Man Showing Off New Copy of American Lullaby

Nick Holding BookAnyone can admire a photograph of a well known, highly regarded, Global Creative Officer holding up his copy of American Lullaby. But are you one of the few with the wit, charm and wherewithal to acquire your own copy?

That’s really the question, isn’t it. Get your copy today and then send me a picture of you with it, along with the name of a favorite poem or two or lines that set your brain tingling or heart pumping.

Man Showing Off New Copy of American Lullaby

Angel City Chorale Performs “Hong Kong Harbor, 1984”

“Hong Kong Harbor, 1984”
Alternately titled, “From This Side of the Window”
Composed and Arranged by Philip White
Based on a poem by Robert A. Sawyer
Performed by Angel City Chorale
Soloist: Julie Athas

The Angel City Chorale performed Hong Kong Harbor, 1984 in their 2012 spring concert, Angels Over LA: An LA Story at Wilshire United Methodist Church in Los Angeles, California. The concert featured the work of Los Angeles composers.

The complete score can be seen and heard here at Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Inc.

Artistic Director, Sue Fink
Video edited by Sean Dugan


A poem Jodi Lister sent to me

A poem Jodi Lister sent to me Sat. 3 May 2003, 6:21:45 PM, which almost broke my heart.

The Two-headed Calf by Laura Gilpin

Tomorrow when the farm boys find this
freak of nature, they will wrap its body
in newspaper and carry him to the museum.
But tonight he is alive and in the north field
with his mother.

It is a perfect summer
evening, the moon rising over the orchard
the wind in the grass, and as he stares
into the sky, there are
twice as many stars as usual.

A poem Jodi Lister sent to me