Archive for July, 2010

Just got a track of Piece of My Heart from my producer, Raphael Ramos from the band City of God, AND OMG. It’s taken my speech away. It’s not in the right key yet and guitar & vocals are still to come but did I say “OMG?” OMG.

It happened 2 days ago after a visit to my fabulous chiropractor.  I was feeling strong & excited about the week and skating in the parking lot outside my building. I’d cleared the terrain of debris, or so I thought, and skating backwards, hit a big chunk o’ somethin’, and up & down I go so fast that there wasn’t even a hint of tuck & roll involved.  Now it’s really not good to fall at any time but particularly at my tender age.  I’ve gotten fairly adept at falling well & very infrequently but this was hard & nasty, bad, bad, bad.  However, if ever there was a really good bad fall, that was the one.  I’m pretty lean these days but the butt’s got what it takes to take it, apparently & especially the right cheek.  Thank you God.

Today my chiro said, “You’re very lucky.”  Yeah, luck had something to do with it, but here’s what I did after and maybe it’ll help you if…

I got up immediately (thank you, BladeMarc), skated it out for another 15 minutes, ate 2 Immunocal when I got home, drank a cup of coffee within the hour, popped an anti-inflammatory and iced, iced baby.  And in between took an Epsom salt bath.  I didn’t skate yesterday and after an hour skate today, went back to the doc.  I feel amazing.  My doc’s business is called Amazing Touch Chiropractic.  I go once a week.  I eat Immunocal everyday.  Maybe those 2 things are not for you but hopefully some of this will resonate when your body’s screaming for help for whatever reason.  Coffee, as I’ve come to discover in the last couple of years, is a very special tonic.  It can help with workout pain and recovery.

Philosophically, skating parallels life in innumerable ways for me and perhaps that’s another day’s blog.  Today it’s about recovery and how quickly & gracefully we can if we have some basic tools & work with them, no matter how hard we fall.


Posted: July 21, 2010 in Music Biz

is the new single from my producer’s band, City of God. They got their first airplay in Miami on Y100 Monday night.  It was my first listen and now all I wanna do is “back it on up like a UHaul truck!”  Git it, babies!

Are you pickin’ up good vibrations?.

The crystals part is wild!

Moderation Addendum

Posted: July 20, 2010 in Healthy Stuff, Skate-dancing

Everything in moderation, even moderation.  I think I’m paraphrasing something I read last year.  After skating last night for an hour & a half and until I could hardly move but it all being incredibly productive, I remembered.  Clearly the concept’s beautiful.


Posted: July 18, 2010 in Healthy Stuff, Naked Stuff
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I love my cookies.  I love to share really good things.  No, that’s not a euphemism for body parts, although “naked” has already splayed its lovely self in 2 posts, so apparently it’s begging for a category.  But I digress, so back to cookies.  I admit to being a quasi-health & fitness freak, but most if not all things in moderation… please.  So I gotta have my cookies and I do.  Everyday… maybe 2 little ones.  So I’m checking out at Fresh Market earlier this week and mounted on large display were these boxes of cookies.  Not only were they on sale, there was a coupon on the box!  After careful scrutiny, I took a chance.

“BEAR NAKED 100% Pure & Natural soft-baked granola cookies Fruit & Nut

raisins + walnuts+ cranberries + almonds”

I don’t even like raisins & cranberries and I don’t really know that side of the cookie market, but I’m here to testify that these “healthy” cookies are THE BEST.

The stars are aligning.  The snail has left the building.  Had a breathtakingly beautiful meeting today and we decided that my birthday, 9/11, would be the release date for my CD!  Is it possible?  Absofreakinlutely.

When I skate, I often ruminate… about something & everything that seems to need my attention… and much is usually revealed.  I regularly have conversations with Ellen and Oprah.  It’s a very comfortable hang and their input is always inspirational, and I always seem to understand a little more about myself.  I guess any really good conversation is like that but oh those 2 gals…  can’t wait to meet them.

Didn’t chat with them on my skate last night but was reflecting on my CD and career, and this has been a VERY good meeting and planning week so far with more to come.  The snail may be leaving the building.

We’re recording HIT SONGS  (the thought hit me pretty hard upside the head this time).  Will they be hit records again?

My First…

Posted: July 12, 2010 in Life, Music Biz, Naked Stuff
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It’s my first sentence of my first blog and already I’m feeling naked.  I’m mostly a voyeur on Facebook and now I’m supposed to REVEAL.  Yikes.  What am I really doing here?

Well, it’s time to use this marvel of a thing to promote my CD, the one that was supposed to be finished last September on the big birthday.  We’re shooting for this b’day but I dunno… Is there something slower than a snail’s pace?  I’ve accepted that it’s in God’s time.  I’ve accepted.  I’ve accepted.  I really have.

I haven’t kept a diary in a few decades but this feels like one.  My best friend suggested I use a blog to describe the process of making the CD so I’ll do that too, maybe in snail detail.  Today is 7/11.  Is that significant?  My b’day is 9/11.  That is very.

Well, apparently I am comfortable rambling in almost full public view.