A short theme piece from “The Battle Within”

14361230_10157503669825541_3069061495718692724_oOver the last few days I’ve been devoting some time to working on a theme for Kenn Crawford’s short film The Battle Within, the subject of which is the scourge of Alzheimer’s Syndrome.

I thought I’d take a moment to share this very short piano theme with you.  Very much looking forward to continued work on this film, and seeing the finished product.

 

 

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Hourglass Moon Available Now

Dearest friends – it is with great pleasure that I am able to announce the release of Hourglass Moon.  Through 9/30/16 I am offering these at introductory pricing – download for $7.00, CD for $10.00. CD’s are shipping now.

Hourglass Moon - CD
Hourglass Moon - CD
Hourglass Moon - at times deeply contemplative, at times joyous and even a little playful.
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Hourglass Moon – Digital Download
Price: $9.00

Please enjoy these samples from Hourglass Moon:

Title Sample Time
Starlight Snowfall
19:57
Mentor’s Word
6:57
Forest of Ancients
8:09
Hourglass Moon
9:54
Midnight Conversation
20:41

 

 

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Music for Bowls

For the next couple weeks, I’m going to be working on some music intended to be used with singing bowls.  Here is a very brief sample on one idea.  I’d be delighted to hear your opinions.

Thank you for listening – have a wonderful day.

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Snow and Starlight from Hourglass Moon

My friends,

Today I’ve uploaded a brief sample from my next CD, Hourglass Moon to be released in July, ’16.  The piece is called Snow and Starlight.  I hope you enjoy it.

Please feel free to comment and share with friends.

Thank you for listening.

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On Snowfields – free music

Dear friends – today I’m posting to let you know about a new, free piece of music I’m offering.

On Snowfields is contemplative, ambient music, reminiscent of a quiet walk on a cold winter day.  Running time is just under 5 minutes.  I hope you will enjoy it.

Please right click on this link, and select “Save link as…” to download On Snowfields.

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Atmospheric Oceans Available Now

Today I’m delighted to announce the release of my 9th CD entitled Atmospheric Oceans. Atmospheric Oceans is the most deeply contemplative and meditative work I’ve produced to date.

Please take a few moments to listen to the samples below, and if you like what you hear, purchase your CD or digital download today.

Thank you very much!

Title Sample Time
Atmospheric Oceans
22:16
Tendrils of the Fog
23:43
Sunshine Sanctuary
26:24
Atmospheric Oceans - CD
Atmospheric Oceans - CD
Atmospheric Oceans - Greg Cain's 9th release of deeply contemplative, meditative music.
Atmospheric Oceans – Digital Price: $9.00
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Now

Now

What I’m up to currently (Updated 15-AUG-16):

  • Listening to final render of new CD “Hourglass Moon”
  • Creating a “lessons learned” document from this project
  • Experimenting with interesting granular sound software called “Soundgrain”
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Music from Atmospheric Oceans

A Merman's Dream

Dear friends – This week the finishing touches are going on Atmospheric Oceans – an hour-long CD, consisting of 3 20-minute pieces.  At every step along the path of creating this music, it’s been my focus to create a vehicle for your deep contemplation, meditation or relaxation.  I think you’re really going to enjoy it.

Here is a brief sample from Atmospheric Oceans. I hope you enjoy it.

Below are samples from the other two pieces on the CD –
Tendrils of the Fog


Sunlight Sanctuary

Thank you very much for listening.

Atmospheric Oceans will be released on November of 2015.  Please sign up for my email list to keep up to date on releases, performances and special offers.

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More from Atmospheric Oceans

_MG_7496 ocean sunset wave zoom (2)Work continues on my next CD titled Atmospheric Oceans.

I continue to be mindful about creating a collection of music that will be peaceful, meditative and rejuvenating.

Today I’ve uploaded another sample from the CD.  I would be delighted to hear your thoughts, reactions or comments regarding this music.  After all, it is being made for you.

Wishing you a wonderful day.

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Spicy Grilled Chicken with Avocado Salsa

So, I posted this photo on Facebook last night, and a friend has asked me for the recipe.  Rather than do a lengthy update there, I thought I’d upload it here instead.

Most of the time when I cook I don’t really measure things out, so all the measurements are approximate.

I hope you enjoy this:

Spicy Grilled Chicken with Avocado Salsa

Spicy Grilled Chicken with Avocado Salsa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicken:
2-boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I use organic, free-range from Costco)

Rub with:
Olive oil
Salt
Black Pepper
Garlic powder
Chipotle Chili Powder

Grill till done – on my (gas) grill, that means 3 minutes/side direct, then 7-9 minutes indirect.

Salsa:
1 Avocado, diced to ½” pieces.
Juice of 1 Lime.
2 slices red onion, chopped fine.
A few sprigs of cilantro, chopped fine.
A couple handfuls of grape tomatoes, halved.
½ English Cucumber, peeled, seeded, cut into roughly ½” pieces.
½ jalapeno, chopped fine.
Small can sliced black olives.
About 2 tsp each, garlic powder, ground cumin, dried basil (crushed fine), dried oregano (also crushed fine).
Salt and pepper to taste.

Mix together thoroughly, but carefully so as not to crush the avocado.

Simply put the grilled chicken on a warm plate, and smother with the salsa.

If you decide to cook it, let me know how it turns out!

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