Red Rose Petals – MP3 Release

Listen to Red Rose Petals | Purchase Red Rose Petals, $1.00!

We are proud to release of Red Rose Petals the first of many future tracks to come. Tracks are available in our store for $1.00 each.

See the embedded Soundcloud player below to listen to the first track that Dr. Trey and I have finished called “Red Rose Petals.” I am not sure what to call the genre the first thing I typed in was Hawaiian, though this is not Hawaiian music I suppose it indicates where it is from which is fine with me.

This is my first foray into the online digital music world. Excuse me if it doesn’t work. I will keep trying and will keep people in the loop as these things creep out there.

Please re-post, pre-post-post-post, multi-post and tell family and friends if you do like it. (Use the Facebook Share button, below!) Please tell them I am not a corporation or a music empire I am just a regular guy trying to supplement their income through something I am lucky to be a part of.

Once we have built a catalog worthy of album size we will probably sell tracks as part of an album as well.

Aloha nui
Kevin

Selah

Selah: is a cool word my friend Laura brought up recently. This is my mana’o on it.

It’s Hebrew and complex, said to be of unknown meaning. But it’s use, its potential meaning and non-meaning purposes make complete sense to me…its been translated to mean “stop and listen” or to pause, to reflect on the moment. Psalms used to be sung where there is an interlude, Selah, to reflect on the word. It may also mean forever and be used in the place of amen. Selah. It is the word acknowledging the pause or it is perhaps the pause itself. Selah. Hard to tell.

Most music is ryhthm and/or melody intertwined and laced among spaces of silence…many mini interludes. Without the silence it would not be music. Selah. Perhaps our lives are giant (or small) interludes in time and space, within each life are further experiences intertwined with interludes of reflection. Music is life, life is music. Selah. The less you reflect the less you fully participate, the less music of life you make so on and so forth. Selah. Within each person is a drum, a heart which pauses, not just beats but pauses. The pause itself is the part of the beat we neglect. Without the pause there is no such thing as a beat. Or is the pause its own thing? Either way we cannot live without that pause. Selah. As we know it can always unexpectedly stop, either ending us or sending us into forever. Would we be able to live with a heart that does not pause for its beat? Is that conceivable? Without the pause is there a beat? Why is it we are alive between the pauses of our heartbeat? Selah.

Perhaps it’s the pause that’s forever. If so have patience. Selah.

Selah. It’s that place where you hang in the balance, not knowing where you are going and it goes on forever. It’s funny how at the core of things it is the nothingness that holds everything together, shapes it and gives it meaning, but yet we don’t value it because what is forever is often meaningless, nothing in the interlude of our short and fleeting lives. We take it for granted. Even those things we mistake for being for forever. Like a loved one. Selah. Perhaps it is selah that keeps our community together, like a communal drum. It continues because we return to it just enough, reflect on it and give it the attention it needs. Or at least we used to. Selah. Perhaps the more we neglect it the more we fall apart. Ironically, less reflection, less meaning, more nothing in a different sense. Selah. Are we losing time for reflection?

In love is it the talking or the listening that matters? Selah. Is it that we pause for our love that matters, that we give them the time. Or is it the continuous presence of the beloved that makes love what it is. What is the saying?…absence makes the heart grow fonder. Selah. But when the beloved is gone, like the heartbeat it would seem that it is the emptiness that goes on forever. Selah.

Funny how it is the emptiness that makes everything so meaningful, so beautiful and so worthwhile.

Selah