Almost 2017... 

Hello

Thought I would shout out to the world for happy holidays and I hope 2017 brings many good things and feelings into your life. So... Here in the United States we have a new president elect and he wasn't elected by the majority of citizens. Pretty sad state of affairs as far as I can tell. Watching my public TV channel, it looks like he has nominated a lot of guys from Goldman Sachs, the famous company that went bankrupt after they bankrupted the country. Well... I guess all those 49% of Americans who did not vote will actually get to see what their inaction produces... well.... enough about politix...... I'm sure you've had quite enough anyway....

back to jazz!

I just finished my 12th year of singing with Betty Liste and her trio at The Stony Hill Inn in Hackensack, NJ. It has been quite a run. We have seen so many people come and go, and I mean that literally. The music we play encompasses tunes from the 20's to 2017. The food is great, and I notice that most everyone ends up taking some home with them. It's Italian American cuisine with fine wines and good service and live music for dancing (that's us)... what could be better!  

Also, thanks to Lisa Nobumoto and her Nobumoto Entertainment Group, I just started a once a month gig at Farafina's uptown in Sugar Hill, Harlem. Food is excellent and the jazz is real. I had the opportunity to work with some great rhythm sections and it's been so much fun to finally be able to just sing, sing, sing. Check out the FARAFINA website here: http://www.farafinacafeloungeharlem.com/ I will be back up ther December 17th, 2016 to finish off 2016!!

I'm hoping to get out and about singing more... Please get on the mailing list if you would to know what I'm up to. 

Bye for now!

Sarah

2016 Year of The Fire Monkey 

Thinking of Valentines Day today and wishing the joy of a happy heart to you dear reader. In whatever way it comes to you having a happy heart can really keep things in perspective. Think of all the stress you won't have!  This year starts the 11th year with Betty Liste at the Stony Hill Inn. There have been so many beautiful nights there. Over the years we've seen our loyal fans dance and have fun and we've seen the faces change. So many people have left us and new people come in and the cycle starts all over again. That is quite a perspective and I think of the many people who aren't on the planet anymore and how special each and every one was. What a gift to have that experience.  

Just put up new videos! check in the VIDEO section! 

Spring 2014 has officially Spring....

Hello! So much going on for me... Doing music, poetry, facepainting, videos, henna... just moving forward and doing, doing, doing.... not a whole lot of being, being, being......

I remember the days I could just take a long walk in the woods, and then there were those days I lived in the woods... Nature all around... Nowadays it's work, work, work and learn, learn, learn!

Took a trip to Costa Rica this past winter and spent some very inspirational time in the RAINFOREST listening to birds and taking many photos. The RAINFOREST is stunningly beautiful, the sounds of all the living creatures singing are non stop and you just get into the rhythm of it all so easily. It was a very natural transition for me. I went mainly for dentistry, and was not dissapointed. I'll be writing more about this later on.

 

For Now ... Just want to say HAPPY SPRING to you and wish you health and happiness!

xoxooxoxxx

Sarah 

jazz singers (P) 

jazz singers

 

walk fast in the night

run down deep corridors

find the beginning of rivers

get shovels and start digging

 

move through ice caves

sing clear blue melting pools

rainbow arrows of songs

past skyscrapers and fields

 

they trip and fall

with words and melodies

short skirts, high boots

polka dot ties, blue shoes

 

window panes iridescent

smoky pain slipping 

through feverish

lyrics

 

they slide past the moon

in their jupiter shoes

eyes glittering 

watersongs

 

songs that spit

songs that caress

songs that soothe

songs that inspire

 

fire songs

earth songs

warm songs

violet songs

 

jazz singers don't take any mess

from anybody

they sing what they want

they step aside when the music speaks

 

they don't trample on your mind

disturb your equilibrium

or otherwise disrupt

a perfectly good message

 

the message 

is the heartbeat

the soul of the song

the door that opens

 

the image 

that gives you 

the feeling

that you're after 

 

jazz singers

don't spell it out

they leave it up to you

to interpret

 

a nuance

a question

perhaps an unrequited 

lost love

 

perhaps a lilac tree

perhaps a 

blues

symphony

 

maybe a poor butterfly

or a little red top

or a slow boat to china

or i put a spell on you....

 

lulled to dreaming

those jazz singers

keep their eyes closed

and dance you to the end of love

 

Sarah James 

4.3.13 

April is Jazz and Poetry Month Slam

Poem #3 of 30

April was Jazz and Poetry Month 

Just wanted to publish a few poems written expressly for jazz and poetry month. I had originally wanted to write a poem for each day in April.... But life stepped in and took me away.... Again.... so.... here is what I published on FB. Somehow, FB lost 6 poems. I couldn't find them when I scrolled back to organize them. I wrote them directly into the feed.... Oh well, next time I'll copy! Here's one....

