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Speak To Me Gently


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kassia

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Thursday marks my one year MacJams anniversary, so I thought I would end this first year the same way I started it. It's been quite awhile since I've posted a solo piano piece. So...here you go. Thanks to everyone here for an amazing first year.

Enjoy.


*******

Just want to say a few very special thank you's to...


kissmekate, for being you.


futzpucker, for bringing me here to MJ and for believing in me every step of the way.


drakonis, for being the first to welcome me here with wide open arms and becoming a very valued friend and listener.


and magnatone, for gleefully volunteering your ears for many, many, MANY listens to ALL of my doodles, for generously offering excellent feedback and advice, and for being a wonderfully patient and supportive (and fun!) friend and collab partner.
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Uploaded: Apr 14, 2009 - 03:50:20 AM
Last Updated: Apr 14, 2009 - 03:50:20 AM Last Played: Jul 21, 2017 - 04:24:48 PM
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garageband, orchestra steinway from the jampack
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T_Being_esq said 3081 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
I can't
get it out of my head. Simply devine.
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kassia said 3081 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
T_Being
it's been stuck in my head too, thus the posting at 1:30 in the morning. i couldn't sleep and had to just get it out...lol...so that it could get stuck in YOUR head! thanks for stopping by...glad you liked it.
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ktb said 3081 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
in the morning
thats all I want. For someone to speak to me gently :-) what a glorious way to start my day.
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kassia said 3081 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
ktb
no better way to be spoken to in the morning. i agree. thank you for your kind words. i was going to label this as a lullaby, but it definitely works as a quiet morning piece as well.
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MarkHolbrook said 3081 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
Superb Shay
Gorgeous, sweet, wonderful!

Welcome again to MJ. You belong here!
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kassia said 3081 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
mark
thank you sweet friend.
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davisamerica said 3081 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
Shay ....
tis a touchingly beautiful work. This place is blessed by your presence here. Congrats on the upcoming anniversary and please stick around for many more. Sincere thanks from a very dedicated fan. And you sweetie ... lol ... a download ... thanks!
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kassia said 3081 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
jack
who you callin' sweetie??? :D thank you sweetie. always a pleasure to see your kind words and glad you like my tunes enough to download. my songs are playin' in texas!
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lavalamp said 3081 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
ONE YEAR
Mark Holbrook said it all. Gorgeous.

Dave
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kassia said 3081 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
dave
thank you! glad you stopped by for a listen.
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magnatone said 3081 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
Speak to Me Gently
sigh - you did it! and you went with solo piano - sigh - this is GORGEOUS! when you first mentioned the thought of keeping it as piano only i secretly was rooting for that choice - it's beyond perfect this way. shay, this is one of your best, just in the richness of spirit and fullness of your considerably full heart. thank you for your generous words above - and for giving MJ yet another beautiful piece of music.
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kassia said 3081 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
karen
thank you :)
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drakonis said 3081 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
often...
the most important words are those spoken softly. I am honored to be considered part of your circle of friends. This is a sweet introspective quiet piece of beauty. Perfect for my day today. Thank you for the sharing of this gift of yours.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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kassia said 3081 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
mr. dragon
i'm so happy to see you here. thank you for everything. :)
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Dadai.2 said 3081 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
I'm at peace...
kassia, these are soothing sounds from your keyboard. There is an underlying pathos and gentleness in your fine playing. I like that. Thanks.

Jack
kassia said 3081 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
jack
thank you for listening and leaving such kind words. i'm glad you found it soothing - that was its purpose. thank you jack.
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KissMeKate said 3081 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
*beyond-contented sigh*
I too love that it is a solo piano piece. I have spent many hours listening to your solo piano through the years, and while the orchestrations are amazing and keep getting more and more amazing, it is overwhelming what you can coax just from the keys alone.
kassia said 3081 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
kate
thank you :)
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Sir Bass said 3081 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
Great
Great rhythm and style, and melody.
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kassia said 3081 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
sir bass
thank you for the listen and your kind words. glad you liked it!
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Char said 3081 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
How very gentle
and hopeful. I see a young woman walking along a lake edge at dusk, with her hands in her pockets and memories of loved ones flooding her mind, in pictures and sounds. And though there is a tear at the corner of her eye, she is smiling because, overall, it has been a good life. Wonderful. Happy Jammiversary. Thanks.
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kassia said 3081 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
char
thank you sweet lady. :)
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lengold said 3081 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
Beautifully
unhurried and dulcet music.
Cheers
Len

