Thursday, August 1, 2013

"Whilst August Yet Wears Her Golden Crown

"Whilst August Yet Wears Her Golden Crown
    Ripening fields lush - bright with promise …” 
    -  Michelle L. Thieme, August's Crown 

"August rushes by …
Bursting on the scene,
Heat and haze of crimson sunsets.
Like a dream
Of moon and dark barely recalled,
A moment,
Shadows caught in a blink.
Like a quick kiss …”
-  Elizabeth Maua Taylor 

“I don't wanna say goodbye for the summer, knowing the love we'll miss
So let us make a pledge to meet in September, and seal it with a kiss …”
(Sealed with a Kiss, Bryan Hyland)

Dave is in Canada until next week visiting family and friends leaving me to write this month’s newsletter, I’ll do my best. July was a great month for us, hope yours was, too. We had music, radio, poetry, art, and clothing all on the calendar.

I was invited to participate in the “Light & Shadow” art show at the Occidental Center for the Arts running through Sept. 2. The next show opens on Fri. Sept. 6, 6-8 PM, “Earth Wind & Fire.” The cover painting for our new CD, “Stone & Fire,” will be in that show, we will be performing in the concert room during the reception. Please come by for friends, food, wine, art, and music.

We did an interview with Rosemary Chalmers on KSCO AM 1080 Radio, in Santa Cruz to promote our Don Quixote’s show with Carlos Reyes, all of which was wonderful. Carlos was dazzling. We’ll be playing Monterey Bay Idol on Raising the Standards, a Saturday show on KSCO, a three song set and interview totaling 15-20 minutes. It will be broadcast August 24th at 4:15, live in-studio. Listen in and be sure to vote for us!

We saw the wonderful James Hurley, at Mighty Fine Guitars, in Lafayette. Our friend and poet, Marv Heimstra, was at Coffee Catz in Sebastopol accompanied by John Roy Zat, on fiddle, with inventive sound interpretations of the poems.

We have lots of performances coming up this month. With Dave out of town I am doing a rare solo performance at the First St Café in Benicia, Sat. Aug. 3; we’re the featured act at High St Station; we’ll be featured at the Frank Bette Center with poetry and music; have another fun trip to the Volcano Union Inn; plus more radio. Geez, I’m ready for a nap!

Last but not least, Teresa Tudury invited me to put my original clothing designs in her shop, Such Fine Things, in Occidental. So now all of my stuff is out in the world again. Visit our website to see and hear more. 

Go out and create something good, have a wonderful August, and we’ll see you in September!
(Sealed with a kiss.) Chappell

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