 

at the end of the day

 

my thoughts turn to the moon

i look up at the sky to see 

where she is

 

if it's cloudy

she hides

grey moody strands of dust lounging in the sky

 

in that dust

pianos play

cats play

 

the skies might turn angry

or peacefully rest

depending on the tides, the solar flares

 

the piano sits in the sky

notes tumbling out

sound waves, snowflakes

 

big hands slam down on the keys

i hear mc coy 

raining on the the moon

 

i hear jackie byard's

rhapsody 

aluminum baby

 

i hear red garland

workin and steamin

block chords all collard green

 

i lay down

in the yard

count my blessings

 

what a gift

this jazz

what a gift.....

 

Sarah James

4.4.13

#4 for 30/30

April is Jazz and Poetry Month

Celebrate!

 

Ningxia Red in Nightclubs! 

As I write this the new moon hangs low in the western night sky, that famous sliver of white, suspended in a cloudless New York skyline. The other evening, last Thursday in fact, I went to the Zinc Bar on 3rd st in NYC to the vocal jam they have there from 6:30 to 8pm. I had been busy all day, already had dinner and didn't really want wine, very rarely drink hard alcohol and didn't want tomato/ orange or grapefruit juice. I was wishing I could have a Ningxia Red on the rocks! Now what say you is Ningxia Red? Well, full disclosure here, it is one of those hi tech wonder beverages from the Young Living Essential Oil company, of which I am an independent distributor. It is a delicious "Nutrient Infusion" which contains anti oxident fruits (blueberry, pomegranate, apricot, raspberry, grape) whole ningxia wolfberries, blue agave and therapeutic essential oils of orange and lemon. It energizes, fortifies and replenishes the entire body and I want to know why jazz clubs especially, being the hang out of enlightened types, doesn't have these kinds of beverages at the ready for people who aren't into alcohol that much? Now I know, people go to bars to chill out, listen to music, get a little loopy etc. but why make it so unhealthy? The club would make their money back easily on each drink sold and it would be so nice for the clientele. You could get creative and put it with vodka and call the drink a "Vodka Bliss".... It could catch on and patrons would be getting their anti oxidents and a feel good moment at the same time! I drink Ningxia Red for my eyes.... The wolfberries are great for macular degeneration, an eye problem that develops as we age, among other things! So I think jazz clubs should make an effort to serve something that makes one healthy instead of substances that make you unhealthy!  Don't you agree?

Grafitti Kiss Available On iTunes! 

Happy to say GRAFITTI KISS is now out and available on iTunes. this project is basically a solo project with special guests Nick Spidaletto/Guitar and Hearn Gadbois/Percussion joining me as well. I am singing and saying my poetry, with layers of flute, vocal harmonies/alto sax and guitar. The tone of the CD is eclectic, jazz inspired and spans many topics..... Check it out on iTunes. You can go directly to:

www.cdbaby.com/cd/sarahjames  

to hear trax or just go to iTunes and search for   sarah james grafitti kiss!

 

Share on your FB page if you are so inclined....



It's Been A Long Time! 

Hello and End of Summer 2012 Greetings!

Well, I think it's been a year since I've posted on this blog. So many changes... All Good! Learning about marketing, creating videos for my music and essential oils and even, (very soon) creating a website for KILAMANJARO DISQUES. I hope you will check out the 2 new videos I just posted with tunes from 2 different CD's. Also, the CD Baby widget in the SHOP HERE section of my site where it's simple and easy to listen to my music and download it to you digital devices. I hope you will go to my Facebook page and see the new photos I posted of my garden's bounty of tomatoes and squash! I will be creating some new videos and posting on FB and!!!  join me on PINTEREST! so... talk later.

xoxoxx

April 1st 2011 News on Essential Oils for Radiation from Gary and Mary Young 

Hello Friends,

Below please read an email sent to me by Dr. Gary Young and his wife Mary.

It outlines essential oils that can be used to help the body deal with the effects

of radiation. All my websites are below the article. email me for more info....

Use the following Young Living products to protect your home and environment (based upon their availability in your market):

  • Longevity: 1–2 capsules twice daily
  • Melrose: 6–20 drops per capsule or in yogurt 1–3 times a day
  • Super C*: 1–2 tablets daily
  • Thyromin*: 1 capsule three times a day
  • ICP: 1 to 2 teaspoons in the morning
  • JuvaPower: 1–2 teaspoons at night
  • Endoflex and Digize: 1–2 capsules daily
  • NingXia Red: 4–6 oz. daily
  • Detoxyme: 3–5 capsules at night
  • Allerzyme: 1–2 capsules three times a day
  • Essentialzyme: 1 capsule three times a day
  • Drink three liters of water daily

Mary and I will be taking several steps to safeguard our home with the powerful air-purifying and DNA-protecting

properties of Young Living essential oils, and we recommend that you do the same.

