New Year’s Eve marked my fifth anniversary as a Blogger with WordPress.
I was kinda surprised by that number but then I am not one for marking time,
I just marveled
“WOW…that went by fast!”
I was very proud to think I had stuck with my online journal for that long.
It felt good to reflect on how much better my life is.
And it is very much better.
I just enjoyed knowing that 2015 was a new year full of promise, hope and hopefully
If you watch NBC’s Parks and Recreation you may have seen the episode where we learn Ron Swanson is actually
Duke Silver – Sax player extraordinaire!
I must say, this plot twist made me chuckle as I am actually an a.k.a. myself.
It turns out I have a Ron Swanson kinda story… too.
One reason I didn’t post on New Year’s Eve was that we were upstairs in our loft, with appetizers and I was singing jazz to the Anchorman.
I think I have mentioned that I am a singer and have been one since grade one!
I use a great Karaoke website Singsnap.com and I have been a member there since 2013
My user name is El-K.
Now that I have decided to pursue this more seriously I created the new name.
All of us are vocalists from the instant we are born and by and large,
we all love to sing and listen to music.
In addition to being a full time abstract painter I am also a jazz vocalist and use a stage name.
I am just starting to work and I have already done a bit of collaborating with a very talented pianist.
We hope to team up in the Spring and perhaps do some small gigs.
I am very excited at the prospect of this brand new direction.
It is time to close the book here.
To say I love to sing is a major understatement so I have decided to focus most of my energy to developing my love of music – expressly Jazz.
I just love to cover The Standards and to learn and learn and learn,
then learn some more!
I sound a surprising bit like Frank Sinatra… so I’ve been told, and I know that he was also Bipolar.
so we are kindred spirits some way.
I was a Salvation Army Doll in our Glee Club’s production of “Guys and Dolls” in 1976.
Everybody loved Nathan Detroit.
But to tell you the honest truth…
it is my own beloved’s blue eyes
that have got me here today.
His love and faith in me where I saw no light, life or hope
He kept me working against the massive depression and isolation I lived with.
He, as Christ,
“Don’t be afraid…
I go before you always.
Come follow me
I will give you rest!”
The Anchorman’s undying love for me and ever forgiving heart have kept me fighting to be well again.
And I am truly healed.
I love you always.
So this explains why I haven’t been posting.
I have been very focused on music and trying to reach out to other musicians and artists along the merry way!
I am actually developing a brand new idea with The Anchorman and we will be launching it in the early Spring.
You’ll here more about it soon!
So here I am as Cleo.
Wish “us” luck ;-)