What’s up now? – Stan Stewart

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Updated Sep 14, 2017 @ 12:01 pm

Stuff I’m doing right now includes:

  1. Dream ThisPerforming (piano) in the orchestra for Savoyards Ithaca’s production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
  2. Looking for new revenue streams. I’ve been laid off from my day job, so we’ll see what’s next. Whatever it is must be in line with the next item…
  3. 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.
  4. Crowdfunding to cover the costs of my “Dream This” charity album. (See #3 for the songs and #5 for one of the reasons for this crowdfund.) Please donate to help recover from the debt for creating this album. All artist proceeds from album sales will go to ChildHelp.
  5. Dream This is out now! These are literally my life story with songs written when I was in high school all the way to now.
    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! Music video for this song is coming to YouTube on July 11!
    11. Only the live version of “Dance This” can be streamed for free. The studio version is only available on the album.
  6. 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.
  7. Exercising regularly and aiming towards at least 5 days a week (at least 1 hour).
  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!) Please visit and subscribe to our video channel.
  11. Practicing piano, guitar, and singing.
  12. Producing, performing, and recording original/improvised music. Go to my music page 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. If you’d like to hire me, please contact me here.
  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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