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Freedom Interview: Vanessa Cuccia (She-Patch)

Today we have a special Valentine edition Freedom interview for you with our good friend Vanessa Cuccia. You may have seen her around in Patch Parables as ShePatch. She generously gave us some of her time to talk about Panic and Anxiety in regards to relationships, intimacy, and creating that special connection that we all really want.

Lets face it, most of us suffer from some fear of intimacy. We fill our heads with “I’m not sure she’ll like me” and “Did he actually mean what he said?” and “What if it ends terribly!”… It’s sometimes hard to remember that most of the things we regret in life are the ones we didn’t have the courage to do.

So we invited Vanessa to talk about intimacy, relationships, and we got a lot more than that. Vanessa is a courageous and inspiring soul, an incredibly talented musician, and speaks about creation from inspiration in all aspects of life.

Oh, and we have some REALLY exciting news! On Wednesday & Thursday, Feb 20th & 21st we are launching the FULL Panic to Freedom online program!

You can check out Vanessa’s Music at
and Chakrubs at

We’re still working very hard this week, and have some more awesome interviews on the editing table, but we wanted to let you know that for the first day only, the 20th, we are going to do something very special.

You can find out more at our new Facebook Event Page!

With Love,

Jorday, Ray & Brian

Music Quest -of learning life and jamming

Music is my gateway into the spiritual realm, and it is for many of us.  Music has been said to be the universal language, and if you’ve ever partook in a really great jam session, you wouldn’t doubt that for a beat.  I had a lot of great jam sessions the past few months, and when it was all flowing, me and the others playing were communicating through the music realm.  This summer was magical for me. I gave in to my intuition, held on tightly to my intentions, accepted my character traits and massaged my way of viewing them so they all were seen as empowering, learned lessons and learned to practice what I learn, and made many pacts to myself. Because music is what brought me to the place where I learned so many of these lessons, my music quest is officially a spirit quest. Continue reading

Music Quest -exit to enter

In my first post I explained how the beginning of Music Quest was about reflecting on what brought me to this point in my life, figuring out why I am devoting my life to being a musician, and releasing works I’ve done to make room for new ones.  Well I am now happy to say that I am exiting that part of my quest, and entering a new one.  With that, here is a track called, “Bring Me Back.”
This track was written for a film project for a company I worked for that hosted themed parties, often Alice in Wonderland themed parties.  I’ve always had a fascination with Alice in Wonderland, anything that involves being immersed in a different world has always intrigued me.  Alice spends her story trying to find her way out of the rabbit hole she fell into, trying to get back to where she came from.  But maybe if she decided that she fell for a reason, to learn something, she wouldn’t fear disappearing into this rabbit hole world. Continue reading

Music Quest – Land Mind

   A couple of weeks ago I received a call from a friend and music producer who had done a remix for my track, “Hold Me Loosely.”  He goes by the name, “DJ Lithium.”  Him and my mother used to work together when she was still active in the music business.  He told me that his friend was producing a documentary called, “Land Mind,”and that he needed more music for the soundtrack.  DJ Lithium said he was already using two tracks of my mother’s, one of which was a collaboration between him and her.  Needless to say, I was very excited to be a part of a project where both me and my mother’s names would be in the credits.
I was put in contact with Jesse David Harris, the producer of the documentary.  He explained to me what he needed, and I set off to work.  I created to tracks for the film, one called, Wendy’s Shadow.  Thanks to a reader who sent me a link to a special program called Audacity, I was able to take both of these tracks and alter the pitch so that “A” would be at 432hz, rather than the concert standard, 440hz.  Here are the tracks – let me know if you can feel it in your hearts! Continue reading

Music Quest -sing the blues

verb: to feel or express worry, discontent
noun: A sequence of bars or ridges on the fingerboard of some stringed musical instruments (such as guitar), used for fixing the positions of the fingers to produce the desired notes


I have this memory of being a young girl playing alone in my bedroom.  But I wasn’t playing with dolls, I was playing pretend, and not that I was a ballerina, but that I was locked in my room and pounding on the door desperately trying to escape.  I sat by the door with tears in my eyes, though I could get up and walk out any time I wanted.  There was no lock on my door as a child, so I drew one in with magic marker. The imaginary lock remained there until puberty when I upgraded to an actual locked door.  I remembered this childhood game only recently as I’ve been contemplating my reasons for being an artist.  Whenever I feel my efforts are in vain I take a step back and really ask myself if I am on this journey because I am compelled to from within – or if it is a game for me, a goal I set in my mind that I’m too stubborn to let go of until I reach it. The question keeps coming up, why art, why make it? Does it really help anyone but myself? Continue reading

Music Quest – The Schoenberg

ShePatch, Vanessa Cuccia

The Schoenberg Method of composing music never gained any real popularity.  When I’ve played this style for my students, their responses are filled with words like scary, sad, weird, and crazy.  Maybe it’s because they are so young that they didn’t have my reaction when I first heard this kind of music, one summer during college. That summer I met a director and musician named Carlo Altomare, who introduced me to this method, also known as the twelve-tone technique. Action Painting – Naoki Iwakawa – Carlo Altomare – Excavation 1C – Theaterlab The twelve-tone technique is also known as the Schoenberg method because it was developed by Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951).  Schoenberg was the first modern composer to embrace ways of developing motifs without resorting to the dominance of a centralized melodic idea.

Hold Me Loosely She-Patch

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