Kindness

In the last few years there has been a profound awakening in my life due to some deep emotional seismic shifts. Details are not terribly important.What I would consider run of the mill catastrophes. What landed at my feet and in my heart was the kindness that was shown to me and my kids during that time.My village of family and extended family helped me organize my mind and my life and it was overwhelming.Seeing a houseful of people packing up my stuff alongside me to move one afternoon and those too fragile to do heavy [...]

June 7th, 2015|Categories: Journal|

If Time Was God

I've been thinking about this for a while now. The only element in life, consistent and impartial, is time – and, more specifically, the passing of time. And, though time and its subdivisions - days,months, years - may have originally been a way to understand the change and passing of seasons, it remains a constant presence in every second of everyone's life, always. Holy books and their reflected religious codified creeds, on the other hand, state how to live with grand rewards or awful consequences, depending upon personal choices in- or out-of-line with their core concepts. [...]

May 26th, 2015|Categories: Journal|

Procrastination

I have achieved a level of mastery in a particular talent. Indeed, I could be called “sensai” or even“guru” due to the depth and breadth of my amazing gift. It's not singing or songwriting, upon which I've built a sturdy and enduring career. This is a peculiar talent that precedes the expression of all others ... procrastination. I have been refining it for decades now. It comes ever so naturally to me. Unless there is a national, natural or family crisis that must be attended to, my ability to achieve mind-numbing procrastination is, I do believe, [...]

May 15th, 2015|Categories: Journal|

Melissa on Home & Family

Watch Home & Family on Hallmark Channel USA on Monday feb 16 to see me perform my new single, "Feelin' for You" (it repeats on Tuesday feb 17) and chat with co-hosts Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare. Be sure to catch the show Home & Family weekdays 10/9c on Hallmark Channel USA!

February 20th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Melissa on Tavis Smiley Tonight

Don't miss Melissa on Tavis Smiley on PBS on february 19. The legendary singer-songwriter discusses her highly anticipated new album, “You Gotta Love the Life.” Tavis Smiley show is a unique hybrid of news, issues and entertainment, featuring interviews with politicians, entertainers, athletes, authors and other newsmakers. Tavis Smiley was named to TIME‘s list of 100 “Most Influential People in the World.” More information on pbs.org

February 19th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

A Night at the Grammy Museum

In her premiere appearance at the Grammy Museum for its program “The Drop”, which highlights newly recorded releases on the distribution date, Melissa Manchester talked about her campaign to make an independent record, over 40 years in music and her artistic philosophy. Then, she took the stage and performed several songs. This was an intense, insightful interview with the Grammy Foundation’s Scott Goldman. The sold-out audience at LA Live’s Grammy Museum, filled with musicians, record industry veterans, museum donors and those her daughter Hannah dubbed “fanchesters”, were held by every moment. Afterwards, the Grammy winner signed [...]

February 2nd, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |