Monday, June 8, 2009

And a Hush Falls Over the Crowd

Welcome to the next stop on the "Solitude" blog tour! It's good to have you here!

Let me tell you a story.

My baby doesn't sleep through the night very often anymore. I'll go into details in a later post. But know this: we're all a little sleep deprived, lately. The first week of summer was kind of hard on me. I've been stressed to the max with Tav's job and Harley not sleeping and the kids being home all day. It's kinda wiggin' me out.

So last week, true to form, Hayden and Avery were sniping at each other. We were getting in the car to go shopping and the bickering was about who got the front seat or something equally as important. ("You had it last time!" "No you did!" "I get it on the way home!") So I went to check the mail and guess what??? Sher's CD was in there! YAY!!!!

After clearing it with Avery that I wasn't ejecting the Hannah Montana sound track, I put in the CD. I turned it right to track 6 because I knew they'd recognize it. As soon as "I Am a Child of God" started the bickering stopped. They listened. They hummed along. They asked who it was and I told them it was my friend. Avery said, "she's incredible." (She can't say her "r's" so she actually said, "she's incwedible".) She looked over the back of the CD cover and asked Hayden if they knew a couple of the other songs. We listened to it the whole way to the store and not one time did they snipe at each other. It was so calming.

Then, tonight I was going to work. I was a little apprehensive about tonight's shift for some reason. I knew Owner was the manager on duty and I was still a little sore about my bad night (which I took down because it was done and over with and I didn't want it there anymore) and the fact that I never got an apology from her. Anyway, I got to work about ten minutes early. So I started Sher's CD again. And again the calming feeling came over me. And I had a pretty good night.

I am AMAZED at how talented this girl is. I have such respect for people (like DeNae) who can hear in their minds how they want a song to sound and then have the ability to put in down on paper and make it sound really good! That they know that this instrument will sound with that one and that it will sound good and they're right!

Sherrie Shepherd is truly, truly gifted. Her album "Solitude" A Collection of Inspirational Piano Solos really is "incwedible".

(And for my non-LDS friends, let me just tell you that it's not all LDS music. Promise.)


GreenJello said...

Maybe you should play the cd for your manager and the owner. :)

Any luck with what's brewing?

Jen said...

How do I get one???? Would love one!!! btw..what are you doing up at 1:30 in the morn. commenting on! If the weather is good Friday, I'm in for the zoo, if not, I should probably get all the 1001 things I need to get ready for my recital done for Saturday.

Kristina P. said...

Love her CD. It really is truly relaxing.

You're still coming Saturday, right?

tammy said...

I love it too. It's the only thing I listen to in the car lately.

DeNae said...

Yep, that CD's a keeper. Love Sher. And I can't wait til you can tell all the gang over at Fathead City just where they can stick their fat, fat heads.

I mean that.

Sherrie Shepherd Piano Music said...

Thank you! I knew you'd come through for me!!
Tell Jen she can visit my website to order a CD.

Jen said...

Thank you Sherrie..I've been checking back here to see if someone is going to tell me how to get one of these!!! Congrat's on the awesome reviews. Can't wait to get one :)
btw...I'm Amber and DeNae's lucky sister in law.

Casey said...

Wow, it must be magical if it got the kids to stop fighting! Believe me, I know what a number sleep deprivation can do on a person and having to still be ON for the kids is even harder. I hope you guys get some rest soon, tell Harley that Elliot doesn't like guys who are up at all hours of the night. That might do it...

Becca said...

My kids did the same thing when we put it on. She really is fantastic!