Good Morning Mermaids and Mermen.
This is the last post I will make from GroovyLand South - here at the fabulous La Jolla Resort, located in exotic and beautiful Islomarada Florida. We hate to leave. It’s been a blast! We WILL be back.
This is indeed GroovyLand. Of course, I knew that the first time I saw some fotos Raven sent back of La Jolla. It’s exactly as the pictures says it is.
People always ask me what my favorite part of any particular trip I take was. I usually have to think for a bit...
This time - not so much thinking - There was all the fun stuff, the kayaking, the bike riding, easing into a different rhythm. There was all the meeting new people, good food, falling into a different rhythm. That’s the islands - the water - the space.
BUT my favorite part of this trip could have happened anywhere. It could have happened on my front porch. Or, so it seems. But, is there something special about THIS space - this water - these islands that would cause Donovan, kinda out of the blue say “This is a very special trip... I’m having a great time!... BEST retreat ever!!!?” I still don’t know exactly what he was referring to - I hope to ask him before i publish he’s asleep right now. But the feeling I got when he made that proclamation was glorious as well as powerful. The moment he said that was the best part of this “business” trip.
As regards to us forming a partnership music-wise I’m not putting any pressure on him - In a small way it’s just a business relationship and if It doesn’t work out - people walk away from business deals on good terms all the time. In this case, it does run a bit deeper than that - but ti’s still just business - show business. We love it!
The “gig” we played last night wasn’t really a gig it was more or less an equipment test and dry run thru - a dress rehearsal - at a great little ice-cream shop across the hi-way of awareness and down a block. Mrs G’s Ice Cream. Homemade ice cream, cakes and pies. The couple that run it are fantastic - I’ll tell you more about them and the Best(Worst) ice cream ever, at a later time.
We are still working on the show and everything is coming along as planned - we did notice last night - in an intimate setting we turn into a comedy duo - that’s another avenue we can explore. We are pretty funny.
THIS IS WHAT WE ARE TAKING BACK...
We have formed a partnership a band - the name, simply KING! - our last name. We are going to create two more spots, female vocalist and another musician of some undetermined flavor. We’ll have some “voices from the tower” recordings of live performances (before our goldfish) of KING! up soon for you to take a listen to.
WE VOW TO REHEARSE AS MUCH/OR AS LITTLE AS IT TAKES TO BECOME A WELL OILED MACHINE.
I think that covers it - I hope we have kept you apprised of our goin ons down here with out sacrificing the moment... It’s a fine line, for sometimes reporting back to you IS the moment
Katy Langella said that the Key’s were a hard place to leave - on the day I have to depart I am starting to realize why she said that. Now if I could only figure out a way of describing that realization to you...
The sun is coming out and I’m gonna take one more walk along the water.
just say yes!
meet Andy Ward King, a professional musician and artist until a diagnosis of parkinons dsease at age 49 forced him into an early retirement., he now uses his music, his art along with the whimsical world he has created in this blog as therapy to ( as he puts it ) outsmart his brain and make the daily battles with parkinson’s a little bit easier, to give him that all important reason to get up on the morning, to make his life worth living. Andy has learned how to say NO to gving up \ NO to depression and apathy \ NO to following willingly the road of decline that stretches before him. he learned that to say no to all of these things all one has to do is say yes. Andy has learned to just say YES to life/\\