Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Yanni and The Night Sky

As part of our Close To Home event, we'd like to share some ideas with you about how we spend time together as a couple and as a family near our home.

One of our favorite things to do when it's warm enough outside is to get a roaring fire going in our fire pit, break out the camp chairs and lean back to enjoy the night sky.  It's certainly nothing fancy because we have just your basic backyard and your basic decorative fire pit purchased from Target with run-of-the-mill basic camp chairs.  However, the time we spend relaxing together is anything but basic.  And the best part is, anyone can enjoy time like this for a budget of practically nothing.

Our relaxing night sky-watching time is not complete without some relaxing music as well.  Ok, sometimes we roast hot dogs and marshmallows too!  Mostly we enjoy listening to the local jazz station but I think I have found some new music to shake things up a little.

Yanni's new album Truth of Touch is a little bit of jazz, a little bit of rhythm, mostly instrumental, a lot of new age, and a big mixture of sounds and textures.  This is perfect music to enjoy while watching for falling stars and far off planets. 

Yanni is also touring the US and Canada this year so you can enjoy his sounds in person.  Some dates and cities are already sold out, so jump on this if you'd like to see him in concert.  Learn more at!

I received a complimentary download of Yanni's album Truth of Touch as a member of One2One Network for purposes of facilitating a review.  I have received no other form of compensation for parts of this article.