I thought we would grow old together…M4B*

bluexmas2016I felt that I had been looking for Donner Brown for a good part of my life.  We crossed paths many times when we both lived in New York City (his hometown) but never met.  I even stopped regularly outside the open doors of the Metropole jazz bar to listen to the great music.  I never went in though.  Donner was often inside, downstairs, playing the guitar.

Ironically, it was not jazz, but the assassination of President Kennedy that ultimately brought us together.  I was posting a controversial theory about the limousine on a newsgroup, and Donner was the only one standing up for me.  When we did meet I realized that life had hammered us down but that we were lucky to have found one another.  Along with the overwhelming sadness of losing him suddenly this May, ironically, on JFK’s birthday, comes an equally powerful sense of gratitude.

I thought we would grow old together, a little Jewish couple (Donner was born a Jew), confessing Hebrew scriptures under a prayer shawl, but that was not to be.  Donner was saved.  He loved Jesus, so I know where he is.  It is my wish to create a living memorial to him by dedicating this concert to him.  I hope you will join me.  (I took that photo of Donner in Dallas, on the roof of the Grand Hotel.)

*M4B=Mozart For Believers

 

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A hearty band of warriors…M4B*

As I move forward with the joyous and tumultuous saga that is die zauberflote, I would be honored and privileged if you would consider working with me.  There will be a number of opportunities coming available in the near future.

The current projects are a music video, Out of Night and Fog, for which I will be looking for a film crew,  and an upcoming holiday concert, “Blue Christmas”, for which I will be looking for, ideally, a keyboard player, drummer and a bass player comfortable with the blues and jazz. Both the filming and concert will take place in the Twin Cities.

At one point in my life, when I was quite immature, I joined the DAR.  I was a prized possession simply because of my youth.  At first I felt pampered, but before long came to realize how many slaves served in the Revolutionary War, alongside such as my ancestor, Abijah Weatherell.  I learned that those records were not kept or were so poorly maintained that it was very difficult for their family members to join this exclusive organization.  Then I found out what happened to Marian Anderson and the DAR’s refusal to let her perform at their Constitution Hall.  I ran away from them as fast as I could, and vowed never to belong to any organization that excluded others.  I have kept that promise to this day.

What is my point?  Simply that the team that is being built appears to be that of a group of reverse-exclusivity.  Everyone is welcome, but not all will wish to become involved.  A few are tapped. Some may even be offended.  The two main requirement seems to be a gentle heart and a giving nature.  For those who are saved Christians, I can say that it is best to be mature in your faith and Spirit filled, as die zauberflote will probably turn your life upside down while it puts you into a safe place, as it has me and everyone close to it.

If you are interested, and if anything I am saying makes sense to you, please email me at pamina@mindspring.com a video or audio clip of you playing something of Mozart’s.

You can find videos and clips of my playing on Sound Cloud at https://soundcloud.com/pamela-brown-3 and at pamina58 on Youtube.

Thank you so much for your consideration…

M4B=Mozart For Believers

 

 

 

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