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My guitar…

Sometimes I feel that there is a little guitar inside of me, somewhere within the left side of my chest. Various external stimuli pluck and tug at the strings compelling them to vibrate, filling the room, where my soul dwells, with sounds. Sometimes the sounds interweave beautifully, creating a harmony inside me. But occasionally a wild…

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Underneath the surface…

Singing, songwriting, recording and performing is only a tiny top of a huge iceberg. There’s so much more to learn and to do (not very music related and not visible to public). I stopped performing to devote myself to studying so I can get a better understanding of the music industry and to have a…

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Following your passion

  In the past I was somewhat skeptical of such statements as “I cannot live without…” something or someone. Now, more and more often, I catch myself out with the thought that I cannot live without… Music. No matter how trite it may sound. Of course I can exist without music, but to live  – I cannot. Some…

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A Touch of Magic…

Last night I have experienced a touch of magic… or the power of thought, whatever you call it… We were playing a game with 5 y.o. Lileana. Before throwing a dice she said she wanted to get “SIX”. But she’s got “TWO” instead. I looked at her cunningly, took the dice, gently whispered: “Magic-magic, send…

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Masha or The Bear?

Once upon a time there lived a girl – a guinea pig, called Masha. She was cheeky like the girl from  “Masha and The Bear,”   only she looked more like The Bear: brown, hairy and a bit clumsy. One day we decided to get her a girlfriend who would keep her a company and fill her…

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Reminder to myself…

Overnight, yesterday’s thoughts and emotions become covered by a thin layer of dust. If in the morning the true desires and aspirations don’t get some attention, later during the day, they will be crashed under  a load of everyday scurry and the next morning they will be covered with another layer of dust. And thus,…

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Shall the celebration begin!

You know time has stopped for you when, sitting down to plan the week, you open a shabby calendar, and suddenly realize that it is last year’s! You run to a bookstore but cannot even get near a table piled high with new calendars, because it is attacked by a mob of the same forgetful and lost…

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Review "Dining with Innessa"

“Once upon a time there lived a young girl…” What a lovely fairy tale way to start a concert and what a truly fairy tale concert it was too! It was Innessa’s clever, thoughtful idea to devise a fairy tale theme that beaded together those songs, like pearls, that are on her new album “Love-n-Jazz”!…

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Interview with Innessa in "Unification"

“Jazz and love the most difficult to explain with a rational point of view” (Mel Tormé) (the Article in Russian  http://www.unification.com.au/articles/read/3462/ ) On the 5th of November in the Russian community centre there will be a new concert by Innessa — our talented singer from the Sunshine Coast. Innessa will present our viewers with songs from…

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On the train…

It’s been a while since I last used public transport. More so, when far from home in the strange densely populated Sydney, with its unfamiliar and, to me, very confusing underground system. I board the train. It is peak hour. Crowds of people barge in. To my surprise I find an empty seat and slump into it hugging…