Saturday, June 27, 2015

Sara Bareillis Quote #2

"I'm never gonna be somebody who's gonna fall down from the sky on a trapeze. That's not me. I really want to make sure that my focus stays on connecting with the audience."
-Sara Bareillis 

Friday, June 26, 2015

Sara Bareillis Quote #1-

For Sara Bareillis fans out there...we'll be posting some of her quotes for the next week or so....then move on to another artist.

" I have been influenced by many different artists at many different stages of my life. Starting out, it was people like Elton John, Billy Joel, Ben Folds, and Fiona Apple.  As I got older I got deeper into the work of bands like the Beatles, artists like Same Cooke, Ray Chalres, Etta James, and Joni Mitchell."   -Sara Bareillis

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Dedicated to You - M.J. (6/25/09 -R.I.P.)

                 (From author's 'Jackson Workout Video' - Billie Jean segment - Back-in-the-day.)
      Thanks for music that makes me always want to keep moving...will do this workout today in gratitude.                       

Saturday, June 20, 2015

For all the Musicians in my Life- June 21st

                      It's World Music Day! 

Music Day is a connected set of free public events which takes place each year on the 21st June. Last year there were events in 108 countries and 726 cities around the world, not including France where there were too many events to count!

The event is also known as FĂȘte de la Musique ( (or World Music Day) and originated in France in 1982. Since then the idea has spread across the globe with each event holding to the same simple set of principles: that the day is held on the mid-summer solstice and that all concerts and events are free and accessible to the public. 
Make Music New York is a live, free musical celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year, with over 1,200 concerts on streets, sidewalks, and parks across the five boroughs. 

 So, here's a thank you to all the musicians who've brought and bring wonderful music to my life...past and present...

                                             Pete Maran - My husband. 

The back-in-the-day friends who awed me, taught me, and/or who I jammed with...


Vin & Gene

                                                                    Tom (R.I.P.)
                                           Normie (R.I.P)                                                                
The church musicians/singers whose talent I am blessed to hear at various Masses...
                                                             Jake (Montagnino) Monte (above)

Fernando De Rojas

                                                                     Iouri Grichetchkine

                                                                 Mike DeLouis

 And to some of my favs...past and present...


 These following lyrics are for all of you...because you never know who you are lifting up when you play and/or sing/perform your song...

Your Rhapsody Saves Me

                           © 2015 by Linda Maran

Dodging crowds in the subway,
rushing and huffing at my fruitless try.
Hands playing an old guitar
catch the corner of my eye.

The notes dance around me, rising above the din.
He meets my gaze and we both smile…
that realized moment when I let the beauty in.
Given for free…his rhapsody saved me.

Never underestimate the power of your song.
Sweet lyrics riding melodies into a heart,
tames the inner pain from breaking it apart.

Dodging church on a Sunday,
guarding dried up prayers from doors opened wide.
Angelic singing echoes out
beckons to draw me inside.

The core of their voices reaching high and so true.
A glance my way and we both smile…
that sacred moment when my soul longed to renew.
Offered for free…their rhapsody saved me.

Never underestimate the power of your song
Sweet lyrics riding melodies into a heart,
tames the inner pain from breaking it apart.

Your rhapsody saves me.