Hi sweet blog reading friends...
Just didn't want you to think I'd forgotten you. Boogie-boarding on my vacation took over... and except for the occasional (pulled) scream of delight when catching the perfect wave, I rested my voice for a week, literally and figuratively.
The voice needs silence from time to time. That way when it sounds again, it will do so informed with long view, re-invigoration and renewal. For too many years I never really rested... and even singing on the road in beautiful places doesn't count. Time out is golden. Walking in the early morning or twilight on the beach... with no concert to get ready for... is vital for my sanity.
I am back now giving voice lessons, producing in the studio, getting my vocal stamina back in shape for a performance at BB King's and at work on my late newsletter... it will be coming to those of you subscribed to it (and yes, you have to subscribe to it as well as this blog to get it... see the link on my homepage)
I hope you take your own 'sabbath' rest from time to time. It is good for the soul, as well as the voice... in fact it gives 'voice rest' a whole new dimension!
Talk soon... J