  • Use a Young Living diffuser, coupled with the following oils, in the rooms of your home over 
  • the coming days and weeks. Diffuse a combination of Melrose, Sacred Frankincense, and Purification
  •  essential oils. Combine the oils in pairs when diffusing (for example, Melrose with Sacred Frankincense or
  •  Sacred Frankincense with Purification). 
  • Melrose is a particularly powerful blend because it contains two melaleuca oils that may protect cells from 
  • radiation damage, according to Dr. Daniel Penoel in l'aromathÄ-rapie Exactement.
  • Another sensible precaution is to wear an inexpensive dust mask saturated with the above oils while you 
  • are outside or traveling.
  • A further step Mary and I are taking to protect our environment is burning frankincense resin—
  • an ancient method of purifying the air—throughout our house.

While science has not yet made a demonstrable link between diminished radiation effects and essential

oils or resin burning, I believe in doing everything possible to protect my family using natural means.

In addition to the above recommendations, I have created a new kit called QuadShield (#4559).

QuadShield (see green products in above box) combines four potent Young Living products: Super C,

* Melrose, Longevity, and Thyromin.* These products may have a synergistic, protective effect on your

hormonal and immune systems, and I recommend sending this kit to friends and family in Japan, as well

as using them personally in your home.

It is not my intention to alarm anyone or cause undue concern over the developing situation in Japan.

However, I strongly believe in being proactive and using readily available resources at our disposal to

safeguard our health and those we love. I also feel that this recent disaster could be viewed as a

wake-up call to all of us about the radiation that surrounds us all the time and the methods that we can

use to protect us from it.

The Young Living executive team and I will continue to closely monitor developments in Japan, and we

will provide updates and additional information as the picture becomes clearer.

Sincerely,

D. Gary Young
Young Living
President and Founder

*These products are not available in Japan.




-- 
 
     




Use the following Young Living products to protect your home and environment (based upon their availability in your market):

  • Longevity: 1–2 capsules twice daily
  • Melrose: 6–20 drops per capsule or in yogurt 1–3 times a day
  • Super C*: 1–2 tablets daily
  • Thyromin*: 1 capsule three times a day
  • ICP: 1 to 2 teaspoons in the morning
  • JuvaPower: 1–2 teaspoons at night
  • Endoflex and Digize: 1–2 capsules daily
  • NingXia Red: 4–6 oz. daily
  • Detoxyme: 3–5 capsules at night
  • Allerzyme: 1–2 capsules three times a day
  • Essentialzyme: 1 capsule three times a day
  • Drink three liters of water daily

Mary and I will be taking several steps to safeguard our home with the powerful air-purifying and

DNA-protecting properties of Young Living essential oils, and we recommend that you do the same.

  • Use a Young Living diffuser, coupled with the following oils, in the rooms of your home over 
  • the coming days and weeks. Diffuse a combination of Melrose, Sacred Frankincense, and Purification 
  • essential oils. Combine the oils in pairs when diffusing (for example, Melrose with Sacred Frankincense
  •  or Sacred Frankincense with Purification). 
  • Melrose is a particularly powerful blend because it contains two melaleuca oils that may protect cells
  •  from radiation damage, according to Dr. Daniel Penoel in l'aromathÄ-rapie Exactement.
  • Another sensible precaution is to wear an inexpensive dust mask saturated with the above oils
  •  while you are outside or traveling.
  • A further step Mary and I are taking to protect our environment is burning frankincense resin—
  • an ancient method of purifying the air—throughout our house.

While science has not yet made a demonstrable link between diminished radiation effects and essential

oils or resin burning, I believe in doing everything possible to protect my family using natural means.

In addition to the above recommendations, I have created a new kit called QuadShield (#4559).

QuadShield (see green products in above box) combines four potent Young Living products: Super C,

* Melrose, Longevity, and Thyromin.* These products may have a synergistic, protective effect on your

hormonal and immune systems, and I recommend sending this kit to friends and family in Japan, as well

as using them personally in your home.

It is not my intention to alarm anyone or cause undue concern over the developing situation in Japan.

However, I strongly believe in being proactive and using readily available resources at our disposal to

safeguard our health and those we love. I also feel that this recent disaster could be viewed as a

wake-up call to all of us about the radiation that surrounds us all the time and the methods that

we can use to protect us from it.

The Young Living executive team and I will continue to closely monitor developments in Japan,

and we will provide updates and additional information as the picture becomes clearer.

Sincerely,

D. Gary Young
Young Living
President and Founder

*These products are not available in Japan.




-- 
 
     




 As you have undoubtedly heard, Japan is currently suffering from the effects of a massive earthquake, which in turn created

a devastating tsunami. Our thoughts and prayers are with our distributors and employees in Japan as they cope with this catastrophe.

