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Blogs and Songs… I have Something to SAY!

Blogs and Songs… I have Something to SAY!

Yes, I have Something to SAY! Don’t we all? Over the years I’ve posted blogs and songs that I hoped would inspire people. I’ve received some great comments and positive feedback. However, with people having busy schedules, the COVID disaster, distractions, and...

The Grammys

The Grammys

As a musician, I usually try to see the Grammys. However, lately I’ve been avoiding a lot of the award shows. They have become so political with celebrities using the platform to push an agenda. And the Will Smith slap at the Oscars overshadowed the celebration of...

Music for Movies

Music for Movies

Music for Movies is a great creative combination. Audio & Visual stimulating your sensory experience. That’s priceless. Have you ever watched a movie with no sound, it doesn’t have the same impact or emotional connection? Even though my dad wasn’t a musician, he...

Warning: Russia – Ukraine Foresight

Warning: Russia – Ukraine Foresight

Warning: Russia – Ukraine Foresight, what does it all mean? I’ve always been drawn to spiritual and cosmic occurrences. So, with that in mind, I bring you some info regarding the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine. I’m not trying to convince or push any one...

Communication

Communication

Communication, the art of how people deliver and receive information which is crucial for a good relationship. Learning the science of communication is essential for a anyone who wants to be an effective communicator. Research has concluded that there are different...

Music Streaming

Music Streaming

Music Streaming has been very popular for a while now. It gives you the freedom to stream or download the songs you prefer and create your personal song list, but you lose the album and concept mindset. Some artists are concerned that streaming is not compensating the...

The Essence of a Piano Concerto

The Essence of a Piano Concerto

The Essence of a Piano Concerto is so incredibly involved with many moving parts, instruments, acoustic balances, and instrumentation. It’s almost unimaginable. Of course, the composition is at the heart of it all. And let me clarify upfront that I’m not some world...

The Interview Test

The Interview Test

What is the Interview Test and how does it help you avoid bad decisions? Think of it as your Speed Test on Life. I've always pursued the secrets of life. That included spirituality, philosophy, and secrets in my profession…music. As everyone knows, life has many...

Can You Dance?

Can You Dance?

Can you Dance in life? I think we all can, and this story might help. I had the opportunity to play grand piano for a Church sermon. The Pastor was using songs to drive home his message and lesson in the sermon. He did different songs each week based on their...

Listen to Your Intuition

Listen to Your Intuition

Why you should listen to your Intuition. The world seems crazy now. There is COVID, inflation, escalating tensions between countries, financial issues, riots, terrorism, and yes America, the beacon of hope, is in upheaval. I’ve never seen the country and people...

I was Jammin’ in Memphis

I was Jammin’ in Memphis

Jammin’ "in Memphis with my feet ten feet off of Beale". A play on words from the lyrics of Marc Cohn's great song, 'Walking in Memphis'. If you ever improvised on your instrument or jammed with a band, you know you must know your instrument well, have a good ear and...

How Piano Teachers Life?

How Piano Teachers Life?

Piano can teach you things you might never consider. These topics come from years of research and discovery. They are tricks of the trade and lessons learned, and can be applied regardless of what profession you are in. There is no substitute for proven techniques and...

Why MUSICIANS do it?

Why MUSICIANS do it?

Musicians, like any professionals, do it because it is in their blood and DNA. They can’t help it. Some people don’t know what they want to do with their lives or don’t seem to have a passion. I was lucky to know as a kid that music was the path for me. I remember...

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...