I 'm back in the Santa Cruz area after more than a year of traveling through Europe+ singing my heart out.

I spent my first month in southeastern Sicily and gave a pop-up concert by the little harbor at Punta Secca (near Montalbano’s house if you’re a fan~). I loved Sicily. My people there, my place by the ever-changing, colorful Mediterranean, the ancient Baroque cities of the southeast, the ruins, the ceramics, the food!  Palermo!    I must say, they have their values on straight there, and they are very well-organized. 

I began my journey in Scoglitti, (Victoria district) Exploring the surrounding areas of Ragusa, Scicli, Palermo, Agrogente, Selinunte, Caltagirone.

I confess to you, I was and am humbled by my ignorance.  

 

 

Lighthouse

Kay Martin Band

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It doesn’t take much to see how perfectly this song by The Waifs fit traveling, relocating at the end of 2021. And as my people know, I’ve always been an ocean person & always loved boats. The mood of risk, of uncertainty, of not knowing, of all that can go wrong that pervades the song fit my own doubts, my own clinging to "just keep going,"

It doesn’t take much to see how perfectly this song by The Waifs fit traveling, relocating at the end of 2021. And as my people know, I’ve always been an ocean person & always loved boats. The mood of risk, of uncertainty, of not knowing, of all that can go wrong that pervades the song fit my own doubts, my own clinging to "just keep going," and I think that mood has persisted, will persist worldwide indefinitely, even as it holds fast to the course. And it’s a kick-ass, rockin’ song!

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My Man

Kay Martin Band

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My Man — by M. Yvain, A. Willemetz, J. Charles, C. Pollack

The Axe rhythms move from reggae to "the streets of New Orleans"

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Lighthouse

Kay Martin Band

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It doesn’t take much to see how perfectly this song by The Waifs fit traveling, relocating at the end of 2021. And as my people know, I’ve always been an ocean person & always loved boats. The mood of risk, of uncertainty, of not knowing, of all that can go wrong that pervades the song fit my own doubts, my own clinging to "just keep going,"

It doesn’t take much to see how perfectly this song by The Waifs fit traveling, relocating at the end of 2021. And as my people know, I’ve always been an ocean person & always loved boats. The mood of risk, of uncertainty, of not knowing, of all that can go wrong that pervades the song fit my own doubts, my own clinging to "just keep going," and I think that mood has persisted, will persist worldwide indefinitely, even as it holds fast to the course. And it’s a kick-ass, rockin’ song!

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Rewind to the Run-up

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Loss of Live

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