Fall is my favorite time of the year for many reasons. But the main reason I love autumn, is it signifies change. And with change, I find myself holding closer to those things that keep me grounded and whole.
Of course, for me, music is one of those things I cling too when dealing with change, not only within seasonal change, but within the changes of life.
The song “Stone of Grief,” was written during a challenging time a couple of years ago. Not necessarily for me, but for the person on the journey of change and healing. I present this song, again, for you who are walking a road-less traveled, so that you may find encouragement on that road. I also share this song for those who are coming along side those treading the waters of change.
In the past year, the loss of many dear friends and family has been profound. None more profound than the loss of one of the sweetest souls I’ve ever known, Leana Baskerville, who succumbed to an 18 month battle to lung cancer just before Thanksgiving.
Recently, Leana’s husband, Dean, shared from the deepest part of his grief and loss with a personal song about dealing with Leana’s absence.
For those who’ve lost loved ones and especially for those who have lost their soulmate and spouse, may Dean’s song of honesty and transparency, offer hope within heartache.
Over my 30 plus years as a radio broadcaster, I’ve had the chance to meet and interview many artists.
Back in July of 2010, I was the morning show host on 105.9 The Wave, out of Coos Bay on the southern coast of Oregon. Though I produced and recorded my parts in my Portland Oregon studio. I had the opportunity to interview saxophonist Mike Phillips. Mike has played with Stevie Wonder and Prince’s bands on many tours.