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Christopher posts new creations here every month—mostly music, but also the occasional original article, illustrated poem or music video. (His new music tracks are also usually available everywhere across the Web, although you can usually download them here for free.) Recently, he’s been releasing tracks from three brand new album projects: Wild Ideas, The Heart Chronicles and a Christmas album, Songs of the Season. You can listen to and/or download most of those tracks below. You’ll also find a collection of Fan Favorites, for those of you visiting for the first time! He’s also publishing a new blog called Resources for Sanity and Survival, with new additions every month or two.
Please stop by every month to see and hear what’s new—and if you like what you find, please share it with your friends!
Welcome to 2021! As we start the new year in the middle of multiple scary crises, I wanted to offer a couple of rays of sunshine in the darkness. First, I’m publishing a new commentary as part of my blog Resources for Sanity and Survival. This one is titled Hope for the New Year: Four Positive Things You Probably Don’t Know About the Current Crisis.To read it, click on the link below!
In addition, I’m releasing another song written in the early days of my career that will become part of my Basement Tapes collection: Song of the 12th House. I wrote this song during my first few years in New York City, when things were not going the way I wanted and my life seemed out of control. Thanks in part to books I was reading at the time, I eventually had a realization: Although I can’t control the events unfolding around me, I can control my reactions to them, and I get to make my own life choices. In short, the world may not be in my control, but my life is. As the song says, “I finally found who was running the show, and I was the one all along.” (Perhaps a timely thought in the current world situation.)
You may be wondering about the song title. In my early days in New York, I worked for a small publishing company. One of my assignments was to ghost-write a series of small books about astrology, and as a consequence of that assignment, I learned a lot of astrology basics. One of them is that astrology sees events unfolding in 12-part cycles, referred to as “houses.” For example, in the first house of a cycle, inspiration may strike, or an event may trigger a new direction in your life. By the sixth house, you’re putting in significant work on whatever is unfolding, and by the 10th house, the main thing that’s going to happen takes place. The final part of the cycle—the 12th house—is the point at which you stop and understand what just happened.
Song of the 12th House
As those of you who’ve read my book Staying Off the Wheel of Misfortune know, I’ve always been a student of human behavior, and I’m always on the lookout for insights and useful advice to incorporate into my books and songs. I’m dipping into that reservoir once again to share some of the most helpful advice I’ve found for dealing with situations of great uncertainty, stress and loss.
A second collection of wise and witty quotes….
An unconventional perspective about how we got here—and what might come next.
Strategies for maintaining peace of mind and staying effective in the midst of world upheaval.
A dozen songs from Christopher’s first four albums that can help you stay calm and hopeful in challenging times.
A collection of wise and witty quotes from Einstein, Groucho Marx, Bozo the Clown, Robert Frost, H.G. Wells, George Carlin, Mark Twain, Andy Rooney and many, many more!
In nature, change happens in cycles that include a periodic collapse like the one we’re going through right now. If we’re lucky, whatever happens in the next couple of years will leave us with a stronger democracy and a country better able to achieve its highest ideals.
Sometimes solving the toughest problems requires solving a meta-problem first.
Today’s tyrants and dictators (both established and aspiring) are about to face the same enemy that really defeated Napoleon – and it wasn’t an opposing army.
Here are the previous releases from Christopher’s album project: Wild Ideas — Songs From the Edge! (Click on the images below to hear the songs!)
Act One: Falling
It’s Just Been a Long Time (Act One, Song #1)
This Crazy Love (Act One, Song #2)
I Don’t Need Reasons for Loving You (Act One, Song #3)
Act Two: Failing
I Thought I’d Found You (Act Two, Song #4)
Turning Away (Act Two, Song #5)
Act Three: Fulfilling
This Baby Might Fly (Act Three, Song #1)
Just An Old Love Song (Epilogue, Song #2)
Click to hear the songs!
Click to read (or listen to) the poems!