Archive | December, 2018

Music Albums, Reborn…

29 Dec

Kindle has made it possible for a new kind of music album to be born: the interactive e-book! Here are the first releases of my music albums:

Freesong coverWhat is Freesong? Spontaneous music, usually with no known language. Whatever you get from listening to this music, that is what it is. Something different, for each of us. I once poured all my passion for a man into my song, and someone listening heard angels. It doesn’t matter. Freesong is a secret song for each of us. Nine improvised pieces of music, and the tales behind them, inhabit this album. I say “inhabit,” because this music lives.

 

 

 

 

Available on Kindle for Android and Fire tablets only. Join Kindle Unlimited, and you will be able to access this title and any of the hundreds of titles I have coming out this year for free. One more, before you go:

 

zen variationsZen Variations on a Celtic Theme

The second music album is listed as the #1 release in traditional and folk music this week!Seven pieces of Celtic and original music on Celtic themes, with vocals, Celtic harp, Irish flute, Bouzouki, Mandolin, Bodhran, clay double flute, and possibly the kitchen sink. By a duo once known as Sudden Enlightenment and Emptiness Music. At times. Tongo Ni and Ku Gaku on other occasions. Same meaning, different sounds. Among other aliases. If you love Celtic music but can’t give up the jazz, this is for you.

 

Much, much more to come. The Stop.Look.Listen Project officially starts January 1, 2019. The plan: to release more than 200 new e-titles in a single year. Poetry, prose, fiction and non-fiction, essays, art, craft, photography, opinion, life lessons, creativity, unusual mind (you will have to see just how broad a topic this is!), spirituality… there is no telling what might appear!  Many of the titles will be available for most e-book apps. In addition, there will be some paperback titles available, and new editions of my earlier work. What will happen? How to take it all in? This bears repeating – Join Kindle Unlimited and you’ll have access to all the e-works as they appear. Check here often for new releases…

Every Thursday…

13 Dec

I watched an old Loretta Young and John Forsythe movie called Every Thursday the other day, about a couple who bought a small town weekly newspaper only to find the old printer broke down, on schedule, every Thursday just as the paper was coming out. Strangely enough, I learned a few tips about how to deal with Stoplooklisten’s current state of breaking down in some way every single day! It’s difficult enough starting a new business. It’s insane to start one with next to no money and tools (apps!) and machinery that break down on you without notice. But I will persist.

Add to all that, I have a physical problem that makes it impossible to sit at a desk in the same position for long hours.  So I’ve rigged a way to move my PC from an fat armchair to the bed and back when I need it. I love the armchair the best, because this is my view:DSC03234 (2)

The closer we get to Winter Solstice, the more golden The Meadow will be at sunrise. It will take the edge off of broken down days.

What will come out today? We’ll have to see. As I said… things aren’t working quite yet. But there will be SOMETHING wonderful. You can’t work in a place like this and not have something brilliant come out of it…

Make sure you visit my shop at Blurb.com today. The photoart books are listed at sale price, and it’s getting close to Christmas… the link is on the banner at the top of this page.

Have a golden day!

Stop.Look.Listen

10 Dec

December 10 2018.jpg

Stoplooklisten Press is ready to go.

Have you wondered what the newest way to experience creative work is?

My published e-work will now be available online through Stoplooklisten on facebook, or on this page. Most of it will be available directly through Kindle and Amazon.com. There’s a new kind of e-book called a complex ebook that can combine audio, video and text in a single ebook. Do you miss the music albums we used to have, when we sat down with more than a recording, but text and photographs? Now you can have that experience with an ebook. My music albums start being released this way, by Christmas. Some will be music video albums! Do you love to be told a story, not just read one? Video story telling books are coming your way! I am also releasing a series of Easebooks, books that take a moment to meditate on a thought through poetry, video, or audio, taking no more than a few minutes of your time. It’s a coffee break for the soul. Or tea, if you’re like me! Easebooks also make great ways to let someone else know you’re thinking of them. The first title, A Thanksgiving for the All in All, is out now: it’s good not just for Thanksgiving Day, but any time you want to thank someone for what they have done.

Easebooks are only 2.99, the price of a greeting card. The price of the music and story albums will be between 4.99 and 6.99 depending on volume of material. None of my e-books will cost over 9.99, and that’s for a full book! So much variety for so little cost. What’s going to be available? Stay curious, and come see for yourself what is being added.

Stoplooklisten’s own webpage is coming soon. For now, look for updates here on this page or on face book.

In the meantime: Visit my published work already on Blurb.com and Amazon.com. The links are at the top of this page.