At the time of this writing I am currently enrolled in a frame drumming class with Miranda Rondeau for a 6-week, all-female frame drumming course. Miranda is a Goddess of voice and drum. My life has forever been altered, and has returned to source, because of my exposure to her. I have been playing the frame drum for two years now. It is my meditation; my connection to source. It has been my intention to record offerings and offer them to the world however they may be interpreted or felt. Here is tonight's offering of many to come; free downloads via Soundcloud. I am aware the timing is off, but no worries.
Here is my first frame drum recording from 2013. The crickets were out.
Another recording of the same year around the same time as above.
I'm an emotional Virgo. My moon is in Virgo. The rest is pretty much Leo, and a whole bunch of other signs. I have just been doing some clearing out and rearranging of the Facebook photos and albums. You see, I am finally coming to terms with the break-up of my my long-time partner (a Virgo), my first Love of what could have been 5 years next month. I've thrown out the toothbrush. Earlier today while at work I had set an intention to download and filter through the specific album "...captured moments of our journey together" and delete it. I loved this man hard. He was my first true love. In hindsight, I am a bit frustrated because I know I was done wrong by him in character. Not in a victim type way, but in a taken for granted type sense. So, I am frustrated at myself. Our time together was beautiful. But no more. Going through the photos , downloading the ones of "us" while moving the others to other Facebook albums was freeing. You know, moving on. Naturally, all of this lead to my archives of old videos. I have finally made some "Public," because, well, why not?
So once upon a time I learned how to play the drums, studied a bit of music for three years, and later became a drum instructor for Parks & Recreation for the City of Los Angeles. There was a piano in the Panorama, CA location I taught at. During all of this time I discovered my love for piano (not keyboard), because a real piano is percussive, vibrational. At the time of this recording I was single and living on my own; loving the life I created for myself.
So here's me, posted on March 7th. 2009 via Facebook. I am coming around again... single, independent, capable, able, independent, living by myself and loving it, and damn proud I am still embracing, making, and creating music. We all know that #heartbreak makes for good material. Stay tuned for new tunes. <3
Mary Ann Martinez
Writings of a restless soul.