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kassia said 3081 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
len
thank you for coming by. glad you liked it. cheers to you. :)
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WharmtonRise said 3081 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
Beautiful
Simply lovely work. A touching and fitting memento to people and events known and remembered.

It was Futz who first told me about MJ too.
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kassia said 3081 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
andrew
futz is awesome. i wonder if he gets a commission for new recruits. thanks for stopping by and leaving such kind words. much appreciated.
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apb said 3081 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
Ooh ..
I love how this twinkles in all the right places. Excuse me using technical terms here .. but .. it does! :) Thanks for sharing your 'doodles' (pffft - to coin a Caroline phrase) with us Shay. Your brilliant. Hope your here for many years to come. Happy jammiversary!

/Alan
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kassia said 3081 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
alan
twinkles and doodles are wonderful terms...let's go with them. thank you kind sir. :)
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Feter said 3081 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
Speak To Me Gently
this is certainly so gentle ...very heartfelt and passionate as all of your
songs ..cant always sense this listening to your music and songs ...happy
anniversary and so happy that you are around us ..Shay you are a gem like
your music ..thnx alot for all !!!
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kassia said 3081 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
feter
as always, thank you. :)
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PrototypeEightyOne said 3081 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
yo
simply put, very heartfelt. Great stuff shay.
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kassia said 3081 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
proto
thanks man! I very much appreciate you coming in for a listen.
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abfkingsport said 3081 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
ABFkingsport
Happy Anniversary!!! Excellent piece. Well, composed with good consistent energy. You and Karen rock the piano.
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kassia said 3081 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
anthony
wow what a great comment! thank you very much! glad you liked it.
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dajama said 3081 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
Beautiful
This is really beautiful. You coax such magic out of those keys. Truly sweet and lyrical - kudos. And congrats on your first year anniversary! Here's to many more. Nicely done. Peace.
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kassia said 3081 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
dajama
thank you for listening and leaving a very sweet comment. much appreciated!
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Alannah said 3081 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
Lovely ....
... and soft .... very relaxing ... pretty ..... another one in my Kassia File ! Thank you !
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kassia said 3081 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
alannah
awesome. thank you. :)
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gail60 said 3081 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
Beautiful
Shay, your talent goes without saying. It is more than obvious to anyone that is blessed enough to hear your music. The nicest thing of all is how it speaks to the heart. Always so tender, captivating, and heart warming. Thank you for sharing your beautiful music with us. Happy Macjamiversary and all the best to you!
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kassia said 3081 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
gail
these words coming from you are high praise indeed. i admire your talent and the depth of your songs so much. thank you for all your generous support and encouragement.
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LunaTrick said 3081 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
Happy Anniversary
I'm three days older than you...



It is one thing to have an ear... but you have touch.... soul... grace.....
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johnwhitehead said 3081 days ago (April 15th, 2009)
I was
touched and moved by this piece. I started singing along, making up words...wish I had the pipes (wrong key for me)...I can hear a beautiful love ballad. Course, it doesn't need a thing. It's gorgeous
as is. Your music takes me to a deep place. Thanks.
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kassia said 3080 days ago (April 15th, 2009)
daniel and john
thanks to both of you for your kind comments. john - i never even think about vocals for my songs, since I'm very much NOT a singer. It just doesn't occur to me, but I would always love to have somebody ELSE do vocals! It's an interesting thought, to try to write for a vocalist. I'll have to keep that in mind. THank you!
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Reinholt56 said 3080 days ago (April 15th, 2009)
Hi Shay........
This is a wonderful anniversary piece.

Really perfect, as anniversary pieces go.

The calmness after the storm, or the relief from tension.

