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Christopher posts new creations here every month, including music, original articles, poems and music videos! (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.
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!
This month I’m releasing a new song and essay. First, here’s a new release from my WILD IDEAS collection: Escape from von Neumann’s Catastrophe of Infinite Regression (A Crazy Dream)! Is it a rollicking production number that you can dance to? Why, yes it is! Is it a sneaky discussion of quantum mechanics, probability fields and how we can use visualization to change our lives? Only Schrodinger’s cat knows for sure! And that whooshing sound…Could that be a field of possibilities collapsing into a single experience, thus giving us a way out of von Neumann’s catastrophe of infinite regression? I’ll never tell!
To read the lyrics to Escape from von Neumann’s Catastrophe of Infinite Regression (A Crazy Dream), click here!
This month’s contribution to my Resources for Sanity and Survival blog explains an easy, cost-free way to take a mini-vacation from stress—something we can all use right now! It involves a skill I learned back in my 20s that’s made a huge difference in my life and my music: the ability to do what I call immersion listening, which can elevate music to an almost miraculous experience that can be custom-designed to generate peace and joy. In this essay I explain what immersion listening is, how you can learn to do it, and how you can use it to create a mini-vacation from stress. I also explain how immersion listening has altered the way I write, arrange and produce songs, including an example!
By listening in the right way, you can elevate music to a multidimensional experience — and by choosing the right music, that experience can be one of profound peace and joy.
Enjoy (and please share with your friends!)
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.
Want to change the world for the better? The first step is believing it’s possible.
Four Positive Things You Probably Don’t Know About the Current Crisis
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)
How to Disagree (Act Three, Song #3)
At the True Love Store (Act Three, Song #5)
Just An Old Love Song (Epilogue, Song #2)
Click to hear the songs!
Click to read (or listen to) the poems!