11-24-16 A project is being completed on a new series of songs for ChiKids! called The Protection Animals. This is a collection of five songs representing the protection animals for the each of the five directions of taoist cosmology based on the medical chi gong teachings of Master Mantak Chia. The songs are a fusion of ethnic world sounds and modern beats creating a strong imagery of these mythical protectors. Meditative spoken word and lyrics by international Taoist instructor Sarina Stone. Vocal performances by Karen Johnson, Shelly Domke and Quincy Young. Release date is early 2017.
11-1-16 It was a snowy December in 1996 when Distance was recorded at Paisley Park studios. Seems like yesterday. To celebrate the original release, all of the songs are being re-recorded with new interpretations for digital download as a special 20th anniversary edition. Stan is going through and examining each composition and applying fresh introspective performances that only 20 years of life can peal away. Look for it later in 2017 for download.