Here's to the next year of you enjoying the finer weather.

Take care.

Paul
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kassia said 3080 days ago (April 15th, 2009)
paul
what a very lovely comment. thank you.
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Sigmund said 3080 days ago (April 15th, 2009)
speak to me
Another fine work from you Shay. If you wake up in the morning, watch the sunrise this piece is perfect to accompany that glorious moment. If you are experiencing pain, sorrow, or loss, this piece can be like a warm blanket. It can evoke joy or melancholy - either way it has the ability to moisten the eyes - I wonder where inside of you it came from. Reminds me (just a bit) of some of Jim Brickman's work. And I love the Steinway - and you play it with such a light touch - just wonderful. Happy anniversary, it has been a pleasure getting to know you through your music, and I look forward to much more down the road. Thank you for sharing this.
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kassia said 3080 days ago (April 15th, 2009)
sigmund
wonderful to see you here, as always. i think this piece came from a place of reflection. a moment to pause, catch my breath and think about all that has happened. and now we move forward. thank you for your beautiful words. the pleasure has been mutual and i too look forward to much more. thank you sigmund. :)
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awigze said 3080 days ago (April 15th, 2009)
Speak to me Gently
You had me by the third note. What a great tribute to all those who have shared this thing called music with you. Only problem is I have to keep hitting the replay button. : )

short and sweet.


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kassia said 3080 days ago (April 15th, 2009)
andy
that's what repeat looping if for. :)

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damiengh said 3080 days ago (April 15th, 2009)
unbounded sensitivity
The gentleness inside of you is revealed.
An inner beauty of peacefulness, expressions of life-love through tonal vibrations sent out from your soul, we pause, and take it in, like the fragrance of a meadow.

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kassia said 3079 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
damien
your words are beautiful. thank you. :)
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echoroom said 3079 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
Blown away
This is just sublime... words fail me... downloaded and now on my ipod, to lull me when I get stressed. Thank you.
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kassia said 3079 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
steve
how wonderful to see you here. i so often turn to music for comfort. i'm glad you were able to find some of that here. thank you for listening and sharing your thoughts.
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mowguy3 said 3079 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
A walk in the park
on a fine spring day. Fantastic work, Happy Birthday and thanks for your Gift.
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kassia said 3079 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
russ
thank you. i'm amazed at how many different images this song has evoked for people. and I love that you all share them with me. it's wonderful to hear. thank you.
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Outtaorbit said 3079 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
This is so beautiful
that to comment becomes crude... nicely done
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kassia said 3079 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
patrick
nothing crude about those kind words. thank you. :)
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LHellman said 3079 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
Beautiful, Shay. . .
very relaxing and soothing. I can see you sitting here at the piano playing your wonderful music! What a year of musical accompishments. Keep it up!
kassia said 3079 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
:)
thanks mom!
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Roxylee said 3078 days ago (April 17th, 2009)
Talk about amazing...
Your playing and expression in the notes is truly amazing. Happy first year, Shay, and thank you for sharing your beautiful music with us.
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kassia said 3077 days ago (April 18th, 2009)
roxylee
your comments are always a ray of sunshine. thank you for all your support.
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Jarvoid said 3078 days ago (April 17th, 2009)
A very deft touch
you have,and I notice that you always hit the right notes in the right order.......hmmm I am thinking that I may try that more often!!
This has a cinematic feel to it, like Char said really, you can have worse things rattling round in yourheadat 01:30 in the AM!!! I'm made up,nice one...
(that means I am really happy for you it is a great tune):0)
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kassia said 3077 days ago (April 18th, 2009)
jarvoid
the secret is...when you DON'T hit the right notes in the right order, FIX it in garageband before anyone else hears it! lol...thanks for your great comments and the listen.
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bud said 3078 days ago (April 17th, 2009)
Wonderful Shay
absolutely beautiful and soothing for this soul. Many thanks for this and all that the light you've brought to us in the past year.
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kassia said 3077 days ago (April 18th, 2009)
bud
it's only fair to give back for all that i've received. thank you for these kind words and for coming by for a listen.
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chronologic said 3077 days ago (April 18th, 2009)
Nice
Sometimes by slowing down you open up the space, and you "see more" where there is less. I like the image on a start trek movie, where time slows and picard and this lady are talking, then you see, so much is happening that sweeps by in the buzz of life, you miss a lot without realizing it. Kind of makes the point. It's nice and sparse. It has great movement.
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kassia said 3077 days ago (April 18th, 2009)
chrono
music is as much about the space in between the sound as it is about the sound itself. i try to really pay attention to letting the music breathe and giving it room to do so when it wants to. great images you described in your comment. thank you for your thoughtful listen. i'm glad you enjoyed it.
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mike_d said 3077 days ago (April 18th, 2009)
Hearing this
makes me want to pick back up on my piano lessons. You write such wonderful music, Shay. This is an absolutely lovely piece.
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kassia said 3077 days ago (April 18th, 2009)
mike
thank you so much. it's never too late to pick those lessons back up! i've been thinking about getting my horn chops back too. we can be each other's cheerleader!
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kristyjo said 3077 days ago (April 18th, 2009)
Simply beautiful
Elegant, and yet vulnerable. As much as I enjoy big, glorious orchestral arrangements, a single instrument, played well, carries its own kind of intensity.

