We've been asking neighbor Nandi Plunkett, a Mount Greylock Regional High School junior, for several months when her CD collection of original songs would be available and two weeks ago the word finally came back from her mother, Amber: "It's ready." So we asked, could we have permission to take one complete song from the CD, rip it as an MP3, and put it on this blog so everyone could hear Nandi's work? "Sure," came the answer. You can also hear 10 or 15 seconds of all 13 songs at Nandi's website. Meantime, The Berkshire Eagle has written a profile of Nandi, who goes by the performance name, "Ananda Rose, singer/songwriter". There was also a story in the North Adams Transcript about her Jan. 28 launch party. There are 13 songs on the CD and you can order a copy via the Ananda Rose website of Carmen Productions, Leesburg, VA, 1-800-593-1331, or email -- or from Toonerville Trolley records in Williamstown.
CLICK TO DOWNLOAD AND LISTEN TO: Moon Rising (3:27)