Created by Ingrid Smith using her own SONG! What do you think will NASA like the video????
Created by Ingrid Smith using her own SONG! What do you think will NASA like the video????
Written by Piyali Ganguly
Who is a true friend?
In my own experience and modest understanding of such friendships, a true friend, who is worth living for, is a friend, who must be able to call on my actions if they are hurtful or thoughtless.
He/she must be able to point toward my sense of self-responsibility and not support me blindly.
My true friend must always stand up for the truth, and not stand up for my irrationality out of a sense of obligation in the name of “friendship”.
A true friend to me is one, who can show me my error, without fearing the guilt-trip I might burden him/her with for not standing by “me” regardless.
For you see, standing up for the truth and not condoning my irrational, illogical behavior, does not mean he/she does not stand by me. On the contrary, he/she, does, more than ever, because they are fearless in their love for me, unconditional in their trust in me, and have confidence in my ability to see reason and come into awareness and insight through right action and thought, eventually.
And during this process, they hold the space for me, instead of turning away from me.
Such is a true friend I can personally trust. Such is a friend, worth living for and learning from, in turn being a true friend myself.
Relationships are all about helping each other grow, not keeping each other stagnated in blind love and faith without question.
Just sharing for the joy of sharing. Please share your thoughts too as and when guided.
– Piyali Ganguly
Written By: Piyali Ganguly
To Think Before We Act
Dear friends, it is raining here in our mountain temperate rain forest of Western North Carolina and life is good sitting and watching the rain, listening to its sound, many thoughts, as always, go through my mind.
Being a singer-songwriter, an artist, a thinker, I often think about this, and that is, people need to quit gossiping and saying hurtful things about those with whom they have had a falling out. This is a sad and useless activity and I have observed this with a heavy heart in my life and in my world of music. There was a time when I indulged in such behavior myself and found it to be not only stressful but very detrimental to my career, regardless of whether I felt justified engaging in such behavior or not.
The arguments, fights, difference of opinion, the whatever on these lines, ought to stay between the people (often friends, fellow artists, family members, etc.) going through with it. If these people cannot mend their relationship, be it professional or personal or both, then they ought to go their own way, bearing this in mind, that at least they learned something from each other, because we all learn from each other regardless! While it may not be easy at first, it becomes eventually easy to take the good that was there and dissolve the bad at the earliest chance, and this can be done by each taking full responsibility for his/her words and actions and getting to the root cause of the situation.
Bottling it up inside can be painful, in which case we can talk it over or share it with a friend we can absolutely trust and who can remain neutral and be a loving sounding board. This friend should by no means talk to another about what he/she just learned. Such behavior is not becoming of a trusted and good friend. For the friend, being neutral is very important in such cases otherwise the emotions of the hurt person can effect him/her as well in an unpleasant manner. Trust is very important and has to be earned, so we must know our friends well and respect their neutrality.
When one turns around and starts to write on their social media pages about the “friend” they had a falling out with or talks in the same manner to whoever he/she assumes will listen to him/her, then that is a sign of a very immature and insecure human being, and it is also a very vicious and revengeful action, because those who do not know what really happened, do not know the person in question well enough except perhaps on Facebook only, are expected to take sides and some do and are thereby thrown into confusion. It makes me distrust such a human being, personally speaking, when I observe such behavior.
I feel that when we come across such drama online or find ourselves becoming a reluctant sounding board, that we pause and not judge, remain neutral, because we do not really know well the person talking and the person being talked about (unless we happen to be a personal friends, but even then), and most importantly we cannot really know the ‘WHY’ behind it. We should not take sides, instead simply be and enjoy our personal friendships with both. Or just pass on by. If we are curious, then we need to find out both sides of the story and come to our own informed conclusion.
Gossiping and bitching behind the back of someone, one had a falling out with, online or offline, and taking sides based on this kind of erroneous judgment, is hurtful first and foremost to the one indulging in such erroneous action, and this ancient law is always working – the law of cause and effect. So we need to be mindful. We do not want to get embroiled in other people’s business unless we know them well and are fully informed. And we do not want to indulge in such vicious revengeful acts no matter how angry, livid and hurt we are. Most of all, we must not take sides. If we must pick a side, then we must always side with the truth.
A true friend is one, who has the courage to step back, listen, think, see and speak the truth accordingly and knows to remain neutral, refraining from indulging in gossip. Wise people do not take sides, they seek the truth if so inclined. We must view all, listen to all with eyes and ears of a real lover, use our sense of discernment and always offer words of wisdom that we have actually realized from our own experiences. We must always think before we act – this is the wise and right way, which I have learned the hard way myself.
