General, Music

Sounds of the Season – We Three Kings by Earl Klugh and Stefan Dickerson

This is one of my favorite Christmas songs of ALL time! It’s the wonderfully mellow, smooth jazz version of We Three Kings by Earl Klugh and Stefan Dickerson. I find it both relaxing and festive.  🙂 When I’m ready to take a break from rushing around… I make myself a cup of tea, get comfortable and play this amazing song.…

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New Music: Flight

I made this song a while ago, while delving into the use of music software. Once I finished the music and sat down to write lyrics, a funny thing happened… the song decided it wanted to be an instrumental recording.  🙂 As I listened to the song, I enjoyed the music on its own and the lyrics were getting in…

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Drink More Water- Acoustic Version

Much respect to those who can play an instrument AND sing well, at the same time! I found trying to do both to be challenging, but I’m glad I didn’t let that stop me. I discovered that focusing on the joy of singing and playing the guitar, versus aiming for perfection, allowed the song to flow more smoothly. Staying in…

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General, Music

Shout Out to ASG and the Songwriter Symposium

I promised a shout out to the Austin Songwriters Group (ASG) and the 2013 Songwriter Symposium held here in Austin last weekend… so here it is! My first thank you has to go jointly to Rick Busby (Singer-Songwriter, ASG President) and Lee Duffy (Singer-Songwriter, ASG Executive Director). The Symposium was my first time meeting them both, and it was truly…

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Dance, Music

Happy 2013!

I’m sure, as we near the end of January, you’re well into having a happy and productive new year (I sure hope so)! I’m just getting back into the swing of things after attending an amazing songwriter’s conference (my very first Songwriter Symposium), hosted by Austin Songwriters Group. To say I had the best time, would be an understatement! 🙂…

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Dance, Exercise, General, Music

Dr. Dayo’s Dance Party

Special thank you to Ms. Robillard’s 3rd grade class at Clayton Elementary for their participation in “Dr. Dayo’s Dance Party” last Friday! Thanks for the wonderful thank you notes as well. I’m so glad you enjoyed the music (especially “Drink More Water”), the presentation, and the dance/exercise moves! 🙂 Best, Dr. Dayo Lanier