Tribute to Marvin...

On my new album I wrote a song for my dog Marvin called THE KINDLY BEAST. When Marvin was put to sleep in June, I wrote lyrics for him, AND another song to go with it. Unfortunately.. I can't sing it because EVERY FREAKN time I try, I end up crying my eyes out... so here are the lyrics... I will share the music later. LAST DRIVE -  Kori Linae Carothers © 2015

Its my last drive, I know she's sad... but my body's in pain...

Her eyes are filled with tears, I know I gave all I can.

She took care of me, when I needed her They all love me too. I will miss them so..

My tail is tired, I can't stand right Its hard for me to breathe.

I try to walk, she picks me up, Holds me and tells me she can let me go...

I feel her arms holding me tight, I feel her tears drop on my fur...

Its his last drive, the wind is blowing through his fur.. Such a sunny day in a surreal way.

I look into his big brown eyes, my tears flow. I hold him 'till I know he's gone, my voice so quiet.. and I whisper -

Last drive, I love you pup, you rescued me, when I rescued you....

Marvin

Kori Carothers

Kori Linae Carothers, 27758 Santa Margarita Parkway #407 , Mission Viejo, CA 92691

A musician's path to her/his muse is sometimes an easy one. Other times, it is filled with potential pitfalls or unexpected obstacles. Kori Linae Carothers faced just that when, during a kindergarten health screening at the age of 5, it was discovered she was deaf in her left ear. Her young peers found out and the teasing began. In addition, throughout elementary and high school, Kori was constantly told she would never become a musician. Undeterred, she kept learning and practicing, never surrendering her dream. Despite these discouragements, Carothers was passionate about her calling and now, years later, she is an acclaimed pianist and keyboard player with four albums to her credit. Clearly, she is an example of a person following her muse with courage, humor, and determination. - Bill Binkelman