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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 feature 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!
New Releases for August!
This month, America’s longest continually running outdoor music festival—the Philadelphia Folk Festival—will be virtual for the first time. As anyone who has attended the festival knows, the mellow name is a little misleading. Normally, this is a four-day party held on a farm far from the city, with thousands of people camping together to party and enjoy nature, featuring non-stop music of almost every variety you can imagine (OK—with the possible exception of heavy metal and hip hop). It gives new meaning to the term “mini-vacation.”
Having attended almost 50 Folk Festivals to date, this seems like a perfect time to release a double tribute to the event. First, I’m finally releasing a song I wrote back in the 90s intended to capture a particularly fun part of the Folk Fest experience, titled Moonbeam Boogie (click on the cover to listen and/or download); second, a memoir sharing many of my favorite memories from all of those years of music, partying, friends and Mother Nature. (The song features harmony by Maureen McElheron and lead acoustic guitar by Bill Filer.) Enjoy!!
(And just in case you missed Chris’s new releases from June & July:)
Resources for Sanity and Survival!
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.
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 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!