I am a song writer, touring and recording musician, producer and part-time sheep farmer!
My wife, Monica and myself keep busy when I´m home sheltering abandoned animals and working with handicapped children through our foundation, Esperanza Street (www.esperanzastreet.org).
Helping others (2 or 4 legged) is close to our hearts and nothing makes us happier than being able to reach out to people in need.
How did you come across this Community?
I was originally introduced to this by Hans Derer and later developed my interest through direct communication with Hans-Dieter Huober at IBM.
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Dear Ken, it is a pitty i can not come to your workshop. But it is funny to read,that you started the same way as me, without being able to write the music down but feeling the melodie in the words. So it would be really nice if you have time to go on the discussion where i put the fragment of the melodie, the song is still in creation and something is missing. But when we are ready we try to put also a voice on it, also if i am not a great singer, but for all to have an idea. So hope to hear from you soon.
it is great to get more and more artist who are givinging there contribution. And it is funny what i read about you make music. I am only a hobby-composer without capacity to read music or write it down (a bit like Charlie Chaplin - ;-) ) but i have a great friend who is a pianist. I think you are right, the words have there own melodie . If you like try to look on my discussions on the poem of Eileen van Zyl . I would be pleased to hear your oppinion about the melodie. It is a pitty i cant come to your workshop on the Cebit, cause i have to rehersal with a Choir and have a film-music-concert 7 + 8 of march.
Have fun with the "Sawubona-collegues" Conny from Stuttgart/Germany
thanks alot for your answer. It's really good to hear that at least some of our Long-Time-Heroes in music biz are still on a journey of innovation (not all are, not at all...).
I'm sorrry I overlooked the press release you mentioned - you have a really great site with sophisticated and up2date information - I guess it's inside there somewhere....
Yeah, let's break some rules - e.g. the rule you'll have to break a rule to be innovative :-)))
Isn't it the lack of real innovation that's bringing down music sales so much? Which was the last mayor album you bought that's been astonishing in almost every track? Mine was "Up" by Peter Gabriel some years ago...
Ken I would like to welcome you to the site. I am a fan. I envite you to listen to my music. I have several additional songs to post. I hope that you will pop in a listen as I post. I thank you for your time in advance. Back in 2005 my friend Bill Harris recieved a call from Lenny. He had Jackson in town (Charlotte) to begin recording with the newly reformed Blackfoot and needed some help. As it turned out Jackson wanted more mics and we never hooked up. He passed away soon after. I keep wondering what it would have turned out to be had we been able to record that session. I have been pulling for them for years. Life is a circle. Thank you for your participation. Billy Winslow
welcome to "MUSIC WITHOUT FRONTIERS". More over, your contribution for a better world sounds great. I hope, that this project will make you a bit happier.
By the way, who had the idea to use the most detestable figure from "David Copperfield" for a band name?? (from chapter 52: "....he reminded me of an ugly and rebellious genie watching a good spirit.")....did you had this in mind, when thinking of you and your music?
I'm keen on an "inside view" and I'm very happy to have you on board!