Mike Meier Music
So you think a lawyer and a social worker in Virginia cannot play music? This CD came into being in the spur of the moment. Rosalinda (formerly social worker in Virginia) and I (attorney in the Washington, DC area) performed in the Washington, D.C. area in the 1990s under the name “LaPeña.”* In 1993, we recorded and released music on cassette tape (yes, that was still common in those days). I paid for the production with my credit card during my final exams at Georgetown University Law Cener. In the ensuing years, we never got around to recording more, something always got in the way. The years passed. Then Rosalinda received notice that she only had a few weeks to live. I was with her at that appointment, and took her to a restaurant thereafter so that we could talk. As the waitress rattled down the special “low fat” and “healthy” choices on the menu, Rosalinda said “thank you, but that health food thing hasn’t really worked for me.” As soon as I got home, I called the recording studio and reserved two days. So, with very little preparation and forethought, we walked in and recorded what became this CD. It may not have captured Rosalinda at her best, but it sure captured her spirit. – Mike Meier
You can purchase the music here: http://www.amazon.com/Lapena-Mike-Meier/dp/B00QBLV2V8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417546141&sr=8-1&keywords=lape%C3%B1a.
Or http://mikemeier.kicktone.com/mpxwk/lapena. It is also available on CD Baby at www.cdbaby.com/cd/mikemeier3.
Read the press releases about the music CD: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/12/prweb12367453.htm, and http://www.prlog.org/12376523-washington-dc-musicians-mike-meier-and-rosalinda-bird-release-lapea-music-cd.html.
*Spanish for circle or group. Used for groups of artists who meet regularly, like for example the group of artists who met at the famous Café Tortoni in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Here you can listen to the first song on the CD:
Finally, it is done. It took me two years to finish this CD. The basic tracks were recorded in July 2012. It was just Rosalinda and myself in the studio for two days. I continued after Rosalinda moved on to a better place and added Jon on the bass and Alejandro on the drums. This is the final result. It is the legacy of Rosalinda. - Mike Meier, September 2014.
Music CD of ROsalinda Bird (flute) and Mike Meier (Guitar).