Accountability is a good thing. Sharing is a good thing, and as such, I have decided to post weekly updates on my website roqueinbloom.com regarding my musical and visual art projects that are on the way. I have reached a new time in my life in which I want to share more about my creative work and ongoing progress I am making on several fronts. This is the inaugural RWR post, and it will be an ongoing review of the work I have accomplished on a weekly basis. I also feel that if I tell you what I am working on and when it will be ready, then I am accountable to you to make it happen. This is a good thing that will help keep me on track.
New editions of RWR will come out every Wednesday from now on. So, here we go:
1. Tropical Shade of Green
As some of you may know already, I relaunched my weekly blog into its own dedicated web space this past month. That space is called Tropical Shade of Green, and there are a couple of newer posts up if you haven’t seen them already. Here are some links:
Over the last few months, I’ve been honing in on getting down a regular daily routine. I am close to getting one down, but there is still much to tweak . . .
In my neighborhood, some Filipino friends and I cooked up a storm of Filipino delicacies. It was all yummy. Photos included.
What company do you keep? How discerning are you about the kinds of people you spend time with? Are they good for you?
Over the last several years, I have released a monthly e-newsletter called The Wonderful World of Gordon (also called the WWOG for short). It’s been a while since I released an issue, and since I now go by the name Roqué, it is time for a newsletter revamp. This newsletter has a new name that is one of my most cherished words in the English language. It refers to one of my favorite ways to play the piano. Pianissimo means to play softly and slowly. This is the new name of my newsletter. It will include a slew of updates on upcoming projects as well as artwork and a reimagined poetry room. The first issue comes out on my birthday month August 2018. More details to be announced.
3. Where Pianos Roam
A new installment of episodes from my darling side project Where Pianos Roam is forthcoming. I cannot promise that this will be a long season, but it will be a good one. Oreo and her rowdy bench are up to more adventures and shenanigans.
4. Roque’s Piano Salon
My annual piano concert at my home in the woods happens again on August 19, 2018. There will be guest pianists on hand to dazzle us with their sweet and enchanting melodies. More details to be announced.
Obviously, I have a lot going on, but it is all creative work that I love and enjoy.
Stick around for the ride and check in for another edition of RWR every Wednesday from now on.