Gratitude, Respect, Peace and Love to you who find your way to my page. Thank you for taking and making the time to read. ❤
– Piyali Ganguly
Good morning fans and friends with Radio Indie FreeForm, I am back …. sounds familiar? It became my slogan lately, we will start a blog every week with Piyali Ganguly and myself to shed a little light into the confusing world of music, it’s bureaucracy and it’s spiritual value …I am making it as easy as possible to give some information to help all of us…. like the old saying, we are all sitting in the same boat. I have been talking, texting and emailing with so many friends in the last couple of weeks, and one of the main issues which came up is the tiredness of using facebook. Using facebook as a band, a musician, a singer/songwriter, yes and as a radio station …I am constantly making research … and here are a couple of tips ..
HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY USE YOUR FAN PAGE ON FACEBOOK !
It’s not easy, so hold on …many people would not admit that they really don’t know much about it. So let me share some of the information I gathered, I make it as simple as possible ..
1. Like your own page ….you say WHAT ? well, if you want to see it in your news-feed with your friends, you have to like your own page …
2. Ask your twitter fans at least once a week to follow your fb fan page.
3. VERY IMPORTANT !!!!!!
#hashtag , hashtag …. hashtag …..all your posts with your fb name and your social media accounts …examples:
#DawnMartinez #PiyaliGanguly #eclipsethesongmaker #radioindiefreeform,, if you click on the hashtag, you have immediate access, not only that …. everything comes up by clicking on hashtag, posts, photos ect ect …
4. Put your facebook URL on your business card and flyers.
5. Put a link on your personal fb page, right underneath, your profile picture
6. Put a tag on your youtube videos.
7. Update your cover photo, at least once a month or more often.
8.Ask your friends to like your fan page (but not too often)
9. Your fanpage is your business, no personal tragic information, share only positive thoughts … Have a wonderful weekend!
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FEATURED ARTIST: ELISE LEBEC
Pianist, Independent Music Composer
Genre: Ambient, Spiritual, Relaxing, Soundtracks
CEO/President of Bay Area Film Company
Elise Lebec, born Tabitha Lebec in San Diego, is an independent music composer. Lebec has been involved in numerous projects from soundtracks to albums, as well as being known for her work with Hip Chick Music, which later dissolved in order to focus on her own music and compose full-time. Lebec was interested in music at a young age. At the age of four, she began playing the piano and developed an interest in the classical genre. She was interested in pop and rock music in high school. Becoming a young traveler she visited New Zealand for two years and then it was off to Australia where in Sydney she met painter Charles Billich. That meeting ignited a fire that produced her debut album Tabitha Plays Billich in 1997.
Elise created the composition instrument by instrument on one of the very first keyboards that talked digitally to a software product called Logic. Logic at the time was brand new thing and so was the idea of recording a composition by performing it into a keyboard, which would then record the notes for you. She would compose by sitting down and designing the string section, then go back and perform the horns and then trumpet or whatever sounds she envisioned.
On her arrival back to the states, Lebec was embraced within a work-study process. Playing with such gifted musicians as Peter Bernstein, Robert Johnson, and Pat Robinson to name a few. The projects were a blend of writing and recording various sounds. Out of those years a new CD release was to take shape in 2004, “Back to Innocence”, again under her birth name of Tabitha Lebec. At that time she returned to her roots on the piano and changed her name to Elise Lebec. In 2006 her new identity and new sound took form in her release of Possible Dreams” “Impressions of a Solo Piano”
Lebec is currently working on a film called Sum Total of Our Memory directed by Barbara Klutinis. As Per Elise’s point of view from her Blog 2014: “I like working with Barbara because she comes from the real aspect of film making to tell a story or to work out a personal issue. I think most great films are made to get a larger viewpoint on a subject that is bothersome and/or inspiring. I think the music for this film turned out to be beautiful and not too mushy, which is good. There are moments where you get to truly reflect on the subject matter in a different way than most films. Barbara uses abstract imagery to convey what it must feel like to be someone with Alzheimer’s. The music in these scenes takes you into that imagery and lets you wander about without leading you too much. All in all I am looking forward to seeing it on the big screen. Next, I am doing the sound efx for another indie film about the Wyoming Cowboys. I do like the variety of my job!”
Here are a few of her Albums that are out and ready for the public’s ear to listen too.
I am totally captivated by this Cloudless instrumental piece by Elise and David Darling. This song “Heart Song Avec Cello” is on her Heart Song debut Album.
Elise Lebec has been a blooming asset to Radio Indie FreeForm as she shares her Indie music with us! Her music is heard constantly during our Falling Indie broadcasting with Lucio Urbano Monday-Friday 9am to 10am, MST. Every time we hear her music we are whisked away into her Dream land of beauty, peace, love and respect. On YouTube this talented pixie’s music is loaded for all to view and listen. TONS of her sensational music pieces charms the soul and heart. We at Radio Indie FreeForm is honored by being part of her refined Indie pictorial. There isn’t a day that passes Elise graces our airwaves with her symphonious piano music. Thank you Elise for being part of our ELITE Musicians of Independent Indie Artist. We bask in your breathtaking ambience. Below is all the links you can buy and listen…DO GIVE THIS Delightful Indie lots of love with thumbs up and leave a comment to her pieces. I promise, you will NEVER be disappointed marveling at her craft!~