podcast of this week’s Blind Flight

The Blind Flight for November 27, 2015

cinchel – A House Once Lived That Never Was

its finally warm again, but sometimes it still snows

tulip bulbs breaking ground in the garden outside

porch swings

sunlight, windows, sleeping cats

rain floods, harsh sounds

summer solstice picnic in the field out back

cat bats at the curtain as it billows in the breeze

filling up the wading pool, playing outside all day

camping out in the backyard

just sitting on the porch

saying goodbye from the driveway as the school bus comes

drinking the last of the sun-tea and watching the leaves begin to change

first apple pie from the oven and the kitchen smells wonderful again

all the rooms are quiet

cat asleep on the windowsill

sitting in the rocking chair reading a good book

preparing for guests we dust off the mantle and make room for the fold out bed

after the big meal we sit around and remember

hiding Christmas gifts under the stairs and in the closets

falling asleep in the big blanket, waking up with snow falling outside the bedroom window

drinking tea on the couch, staving off a fever

that sound the radiators make

the tea kettle whistles while we watch the last embers in the fireplace

the windows barely keep out the cold, sealed against the wind and the ice

we had to move out but hopefully the next owners treated it nicely

http://cinchel.bandcamp.com/album/a-house-once-lived-that-never-was

Paul Avgerinos – Bliss – Flowering Of Grace

http://magnatune.com/artists/albums/avgerinos-bliss?song=1

Peter Kater – The Fool and the Hummingbird – Procession of Clouds

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/peterkater8

Kathryn Kaye – Dreaming Still – Waiting for the Rain

http://kathrynkaye-music.com/dreaming-still

Escape Philosophy – A Towering Achievement of Indescribable Beauty – Where Abundance Lies

https://archive.org/details/EscapePhilosophy-AToweringAchievementOfIndescribableBeauty

Leigh Ann Phillips – Dawn Mountain – Moon Willow

http://www.leighannphillips.com/an-upgraded-dawn-mountain-cd/

Claire Fitch – Ambiencellist Part II – Full Cycle

http://magnatune.com/artists/albums/fitch-amb2?song=1

Michael Dulin – The One I Waited For – By the Fire

http://www.michaeldulin.com/product/the-one-i-waited-for/

Marcel Pequel – The 12 Months – November

http://www.headphonica.com/?p=122

Tom Powell – Dissolve – November

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/TomPowell1

Josh Johnston – The Shape of Things – A Light in the Dark of Night

http://joshjohnston.com/

Tom Caufield – Nature and the Constant Illusion – Frost on an Empty Field

http://www.caufieldmusic.com/

Tom Caufield – Tales from the Winde dark sea – The Ways We Miss Our Lives Is Life

http://www.caufieldmusic.com/

Evan Wish – Forget-Me-Not, Blue – Angels Are Near

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/evanwish2

Marc Enfroy – Dreams of the Forest – Pines in the Mist

http://www.marcenfroy.com/music.html

Paul Adams – Flute Meditations For Dreaming Clouds – Stillness of the Day

http://www.pauladams.org/

Robert Linton – Throughout the Autumn Light – Moments of Reverie

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/robertlinton2

Robert Rich – Open Window – Parting Clouds

http://robertrich.com/discography/album/?album_id=34

You can download this week’s podcast from https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4669991/2015-11-27%20The%20blind%20flight%20%28the%20after-thanksgiving%20special%29.mp3

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the after Thanksgiving edition of the Blind Flight

In North America, we just celebrated the Holiday of Thanksgiving, a day where we express gratitude and give thanks, spend time with friends and family, enjoy good food and maybe even watch some football.

Now it’s time to enter into another season of reflection and on this week’s edition of the Blind Flight, you’ll be hearing a selection of mostly acoustic music.

There’s something comforting about listening to music made with instruments like the guitar, the piano and the cello. Music made with these instruments exuding warmth and reverie can often lead one into a quieter space: a place to reflect and simply exist in the moment.

I’ll be playing music by such artists as Paul Avgerinos, Peter Kater, Kathryn Kaye, Escape Philosophy, Leigh Ann Phillips, Claire Fitch, Michael Dulin, Marcel Pequel, Tom Powell, Josh Johnston, Tom Caufield, Evan Wish, Marc Enfroy, Robert Linton, Robert Rich and the program will begin with an epic 90 minute album by Cinchel called A House Once Lived That Never Was: along with a special intro to the album by the artist.

