Tag Archives: music

The Moon is my Muse

I have over 400 photos of the moon, most of which have been taken in the past two years. Tonight, I added these to my collection. They have not been altered and I’m not sure the magnificence of the color comes through, but I wanted share.

Fly Me to the Moon and here’s a song o accompany the pictures.

Tunes and Tales

I’m very excited with all the wonderful avenues I’ve been allowed to share and celebrate my new book! On Wednesday, I spent the day in Fort Collins, Colorado recording Tunes and Tales with show host Kristen Olsen and Jonathan Bennett!

Link to livestream KRFCfm 88.9

(you can live-stream the show on Sunday, 3/3/19 6PM MST! )

ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON 🌙

Shania Twain – Still a Superstar

“Still the One,” an iconic song written by Shania and her then husband, Mutt Lange, 21 years ago is a little bittersweet when you consider how their marriage imploded when he left her for her best friend.

In the aftermath of their breakup she and the friend’s husband consoled each other and ultimately fell in love. Her current CD was written with both the heartbreak and strength as a backdrop.

Shania hasn’t toured since 2003 but is now back on tour with a superbly choreographed show including a kickass drummer Elija Wood, a troupe of excellent dancers, and some fun special effects. None of this would matter if her voice wasn’t as beautiful as ever. If you have the chance to catch her on this tour, I highly recommend it! 🎶💗🎶

Moonrise over Coors Field, Denver

While The Eagles mesmerized the crowd at the home of the Colorado Rockies baseball team, another show was happening behind home plate and the first base line. The magnificence of the full moon lit up the sky, just as American rock band the Eagles lit up the stage!

A feast for the senses!

WAVE light, water, and sound

The spectacular Mountain views of Breckenridge Colorado are enough to attract crowds no matter the season. But the first weekend of June each year brings artists from around the world to inspire and dazzle those lucky enough to visit.

The helium filled kites seen in the first several photos were illuminated with different colors and “danced” to the accompanying string musicians.

Nearby, on a tiny island in the creek we enjoyed the cello playing at dusk with swallows flying overhead and trout coming to the surface finding their bedtime snacks.

Other displays included a variety of colorful umbrella sculptures that were on bridges and other areas around town providing a wonderful backdrop for photo ops.

Angel wings that were lit up at night allowed those of us who think we’re angelic to try them on for size.

Another crowd pleaser were seesaws big enough for a whole family to enjoy that also were illuminated at night and made music as they went up and down.

Silly is best

Two days after my daughter’s wedding, I saw this quote in a book at Poets House in NYC. As a mother, I’ve always believed it’s my role to impart wisdom and advice as they pursue their dreams. This seems like something worth sharing as I have Paul McCartney’s song running through my mind.

My Wish

This song has been a favorite of mine and countless other parents since it was released 12 years ago.

While our country is in the aftermath of yet another school shooting, and parents are holding their children a little bit tighter this weekend, I am celebrating my daughter’s marriage.

I know how fortunate I am to have my children and to be here surrounded by her friends and a community of people who love her.

Coco, A Pixar Masterpiece

The latest Pixar release is truly a masterpiece for all ages. I finally saw it today, in a sold out theater full of children, parents, and grandparents. A perfect family movie!

I loved Miguel, a young boy who dreams of being a musician even though his family strictly prohibits music. The story centers on Día de los Muertos where Miguel crosses over to the Land of the Dead and meets his ancestors. The richness of the story featuring a beautifully depicted Mexican family made my heart swell with the love I have for my former students and their families.

I won’t share any spoilers here, but the magnificent colors, themes of family and following your dreams, and music are all perfecto! Below is a link to “Remember Me” a beautiful song with a lovely message. Enjoy.