Saturday, May 24, 2014

Time Passages - Fire in the Rainstorm

Every Friday, I will be uploading videos about my music, stories about the music, and talk about my friends too. I may have a guest or two and do some collaborations with some of my musical friends.  If you have suggestions.. let me know! I am enjoying learning how to make videos.  

Check out the latest upload, and if you like what you see/hear leave a comment or two! 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

In loving memory - Ardis Cari Collazo Marletta

My friend Cari passed from this world into the next on Saturday May 17, 2014.  She was a beautiful soul.  I will miss her Brooklyn accent, and her crazy sense of humor.  I wrote this long ago when I was performing my shows via streaming online into SecondLife.  I did a re-write and recorded it at Imaginary Road Studios, Vermont. 

Many people walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart -  Eleanor Roosevelt. 

Click on the picture, it will take you to the track or click here:  NUNU'S SUNRISE
NuNu's Sunrise
My thanks to those of you that have left footprints in my heart by joining me on my personal journey to release "Fire in the Rainstorm". 

More to come...


Monday, May 12, 2014

Happy May - Pledge Alert!

Oh hey!  Thank you for reading my words.  Without your support of my music, I would not be here today.  

I need to ask for help. While we went over our $4k goal at Pledge Music ( we hit 5k!!), I need $5k more to get this album manufactured and marketed.  My goal is to release the album first to the Pledgers, and then there is a release date of September 2014 for the rest of the world.  

As most of you know, I am deaf in my left ear.  I cannot mix, master or even record the album on my own.  I do have hearing, but it is not good enough for those three things. I need a producer to kick my ass in order to get the best possible music out of me.  So while it may be cheaper for some musicians to record their albums, for me its not.  Team Imaginary Road Studios aka Will Ackerman and Tom Eaton, work together quite well, and having them as producers with me, brought out the VERY best of music out of me. Much of the grueling work has been done, we still need to mix, master and manufacture the album.  There are many people that like digital albums, and there are people that like the physical album.  So I am going to release in both formats.

This is my life and dream, I cannot do this alone. You don't have to pledge thousands of dollars or even hundreds... you can Pledge from $10.00 up to $30.00 and you will get my music or even Will's music plus the new album!! There are extras that you can grab while Pledging. "Fire in the Rainstorm" is an album that is expressing my struggles and stories about my friends, in solo piano form.  I am also working on radio versions of some of the songs as well. 

You can click here to pledge today!  PLEDGEMUSIC - FIRE IN THE RAINSTORM

For those of you that have Pledged already, THANK YOU SO much! I am so grateful for those of your friendship(s) and for your awesome help with my music. 

More to come... 


Tuesday, May 6, 2014


Hey Everyone! 

So I am finally home from being gone 3 weeks. For two weeks I was working in Vermont, recording "Fire in the Rainstorm".. and then for a week I was in San Antonio Texas helping my daughter Claire.  She came back from Afghanistan, ( she is in the Army), and so she will be coming home on leave.  

Back to the recording... It was inspiring.. and humbling, amazing, tiring.. you name it the experience was unlike anything I've gone through before.  Will Ackerman is a task master, and he worked me hard.. pushed me in directions I didn't think I had in me.  Tom Eaton, engineer... let me just say, my music is in GREAT hands with him.  I am grateful to have met him and work with him.  He's very down to earth, and open. 

I had to be open about what inspired all of the music that was pouring out of me. That my friends is vulnerability.  Once I opened up, the music flowed, and tears fell, and WOW.  The album is so beautiful. 

Here is a sneak peek:

From my heart:

We have reached our goal of 4k, however, there is manufacturing still to be done, and promotion etc, shipping, marketing.  I'd like to at the very least hit 10k mark.  I know economics are tough, but $10.00 can get you a digital download of the album, AND previews of the music.. $15.00 can get you a physical signed copy AND a digital download. I would be honored to have you a part of this journey to release this album. Also, a percentage of the monies go to Hearing Health Foundation... a charity that is doing so much research on curing hearing loss! You know me, I'm all over that.. because I suffer from hearing loss in my left ear. In fact I am deaf in that ear. 

Click here to become a part of "Fire in the Rainstorm" - Pledge Music

Thank you for those that have joined my journey already and for those of you that have donated your time and talents for my album.

When I say, I love you.. I mean it.  I am VERY grateful as well. 

More to come.. and love, LOVE,