LYRICS: “Edge of the World” by G.T. Thomas

At the edge of the world
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Encounters, pt.3

I received the coolest email from one of my readers about last week’s musings on “changing the conversation.” I’d like to share something she said:

“Sound has impact- is quite literally impact- energy moving matter around. I believe that changing my words/tone/intentionality, changes the essence of me. What resources I fostered, what I put in my heart, including the sound of my own words, is revealed by what comes out of me, so it’s kind of cyclically causal, you know?”

I just thought that was cool food for thought. If either of my last 2 emails got away from you, you can still read them here (pt 1) and here (pt2). Now it’s time for part 3!

Today I’ve got a BIG announcement for you.

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Encounters, pt.2

In the first part of this weekly mini-series (which you can still find, here), I revealed my current obsession with finding more interesting, transformative ways for people to access/ come into contact with the art they consume. I’ll get into what that might specifically look like, with relation to my music, in next week’s email!

Meanwhile, I promised some inspiration from Mad Men’s Don Draper:

'Hurry up with my damn croissants.' ~ Don Draper

    Wait… no!
That’s not right! Let’s try again:

'If you dont' like what is being said, change the conversation.' ~ Don Draper Continue reading

Encounters, pt.1

"Click=Yawn" comicHere’s the thing: If all I have to do to hear a new song is click a button on my computer, then listening to music is basically just like every other activity in my daily life. But as an art-lover, not only do I want the songs I listen to to delight and entertain me, I also want the process of how I access those songs to be equally as artful and entertaining. Dare I say… even a MAGICAL and TRANSFORMATIVE activity?

I think know this is not an unrealistic wish.

But the “clickety-clicks” aren’t cutting it for me.
We’ve become a bit complacent about the format art reaches us in. It’s easy to understand why: Distributers deliver us art by whatever means has the biggest returns. This typically involves whatever is easiest to mass-produce. And without having the time, energy, creativity, drive…
"Definition of Gumption" image
… to think up anything better, it’s pretty natural to settle for whatever’s easiest for them to provide for us. One unfortunate side-effect, though, is if we mindlessly assume that what we’re getting is “as good as it gets” and our expectations become needlessly lowered.
Let’s take a quick step back… Recently, I went to an exhibit in Rotterdam’s Boijman Museum, called “Road to Van Eyck,” where I saw this beauty: Continue reading

ANNOUNCEMENT : Theater of Mirrors release party!

invitationtomfbWHERE?
In a room FULL of MIRRORS, of course: Kinki Academy, Hannie Dankbaarpassage 43, Amsterdam (in ‘de Hallen’ just off Kinkerstraat) (Click for map.)

HOW MUCH?
It’s FREE! And you get a FREE download of the new single, and you get FREE beer.

WHAT… EXACTLY?
This is a multi-media art exhibit and live performance
to welcome the new G.T. Thomas single, “Theater of Mirrors” (produced by Grammy-winner Michael Leonhart, known for his collaborations with Steely Dan, Yoko Ono, and David Byrne & St. Vincent)! In addition to performing the song for you, I’ve designed an entire program to immerse you fully INSIDE THE SONG. (It starts promptly at 8:30pm, so you won’t want to wander in late!) I can guarantee you’ve never been to a shindig like this before. Here’s a taste of what else will be involved:

  • Portraiture by local and global artists
  • A one-of-a-kind photo op
  • Hair
  • Mirrors
  • Intentional people-watching
  • Self-reflection
  • Elbow-rubbing with some of Amsterdam’s hippest
  • Anonymous FIB (“First Impressions Booth”)
  • An opportunity to be one of the FIRST people to sign up to gain access to invitation-only G.T. Thomas magic that is about to launch online

PLEASE R.S.V.P.:
I know Saturday nights fill up fast, but I soooo hope you can make it! Please feel free to bring friends, too! But you do need to let me know if you are coming by RSVP’ing at the event page on Facebook, here or sending an email with “Theater of Mirrors RSVP” in the subject line to gwen [at] gtthomas (dot) com. Thanks!!

SEE YOU THERE!