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……a new year

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Whatever your faith… I wish you blessings. 

Isn’t it wonderful that we are not all the same?


In celebration of the holidays, I just finished a brand new video! 


Lets, talk about 2017, but first…. lets’s listen to a little more music shall we?




It’s been a tough year. We’ve had mass shootings, plane crashes, bombings, hurricanes, fires and to top it off we’ve lost so many notable people.Heres a link.

Of course as we get older this will unfortunately continue. We’ve had political turmoil and race problems……very tricky waters to navigate indeed. While I am not sure what 2018 will bring, I do know it will be a year of change.


My participation in all this is my music. To try and bring a respite…. a break…. sometimes nicely worded or sung, so as to nudge forward the togetherness I believe we are all after.

Remember, we have more in common than we don’t. I am hoping that in 2018 we highlight the importance of our universal values and generate a more productive dialogue of solidarity. Selfishness, greed, and ignorance are the major source of inequality, and I believe it is only as individuals that we can have hope for a better world where people are not suffering or neglected…. so I’m going to keep my head up. I hope that you will too.

Not wanting to be someone to leave you on a down note- remember, there’s GOOD stuff happening around the world. Here’s some examples:

Rising Global Literacy

The Ozone layer is repairing itself!

Chocolate…… that’s right, chocolate

Life expectancy has increased by 6 years since 1990

Teen pregnancies have hit record lows in the UK and US.

Public Libraries still exist!


On Harassment

I hate bullying of any kind whether it be sexual harassment, physical intimidation, body shaming, bigotry etc…. We are all on this planet together and we have to find a way to get along. I find the bond that happens between people around music cures a lot of social ills. I’ve seen it happen time and again, so I am ever more committed with each passing day to keep doing what I do.

If anybody has thoughts or suggestions that can help bring together people of different experiences… different beliefs….people of different cultures etc… please leave a post. 


A word about impersonators, hackers and scammers.

It’s a crazy world right now. I am here… online, so that I can interact with fans and friends…. basically people that like my music. I figure it this way: if they like it enough, they buy a song download or a CD or a t-shirt (2018).  Perhaps they laugh at a joke or find strength in some of my lyrics or a quote. That’s what I’m about.

We just heard from a fan who was badly scammed by a person pretending to be me. This kind of thing disturbs me deeply.I urge you all to please be careful. I am not going to ask you out on a date or for your telephone number; so if you do get that request, know that it’s not me. And please…. send me a note earlier than later so that we can try and stop them in a timely fashion…

Just to clarify and for future reference, below are my ONLY official social media pages. I have no reason to open up new ones and don’t intend to. Also, the only legitimate emails are the ones coming from my office which end in gregoryabbott.com

Facebook:
@gregoryabbott  profile
@gregoryabbottmusic musicians page

Twitter:
@gregoryabbott

Instagram
@gregoryabbottmusic

YouTube:
gregoryabbottmusic
mojomanmusic


Here are some quotes for this post:

No matter what kind of challenges or difficulties or painful situations you go through in your life, we all have something deep within us that allows us to reach down and find the inner strength to get through them. ALANA STEWART

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before… and more importantly, you’re doing something. NEIL GAIMAN

I am grateful for all of you. God Bless. 

Musically yours, Gregory 

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Thank you. “G”

……master creators

 

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

All creative people can relate to the way good mothers direct and cultivate the lives of those in their charge.

When mothers have children, they have an idea of the type of little human being they would like to develop and nurture….. the kind of person they would like to see in a future world. The kind of man or women they would like to know and associate with. And it all begins with the multitude of decisions they make every single day. In big ways and small, mothers make decisions that will affect their children both immediately and in the future. Mothers are the “Master Creators”.

There are also those who are motherly by nature and shower this love on pets, friends, relatives or perhaps even a meaningful project etc… are all “Master Creators” and motherliness is a wonderful trait.

So I wish all of you Master Creators,  a very happy Mothers day.

 

Here’s a link for some interesting thoughts on Mother’s Day


Quotes
“Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love. STEVIE WONDER

 

“I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. they have clung to me all my life”. ABRAHAM LINCOLN

 

 

 

 


MOTHER EARTH

Remember too that WE ALL HAVE THE VERY SAME MOTHER; she’s called Mother Earth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s an interesting site to help us understand how to better take care of her:


This is “How Deep Is Your Love”

Your mother is always with you… She’s the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street. She’s the smell of bleach in your freshly laundered socks. She’s the cool hand on your brow when you’re not well.

Here’s my Mom, Frances Pinero……. Love you… RIP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be well all…. and stay strong.

As always, I am musically yours, Gregory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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……walls

“As we search for love, it’s important to also break down those personal walls

we have set up against it”.


Musically yours, Gregory

This is “How Deep Is Your Love”