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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. He’s also publishing a new feature called Resources for Sanity and Survival, with new additions every month or two.
Below, in addition to several new release for July, you’ll find all the tracks released so far from his upcoming albums, Wild Ideas and The Heart Chronicles! Plus, a collection of Fan Favorites for those of you visiting for the first time! 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!
New Releases for July!
This month I’m sharing three new items: A new recording, Juggling Infinity; a new addition to my series Resources for Sanity and Survival; and a tribute to my recording studio collaborator for the past 18 years, Bill Filer, who is retiring this month! (See below!)
Juggling Infinity celebrates persevering to reach your goals, even when faced with overwhelming obstacles. It tells three stories about being willing to fight for your dreams, no matter what. (That’s a skill the world really needs right now.)
Resources for Sanity and Survival!
New for July:
This month I’m offering a new collection of stress-reducing strategies called How to Stay Sane During Massive Change. 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. Now, with unprecedented upheaval and change occurring around us, we could all use some help keeping our stress level under control and our heads clear. So, 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. If you find these strategies helpful, please pass them along to friends and family!
A collection of strategies for maintaining peace of mind and staying effective in the midst of world upheaval.
Other Resources for Sanity and Survival:
Music for sanity and survival!
A dozen songs from Christopher’s first four albums that can help you stay calm and hopeful in challenging times. The songs are divided into four categories: Finding Peace in Nature; Dealing with Loss; Finding Grace in Our Lives & Our World; and Hope for the Future.
Plus: Positive fresh perspectives!
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! (Just click on the title above and enjoy!)
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.
This month I’d also like to pay tribute to my good friend Bill Filer. Bill is the owner of Audible Images Recording, where I’ve done all of my large-scale recording for the past 18 years. Our process was simple: I’d record voice and guitar at Bill’s, with Bill manning the controls and offering feedback; then I’d create background parts in my home studio. Finally, I’d return to Bill’s to add drums and do mixing, processing and mastering. Bill, who is an awesome recording engineer and a first-class lead guitar player, has helped me produce more than 70(!) tracks since 2002.
Recently, Bill decided to retire and close his recording studio, bringing an end to one of the most productive and enjoyable partnerships of my life. He’s agreed to continue adding lead guitar to future recordings when needed, but making recordings just won’t be the same. So I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Bill for his friendship, his musical prowess and his recording skill over the past 18 years. Here’s to you, my friend!
Here are the previous releases from Christopher’s project: Wild Ideas — Songs From the Edge! (Click on the images below to hear the songs!)
And in case you missed them, here are the previous releases from Chris’s upcoming album The Heart Chronicles!
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)
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!