Playing Your Heart Out, Even If No-One’s Listening

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As a musician, it’s sometimes hard to perform your best when no one seems to be enjoying it.  But yet, some of my best times playing music are when it’s just me and God, the stillness of a room, the banging of the piano keys, the not worrying about the performance, just talking in the best way I can to Jesus.  To me, the best music is that way….a heartfelt conversation, a pouring out of emotion and feeling and angst and joy and whatever else makes up these human hearts that we have.  And all of that is not dependent on crowds or audiences or attention.  The One who made us is always listening, always attentive, always ready to hear what we are saying or trying to say.  Thank you God.  Blessings, Lisa

Who They Are

“Be yourself when playing. Don’t try to copy anyone or you’ll never really be at ease playing. Just develop your own style naturally.”
– Catherine McEvoy

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That’s what I hear when I hear Beoga. Originality, humor, slight irreverence for form, fun. I LOVE them! If you haven’t heard them yet, check them out. Enjoy the two tunes, and tap your desk or bop your head if you’re more inclined. But just try to keep up with the bodhran player. 😉 Slainte, Lisa

Where Does Good Music Come From?

Most of you already know this, but I’ll say it again….I love music.  It can set my heart free from the burdens of this world and put me in a better mood almost within a few bars of a good song.  Where does good music come from?  Does it….

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..Come from sitting at an instrument, improvising and having fun and then it suddenly comes like a bolt from above?

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..Come from having skilled and talented mixers/recorders/engineers and using the very best that technology offers?

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..Come from above, inspired by an amazing Creator God who has made us in His image, able to love and be inspired and create a new thing?

Actually, I think all three are valid and true.  I am totally into a good mic and an awesome effect put on my voice to make it sound just a little cooler than before.  🙂  I love sitting at the piano and playing away, some good and some bad chords until something just hits me.  And I also know, without a doubt, that God above allows me to live and move and do anything that I can do.  “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights…” -James 1:17   Have an awesome week ahead, using the very special and unique gift that you have, to create something new and beautiful.  Slainte, Lisa

Hanging Out with Pirates & Flying Horses

The Jolly Roger Restaurant in Kill Devil Hills, NC is a great beach restaurant.  Not only do they have awesome food, but you get to hang out with their resident pirates and flying horse.  If you’re ever in the area, check it out!

One of the Winged Horses of the Outer Banks

Oh, no…the pirate took Baby Mickey! 🙂

The ceiling of the restaurant looks like you’re sitting inside a pirate’s chest.