By Carolyn Lee Jones

I had something else planned for August’s blog but this hit me instead so here goes.                     LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED…The Beatles seemed to echo this sentiment and in today’s crazy world I think it’s true now more than ever.  Love for one another regardless of our race, color, creed, political opinions, body size, hair color, religion, economic status or whatever, we need to seek love and see the goodness in people.  I’m not one to blast my opinions on social media , it’s just not me, but I attempt to live my life seeing the good in all things.  Yes, I am a blue skies kind of gal, optimistic in every sense of the word.  So I felt like sharing this little piece LOVE and good word with you and for you …here.  

Okay…so what’s all of this COUNTING TO TEN BUSINESS you say?  To catch yourself up, feel free to read my other blogs 1 through 7  but here it is if you haven’t read this already!   TEN is October when I’ll celebrate 10 YEARS as a full time vocalist and …October is my birthday as well!  There will be a big evening celebration on Oct 27th at The Kitchen Cafe  “After Dark “ with my Fresh Vintage quintet when we will have a night of fun, food, laughter and music.  I’ll also be there on September 7th to kick off  COUNTING TO TEN – Nine!  If you’re so inclined show me some LOVE and join me then as well!  

I’ve been working on a few projects that I’ve loved doing and are really coming together. LOVE LOVE LOVE… it has been a common theme and emotion since the beginning of time and runs rampant through music.  Heart wrenching love, child like love, blissful love, requited love, innocent love and on and on and on.  I love singing about LOVE and am going in to the studio in a few weeks to record a couple of songs about foolish love and wonderful love.  Stay tuned for more about this…when we get to October and   COUNTING TO TEN…Ten!   There will be a special treat for you at the October show!

To close,  here are some lyrics about love…You’ve got to get up every morning with a smile on your face and show the world all the love in your heart, then people gonna treat ya better ….       TILL NEXT TIME    CJ