Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Haiku #387 - Samba Samba Samba!

me (right), Quenia, her partner Nick who is a percussionist and plays for her classes, and my dance buddy Jessica
dance from the feet up
tsunami of sexiness
that's Quenia's advice!

The Ailey Extension is my favorite place to dance in the city, and Quenia's samba class is my favorite class there - check out her website!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

what SWEETHEARTS! - Indiegogo Contributors 2/2

Thank you to the people listed below for their generous contributions to the fundraiser to record a demo for The Sweethearts of Swing! The demo is now up on the website - click here to give it a listen!! There are other wonderful people whose haiku were posted previously - hope you enjoy!

Stephanie Wilson-Wagner
Bernie and Colonel
are living it up in the 
City By the Bay

Madeline Ruskin
independent girl
she dances to her own tune
and others join in

Nicole Paloma Sarro
ev'rywhere she goes
she brings the party with her

Tiago Iturbe
stomp your feet and clap
sing "we will rock you" again
you're a rock star now!

Bo Santomauro
taking a deep breath
letting it out in a song
the best stress relief

Jennifer Rogers
if it's a game day
you know Jennifer will wear
the blue and orange

Shane King
something old or new
something good to listen to
something red green blue

Ryan George
work hard at the gym
the effort will pay you back
in six-packs (not beer!)
Gayle Shay
sing a melisma
to express what's in your heart
via Rossini

Marisel Polanco
she's got the rhythm
in both music, and the words
that she is writing
Greg Smith
dividing his time
between New York and Denmark
that's doing life right

Malika Samuel
always be prepared
she has many characters
ready for stage time

Cheryl Krugel-Lee
summer near the waves
creative folk all around
finishing their hats

Emily Croome
in science fiction 
and musical theater
found serenity

Diane Oram
deep, changing colors
a New Mexico sunset
has its own music

Mick & Carol Coon
play a violin
tell a tale of joy or woe
use the entire bow!

Christy Witt-Hoffman
out there in Texas
a little more room to breathe
more time to sing songs

Bill & Sandra Szilazi
the house lights go out
and another world begins
under the spotlight

David Sitler & Carolyn Popp
he's such a nice guy
though onstage he can make you
believe anything

Diana Benedetti
she's making movies
in Munich, California?!
no, in Germany!

Mimi Row
on the internet
wasting time or maybe I'm 
finding childhood friends

Caroline Nagy
work with good people
meeting deadlines, reaching goals
more fun on the way

Walter Thompson
meeting up with friends
no such thing as free lunchtime
but we keep trying!

Gerry G. Gold
happy sad faces
the icons of theater
how they never age!

Angela Thon
many languages
they all make sense in music
or to Angela

David Remley
find the words to tell
a tale of sunshine and grit
in the Wild, Wild West

KJ Strange
we share a first name
so many nicknames!

Adam Zaremberg
being a writer
hours of paying attention
word by word by word

Ruth McPherson
have another song!
music will quench your thirst so
take one for the road

Saturday, January 4, 2014

what SWEETHEARTS! - Indiegogo Contributors 1/2

Thank you to the people listed below for their generous contributions to the fundraiser to record a demo for The Sweethearts of Swing! The demo is now up on the website - click here to give it a listen!! There are a few other wonderful people whose haiku were posted previously, or will be posted tomorrow night - hope you enjoy!

Leigh AKA Line O' Sevens
across the planet
you're made of words and pixels
a far-away friend

Cherie Tay
some of her talents:
professional life hacker
fine ukulelist

Alex Colby
i'd like to meet more
people who dare to see life
through a diff'rent lens

Ayumi Okada
following your dreams
the places they will take you
may be 'round the earth

Eileen Sanderson
delicious cookies
tastes and smells make home feel near
when it's far away

Theresa Rose
what you have to say 
may not seem that important
but it is, it is

Samantha Watson
where should I be now?
I need a stage manager 
in my daily life

Joel Martin
hungry while you work?
you will be struck down unless
you order by phone!

Joshua Smith
mi mi mi mi miiiiiiii!
Joshua's singing his song
somewhere in Boston

Gregg Akkerman
a truly great man
makes New Year's resolutions
to eat more cookies

John Lopez
a renaissance man
to the city after work
shh! don't tell mama

Lynn Sanderson
surrounded by books
a good librarian sees
stories ev'rywhere

Jessica Sarles-Dinsick
Brazilian rhythms
syncopation makes you move
as she plays and sings

Suzee Dunn
hey, California!
don't underestimate the
girl from the mitten

Hanley Smith
i may write haiku
but Hanley can impress with
double dactylic

Darryl Garcia 
he is ev'rywhere!
he must be a master of

Andrea Cirillo
several thousand words
can tell a complex picture
worth another grand

Shannon Sherrell
mem'ries with cousins
concerts in the living room
we charged admission!

Mona Sherrell
a bumper sticker:
education cuts don't heal
sticks with me always

Paul Sherrell 
trav'ling and hunting
for quail, dove, or compact disc
are fine adventures

Anne Sherrell
she likes life to be
allegro ma non troppo
make it andante

Jason Sherbundy
when you need a break
here's the open road and sky
rhythm in the wheels

Kathy Trezza
keep your eyes open
to the wonders around you
look for joy each day

Tamara Sherrell Murayama
collecting stickers
ev'ry purchase earns you more
Mister Donut swag!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Haiku #386 - Happy New Year!

Times Square at midnight
it's a brand new year
with no mistakes in it yet*
let's go fill it up!

(homage and apologies to Anne of Green Gables)