Thursday, July 31, 2008

On yet another cold old wintery and rainy Blueys day I just found this beautiful blog via my friend Linda Sarah's gorgeous site...oh the warmth one human being can bring to another. http://oohlaladesignstudio.blogspot.com/ I hope you enjoy this site too!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

"Free Your Voice"

Janice Slater - "Free Your Voice" - voice workshop for Teenagers/Young Adults Sat 23rd August 4-6pm (Max 8 in a class) "Have fun and learn to use your voice in a supportive environment. Explore freeing the natural voice through breathing, play; and working creatively with text while building self-confidence. The workshop is suitable for teenagers/young adults studying English and/or drama. Chosen text is “Romeo and Juliet”. “Voice can be many things. It can be shouting, singing, whispering, humming, and laughing! Your voice is your way of saying things – the energy you bring to communicate! You don’t have to discover it, you already have it! Our voice responds to play, to movement; and thought and feeling – its fuel is the body moving, and the imagination!” Janice Slater Janice has worked with film director Gillian Armstrong, the Sydney Theatre Company and Cate Blanchett; she is a vocal coach/sound designer and script editor having worked as a dramaturge on numerous theatre productions; and as a script assessor for ‘The Australian National Playwrights Association’; as well as ‘Playworks,’ and ABC Radio Drama and TV. http://www.seegergallery.com/

Adam Warnock. A great Blueys singer/songwriter!

For years now I've been saying helloe to a lovely local, his wife and to begin with their young son at a cafe where I have my morning coffee. Well since those early helloes, they've left the Blueys and returned and with them brought another young son into the world. Even though Adam mentioned he was a musician we've never gone beyong the helloes...until recently when I asked to hear more of his music and he handed me two demos worth of songs! Wow! Adam Warnock is both an incredibly gifted musician and singer/songwriter. Take a listen! http://adamwarnock.com/ http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=790768

Timeless


When I first met Julianne, she was living in the Megalong Valley, west of the Blue Mountains. She was composing the most haunting music on an old upright and sharing her abode with a cat called Kiku and taking care of her akido teacher's horse in the adjoining paddock. We talked about music and I asked Julianne who inspired her and she mentioned Peter Gabriel. Julianne said that if ever she wanted to be on a label it was his! Well, after a long and dedicated musical/personal journey (fifteen years I believe!) all to her credit, she's done it...a self funded, self penned and exquisite work of art from Julianne.

'Timeless' is now available on Womad online: http://womadshop.com/detail/456

Julianne, not unlike the indigenous people of this land (Australia) has a deep love of country. The above photo was taken of Julianne returning to one of her beloved places in the Megalong Valley on her most recent holiday.

Friday, July 25, 2008

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

'Awakened State'

Helloe Dear Friends, Please visit my friend Bruno Libert's site to listen to the tracks we've done for the soon to be released CD 'Awakened State'... http://www.brunolibert.be/cms/h_universe_awakend.php I hope you enjoy it. jan.s

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Julianne Spicer's Beautiful Artwork


I've finally managed to find out how to link to my friend, ex singing student, musical collaborater and incredibly gifted singer/songwriter Julianne's artblog! Much love to all. jan.s

http://sunrisearts.blogspot.com/

I took this piccie of Julianne about a year back when she was visiting oz! What fun!

By the way here is Julianne's website:

http://www.julianne.net/
Here's a little collage I made yonks back called Leaf Mould! I hope you like it.
jan.s

Please visit the Hunger Site

I've been visiting this site for some time and I'd love to encourage you to do so! Just click below!
The Hunger Site
Countless blessings for countless beings for countless aeons! A trillion thanks. jan.s

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Images online

Oh I almost forgot! I now have artwork online at http://bentensmiling.imagekind.com/ Just click onto an image at it will take you directly to the site where you can see other artwork I've created. Prints, canvases and cards are for sale. I hope you enjoy them! Much love jan.s

Welcome to all visiting bentenlaughing. Here is a photo of two of my favourite Blue Mountain's people. Writer, Julie Milligan and singer/songwriter Robyne Dunn.

By the way Robyne's not only one of my all time favourite singer/songwriters but a few months ago I asked Robyne if I could represent a number of her songs. She graciously said 'Yes!'

Samples of songs from Robyne's 'Songs from the Belfry' can be heard on the url below and her CD purchased there also.

If you are a singer looking for great new songs to add to your recording repertoire please feel free to contact me here on bentenlaughing with any enquires regarding Robyne's songs.

www.inertia-music.com/artist/Robyne%2BDunn




Wednesday, July 9, 2008


This is one of the cakes I drew for Seeger Gallery!
A wee bit of fancy indeedy!
I hope you enjoy it! Soon they will be for sale online!

http://www.seegergallery.com/

On a cold old wintery Blue Mountains day as I listen to the formidable guitar playing of fellow Ozzie, Brian Holloway, I send warm wishes to all who may visit these pages.

May all be peaceful, loving and gracious in your world. jan.s