June 24, 2017 in Rachel's Post

New Photo’s New Music!

Good beautiful afternoon! We are in the midst of making music! Just thought I would take a break and say Hello to Awesome YOU!

Yesterday we went for a ride to try to find a spot to take a few photos..! We ended up on a gravelly road…(me car..me car…) but finally got back onto some great pavement and wandered off to a road never travelled before only to discover some really beautiful scenery and fields of lupins blooming…so beautiful ! All that to say there are a few new photo’s up on the website!

Okay..! Back to the tunes!!

Have a really awesome weekend!

for now,

Rachel!

June 20, 2017 in Rachel's Post

#Clearvision The Best of Zest Vol. I

Hello! Good afternoon! As I look out onto a clouded view of the sky I am thinking how easy it is to lose one’s vision;ย  perspective in things. How easily we can alter our perspective from happy to sad..!

When I wrote Clearvision, I was in University. I was working very hard to move forward and forget a very troubled time I had just come through. I think I found a piano somewhere and just sat down and wrote and played this tune. I would sing it from time to time..to myself, a few times in public, but mostly it sat there in one of my books with many other tunes I had written. When Ray and Michael and I would get together for band practise, once or twice I pulled this out. At first I was going to sing it and record, but Ray loved this song and asked if he could sing it. Ray didn’t usually assert his wants on us in the band and so of course, he could do that. I sang the back-up vocals and we then recorded it. It was recorded live, and most of our recordings are live so that leaves it raw. I still like to listen to this tune…..

I am now working on my new tunes, … So many waiting in books and paper, and some will be brought to life!

Whenย  skies are cloudy and vision is misty still the path soon becomes clear.!

Have a beautiful day!

for now,

Rachel ๐Ÿ™‚

June 19, 2017 in Rachel's Post

Pillar and Proffer

Strong as the new day

A smile or two

A whistle a tune

A trumpet

A nap at noon!

Always so loving

So tender, so kind

Father of mine

Father of mine:-)

June 17, 2017 in Rachel's Post

PS. Baby Blue!

After I wrote the song Baby Blue, the people who were experiencing some troubles had a listening ear,ย  and through understanding and some changes they made a great move forward and are really working together and have become so much the stronger for it all.ย  Crisis doesn’t always mean the end but can become the beginning of good things to come, a change in the right direction. Life has ways of teaching us when we listen. They could have been stubborn and created a way worse situation, but they chose a gentle path. ๐Ÿ™‚ For that I am so thankful .

I am now working on my new show, and hope to have a video of the performance!

Looking forward!

 

Rachel ๐Ÿ™‚

June 14, 2017 in Rachel's Post

Baby Blue!

Good beautiful evening! I want you to know that we have uploaded an MP3 of one of my new tunes:-) It is called ” Baby Blue”. I wanted to be able to share it with you. We will make a video for it soon. This song came to me as I was confronted with a very difficult life crisis. Not my own but someone I love dearly. Of course songwriters bring out their pain or joy by music. I played the piano and sang it all at once, and did a one take. I hope you feel the music and I look forward to creating a video to go with it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Lots of love and music to You!

for now,

Rachel ๐Ÿ™‚

June 13, 2017 in Rachel's Post

Maple in Flavour

…and the magnificence of the tree, grew steadily, its leaves forming new and graceful branches. One looked around the green emerging beauty and wondered at its

sculpture and story. It’s sameness yet newness emerging with the sense and comfort that only comes through times own measure.

June 8, 2017 in Rachel's Post

Wild Rose

Who does water, fill your cup?

Who tends to weed

Who fills you up?

But still doth open, bloom of divine

Sweet scent of you

And only thine.

June 3, 2017 in Rachel's Post

#Colors 3:52

Good beautiful evening! I hope your day went really well! I have to say it’s a really beautiful time of year and all of the sunshine leaves you smiling!

Today I was in town working on a project when we ran into our former drummer of The Best of Zest vol. 1&2. We haven’t seen much of each other lately. Life gets like that and band members have seen a great deal of one another for a long period of time. It was great to see him again and he pulled over to talk to us. More like a family it becomes when one is working with members for several years. He asked how is everything going,ย  and wondered about the music. He was recruited to a blues band that plays in a local venue when I had gone back to school. He misses us and would like to play with us again. I feel really happy that our relationship is still in good condition. I feel really honored to have this kind of legacy with him and Ray. Michael wrote the lyrics for the song Colors. They are brilliant lyrics. I sat down at the piano one day and wrote the music and sang it to the guys. They loved it and we made a song! For me, the journey is still full of mystery, promise and so many new and exciting opportunities. It was my privilege to take Michael’s beautiful poem and put it to music. Now it can fly!

Today is a rich day as I have been working on my new show and I am so very excited to share it with YOU!

I wish you a very wonderful weekend!

for now, love and music!

Rachel ๐Ÿ™‚

May 30, 2017 in Rachel's Post

Thoroughfare

Pathways find an ebb and flow

Sometimes struggle, is what we know

To fumble, plunge

The path to go

To find our way

The ebb and flow

 

May 29, 2017 in Rachel's Post

Dance with Me!

Dance with me, trees

One, two, three

Up and stand seeds

On your knees

Breathe into the outesphere

And feel the wind

And Dance with Me!