Kate and I went to a fantastic party last night, celebrating Imbolc with friends, as we have for three years now.
Imbolc is a Celtic tradition - info here.
For the bulk of the evening, one by one people present to the group whatever art they want to share. A university student read from her current screenplay project, two writers read passages from their current book projects, a lady showed us the intricate squares she's creating for a sewn-by-hand quilt. I put together a special video of "Dorian" clips.
A lady named Delana brought her Harp and played two pieces for us - She remembers Gary Garritan from the years when he was selling Harps at the Salem Art Fair.
And here are two musicians I especially wanted to tell the Forum about this morning.
Kent is the drummer for Sophe Lux (pronounced Sophie Lux) and he played us the newest tracks from the group - They are a unique band, and are getting very Hot.
Go take a listen on MySpace to SOPHE LUX. I'm sure some of you here will love what they're oding.
Ron Coelho had the most unusual presentation of the night. He showed us some of his great photographs while playing a CD of fantastic Jazz from Japan - Ron makes THE most sought after mouthpieces for Saxophones!
Here's Ron's website. He said that's all the promotion he wants. Younger people at the party were trying to talk him into being more high profile on the internet, but he patiently explained that some of the greateset Sax players around the world rely on him for his custom built mouthpieces, and word-of-mouth from his customers is all he wants and needs.
Ron is a Sax player himself, had a career as a performer - now he puts his knowledge of the instrument into building these mouthpieces which musicians rave about.
If you're a Sax player - you Have to go take a look at what Ron is doing.
INTERESTING folks - I wanted to share!