Today in MJJ HIStory
1992 – Michael’s book “Dancing the Dream” was published by Doubleday.
“Dancing the Dream” is one man’s hauntingly beautiful, provocatively personal view of the world around us, and the universe within each of us. Whether his prose and poetry focused on creativity, the people that surrounded him, or the plight of the noble elephant, his observations and concerns all illustrated his belief that trust, love and faith are the foundation stones for a life well lived. Containing Michael’s personal writings and over one hundred glorious photographs, drawings, and paintings from his own collection.
How I make music
People ask me how I make music.
I tell them I just step into it.
It’s like stepping into a river and joining the flow.
Every moment in the river has its song.
So I stay in the moment and listen.
What I hear is never the same.
A walk through the woods brings a light, crackling song:
Leaves rustle in the wind, birds chatter and squirrels scold, twigs crunch underfoot,
and the beat of my heart holds it all together.
When you join the flow, the music is inside and outside, and both are the same.
As long as I can listen to the moment, I’ll always have music.
1993 – Michael pays a visit to a hospital in Washington for several hours, speaks to the children and plays chess with them; Michael also sends a letter and a monetary donation to 8-year-old Mallory Cyr, diagnosed with a rare intestinal disorder.
1997 – Michael attends the 30th anniversary of Phantasialand in Germany before flying to Milano to perform a concert.