Everything is Always

This is a recording done directly on my iPhone in my backroom on 3/26/2020. So obviously it is of less than studio quality. In fact, it was recorded on “Voice Memos” which, as I understand, is a utility on all iPhones. It turned out quite well considering. I intended to record this song soon in a studio but the current world situation preempted that intention.

I think the message is direct enough and certainly applicable to the current situation. Please listen/watch until the end of the piece because, otherwise, the full import of the message is lost.

Keep the faith.

“Everything Is Always”
(Composed and performed by Reynold D. Philipsek 2020 copyright Zino-Rephi Music BMI) All Rights Reserved

We are here
Then we’re gone
Still we
Carry on

Lost souls
On a journey
Who knows where
Through elation and despair
Right there
Along the way

I hope and pray
Some way
Everything is Always

Link here: https://youtu.be/XyTDRnKb5FA

The Laughing Cavalier

Written and performed by Reynold D. Philipsek
Copyright 2011 Zino-Rephi Music (BMI)
All Rights Reserved

When I was a kid, my parents had a small oval miniature of a Frans Hals (17th Century painter) painting called, “The Laughing Cavalier.”

I think (not sure) that this small replica artifact came from my great grandmother who was born in Holland (most of my ancestors are from Eastern Europe but this is the exception).

This little print of the painting had a haunting effect on me. It hung near my bed.

Years later, I visited the Frans Hals collection in Amsterdam. My brief career as a painter (I went to school for oil painting for two years) was inspired by my interest in Dutch painters like Hals, Van Gogh, Rembrandt, and especially Vermeer.

At any rate, in 2011 I wrote and recorded this short solo guitar piece.

Link: https://youtu.be/z2nkQLr-Ki8