While all Young Living employees are accounted for, we have not yet been able to make contact with all of our distributors.

My team and I are making every effort to get in touch with these YL family members to check on their safety.

Beyond the immediate impact of this disaster, several nuclear reactors on the eastern coast of Japan have been compromised.

Radiation exposure can have devastating health consequences, a fact I learned during my extensive research on the

Chernobyl disaster in the 1980s. As happened with Chernobyl, there are concerns that any leaked radiation from one or more

Japanese nuclear reactors may be carried by air currents across large portions of the globe.

Japanese authorities are working to repair these reactors and contain the radiation. However, the true extent of these

leaks is not yet known, and they could have the potential to affect people in Japan and across the world. Knowing this,

we can take prudent precautionary steps to protect ourselves and loved ones from potential radioactive effects.

Mary and I will be taking several steps to safeguard our home with the powerful air-purifying and

DNA-protecting properties of Young Living essential oils, and we recommend that you do the same.

  • Use a Young Living diffuser, coupled with the following oils, in the rooms of your home over the 
  • coming days and weeks. Diffuse a combination of Melrose, Sacred Frankincense, and Purification
  •  essential oils. Combine the oils in pairs when diffusing (for example, Melrose with 
  • Sacred Frankincense or Sacred Frankincense with Purification). Melrose is a particularly 
  • powerful blend because it contains two melaleuca oils that may protect cells from radiation damage, 
  • according to Dr. Daniel Penoel in l'aromathÄ-rapie Exactement.
  • Another sensible precaution is to wear an inexpensive dust mask saturated with the above oils 
  • while you are outside or traveling.
  • A further step Mary and I are taking to protect our environment is burning 
  • frankincense resin—an ancient method of purifying the air—throughout our house.

While science has not yet made a demonstrable link between diminished radiation effects and

essential oils or resin burning, I believe in doing everything possible to protect my family using natural means.

In addition to the above recommendations, I have created a new kit called QuadShield (#4559).

QuadShield (see green products in above box) combines four potent Young Living products: Super C,

* Melrose, Longevity, and Thyromin.* These products may have a synergistic, protective effect

on your hormonal and immune systems, and I recommend sending this kit to friends and family in Japan,

as well as using them personally in your home.

It is not my intention to alarm anyone or cause undue concern over the developing situation in Japan.

However, I strongly believe in being proactive and using readily available resources at our disposal to

safeguard our health and those we love. I also feel that this recent disaster could be viewed as a

wake-up call to all of us about the radiation that surrounds us all the time and the methods that

we can use to protect us from it.

The Young Living executive team and I will continue to closely monitor developments in Japan,

and we will provide updates and additional information as the picture becomes clearer.

Sincerely,

D. Gary Young
Young Living
President and Founder

*These products are not available in Japan.




--
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who will sell out next? (P) 

who will sell out next?

 

i picked grapes today

green, sweet falling off the vine

the skins are thick

the seeds brown and bitter

 

they’ll make good juice

fragrant, potent and pungent

new moon coming

the night is still…

 

it’s quiet, calm

everyone seems tired

the mood

is low key

 

the northern mockingbird

who lives in the tree across the street

who sings life songs into the night

got shot by one of the crazy neighbors

 

this bird would sing every note like a sunrise

like a thunderstorm

like a million raindrops on a pond

like a rainbow

 

we don’t know who pulled the trigger

but one night

there was no more beauty sounds

coming from the street

 

the reservoir

looks like a mirror

so still

Jupiter is in reverse

 

children eating cotton candy

sugared up and acting out

wild with desire

no boundaries keeping them in

 

no boundaries to create resistance

to hold them up

so they understand

the meaning of limitations

 

there’s no balance here

perhaps people

can’t tell the difference

between good and evil anymore

 

between soft and hard

between danger and safety

perhaps the desire to win at any cost

has altered our ability to serve the ultimate good

 

to believe that life is good

worth the confusion

that living in harmony with nature

will serve the planet

 

that Nature

with her fire, her water, her air, her earth

will be able to withstand the onslaughts of humans

process all the the garbage

 

every day

brings a new set of rules…

building up/breaking down

questions/answers

 

plastic floating in the oceans

oil spills in the gulf

every day brings a new set of rules

who will sell out next?

 

 

 

Dedicated to Kristi Murray, Friend & Justice Seeker

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"Grafitti Kiss" is now available on iTunes!

Graffiti Kiss

It's mostly a solo cd and I'm singing and playing flute, alto, vocals, percussion and guitar! Special guests Nick Spidaletto and Hearn Gadbois are featured. This project is a collection of poems written over the past few years. Hope you will check it out and enjoy! The video on this page features one of the poems "THE TIGERS WIFE".