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December 2007

To kiss under the mistletoe and not even know it

Mistletoe2In Eastern Europe, the mistletoe plant can be seen on so many bare-branched trees this time of year.  The Christmas tradition of kissing under the mistletoe is of British origin and is mostly known only in English-speaking countries.

But it also occurred to me that Slovaks need no instruction on this matter.  As it is during any time of the year, so many young lovers, with nowhere else to go, meet outside if only to escape prying eyes for the very purpose of sharing a slow kiss in the dark.  So if these lovers happen to find themselves beneath such a tree, they might actually be perfecting a tradition which they know nothing of.

Mark Manney is the founder of “I am” by Infobeing (www.infobeing.com) (mark.manney@infobeing.com).

New songs posted

I'm excited about sharing my three new song demos posted at the top of this weblog.  I think you'll notice that this is an entirely new sound for me; dark, intimate, dramatic, and personal.  I hope you find a way to put on your headphones or plug into some good speakers.  Your computer speakers won't do them justice.  Just sit back and give yourself over to the softness and stillness.

I'm working on a solo album in this vein, but it won't be released for some time.  I'm giving myself time to find perfection, and to find a proper way to reach a wider audience.  But still, I wanted you (those of you I know and those of your I only imagine) to have a listen to what I'm up to.

Let me know what you think.  I hope these songs mean something to you.  Enjoy.

Mark Manney is the founder of “I am” by Infobeing (www.infobeing.com) (mark.manney@infobeing.com).