I was delighted to hear from one of the metaphysical book and music stores in Sedona, Arizona called the Golden Word, that they sold out of my CDs and wanted more to restock their shelves! Okay, so they didn’t really have all THAT many to begin with, but it was still a great phone call and prompted a much needed/wanted trip to Sedona!
In addition to running a business all these years (Starlight Orchestras, of course!) it is so different to be marketing my new original music projects that go under the heading of “Vitamin V,” which is geared toward music of upliftment, wellness, healing and transformation. (My next blog post will print a review of the Vitamin V concept from a well respected “healer dude” who uses my music in his treatment sessions.)
Anyway, the trip to Sedona was partly R&R, and partly a thrust to get my CD placed in more stores and wellness centers. I am happy to report that a yoga instructor at Mii Amo spa used my CD in her class, and then the Spa agreed to carry it in their boutique. A massage therapist used my CD in her massage sessions, and the gift shop at Enchantment Resort took some CDs to sell. Plus, Mystical Bazaar and Golden Word (who play the CD in their “in-store” rotation) each took more CDs, and The Healing Garden treatment center asked for some as well.
I must say, I was honored to see my CD on the shelf next to music by Deva Premal, Krishna Das, Jai Uttal, Jaya Lakshmi, Manose, and the Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo De Silos!
My dear friend Tao Porchon-Lynch, who has recently been called the “Grand Dame of Hatha Yoga” and uses my CD for her classes, just took a box of CDs on her recent trip to the Satchidananda Ashram “Yogaville” in Buckingham, Virginia. (Please feel free to visit www.valrockmusic.com to hear previews of the material, and to order CDs or downloads.)
Meanwhile, in Sedona, I went to hear pal Jesse Kalu perform his bamboo flute concert, and visited buddy Anthony Mazzella performing his virtuoso solo guitar at L’Auberge, both of whom played with me (with Vitamin V) at my CD Release Show in March!