Hey Pat, The 31st August was a wee while ago when you kindly left a message for a fellow Scot - so all I can do is apologise for being better late than never!! As I say, I've been rather absent for TJN for a few months all around, just work and family stuff. Amazing to see what a big and small world TJN is and bringing many amazing folks together via Jajai's inception. Hope things are good in Glasgow! :O) Alan
Hi Pat, nice to hear from you. As you say I am well chuffed with the fundraising result and already planning a few events for next year. I am hoping that one of the events will be a big outdoor jazz concert in a local Fife park next June or July and I will be asking all of my jazz buddies if they might like to take part. Since it is a charity event I will be looking for folks to give their time and talents for free so I would be grateful if you and the band might consider coming along and I will get back to you once I have more details.
Still hoping to catch some of your gig at Callander but I also need to check in on another act who's show is on at the same time on Saturday because we are looking to book them for our new jazz club and my colleague in the venture insists that we see acts perform before booking them !!!
Thanks for such a wonderful comment. I'm so glad to be a part of this jazz family with the opportunity to meet such great musicians such as yourself. Much success is coming your way, don't be afraid to just step out and do what you do best., and the mortgage will be paid!
Peace to you, Kay Foster Jackson
Yay!!! thanks for my favorite tune, I just want to make sure that its an mp3 that you loaded instead of an mp4 because the volume is low on it. Check it and if its an mp4, try to convert in itunes to mp3, the site will only allow mp3's :-( I can still hear it its just faint.....
Let me know if you need my help...I'm so glad you are networking with us!
Hi Pat, what I wanted to tell you was that I wanted to feature you at some point. Could you put up "Day by day" I love the way you do that song, plus in your music player hit EDIT, then AUTOPLAY then save. This way your music will start immediately upon your page opening.
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."