This morning I got up early and practiced yoga outside, meditated, chanted the Sanskrit word dharana (concentration) with my mala bead, read my Science of Mind daily devotional book, and ate my usual breakfast – oatmeal with raisins and honey. Right now I am sipping a cup of green tea as I pause from reviewing the latest version of my poetic memoir manuscript that my publisher sent a few weeks ago. The music of Eric Roberson, a brilliant independent artist from New Jersey (a Howardite like me and my brother Matt!), is keeping me company. His new CD, Music Man First drops on August 25. Click here to learn more about Eric: http://blueerrosoul.blogspot.com. You can pre-order a copy of Music Man First here: https://ericroberson.btruu.com. It’s $12. When you pre-order the CD like I just did, you get an autographed copy. What a treat! Don’t sleep on this one folks! Eric’s music is AMAZING! Check out his latest video below.
Eric’s music has been a creative inspiration for my writing process over the past eight years. When you read my debut novel, Love’s Troubadours – Karma: Book One (www.lovestroubadours.com), you learn about Eric’s music and the role it played in the life of the main character Karma Francois. Love’s Troubadours even begins with a scene that discusses Eric’s music! Now you know that shows how much I love his work! This cat is fantastic! And yes I am a HUGE fan! Does it show?
My new book, That Which Awakens Me: A Creative Woman’s Poetic Memoir of Self-Discovery (September 2009) also pays tribute to Eric and his music through a poem. See below. Let me know what you think. Enjoy!
Have a positively wonderful day and week!
Peace, Creativity, and Music,
Inspired by Eric Roberson, an African American independent soul artist, musician, and song writer.
Something more happens when I hear his music or see him perform.
His energy sparks my imagination.
It helps me dig deep and uncover what I have been hiding from: fear to put my creative expression in full rotation without industry support.
The moves he makes as an independent artist liberate my consciousness.
They offer a creative paradigm I can duplicate in my own world.
They bless my indie artist soul.