Please join me at 9 PM central time tonight on http://stillstream.fm for three hours of acoustic music.

Thank you for listening.

a question for my followers

Hello.

For those who celebrate it, I’d like to wish you a very happy Thanksgiving.

I had a question for those of you who download my music and/or follow my personal bandcamp page.

I’m thinking of adding detailed descriptions of the artwork to my subsequent releases, starting with Drone Excursion 012, just a little something to benefit other blind and visually impaired people who don’t get the same visual experience from the cover of a release that the sighted have.

My thought is that, since the cover is a part of the artistic whole of the release, it only makes sense to add this extra information.

My question would then be, where is the best place to put this info, in the about section or add it as a separate text file in the optional bonus items area?

I would appreciate any thoughts that you may have on this question, especially from a visual perspective as it relates to the overall presentation of the contents of a release.

podcast of this week’s Blind Flight

The Blind Flight for November 20, 2015

Resonant Dawn – Singles Vol. 1 – A Sense of Peace

http://resonantdawn.bandcamp.com

Silas & Friends vol 4 – Cousin Silas & Wolfgang Gsell – A Place Of Peace

http://weareallghosts.bandcamp.com

ambientsketchbook – Building Bridges- Volume I – Hope

http://ambientsketchbook.bandcamp.com

Jeff Pearce – To The Shores Of Heaven – Angels Of The Ocean Calm

Alpha Wave Movement – A Distant Signal – A Place Of Peace

Lucette Bourdin – Radiant Stars – CalmLamps

Phillip Wilkerson – Swiftly the Sun – Calm

http://phillipwilkerson.bandcamp.com

Llewellyn – The Mind Body & Soul Series – Tranquility

Magnetic Wind – Believe 2012 (Rerelease) – Where There Is Love (There Is Hope)

http://magneticwind.bandcamp.com

Scott Lawlor – Then Came the Cleansing Rains – a Few Still Moments of Peace (unreleased)

Wings Of An Angel – An Eon Of Tranquil Alarm

http://wingsofanangel.bandcamp.com

Bing Satellites – Twilight Sessions volume 13 – Finding Peace

http://bingsatellites.bandcamp.com

Daniel Robert Lahey – dream walking – Hymn For Peace

Robert Otto – Lux Aeterna- Tranquility

http://robertotto.bandcamp.com

Scott Lawlor – Could It Be That We Have Forgotten How To Love

http://scottlawlor.bandcamp.com/

You can download this week’s podcast from https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4669991/2015-11-20%20The%20blind%20flight%20%28hope%20for%20peace%29.mp3

hope and peace on a special edition of the Blind Flight

Hello.

On this week’s special edition of the Blind Flight, you’ll be hearing tracks of peace, hope, and tranquility, in a program put together in a time when our world so desperately needs all of these in abundance.

I’ll be playing tracks by Resonant Dawn , Cousin Silas & Wolfgang Gsell, ambientsketchbook, Jeff Pearce , Alpha Wave Movement, Lucette Bourdin, Phillip Wilkerson , Llewellyn , Magnetic Wind, Wings Of An Angel, Bing Satellites, Daniel Robert Lahey, Robert Otto and a couple of tracks by your host.

Please join me at a special time of 8 PM central time tonight on http://stillstream.fm for 4 hours of unique ambient music, some of which was just released this week.

Thank you for listening.

standing in solidarity

Hello.

I’m planning on doing a special live ambient performance after Grove of Whispers tonight at 11 PM central time on http://stillstream.fm to express my solidarity in standing with the victims of the horrific attacks in Paris on Friday as well at those suffering from atrocities in regions like Beirut, Baghdad, and Syria. I don’t know how long I’ll play and that’s to be expected for an ambient impulse.

Music is the universal language we can all understand so to that end, I want to do my small part in being a contributor along with other people who may be using that same vehicle to express their own voices of solidarity during this most difficult time. I hope you can tune in for this performance as we come together in a time of grief and darkness to discover that we can be a force of good and light, to lend our own individual voices to the cause of peace and tranquility to a world that, more than ever, is in such desperate need of both.

Thank you for listening.