend all-ages art and music fest (affectionately referred to as "Burning Man for Kids")
Artists and set times:
11:00 - 2050
11:45 - AARON IS YOUR FRIEND
12:15 - Skerrit Bwoy
12:45 - Kristina Super G
1:15 - Carcoda
1:45 - Alarke *** my set time is moving until after 4pm; time TBA
2:15 - iJam Live
2:45 - She's Excited
3:15 - Puckles the Blobfish
4:00 - Outersect
5:00 - Spazecraft
5:30 - Denada
6:15 - No Burden
7:00 - The Axions
7:45 - Rob Interface
8:30 - Stoke
11:00 - N8TRONICK
2:00 - RGB VALUES
4:00 - The Sperm Whale
6:00 - VJ DoctorMojo
ABOUT FIGMENT FESTIVAL
It's time again for one of the city's largest participatory art events: Figment NYC, two days of interactive games and installations designed to encourage playfulness, creativity, experimentation, and exploration. This year the fest takes place on Roosevelt Island, and more than 120 artists will participate in making it happen. Just a taste of the weekend's delights: a mini-golf course designed by sixth-graders and inspired by fairy tales, theatrical pieces inside tiny boxes, participatory art-making from the Museum of Makeup Art, a costume station aboard a pirate ship, a giant unicorn art bike that powers its own light and sound system, a whimsical wheeled sailboat, a garden of wind chimes, a laser harp that plays sound based on live satellite data, and much, much more.
Saturday, June 1st, and Sunday, June 2nd // Lighthouse Park, Roosevelt Island, 900 Main St. Free.
I'm thrilled to introduce an upleveled opportunity to you: songwriting with Set Your Life To Music is now broken down into a step-by-step process taking you from your vision to writing 3 songs in 3 months, finding your true voice and recording your demo. It's not only practical, but you'll also break past confidence blocks and have incredible support to help you see this through.
From The Shower To The Stage <<< check it out here
Write 3 songs in 3 months on piano, guitar and/or loop pedals
Even if you don’t play an instrument, you can write songs with loop pedals
Find your true voice and your unique style
Learn how to sing your best with advanced vocal training
Develop your songwriting skills with confidence
Walk away with a songwriter’s toolbox to create and finish your songs
Lionheart, if you've been interested in this signature program, hurry before the price goes up! There are only 2 spaces left at $1500 this May. Come June 1, the price is raising to $2000.
This photo above was taken in Havana, Cuba on the front steps of famed Cuban singer Pablo Milanés' home and recording studio. Inside, a 6-piece Cuban band and 2 studio engineers were setting up their microphones to record and test levels. Photographer Mavel Valdes and I came out for a breath of fresh air and found this cute little cat.
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I couldn't and wouldn't do it withoutcha, Lionheart. Love u.
Mad love. Wishing you inspiration and expansion.
Alarke (AKA Mary Alouette) stands out with her compelling twist of experiences as an international opera singer turned Gypsy jazz singer turned award-winning electronic pop singer and songwriter.
Throughout her 25-year professional career, Alarke has mesmerized audiences from the Kennedy Center, the Rainbow Room, and Carnegie Hall to Fabrica Del Arte in Havana, Cuba, Romani caravans in Samois sur Seine, France, and castles in the Italian Alps. She's written songs that have gone to NBC's World Of Dance and won the Grand Prize in the Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Competition, performed at the Apollo's National Tour, won artist residencies at Strathmore and the Brooklyn Arts Council, and written songs with residents at the Ritsona Refugee Camp in Greece.
Her music is an exciting, vibey, future-forward melt of pop, electronic, dance, and world music.