Get Your Musical MoJo On!

Get Your Musical MoJo On!

Soon or later, everyone must - Get their Musical Mojo On! I am a big fan of musicals and have seen my share of shows over the years. There is just something about seeing a Broadway show or for that matter a live concert, that gets my creative juices flowing and my...

What is a Rock Operalet?

What is a Rock Operalet?

I coined the term Rock Operalet (pronounced Op’ra’lā), to describe the combination of a theatrical musical, rock concert, and choreography, while incorporating the musicians into the musical staging and the storyline. This introduces a new aspect to the musical...

Nereida Tales & Tribulations

Nereida Tales & Tribulations

Well, we finally launched our Indiegogo Crowd Funding Campaign for Nereida – Tales and Tribulations, a Rock Operalet. This is to raise funds so that we can focus 100% of our effort into completing the script. My creative partner, Frankie Anne will handle the...

Behind the Music of ‘We Call Our Own’

Behind the Music of ‘We Call Our Own’

I released a song called 'We Call Our Own' and there is always a story behind every song. This one is in memory of Joe Greco my band mate on the road and in the band Spartacus. You can hear it at www.reverbnation.com/desbeemusic and it's the first song...

Music, Inspiration, Creation, Life & Intuition blogs

Music, Inspiration, Creation, Life & Intuition blogs

Music, Inspiration, Creation, Life & Intuition blogs from Desi in 2017. Well the holidays and the end of the year are near. So, I thought why not revisit the blogs I posted in 2017. If you missed any, here is your chance to check them out with the links below. I...

Magic of Creating, Composing Original Material

Magic of Creating, Composing Original Material

Magic of Creating, Composing Original Material! We are now in the initial stage or should I say the brainstorming part of the stage production of our Rock “Operalet” with my director/choreographer Frankie Anne. Some of the music and initial Treatment (which is a quick...

There is nothing like a TEAM!

There is nothing like a TEAM!

There is nothing like a TEAM. I enjoy and miss the most, the presence of a TEAM all fighting for the same cause. It comes in many forms, sizes and flavors; sports, bands, dance troupes, military units, companies......you get the picture. And, it can be for many causes...

Music you can SEE!

Music you can SEE!

Are you wondering what “Music you can SEE” is all about? Well let me explain…. I’m always impressed when I listen to a piece of music, regardless of genre, and it transports me somewhere we I can see what the music is conveying or what I’m feeling. It doesn’t happen...

What was behind the song ‘Believe’

What was behind the song ‘Believe’

One of my friends, Lisa Isbell, suggested that I explain what was behind some of the songs and lyrics from my Tribulation Rock “Operalet”. So here goes on Track #1 ‘Believe’…. First the concept of this project had to evolve from years of thought and the teachings of...

Are you really Listening to the Music?

Are you really Listening to the Music?

Let see if you are really listening to the music. Here are some ideas and thoughts to consider. Before I begin explaining some techniques for improving your listening, let me say I’m a musician and producer and so it’s my work and passion to really listen to the music...