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The Woodshed Podcast

from the hearing room, lowell, ma.

Ever wonder why Colette never became a nun?

Want to hear an exclusive preview of what her 1940's Traveling Radio Show sounds like?

Host Aaron Tornberg asked the questions and the honest answers simply happened!

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october is inktober (it's all about art!)

inktober auction

new music needs

This October Colette has taken the challenge: One ink drawing a day, based on a changing daily theme. This prompt was BAIT, and Colette chose to lure in some guitar players. Her goal is to auction off her artwork as a means of generating income needed to produce her next album. What's coming next is more hard-core rock and blues (hence the spider!) Sign-up for email updates and free treats. Happy Halloween!

Movie soundtrack inclusion

one little finger 

acted in by over 80 children and adults with disabilities

"I could not be more proud of what this important International film will accomplish. To have words I have written and recorded, in my own voice, included among the many voices of inspiration that will perpetuate the One Little Finger message, in music, is a dream come true." ~ Colette O'Connor

Colette was invited to write her feelings about humanity and individual potential, and then she recorded them for inclusion in the film soundtrack:

Track 23: Voices of the People From Around The World, includes words by:

Julian Lennon, Dave Mason, Alyssa Steinmetz, Von Kopfman, Swathi, Rodney Arbona, Robert Murphy,Heather Caton, Dorothy Burlakowska, Eileen Grubba, Paul Marturano, Mia Kylie, Lori Citro, Liz Abbott, Lili Roquelin, Kathy Sanborn, Jill, Jillmarie Creedon, Jenifer Mahannah, Inka Auhagen, Greg Foley, Eileen Sherman, Deborah Jaffe, Colette O’Connor, Daniela Celella, CharleneThellmann, Bill Caterini, Anne Leighton, Andrea Jennings, Adrian Esposito, May Pang, Sue Shilling, Cindy Paulos, Laurie Ziel

Ability in Disability – Promoting Inclusion & Diversity! 

Over a billion people live with some form of disability. This corresponds to about 15% of the world’s population. People are disabled, not only mentally, physically and emotionally, but by society itself. It is statistically probable that everyone will experience a disability at some point in their life. 

The music is directed by Rupam Sarmah. The soundtrack includes World Folk music of various styles combining with contemporary music and classical music.

Many Grammy and Oscar winning artists collaborated with musicians with disabilities in the making of the soundtrack to support the cause of ability in disability, featuring Quincy Jones, Julian Lennon, Siedah Garrett, Kechi Okwuchi, Sumitra Guha, Kevin Mackie, Stephen Melillo and Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. The song consists of lyrics in various languages Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, English, and healing mantras. Properly composed vibrational music can heal mind, body and soul.

Some of the tracks in this album are used in special-needs school as music therapy which is helping the children with pain relief and depression. We are continuing our research on frequency based vibrational music and artificial intelligence to help dementia patients and children with autism.

Film festival details speak volumes about the many nominations already achieved:

• Oniros Film Awards®, Italy: 4 Nominations 
WINNER: Best Inspirational Film, Best Song – One Little Finger), Aug 2019

‬ This is an incredibly revealing and affirming film that honestly depicts humanity; with great care and focus on what is and what can be! #OneLittleFinger

Next Premiere Date: Northern California Premiere: Oct 20, 2019 (Palladio 16 Cinema, 240 Palladio Pkwy, Folsom, CA 95630)

Singing in support

reviving navy tradition- command performance

The Inaugural Steel Beach BBQ was a veritable delight! All American BBQ, served on the fan-tail of the USS Massachusetts AND Colette linked in entertainment from Hollywood CA.- 1942 Hollywood CA to be exact!

Special Navy Ship to Shore technology helped the audience tune in and hear voices from the past present a LIVE Radio Show that included, The Harry James Orchestra, The Andrew Sisters and plenty of audience participation RADIO DRAMA.

Great fun, with history, for all ages and happens right on the spot where history happened, on the U.S.S. Massachusetts, Battleship Cove, New Bedford, MA. 

Navy history was illustrated, Veterans shared stories. Gary Cooper read the Sports, there was a competition, audience participation Radio Drama...and all good clean family fun.

Best get your tickets early for next year!

You can also book this LIVE RADIO production for your school or event venue. Submit your request via the general contact on the booking page.

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