About Dawn Pemberton

Open hearted and hopeful, blisssed and blessed, thankful and thoughtful. A curious creator, lover, mover and shaker, melody maker who is inspired by adventure, love, sound and shape, colour and dreams, nature and kindness. I savour things that speak to and stir the heart.
3 January 2016

The Laughing Heart

January 3rd, 2016|Inspiration Station, News|

My mission for 2016!

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The Laughing Heart

your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
know them.
take them.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
in you.

— Charles Bukowski

27 December 2015

Sunday Slow Jam Vol.108 – Idle Moments

December 27th, 2015|News, Sunday Slow Jams|

Happy New Year! I hope that you survived the “Christmas Craziness” and had a beautiful time with friends and family. After the holidays begin to wind down, I enjoy taking a few moments to think about what is important, set goals, vision and clean my home from top to bottom as a way to prepare for the coming year. It can seem like quite a challenge at times to carve out the time to do this, but I find it does help me stay clear and positive.

Check out Grant Green’s tune, “Idle Moments” and let it be an invitation to stop just for a little while. This track is so warm sounding. I love how Joe Henderson’s solo magically unfurls like steam from a cup. Gorgeous.

Idle Moments – Grant Green

As 2015 closes I hope that you can take the time to reflect and craft a year that entices you, inspires you and rewards you with grace, beauty and love. I trust that you will stretch out, re-invent, create space and have a few moments to daydream and pass the time by doing nothing. Having a few idle moments in the day helps to punctuate ordinary tasks in a meaningful way. Wishing you all the best this coming year!

Brought to you by Coastal Jazz.

22 December 2015


December 22nd, 2015|News|

Check out this happy, bumpin’ track called “Wonderlove”! Feels like summertime!

It’s a fun new collaboration between LarryKoek & Mike James that I was lucky enough to sing on! Listen here and Crank it!

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