Hey everyone. Its been a while so I thought I would spend some time with you. I am so happy with those of you here who follow my personal posts… it just feels more… intimate than the social networks alone. I am hopeful that those that find me from places like FB, twitter or instagram take a minute to sign up here as well. Thank you in advance
Summer is fast turning into fall and as many of you know it’s my favorite season.
I released a new single a few weeks ago. A cover of “When Something Is Wrong With My Baby” I hope that you share… tweet and/or like both the posts and the YouTube video as every little bit helps…
I’ll be repeating posts a bit more often as this was suggested by some professional strategists we’re working with so we can better spread the word about the new music… A shoutout to Jason Swanston of OVNIO.tv for the technical handholding.
If you haven’t seen it here’s a “Throwback Thursday” photo I posted recently.
Global Cooperation MONTH!
Well it is October after all! You think I’d forget? Nah…. this is my “thing”.
For those of you not familiar: I am a big supporter of a sustainable world for all. A few years ago Professor Liz Greenwell began an initiative summed up in her documentary “No Chance To Paint The Canvas”. Her initiatives are now connected to the United Nations. I began my involvement through her son Adam Greenwell and Radio Producer and Host Martha Samasoni from New Zealand, when they asked me to participate with both my music and my thoughts on the environment. Ms Samasoni produced a 24 hour musical simulcast for the endeavor which was brilliant (and still one of my favorite undertakings).
Myself, along with many others both individual and corporate from around the globe such as Energime University, Forest Nation, and the Earth System Science Partnership simply wish to bring attention to the notion of cooperating globally so that we can make the world sustainable for all. October 4th, on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, starts off the event.
Forest Nation, has an initiative to plant trees and I have suggested this to my fans over the years. Many of you have done so. I am so very proud that you took the time to do what you could. To my mind, planting trees is both an actual and symbolic act to keep in mind that each small thing we do can make a difference. Click on some links above to help better understand this huge but essential undertaking.
I come from humble but proud beginnings, and I have been blessed with a good life and success; I will never forget that there but for the grace of God go I. There are many in this world that don’t even have the basic necessities…. and we must do our part. Global Cooperation, to me, is about making sure that both people AND THE EARTH HERSELF are healthy. We are the caretakers.
Unlike modern man; the native peoples always thought 7 generations ahead….
I wrote this song before learning about Global Cooperation Day but feel it sums up its essence. It’s called “For Come Ya” which is a Caribbean slang meaning “before we came here”
It is taught in native tribes around the world to think thoroughly (seven generations forward) of the consequences before you make any action. “For Come Ya” is Antiguan “slang” for Before We Came Here.
as if our actions don’t have consequences
no, not ever
their will come a time when we cant
even put her back together
minds of the ancients planned generations
we’re so obsessed with our own satisfaction
what will we do now?
the rhythm of life
must have been nice
such a fine site for come ya
reaching for the light
its our sacred right
to make it like it was
for come ya
most are looking for a greater kind of compensation
in our memories there’s a higher consciousness
maybe here is where we’ll finally find our true salvation
try standing still and if you are willing
you’ll find the answers there right inside you
lets simplify our lives
Okay on to something new:
The news has gotten so bad its hard sometimes to stay positive and focused. But remember there is good out there and its happening all the time. The media often doesn’t highlight the good, opting instead for sensationalism. We should remember that there is something good in all of us and therefore good stories to tell. To find these stories you can’t just tune into the local news. You have to go deeper…
So while wars are being fought, and this insane election is at hand in the US and injustices continue to happen both here and abroad, we will deal with them and fight for justice….. But let’s take a break for a moment and focus on some of these good stories after which we can go back to the fight; hopefully feeling a little more refreshed… a bit more balanced and centered (at least I hope so 🙂
Here we go:
Hey, theres a new study that shows how music boosts the immune system of cancer patients pretty cool…
And one about a homeless man who turned down five thousand dollars.
There are many types of homeless people to my mind; some suffer from mental illness- or drug use- and then there are those who have slipped below the poverty line due to unforeseen circumstances… Most homeless people don’t really want a hand out— they want what this man wanted.
I get a lot of compliments on how timeless I look. Well I have to admit I’ve lived fairly healthy most of my life. I came across this article and thought I would share. If you have’t heard about “the blue zone” check it out.
Lastly, here’s something for you cats and dog lovers that we found amusing.
If you’re heavy into face time and chatting… now you can do so with your pet (why keep them out of the loop?
So….. do you feel better? (I know I do lol).
Have a listen to “Handyman”
An interesting video story: Judge Less = Appreciate More
My quotes for this session:
Thank you. I am truly grateful for your support.
Be well. Be safe. And, enjoy the fall holidays. oxox
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As always I am
Musically yours, Gregory