Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."
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My name is Joseph Edwards. I'm a 20 year old saxophone player attending the University of Maryland. First let me say I hope that this message doesn't bother you. I just wanted to write inviting you to listen to my newest album , "The People's Gathering." It's a collection of all instrumental, hymns and original songs.
Sound samples are available on my page or on my website (je-music.com). I'd love to hear any feedback on the album...
Here's a couple reviews I've gotten so far...
-"It has been truly refreshing to listen to this young man! From the sounds that attract the older generations, with a modern day twist (Wade In the Water; Down By The Riverside), to the more contemporary tones "Nana's Song" and "Just Wanna Praise You", Joseph Edwards has really blended together something special. This is simply a "must add" to your collection! Believe me, you will not regret this one!" --Michael Stevens (cdbaby)
-"This CD is wonderful. I got a pre-release from the artist a few weeks back. I listen to it everyday! I really like Nana's Song. Overall, it's a wonderful collection of songs...some are familiar hymns (like Blessed Assurance) and others are originals. You've gotta add this one to your collection"--Rebecca Porter (cdbaby)
Also, if you'd like to buy the album, it's available on iTunes and amazon.com (search "The Peoples Gathering").
Once again, I hope this message doesn't bother you. Just trying to branch out as best I can...
Hey, Vitaly ... in response to your comment to me .. am I right in assuming that this song is an original that you've written? If so and if you feel like trusting me with the melody (you'd need to send an mp3 file to my regular email address of email@example.com), I'd be happy to take a stab at writing lyrics for it. It's beautiful music!
Thank you for adding me as a friend. Great music you present. I have earlier worked as a recording engineer with big bad recordings as a speciality. I really enjoy your music and the sound on the recordings are good not to forget your playing!