Online on Zoom
my friends, after enjoying two
really magical evenings performing
online concerts for Thanksgiving and
Christmas, Iíve decided to create
another concert for Valentineís Day.
After all, ainít nobody going out to
dinner much these days. So order in!
There is no reason you canít smack
that pizza aloud as I sing the most
intimate of love ballads. Keep the
garlic to a minimum, please. Iím
And while our
tradition always reminds us of
Valentine's Day being about Lovers
and romance, I have long believed
that it can be about sharing all
kinds of love in your life. After
all friends and family, those we
appreciate and wish well, arenít
they are our True Loves also?
the last year of facing so much that
is foreign and difficult, we have
grown as human beings. Deep down, we
are learning to be quieter, kinder,
more thoughtful and forgiving.
Because that is what quiet can give
you, those kinds of revelations. I
will be singing songs from my
earliest records to the current
time. All my songs are love songs
and always have been. Maybe Iím
loving the rain or a blue winged
friend, or a sweetheart or my dad or
mom. Maybe Iím loving nature and
weather, and changing seasons.
Mostly, I am loving Life. And it is
my desire to add to yours a kind of
beauty and sweetness and wonder that
is so much a friend to me.
set the event early on the West
Coast so folks across the country
could more easily view it. Iím
really looking forward to seeing you
and to singing for you and telling
you some stories. I hope to see you
on Valentineís Day, my friends.
~ Michael Tomlinson
On Zoom, people
watch me all different
kinds of ways, from
laptop to desktop to
tablet to phone. Quite a
number of folks put me
on the big screen tv at
my Christmas concert and
there I was playing a
private concert for them
right in their living
room. If you want to
know how to join Zoom,
just type in a search
To Create a Zoom Account"
on youtube. Itís
|I Recommend that you have ear buds or headphones handy because it makes a huge difference in the quality of sound. My voice and guitar are richer and the experience more like Iím right there in person in your living room. Thatís the whole idea, to feel connected, to feel close and to remember that we can share hope together, we can share love and kindness and humor and a sense of wonder. Quite a few people told me later, ďYour concert saved Christmas for me this year! It made me feel like I really did get to celebrate and be with people.Ē Which they did, which we all did.
Youíre going to be
at how intimate it is.
Because while Iíll be
seeing several screens
filled with tiny
pictures of people,
youíll see me in a
larger view, making it
appear as if Iím three
feet from you. Please
text me if there is
anything in my nose.
Donít leave a fella
hanginí in the breeze