A song I co-wrote with my friend Jeni Michelson for my 2nd Album seems more relevant today than it was then. Change is everywhere. Quick change. Drastic change. In a days time everything is different.
One year ago I performed at The Tin Pan in Virginia with one of the most awesome bands I have ever played with. I felt so solid in my show that I was ecstatic after the performance. We all went home to our separate lives. That was the last show I did before the pandemic lockdown.
While some people kept going with their regular lives the music stopped playing. Now here it is - a year later - and their are a few tinkles of live music but not very many. There is an emptiness on the stage.
Many have recovered and many still suffer. This is a confusing time. Through this fast tide of change I’ve focused on how to move forward with my musical life and negotiated the challenges of pandemic reality personally.
As the light at the end of the tunnel promises new hope it also presents challenges we face going forward in our new reality. Many think everything will just go back to normal but most admit they’re not sure what that is anymore.
As I continue working on new music, I’m encouraged by the many heartfelt notes I’ve received about “Stronger Now”. Music is the healer of the heart and I continue to reach inside mine for inspiration for more to come.
Tides Of Change
(Copyright Jeni Michelson /Carol Albert 1993)
“The Tides of Change
brought you here to me
Tides of Change
take you far away
Nothing stays the same
The sails will shift
And you and I have changed
The Winds of Time
Are blowing on my face “
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