I wrote this song while working as a Ship designer, men were overworked, I wanted to bring hope. I found old Hymnals, 1880's, i.e Fanny Crosby - and composed new melodies, from Hymns that did not have scores - was " Dark is the night" changed to "Cheering is the Promise".
I am working towards rewording, the first few lines.
Now North with Dear 'Ol Dad, after being back South to be with her "Forever Young" mother, Kathi played her newest song " Diamond Castle,
" when I get sad in Maine in the winter I turn my lights on. My place is like a Diamond Castle or a Sparking river in the summer sun, I forget I'm sad and lonely hungry and forlorn - SO I turn my lights on".
at "Poor Davids Pub" in Dallas Texas. welcomed by Taco at the back door and other friendly loving souls, she sang in Maine and The Bradley Inn Pemaquid, Union Farmers Market, Fryeburg and Union Fairs, and New Harbor to Benefit a new church Steeple. " Greater Than Gold" written on a 50 $ piano, away she sang in churches and on the Bold Ocean, South at Isabelly's (Dallas) where her mom smiled bright.
Kathi's songs don't burn rubber on a dead end road going nowhere fast, no vision, no hope, rather, they remind one of a rich life. One that's possible despite all the voices telling you it's not, hope bigger than the punches that could hurt. "Greater Than Gold" recorded at Parrot Tracks in Austin, Texas with Ace in the Hole, George Straits band: Rick Mcrae on guitar. She also worked with Charley Larkey, whom many would recognize as the bass player on Carol King's seminal "Tapestry" and John Mills - Leonard Cohen and Chris Searles from Austin. Nordone ambles through the ruins of experience, with an optimism that defies long suffering.
Her West Texas, Westchester, voice and songs unearth pearls of love ~
where people are openhearted.
A bus.Christmas Eve. NYC
All I heard were words, Love and Peace on a bus in the East~
hard to believe
most say - why go there.
....afraid to leave Austin, leave Texas, the high spirited youthful people who I met and who inspired me and Lisa Pizza. Older sister left,sad, mom gone.
" I'm traveling now~ walking, bus, train, plane, taxi too, in and on the clouds, comforted by heavens hugs, a bunny in the palm of a warm hand, softness, unimaginable, along the way -
"Arriving in NY, on the bus, Christmas Eve, was precious. Love was real. All I heard were words of Love and Peace on a bus in the East. Thank You, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays~that's All.
They knew, wisdom, if any night could bring Peace for them - it was Christmas Eve. LOVE looking out at gravestones from 400 years ago that went on for miles.
I hope to sing with you soon,