Old Dutch Church 

Following a noon concert, I stole a couple of hours in the sanctuary of the Old Dutch Church in Kingston, NY. Soggy sun bled through these ambers, clear and warm. White ceiling, red carpet--ripe for ceremony without the heft. There was silence of the type that jogs the memory. I could hear my heartbeat which reminded me I have a heart-with blood pumping in and out every second. Air, blood, flesh, refraction. Design illuminating systems we didn't design or animate.

Les Twins 

 Hip-hop dance offs=instant happiness. Sometimes, I seek them out when I need some sunshine. Today, this led me to Les Twins (skip to 2:06). Brothers from Sarcelles, France...self-taught...Watching them anticipate each other, matrix out each moment, own, and create it has been exactly the fresh wind this stuffy room needed. So far, they are my most favorite finding of the year. I mean, I love them. They choreograph as well..for very, very real.

the Road to Manhattan 

...is green and long and filled with baby animals at this time of year.
I swear I'm in a cartoon. I've seen baby foxes, woodchucks, deer-cavorting around with their folks in the woods of the Upstate.
This weekend, I'll head toward that land of fortification where we braced ourselves against everyone else bracing themselves.
In the process, it all softened.

While pining for the past, we made such good friends.
I miss you, New York City, though we're probably better long-distance pals.


For no good reason, I have cherries and Autumn on the brain.
On the crystal-clearest of days in the summeriest month?

Idealizing the future even when the present couldn't be more delicious.
Whatever to do?
Exercises to be present.
Active noticing.

These help-but consummation with this magnificent moment-
Why the resistance?

Let's Have a Party! 

Release Party!

With help from several friends, there's a new batch of music
Food, drink, friends, music from the new EP, Rule.

765 Washington St. NYC
Sunday June 29th

Come one, come all!


"Cellophilia" Rehearsal Matt Frey conducts "Ice Covers the North" with the West 4th Music Collective 5.05 MB

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