What’s up now? – Stan Stewart

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Updated Jun 19, 2017 @ 1:21 pm

Stuff I’m doing right now includes:

  1. Crowdfunding to cover the costs of my upcoming charity album. (See below for the songs, etc.) Please donate to help recover from the more than $8,000 debt for creating this album. All artist proceeds from album sales will go to ChildHelp.
  2. Seeking avenues to hope, peace, community, love, and kindness. Pondering how to connect my musical/improvisational arts with those avenues in our world that needs them so much.
  3. Performing as an actor/singer in Savoyards Ithaca’s presentation of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Sorcerer”.IMG_0114
  4. Practicing, arranging, and recording a series of original songs for the charity album “Dream This”. These literally will be my life story with songs written when I was in high school all the way to now. The release date is now set: August 15, 2017. Here are the songs pre-released so far:
    1. “Yet” – 3 versions (playable on this site only) plus video. This one is about change.
    2. “Confession:Reflection” – 3 versions (two of them LIVE) and time-lapse video while recording vocal tracks. This one is about confession (rather than regret) and reflection (rather than shame and hopelessness).
    3. Third track and video with the story behind Squid (“Look All Around”). This one is all about a love of a different kind.
    4. “beatcity” has been released to some wonderful, positive feedback.
    5. The 5th song is Quake — completely updated and re-arranged from the song inspired by the 1989 earthquake.
    6. Song six: “Love Is On Repeat”.
    7. “Drink In” is the seventh song with a very interesting story about how it came to be. You can view the video on four platforms in this comparison.
    8. My eighth song, “Mountain Rose”, truly comes from my heart and my love of beauty. Be sure to view the music/lyric video, too.
    9. “Snow Story” is a song with a strong and specific intention. Please read and respond. There’s a rock/studio version of the song, too, with a rundown of some of the technology that helped me create it. And the music video is something different for me that uses the piano/live version of the music. All proceeds from this song (and later from the album) go to ChildHelp.
    10. Song ten is all about opting for life, so it’s called “Opt-In”. Check out the story, the song, and the crowdsourced choir!
  5. Working with venues to create release parties and live gigs in support of my singer-songwriter releases. If you’re an interested venue, please visit my EPK and contact pages. Upcoming public gigs are just below this numbered list.
  6. Working my I.T. day job.
  7. Exercising five or six days per week.
  8. Updating my VIPs and newsletter subscribers about once a month, often with patron-only, behind-the-scenes stories and videos.
  9. Staying engaged on social media channels. I hope you’ll friend me on your favorites.
  10. Out Of The Blue “improv performance with a purpose” ensembleOut Of The Blue logoWe rehearse together regularly. (Yes, improvisers have to practice!) This ensemble is the dream of a lifetime for me. Please visit and subscribe to our video channel.
  11. Practicing piano, guitar, and singing.
  12. Producing, performing, and recording original/improvised music. Go to http://playmusic.muz4now.com/ to hear them.
  13. Writing blog posts and poetry (currently averaging four or five per month).
  14. Providing social media services for a few music festival, artists, and artist organization clients.
  15. Caring for my wife, our relationship, our beautiful home, and myself. (Lack of self-care means none of these other things can happen well.)
  16. Any upcoming gigs will be listed here.

If you ask me to do something else, I may say “no” and show you this page.

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The idea for this page came from Derek Sivers.

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