The Radio, The Canyon, The Life

Hey, illness I’m over here! On the radio!   Artistic Mashup With BudaRest, pill every Tuesday at 8pm eastern time. Repeated on Friday at 8pm and the Best of BudaRest on Saturday at 5pm. When the archives becomes functional I’ll direct you there by subject. BudaRest (rhymes with Budapest) is my duo with the multi-talented Jax Resto. We write songs and are recording them for her eBook novels.  The First, “Too Much To Remember,” is due out next Spring. The Book is done, the music has three of 18 songs recorded. We’re working on it full time. Well, when we’re not on the radio, hosting our Songwriters’ Roundtable, or playing our own gigs.

Our format is to bring on guests who in some way practice their art and mash up their efforts with either other art forms and/or real life.  We’ve interviewed our videographer  Ed Vinson, (see Keeping Secrets video above) who is also our recording engineer and a fine portrait photographer. We chatted with Venetian Academy of Music maestro, Chandelle LaForest who teaches many instruments and French as well as her skills as a trained pastry chef to keep her students interested. We had a hilarious transcontinental discussion with with Jax’s old circus pals Jon and Laura Weiss of Circus Vargas about all the different skills a circus performer routinely and not so routinely must have as well as raising a family in the circus. Coming up will be a variety of songwriters and performing artists of every stripe.  Joe Bonfiglio is next as he talks about how he has merged songwriting with the teaching of English Lit. We also play our own music and this is the place to hear, on the web at least, our music for the first time. We also have comical chats from a variety of places.

Missing in all my blogging discussion is our trip to the Grand Canyon at the end of September.  Cathy and I hiked more than we thought possible and she is busy planning the next one.  She took 1500 pictures which she is editing. I started writing songs inspired by my love for Cathy and the things we saw and the sweet time we had together.  You can’t capture the canyon in art. You can only imply its vast beauty and wonder, its awesomeness. Same deal with Cathy, come to think of it.

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