Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

This year seems to be traveling at the speed of sound and incredibly, I still can't get over nature's song and dance.

It feels almost as if it were yesterday when I woke up from a second of sleeping wedged into a back of a truck with the metal of my own car before me looking as if it had been cut open by a can opener. But I survived it and am so blessed to be able to say that I am still here because God kept me. Yet, there is no denying all the wonderful blessings God has provided and I am very grateful.

I subscribe to a blog which delivers articles to my email on a daily basis and I came across a gratitude challenge.  The challenge was to write down three things daily in which we are thankful for and by the end of the year, we should have about a 1000 things on our list.

I had been with writer's block for a while unable to express myself in song. But come across a gratitude challenge and the words unraveled like a petal of a rose in the springtime. The words were down, and then shortly after, the melody and music; a song of thanksgiving inspired by the thankfulness challenge that I came across and thought was very appropriate as we are coming upon Thanksgiving Day.  And here we are,  giving thanks to God,  He is definitely worthy of it. Check it out if you'd like https://soundcloud.com/stephanay-jnote/thankful-rough-mix. The song is called "Thankful"  (A raw and rough draft)!

https://soundcloud.com/stephanay-jnote/thankful-rough-mix

I am definitely thankful that you took the time to check out this post and with even more gratitude to have each and every one of you in my life.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Stephanie Jeannot at 2014 TCS NYC Marathon, Brooklyn NY

with Carl Orlando and Resia
It was a cold day in New York City on November 2nd, 2014, but thank God for the energy to bring warmth to the runners, running in the 2014 TCS NYC Marathon.

While runners were running,  many musical performers were out there with them, providing a taste of rhythm to their foot-to-the-pavement melody.  What a great way to add a little warmth to the 30°  weather runners were experiencing that day! Orlando Enterprise Entertainment was one of those entertainment groups which featured myself as well as artists Resia and Yeshua; thankful to Carl Orlando for the opportunity to share my talents. 

The following is a short medley of  my performance from that day. I'd like to invite you to watch the performance by either clicking on the link here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmOn7ZVPnf4 or by watching the clip that is embedded below.

 



What a blessing to have seen things of this sort, that I hadn't seen before and to have been a part of such an amazing experience. Thank you for checking out my blogpost and for watching the youtube video of my performance. 



Have a wonderful week everybody!

Friday, November 7, 2014

The Art of Being a Musician

I know chords enough to structure and create tracks for a song, but I would not consider myself a keyboardist. But I'm learning to sing and play at the same time, so maybe I will gain that wonderful skill someday. 

I can strum guitar strings and own a guitar but am not a master of that instrument and wouldn't consider myself a guitarist. 

I can hold down a beat but to use the sticks and steady on it, I can't do because I'm not a drummer. 

Today I was asked am I musician. I thought about it and realized, the vocal cords are an instrument; the only instrument hand-made by God. 



Yes, I am a musician. I'm a singer!!! 


Sunday, November 2, 2014

NYC Marathon 2014

Being here at the NYC Marathon leaves me a bit sentimental. I'm here for the first time ever and to see those who truly struggle through their every day life, using everything they have within to make it through the entire stretch of the course is so inspiring. 


I'm amazed by their courage to thrust forward and how strong they really are. God truly is amazing. This is a true example of by any means necessary.

Also a good example are the runners. I am not sure I would be as gutsy as them to come outside in runners gear in 30 degree weather. I myself am wearing a hat, gloves and a scarf but they are out there with practically nothing on and doing it. 


I am happy to not only see these things with my own eyes but also excited to be performing here today at the 2014 NYC Marathon. Singing and music never seemed so right to offer to the runners as some motivation to keep on thrusting forward. Thankful to Carl Orlando and Orlando Enterprise Entertainment for having me here today and for the blessing of this wonderful opportunity.


Today is going to be an amazing day; by any means necessary!!!