1/26/2022 3 Comments
Notes: I love a layer song which gives me options -- what do I feel like singing? Is singing low and warm feeling yummy? Or floating high? Or getting snuggled in the middle of a set of harmonies? Lisa Forkish's "Possibility" song offers all those choices, starting with a low, potentially gritty, determined line that says "An end is not THE end -- it can be the beginning." Then a fluid river line that requires some release to sing, as it flows among notes. Finally, when singing about being open, there is an amazing note on the word "open" that moves the whole song into a slightly unexpected place, giving a visceral experience of opening up to a different possibility. Love it. A song that helps me embody the knowledge of possibility that change brings.
Songwriter Info: Lisa Forkish (she/they) is a queer singer-songwriter, community-builder, artivist, song-healer, and self-described "Love Warrior," infusing all she creates with fierce authenticity and heart. For the past 20 years, Lisa has been using song as both an expressive art and a tool for building connection. For Lisa, facilitating music spaces is much more than a job; it is a sacred calling. Lisa breathes humanity into their music and teaching with infectious joy and compassion, aiming to heal the wounds of music elitism and not-enoughness through an embodied, trauma-informed and heart-centered approach. For Lisa, Love is paramount and closeness is the antidote to cisheteropatriarchy, white supremacist delusion and cultural disconnection. Lisaʻs mission is to utilize music for personal and collective healing and liberation.
Insta and Youtube / lisaforkish
Nuts & Bolts: 4:4, Dorian, 3 layer song with 2 layers harmonized, so 5 parts
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1/26/2022 11:06:03 am
Wow, Patricia, each week is more amazing than the last! This is such a great song and I can see me singing it as a mantra all day as I continue my search for work as a 62 year-old in a youth-oriented society. I look forward to Wednesdays and your podcast more than you will ever know. Can't wait for next week! Blessings to you.
1/26/2022 01:17:28 pm
Resa, I'm completely delighted!!! I don't think you'll be disappointed next week, hearing Lisa Forkish talk and sing... she's an amazing human being...
1/26/2022 04:07:16 pm
The end is not the end...just that line is healing and affirming and reassuring me today... thank you Patricia, thank you Lisa
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