Hello CH Caravan-Istas.
What a simply wonderful year 2011 has been for Corey Hart. I never imagined I would have had the opportunity of reconnecting with my true fans after so many rivers traveled under bridge without nary a glimpse or sound from me. I was certain most of you would of stopped caring or listening to ´ch songs´ – completely understandable given my decade absence from the spotlight. But I was quite happily mistaken.
What we experience in our youth are priceless memories which die hard. None of us let them go easily & why the hell should we. I am a teenager again reborn when I hear “Shadow Dancing” by Andy Gibb or jam up The Knack’s “My Sharona” recalling when I first drove a car, blasting this tune on the radio with best buddy cousin David in South Florida.
These days of individual discovery for better or for worse marked us, shaping who we are today. I read an article posted on FB about Mr. Ricky Bartalini who commented after watching me perform live in Oakland, California back in´84 how it ‘changed his life’ guiding him into the successful music promotor entrepreneur he has become today. Well done Rick.
The generosity of spirit, appreciation & even the cryptic witty humour I receive from some of your letters on FB & Gmail really brighten my week.
Show Biz is without doubt a rough jungle to navigate filled with quicksand pits & bullshitters ready to sell ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’. There was a period in the early 90′s when my musical spirits were disillusioned. I felt rejected -bewildered how it was possible that my rock star house of cards came tumbling down so effortlessly.
Besotted with both the mythology and the utter disposability of pop music I naively believed in my longevity. My musical eternity solidified through the songs I had written. Tracks like “Diamond Cowboy”, “Bang!”, or even “Chase The Sun” speak to this theme from those years. Now in retrospect I don’t believe I was so naive after all.
Today like a surreal dream when you post a clip of me from the 80′s on FB, I am reminded of the shy, spiky haired singer-songwriter from Montreal who dreamed large with “Everything In My Heart”.
So many of these TV performances from Germany, Italy, Spain or Japan I had never seen before. An instant CH museum of footage. Thanks!
We shall step forward in 2012 with new adventures enjoyed and surely unforeseen challenges to overcome. I will do my utmost to keep up the Friday Posts on FB. They are a blast.
I am planning to record several duets with my new dear friend AM. Ah, you undercover sleuths already figured this out. Clever bunch. I am honoured to share music with Alannah Myles. She is a Canadian treasure. I know the songs will be magical.
I hope you enjoy the new old music demos, Q&A 2 interview from Dante, River and Rain.
2011 has championed incredible movement in all parts of the globe. The Arab Spring clearly demonstrates the power people possess when galvanized in united, common good.
The universe encompasses enormous space but miraculously through the wonders of technology we can now reach each other like never before. I sing a song from my bedroom balcony in Spain & presto it´s flying, free soaring like an eagle messenger into your homes from Singapore 2 Seattle.
I hope you can check out Marie Christine´s CD “Walk in Beauty”. If you haven´t had the chance yet it will make a superb Christmas gift. “Silence” will be released in Canada late January. If we can make some noise with this single it will open the door to USA and beyond. MC deserves it. The whole team does.
In closing, my musical heart is very committed towards making ’30 Years of Music’ CBC TV special in 2013 a reality. For me, it marks a true milestone with emotional significance. Julie and the 4 children remain my oxygen in life but we are all eager to share together for this festive occasion. Let’s just see where the journey leads us my reunited caravan of friends. Peace. Happy New Year 2012.
one love, corey hart
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