Monday, November 30, 2009

A Little Lifting Up for a Friend

Tony Dupuis from Lake Charles, LA informed me on Saturday evening that his father passed away. Tony's mother was holding him in her arms when he died.

I don't know about you, but I think that is pretty awesome and shows what real love is all about. He was pretty much alert up until the end, which is amazing.

Tony and I went to high school together at Sam Houston High School in Moss Bluff, LA just north of Lake Charles.

Tony has several CDs out. He is also a wonderful painter, for which I give him some grief as to how he paints, but it is amazing what he does. Many of his CDs are available at Target (online), CDBaby, Amazon and many more. So he is no amateur by any means.

Here is a link to his MySpace page so you can listen to some of his music. While you listen scroll down and read his "About Tony Dupuis" THEN just take a look at some of the people that have linked to his "Friend" section...yeah, you will be surprised. He really is that good and respected in the music industry!

Click the CD graphic at the top and you can see what is available at CDBaby. You can also do a search for "Tony Dupuis" on Amazon and Target. While you are looking, order something, it will help him tremendously.

Tony and I have tried to support each other, via phone for a few years now. Encouraging and remembering old times, which mainly consisted of being stupid...but it still makes us laugh.

He is a, no, no...awesome drummer and has played with so many of the top performers. Some of whom were in bands that we all grew up with a billion years ago.

I wish Tony and his entire family the very best. I am glad and honored to be his friend.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

April & Jeff Album Showcase Update

Page 56 - Sunday 11:40pm

Up to page 48 - Sunday 8:15PM
Up to page 40 - Sunday 3:45PM

Friday, November 27, 2009

WOW...another one

Her name is Sori. I cannot find anything but an asian website, which I cannot read. Apparently, she is really, really popular on YouTube. So many wannabe's YouTube videos really suck. But this one, well...oh my. Just listen.

This is from The Lord of the Rings. Enya sings it on the soundtrack. It is titled "May It Be"

Click here to order the movie soundtrack.

Composed and performed by Enya
Lyrics by Roma Ryan

May it be an evening star
Shines down upon you
May it be when darkness falls
Your heart will be true
You walk a lonely road
Oh! How far you are from home

Mornie utĂșlie (darknesss has come)
Believe and you will find your way
Mornie alantie (darknesss has fallen)
A promise lives within you now

May it be the shadows call
Will fly away
May it be your journey on
To light the day
When the night is overcome
You may rise to find the sun

Mornie utĂșlie (darknesss has come)
Believe and you will find your way
Mornie alantie (darknesss has fallen)
A promise lives within you now

A promise lives within you now

Enya Original Version Video (awesome!)

So many times we just zone-out of music in a movie. Maybe this will begin to teach you to actually listen at the same time ... I certainly have learned quite a lot.

So young and to be so talented. A wonderful rendition. You just kinda wish the song was a bit longer. It is pure joy to listen to. The original version from Enya is longer.

Sit back, close your eyes and enjoy.

Monday, November 23, 2009

I Guess I Am Getting Old...

I find this is one of THE most beautiful renditions of this song. It is posted on YouTube and has been watched over 2,016,231 times with over 1,610 comments!!!

I am in my "violin period" right now, so it is everything "violin" for me.

Nino Rota wrote this back in 1968 for the movie "Romeo and Juliet." I am old enough to say I saw that movie when I was young,
albeit 12 years old. They do not make movies like that anymore. So sad. It had a huge musical impact on me, even at that age. I remember it so vividly. He composed music for several other movies including "The Godfather".

I seem to be watching it over and over and over. There are no special electronic sound effects, or laser light sabers, just pure and clear emotion coming from that violin ... It is timeless.

If you have ever wondered what a real Stradivarius violin looks like, or what one sounds like, this is it. If you are also curious as to just how much one can't afford one. But, if you really, really want to know, click here.

The video is so perfect. It is all about searching for and finding love and keeping it, perhaps.

If you want to order the CD click here.

For me, it is one of the most satisfying 3:43 of my life. Such is beautiful music. I hope you will feel the same. Enjoy.

Click the graphic above to watch ... and yes, I am getting some work done :)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The April & Jeff DeMedicis WebShow...Enjoy!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Vanessa Mae...AWESOME!

Vanessa Mae - Storm (Live) - Watch more Videos at Vodpod.

Watch this video. I discovered who she was several years ago.

Child prodigy, had 3 CDs out by age 15.

She is classically trained and adds her style into it. Like Bach on steroids...AND she is cute!

She slips and falls and NEVER misses a note!

Vanessa is HUGE, HUGE, HUGE all over the world, but especially in Europe and Asia. She lives in England and her cute English accent will, know.

Her step-father taught her to play piano then gave her a violin from 1782 or something, and the rest is history. She still plays that acoustic violin to this day and mainly records with it in the studio.

If you have Bose speakers hook them up to your computer and turn it up. If you do not, now is the best time to invest in them.

(shhhhh...I have most all her CDs)

Click the picture very prepared...