I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, Baby . . .

31 Dec

One of the many things I am grateful for in my life is music – in particular – my Dad’s music. I truly believe music promotes good health and healing. I was fortunate to grow up hearing live music every day of my life. My Dad is an amazing pianist, composer and arranger. He can truly play anything. I grew up hearing Rachmaninoff’s third piano concerto – performed by my Dad in our living room. He has composed many original works as well as arranged popular and classical pieces.Christmastree

In what now seems a life time ago, my Dad and I performed together 6 days a week (five nights and Sunday brunch). It was how I paid for graduate school. But, more importantly, it was fun, sheer joy. Nothing replaces playing that often – no amount of practice is the same. So I have, to say the least, lost whatever chops I ever did have. But, it is still a joy to play with my Dad.

So, here’s a little bit of me and my Dad playing on Christmas day. My bass playing isn’t so great on this – it is a fast paced song that I haven’t played in a long time, so it was a bit hard to keep up . . . but fun. (Also, the fall I had down my stairs was just before this little number . . . I didn’t know I had really injured myself yet, looking forward to getting better and having an easier time lugging my bass around) 🙂

My Dad is his usual amazing self . . . have a listen (the link below will take you to youtube – haven’t figured out a fancier way to do it than this) 🙂

By the way, my Dad is a cancer survivor too!

I Can’t Give You Anything But Love Baby

Happy New Year to everyone! I wish you health and all good things in the year to come!

Love and peace,


4 Responses to “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, Baby . . .”

  1. Sandy December 31, 2012 at 1:31 PM #

    Love the video! You two look and sound so great together!

    • cancerfree2b December 31, 2012 at 1:38 PM #

      Awe, Thank you Sandy! It is always great to play with my Dad. This was after my tumble down the stairs, so I wasn’t feeling so hot. But, couldn’t pass up an opportunity to play with my Dad.

      I hope your are feeling better every minute! Thinking of you and sending love, prayers and healing thoughts your way!



  2. Facing Cancer Together January 2, 2013 at 8:45 AM #

    Very well done! I’m listening to the music right now, it’s lovely and so cherry. No wonder you so enjoyed playing every night. All I do is sing in my kitchen, but it lightens the load (of dishes, etc) each time! ~Catherine

    • cancerfree2b January 2, 2013 at 9:19 PM #

      Thank you for commenting on my post!

      Happy New Year to you!

      Wishing you a very happy and healthy 2013!


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