My Life in Art, Part III, the Coming Back to my Roots era, 2019, 2020…Valencia

(Photo property of FBC, Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia…at the Malvarosa Beach, Valencia, Spain 2019)

There is nothing like being in the place where you belong, where your DNA adapts perfectly well to the environment and where you feel you should be. I lived in many places throughout my life, mostly in the United States, a country that I love, a country that I served by joining her armed forces and also the country where I planted seeds. In the US I began my artistic career establishing myself in New York and Florida under the name of Bodo Vespaciano working in my studio which I named Omnia Caelum Studios Miami (there is a post about Omnia Caelum that I posted some time back, I encourage you to find it)…

But I am glad to be in the country where I truly belong. So here it is, part III in the series, there is a part IV remaining that will showcase the work I have done here at Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia in 2021. I hope you are enjoying the series. And please, let me know what you think after seeing the videos…

CHEERS!

Journal Entry #19: Weekend Artists Series Finale…

(photo property of FBC, Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia)

So…I have decided to let “Weekend Artists Series” go dark, as they say…all things start and all things end. I want to thank all of you who really participated, who looked at the videos, who proffered comments and who truly were engaged. Perhaps you will miss the series, you know who you are. I will surely miss your contact and your wisdom, opinion and interaction. Of course, there is only a handful of you as most people only click the like button and proceed to the next post somewhere in this blogosphere, sort of speak…

In any event, I have decided to use my time in other things. I will not completely eliminate blogging from my routine but I will limit my time on the blog greatly. I will keep up with the blogs that I like, that I read and enjoy and with the friends that have shown me their interest and which have taught me so much. With you I will maintain contact as I do not want to let go so I will continue to return and read your poetry, see your art, read your commentaries, stories, enjoy your photographs and everything and anything you decide to post. My posts will still exist but not that often and I hope you will continue to follow.

This has been a roller coaster since August 2019, when I picked up on Omnia Caelum Blogs and started seriously blogging on a daily basis and developing the ideas and the platform for the blog. I am so glad I met good people here. However, it is not what I thought it would be. Although I realise that there are so many bloggers out there really and truly trying to make a difference, trying to bring forth ideas and the fruits of their creativity, it is not the path that I need to take at the moment. I will miss but very few of you.

I will leave my artist website here in case anyone would like to visit, as well as my Instagram where I post my art work as it is finished and ready to sell.

http://www.fbcart.wixsite.com/jazzart

Instagram: @Francisco_Bravo_Cabrera

CHEERS!

La charla del viernes: “¿Artistas hablando de política?”

(photo property of FBC, Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia)

¿Artistas hablando de política?

Esto me lo he planteado varias veces a través de mi carrera artística y creo que vosotros también os lo habéis planteado porque en nuestro país (bueno España es el mío, pero aquí podéis poner el vuestro ya que todos somos iguales) a todo el mundo le gusta hablar de política especialmente cuando hay tantos temas vigentes, saltando del telediario, pidiendo comentarios todos los días. Pero no he llegado, claramente, a una decisión. Cuando me cabreo con el mundo digo que sí, ¡ostras porque no! Si lo hacen esos que traen a la tele, y nosotros al fin y al cabo somos profesionales, educados, preparados, formados con mentes abiertas, llenas de fundamentos y principios. Además somos seres listos y capaces de desarrollar criterios balanceados, ni radicales ni extremistas. Podemos juzgar con la lógica en mano y con el razonamiento, sano y diáfano, presente, y también, como no, sabemos dialogar, discutir civilizadamente los temas sin llegar a la violencia ni a los ataques ad hominem.

¡Mare Meua! Y ¿Estas chorradas las creéis? Pero si somos unos guarros, unos patanes, unos egoístas de mierda que no somos capaces de darle al césar lo que es del césar ni a Dios lo que es de Dios. ¿Cómo vamos a saber discutir política? Lo que haríamos es buscar broncas, querer convencer, a la fuerza y a gritos, imponer nuestra razón, porque siempre la tenemos, ya que somos unos megalómanos, egocéntricos, narcisistas y a decir verdad nada más que unos artistas chalados que nunca, claro está, se equivocan.

Así que ¿Artistas hablando de política?, menudo chiste, ni de coña. Mejor nos quedamos calladitos, mordiéndonos la lengua y que no se os ocurra, ni siquiera en vuestros blogs, meterse a hablar de tan sucio tema…

Bueno, ahora te toca a ti, ¿Qué piensas tu de esto?

Thursdays Middle of the Week Album review: “Brainwashed” by George Harrison

brainwashed: George Harrison: Amazon.es: Música
(Released 2002)

Brainwashed was George’s eleventh and final album. It was released on the 9th of November of 2002, fifteen years after Cloud Nine, his previous album. But Brainwashed was a special album, not just because it was his last but because it brought many aspects of George’s musical history within it. From deeply spiritual songs, new ones, to some going back to the sessions from All Thing’s Must Pass, like “Rockin’ Chair in Hawaii”. Then we have “Any Road” from 1987, “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea” from 1992, and finally, after his passing on the 29th of November 2001, the album was finished by his son Dhani and Jeff Lynne, good friend and fellow member of The Traveling Wilburys.

“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there…”

Brainwashed: la crítica de George Harrison al siglo XXI
(George Harrison, 1943-2001)

In my humble opinion, George Harrison was one of the best songwriters England ever produced. Lead guitar, vocalist and composer for The Beatles and then on his own where his brilliant career, again in my humble opinion, surpassed Lennon’s as well as Macca’s. He learned the craft of songwriting on the road, trying to catch up to the other two lads that played with him, but by Abbey Road he had written the best song by The Beatles! A profound and deep thinker, a great voice as well and a spiritual man who knew who God was and where. I’ve always admired him and always will. Gone too soon…

George Harrison - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre
(George Harrison, 1943-2001)

So, you must take a listen to this album. It is his best since All Things Must Pass for sure. It is an album that confirms George’s position in rock/pop music history as one of the grandest. I hope you share my enthusiasm and also that you let me know what you think of this effort.

(2002)

CHEERS!

Cuáles son las causas de la muerte de George Harrison? - mundo

Un poema para un miércoles de València: “Bailando”

(Foto propiedad de FBC, Omnia Caelum Studios València)

Salgo bailando

de estos círculos de luces,

y me miran el sol y la luna,

me van sonriendo y cantando.

La bailarina de ayer

también hoy la veo bailando,

bajo una lluvia de estrellas…

Me salgo de aquel camino

que tus pies fueron formando,

y me construyo yo el mío,

libre, feliz y bailando…

C.2021, Francisco Bravo Cabrera, 19 de mayo de 2021, València, España