The New Era Project

Anniversary of John Lennon's Death - Flashback...

 

December 8 marks the anniversary of John Lennon’s 1980 murder in New York. In 1998, Inside Edition spoke with his widow, Yoko Ono, about never-before-heard music she was releasing on his behalf. Ono said his honesty in his music may have led to his death. “It may have offended some people and may have shortened his life,” she said. The killer, Mark David Chapman, was charged with second-degree murder and pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to 20 years to life and was denied parole this year.

The New Era - Mid-December (Vid.2)

 

I intended this track to be somewhat like a collage, or like a tapestry, or as in the poem by Earl W. Count, something like a Loom; although much of the lyrics in the song were sorta' like written 'tongue in cheek'...

I have to say, however, there was a very insightful and wise tweet that caught my attention recently, which also kinda' describes my mindset in relation to at least the mid-section of this track, as an element of the inspiration to what I had intended to be a part of this loom, and what many believe to be the true spirit and meaning of Christmas - as well as many of the traditions and folklore (and memories) that have become a part of this beautiful (though often sad, yet hopeful) holiday season...

The New Era - Elderberry Wine

 

                                                  THANKSGIVING

We walk on starry fields of white and do not see the daisies; For blessings common in our sight we rarely offer praises. Our cares are bold and push their way upon our thought and feeling.They hand about us all the day, our time from pleasure stealing. So unobtrusive many a joy we pass by and forget it, But worry strives to own our lives, and conquers if we let it. Full many a blessing wears the guise of worry or of trouble; Far-seeing is the soul, and wise, who knows the mask is double.

We ought to make the moments notes of happy, glad Thanksgiving. The hours and days a silent phrase of music we are living. And so the theme should swell and grow as weeks and months pass o’er us, And rise sublime at this good time, a grand Thanksgiving chorus.   -Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The New Era - Sterling Place

 

"Keep all special thoughts and memories for lifetimes to come. Share these keepsakes with others to inspire hope and build from the past, which can bridge to the future."  -Mattie Stepanek

What did Donald Trump Mean with his 9/11 Tweet?

 

I have to say, that I was totally stunned by President Trump's post on Twitter today, where he tweeted something really strange (even though I know he's said some pretty odd things before on Twitter, to say the least) and it went like this: "I would like to extend my best wishes to all, even the haters and losers, on this special date, September 11th.” W.T.F.?!

I tell ya, against my better judgement, it almost sounds like he is gloating or something. (Let's hope not). I don't get it? But I thought it was at least worth mentioning and blogging about, being that allot of people (including some psychoanalysts and professional psychiatrists) say he's unstable. (No offense Mr. President). Enough said, I guess. Wow...

Oh, My Love (There's Something Wrong!)

 

From 'The Walkersville Sessions' album. Somewhat of a satirical/parody track, influenced in part, by the disturbing acts that took place on September 11th, 2001, and some of the incredibly bizarre things related to it - when the foxes were given charge of the hen house - and the alarming, creepy, and criminal agenda seemingly associated with these events, in its appearing implications...

The New Era - Song for Caylee

 

This track (and music video) is dedicated to all those who have had to deal with the tragic loss of a child. And especially dedicated to the family of Caylee Anthony...

Of course, this is a very strange and disturbing story for more reasons then one, but what (I think) made it even that much more bizarre, was the fact that unfortunately, there are most likely hundreds of cases of murdered (or missing) children each year, (and at least some of those may even be in relation to one or both of the parents being suspects), so why did the media (in this country) focus so much attention on this particular story? (Especially, with all the other bizarre stories that seem to happen on a regular basis in the U.S. that never even get any attention by the mainstream media?) Well, it could be that was just the way it was, but I'm not even going to go there at this time. (Too deep).

One thing that I can say for sure though, is that this particular story is beyond sad (and that it does sorta' like represent many other unsolved and somewhat similar heinous crimes that seem to have become increasingly more common in this country for some reason).

I am glad (for lack of a better word) that they did at least report on it never-the-less, even though (as with many other seemingly related unsolved cases) the mystery (in relation to the especially sick and grotesque nature of it) remains...

The New Era - Lydia's Dream

The New Era - Open The Door

 

"When we overcome the part of our story that was intended to destroy us, our wounds transform into our greatest strengths and become the tools that set others free."  -SavingInnocence.org  Hmm, interesting quote...

I had recorded this track on my birthday, back in Walkersville, MD on July 17th - around 2006 I believe. I can still remember the incredible thunderstorm that was happening outside while I was completing the vocal tracks...

The song itself was initially written in the mid-80's tongue in cheek as my own lyrically abstract version of The Beatles - We Can Work It Out, and also later inspired by a track from the musical group Kansas called: 'The Wall'...

The New Era - The Way I'm Feeling You

 

"He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the former things have passed away."  -Rev. 21:4

R.I.P. Uncle Pat. You will be sorely missed. (June 22nd, 2018).

Other recently passed friends, gone too soon, and remembered here: Paul Sorbera (Aug. 17th, 1956 - May 14th, 2018).

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