Happy MacJamiversary!
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kassia said 3076 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
kristyjo
I sometimes find it much easier to say what I want to say with just the piano. I can get carried away and wander off on tangents when I start to add other instruments. Thank you for stopping by and leaving your thoughts. I really appreciate it!
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paul f. page said 3076 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
Understatement...
...is often the road least traveled, yet it is the most satisfying. Your restraint on this piece is the perfect antidote to chaos. This is a gem that needs no more polish, perfect as it is in conception and execution. What a wonderful gift!
Peace.
Paul
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kassia said 3076 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
paul
Thank you Paul for your wonderful words! I'm flattered and very pleased that you enjoyed this piece. Thank you!
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Nick_Flash said 3076 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
beautiful
what a great anniversary song. Excellent composition. Everything sounds perfect to my ears.
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kassia said 3076 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
Nick
thanks very much for coming by for a listen and sharing your thoughts. I appreciate it!
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SISTERS said 3075 days ago (April 20th, 2009)
i listened gently
so beautiful, shay. im so thankful for gifted players like yourself.
i liked the lovely change at 1:16. every key's contribution was important here. very thoughtful, very peaceful.
thank you!
anne
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Joe Brady said 3075 days ago (April 20th, 2009)
Nice one!
Lovely melody, and sweetly played. Love the chord choices. Bass notes are warm. Great sound.
Joe
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yrp said 3071 days ago (April 24th, 2009)
ohhhhhh
this is pretty.thanks for sharing this with us.
Sorry about being so late.
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yrp said 3071 days ago (April 24th, 2009)
ohhhhhh
warm snowflakes falling...
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TERRAPLANE said 3070 days ago (April 25th, 2009)
You spoke to me Gently
with this beautiful song,, Thank you so much,, absolute beauty coming from your finger tips,, sorry I'm so late to be here.

bless you ,, Terry
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Boundless said 3069 days ago (April 26th, 2009)
Ah, so sweet
Light. Beauty. Simply. Quietly.

Thanks.
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Doug Somers said 3066 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
Such a pleasure to experience
your beautiful music after being away again. This work has an almost longing quality that is so skillfully performed. It takes me to a special place and it's hard to hear it end.

Peace,
Doug
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Schello said 3032 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
Kassia
Mi sono commosso!
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Drew Kopr said 3026 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
Doodle?
How can you call this a doodle when its a masterpiece? Gorgeous.
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munsongeek said 2968 days ago (August 5th, 2009)
Comments
I wanted to comment on the song (which is beautiful), but after reading the comments I am moved to comment on all the warmth you're bringing to all of these people! This is why musicians are special. In no other art can all these emotions be stirred by so many. Your art is very special.
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Social_Ice said 2661 days ago (June 8th, 2010)
unfettered calm
A subtle unfettered calm in the midst…very nice Shay. I enjoy your work....
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