GRATEFULNESS

Amongst the madness that we are swimming through in 2020, I just have to express my #gratitude and the #gratefulness for the ‘love’ I have received.

If you get an opportunity to share and express to release the pressure cooker… do!

In the midst of watching the unravelling, it enlightens me… WOW!

#countyourblessings #thankyou

GOD’s AMAZING GRACE

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what more is there to say?

Keeping Connected

Autumn will certainly prove a testing time for many and if like me, you may be hanging onto the joys (if you were fortunate enough to receive some) that summer may had brought your way, this could a saving factor when helping to support your mind set.

So what will I be thankful for… the ability to continue to craft my art through ‘tales of the unexpected’. Its been a challenging time for many and don’t think for one minute it hasn’t had a profound impact…its just that I want to remain with the #hope that the coming months will allow me to nurture further and give me the opportunity to restore and prepare what will be coming out the other side of the winter run.

Once again I have to give thanks for the relationships and alliances I have found via social media and although I try not to spread, myself too thin, its been a treat to be able to cyber travel with you.

These last number of months have allowed such searching and digging to reach parts of stellar foundation to enable me to be supportive for both my own frame of mind and others. It is not without having spent years saving-the-mind, in the terms of banking it up, to enable me to keep the house on the rock in accommodative condition.

So what am I sharing? don’t waste the next few weeks expending what you will need to get you through what lay ahead. Cold nights and dark periods can drive anyone to despair so bank those bright happy memories to help you in your hibernation. Keep bright happy visual things around you… laugh as much as you can and keep talking and spending that extra time with those you feel most comfortable with. PURELY A TIME OF SURVIVAL, so do just that and remember you are A CHILD OF #GOD and have much more located in your deep than you think.

#shineyourlight in the dark 🙂 #thankyou x

Talking Technical (Music)

Talking Technical (Music)

Its is very rare (if at all) that you will hear or read me talking about the technical aspects of my work, however, as I now have more time to work on my musical expression, now may be a great time to simply release some of the thoughts.

So the creation of the outdoor space is pretty much done for this season of 2020, which is freeing up more time to dive back into my song catalogue as well as share some of the great stuff seeping out of the Minelli Play Pen. So what am I sharing today, you may ask? I want to touch on the adaption of the (my) human body in relation to getting the sound I like.

I have sometimes been questioned on the choice of how my vocals come across with my art; so this where I have had to say, if its my song, I can express it how I like… and this is true if you are feeling brave enough to swim up river. I lurv salmon and as a pescatarian I think I finally let the adult version ‘swim’. You may wonder why I am marking the word swim? This is because not only do I use it in these later songs, ie “Corrosion” and ” You Love Me” as simply an expression of the journey embarked upon, but also to express that the treading of water will continue for as long as any artist works to share their expression of art.

Am I losing you yet? LOL… I have been known to host 2 or 3 conversation verbally at once… and more so with the same person – never quite conformed.

So in the developments of Minelli Music, I like the use of what I call the “Minelli Collective” my voice in harmonic melody… its has inspired others to adapt, re-create and yet comes from of place of none-professional birth.

When the collective gets to work, it will transcend you to a place where you don’t have to be perfect and you don’t have to be “Maria Callas” just allow yourself to ‘go there’. Know what you want to hear on your record and create it. As I work with ‘the art of Geri Minelli ‘ I’ve always known that I was more that just a cover song for the locals on a Friday night and although I love musicals, I have stuff I want to release ( simply get out). So when I began realising my songs in 2018, although far from perfect. this would enable me to 1) get a grip on the process and 2) find a way to share my material with people who would appreciate the format in which it comes.

So although its September 2020 and I have been in it for a while, I am ever growing and ever sharing and probably won’t stop till the day I can’t see; will that be enough to stop The Vision? Well, what I am offering is for you to simply enjoy my expression with me… Now come on now, I’ve never been a soul-singer and probably won’t ever be… however if you fancy adding something a little left to your record collection, collect me and the Minelli Collective 🙂

#DoItwithLove

#Yourway

#MinelliCollective – the magic in the voice (s) lol

Getting Through the Summer?

Well its been a year of difference for all of us. I have enjoyed the last 2 months plus with the creativity required to help me execute my craft…

When a damsel sits in her tower, she’s aware of where she sits

Its a place for wonder ponder and a place for renewing pits

Holding ‘dear’ the things that matter as she ponders out to view

Holding on to summer of madness and for holding feelings true

Like Rapunzle holds in capativity, no greater test can come abound

For the prison is not of visual, however of the what can’t be found

The wonder for Beautiful is flying, on a magic carpet high

For it is God that surely graced us, so we won’t even question why?

Know that haven sits before you, weaving on a laden stool

Knowing that life offers madness and some are drowning in the pool

Swim for shore and know that Graces will not wash you out to sea

When the tides are less-a-asking, with those eyes is where you’ll be.

(getting through the dark nights)

#staystrong #useyourvision #TheEyes #knowyourstrength