A thousand words…

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No - it’s not the value of a picture. It’s the latest song and video produced by the team of artists I work with at Keynote. In addition to live performances, we develop music and video content for online audiences - which means we can reach people with our music and stories no matter where they may be! Recently, our team recorded a song called ‘A Thousand Words’, co-written and performed by one of our team’s long-time singer/storytellers, Teresa Touma. The song is about, in Teresa’s own words, “…a really dark time in my life when a significant relationship ended. It's just the blood and guts of how I felt at the time.” The goal was to write an honest song about the way it feels when a significant relationship ends…
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Fitting in…

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On Friday, blue sky nine kicked off a two-week tour by playing in Dayton, OH at the Target:Dayton Center.  Sounds like an arena; it's not. It's an inner-city ministry that feeds homeless and needy people several times a week.  blue sky nine played for their evening 'service', which involved a free meal for them. (We'll play for food, even when it's not for us.)  It didn't take much to get them going; I don't think they get live music like this a lot. Looking at the crowd, I wondered about their stories. I wondered how many people were carrying.  I wondered how many people were lucid. I wondered how many weapons of whatever sort were in the room.  Before we went on,  I went and found myself a corner in the basement of the building and spent a long…
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