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Swish Me Clean

May 30, 2019
“Bask’ing In The Sun” In Chicago by Lake Michigan in August, 2016.

Lizz Wright, my favorite singer of all time (and forever), sings a song, penned by K. D. Lang, called “Wash Me Clean”.

It’s a dreamy tune that sends me to a lofty space where I start dreaming wide awake.

In a previous post called “SHHHH! Genius At Work”! (Unearthing Her Grace), I shared a story about that song and I mentioned how much I like “Wash Me Clean” and how it elevates me to that dreamy state of mind, a place I like to go from time to time. It’s one of those songs that grabbed me and wouldn’t let go. (I am a dreamer, after all.)

One day, I got the idea to overdub that song onto a video clip of me shooting hoops in slow motion. But I only wanted to use the shots I swished so I could call the video clip “Swish Me Clean”.

So I thought about a video I made of me while I was “Bask’ing (basket balling) In The Sun”, in Chicago, at a beautiful venue adjacent to Lake Michigan, in August, 2016.

I was playing there early in the morning, the day after I went to see and hear Lizz sing in her show, which was themed “Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation”. I wrote about that show in a post and I named the post the same name as the show.

There are some good video clips in that post of Lizz singing songs from her sixth CD, called “Grace”, which she had just released around that time. (Click on the link to see and hear her sing those.)

She sings several other songs in this style too, a style I described as “winsome, wistful whisperings” in my previous post, called “Sound Bytes #3….The Wright Sound (Lizz Wright), (

Four songs I can think of immediately are Dreaming Wide Awake, Speak Your Heart, I’m Confessin’, Here and Now. Click on these links to hear them.

When I listen to her sing those songs, or any of her songs, really, I think to myself, “That is what a Real woman sounds like!”, and my heart throbs from “sighsmic” activity within me. I’m not trying to be cute here. Her music really does get to me. (Btw, I do know how to spell “seismic”.) I’m smarter than you think I am you are. 🤪

The more I listen to her music, the more I like her music. And the more I like her music, the more I want to listen to her music. It has become and endless cycle of reverence and joy for her music.

Hope you enjoy the song and the video!

Curiously, I didn’t miss even one shot!!

Health and Wellness, Music, Photography, Travel/Adventure

Sound Bytes #2….”Sound Views from Anacortes”

April 14, 2019

(Photo taken from Mt. Erie lookout point.)

In “Sound Bytes (Intro)”, I explained how the idea for this Sound Byte Series was spawned.

I wanted to pair together and share the beauty of the Puget Sound, my favorite place, and the beauty of the musical sound of Lizz Wright, my favorite singer.

In the previous post, “Sound Bytes #1 (Seattle And The Sounds)”, I showcased the Puget Sound area around Seattle, and Lizz Wright singing “Reaching For The Moon”, (my favorite cover of all the covers that she does).

In this post, I share some views of the Puget Sound, from two mountain tops in the Anacortes area, where the Anacortes Ferry Terminal is located, and some views of the Puget Sound from aboard the ferry, while I was on my way to San Juan Island. It’s one of the ways to get to the San Juan Islands.

I also share the musical sound of Lizz Wright, singing ” I’m Confessin’ “, in “Sound Bytes #2”. I know you’re going to like it.

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Let Them Talk in Vancouver, B.C.

February 3, 2019

(The photo above was taken in Vancouver, B.C., in front of the basketball courts at David Lam Park with a view toward False Creek.)


“Let Them Talk”

From the title of this post, you might have thought I was going to write about some juicy gossip or start a rumor. But I don’t do rumors or gossip.

This is about a weekend trip I took to Vancouver, British Columbia, and about a song called, “Let Them Talk”, which I heard for the first time about three weeks ago.

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Health and Wellness, Music, Photography, Travel/Adventure

Sound Bytes (Intro)

December 19, 2018

The Puget Sound is an exceptionally beautiful area around Seattle.

Viewing it with the naked eye, or in this case, viewing it with my eyes “clothes’d” (meaning covered by my eyelids…not naked….”clothes’d”) for lack of a better picture 😩, hyper activates my senses.

I can See the Sound, Smell the Sound, Hear the Sound, and Hear the See…..well,  the Sea. 😁

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