Bar 4 will be no More

The past few days have been really intense for me. So many things I love seem to be slipping away... like my beloved Bar4. It's officially been a year since I moved to NYC and not long after I stumbled across this Bar in my neighborhood and fell in love with it's open Mic.   For years, I had the goal of committing to an open Mic, going every week. I've always known it would help my songwriting tremendously to have a reason to compose other than gigs that I can get away with covers or old songs. Also, the idea of playing for an audience consisting of Mainly singer songwriters can really motivate to step up your game. Especially true when the quality of the other songwriters is that of what I heard at Bar4. Amazing musicians, Amazing Music. And amazing such a spirit of support and sharing and kindness. Not only did this place not have that competitive feel that pervades most open mics and jazz jams, but they had a beautiful, black upright that was pretty much in tune:)

I spent every tuesday night there, for close to a year, and let me tell you, it did more for my songwriting than I could have ever hoped for.  And in addition, I met true friends. Some say the first year in NYC is the loneliest. If this is true, then Bar4 did so much for me, because I have never felt more accepted and loved by a social organization that I have there. I'm sad that it's closing, but more so I feel so lucky that I stumbled upon it before it was gone. I count my lucky stars! And send the warmest love and wishes to everyone who touched my heart there. I'll never be the same, as a musician, nor as a human.  

Testing, Testing

Ok, this is a test to see if I can figure out my blog page, with out the help of my dear friend Mary Wages who has completely made this site come to life finally!!! After all these years of having this domain name and paying for web hosting, I could never seem to get a page going. Turns out bad Karma with my past web designer might have been the cause of all the technical problems I experienced. Once I released my anger against her, things came online pretty quickly.  Amazing how we can sabotage our own lives by harboring resentment towards someone else. This website is proof positive of that. Miracles really do happen when we forgive.

Before I test this to see if it publishes, I want to share a quote I read today that I loved!!!  It is in reference to the dream of finding a life partner and living happily ever after...

 "A greater story, we believe, would be that of the girl who learned to release her victim consciousness, to be her own hero and love herself unconditionally, and by embracing her truth as a beloved aspect of Source, shone brightly like a beautiful goddess, and from that firm foundation drew in all the elements to create the life of her dreams." ~Archangel Gabriel

Ah yeah!!! This site is going to be the beginning of that story, my new story!