An original song by Greg Stanley and Shanna O'Brien.
My meteorite-hunting partner, Greg Stanley, has always had an affection for achondrites. He even admitted as much on the Meteorite-List back in 2010 July 1st, when asked, "What types of meteorites do you collect?" he wrote, "I favor Achondrites, the more exotic the better - - - I favor Mars over Lunars."
Even after a successful day of recovering chondrites, as we would sit around the campfire, he would always bring the discussion back around to "achondrites". He would usually start by asking a question, like "What with all of the chondrites found on dry-lakes, why haven't we found more achondrites?", then eventually he would get to the part where he would describe in detail how ecstatic he would be "when he finally finds an achondrite". Not stopping there, he would go on to state, "If I am going to dream, I may as well dream big. So, make that, When I Finally Find a Mars Meteorite!" (Remember, he favors Mars over Lunars.) Even though he would say that words couldn't convey how he would feel, Greg was never at a loss for words when he would talk about that fabulous day when he "finds that Mars meteorite".
But life has a way of getting in the way of our passions, and although some rough times kept Greg from his meteorite-hunts in the desert, he turned to his other passion, his art. And although too many years have gone by since we last searched together for meteorites, we still maintain contact through on-line social networks. This has given us an opportunity to watch him develop his craft in painting and poetry, and other writings. Greg even found the words to "convey how he would feel" by writing a poem about finding a Mars meteorite. It was through the pursuit of his artistic passions that he eventually crossed paths with his soul-mate, Shanna O'Brien.
Shanna is an artist, as well, but of importance here, she is also a recording artist, and at the time she met Greg, she was a long-standing solo artist. Long story short (which is better described in her own words, below), an artistic and music collaboration was formed, which resulted in the creation of WATERFALL. And one of the first creations that was born from this duo is the song "Falling Star", which melds Shanna's musical styling's with Greg's lyrical poem about finding a Mars meteorite. And although Greg may not have (yet) found his Mars meteorite, I feel that he and Shanna have found something even more precious. "Waterfall".
Without any further adieu, here is the YouTube link to "Falling Star" by Waterfall.
Bio for Shanna O’Brien and Greg Stanley aka “Waterfall”
There is a new duo in town named Waterfall, made up of singer/songwriter Shanna O’Brien and percussionist, Greg Stanley.
Shanna started her career in the late 70’s, playing original songs on her beloved Martin guitar in the hip clubs of Marin County. She soon recorded with many of Bay Area’s top musicians, opened for the rock group Journey, and eventually had her own show at the MGM Grand in Reno. After life-changing events took her away from the stage for several years, Shanna returned to her love of songwriting, performing, singing from her heart and accompanying herself on guitar. She eventually recorded two albums of her original music which can be found on CD Baby. Three years ago she retired from the LA scene and brought her musical passion to Bakersfield where she met her partner, Greg Stanley.
Greg, a poet/artist/painter, always aspired to be a percussionist too! One evening he was “keeping time,” tapping on the coffee table with his fingers while Shanna played a new song for him and WATERFALL was born. Greg soon picked up a Djembe drum and has been adding noise makers to his rig ever since. Together Shanna and Greg have been bringing WATERFALL’S original sound to many appreciative Bakersfield audiences for over a year and will continue to share their love of music as long as the Muse allows!
End of WATERFALL bio.
I found listening to WATERFALL's music to be very relaxing. I feel the positive energy that is produced through the collaboration of Shanna and Greg's music. I figured that writing about this would be a break from current events, and would be a simple "Thank you for sharing" that I could also share this with my readers. I hope those that listen to "Falling Stars" will be as inspired as I was to hear captured in a song the thrill of finding a newly fallen meteorite -- FROM MARS!
End of My "review".
If there are any updates to this story, they will appear HERE!
This article has been highly abbreviated in time for it to be included in this January 2019 publication of Meteorite-Times Magazine.
 Link to list of classified meteorites submitted to Meteoritical Society by Greg Stanley
 Photographs -- by Greg Stanley referenced in the Meteoritical Bulletin Database
 Biography -- by Greg Stanley as a post on the Meteorite-List replying to the question, "What got you into meteorites?"
"Falling Star", is the compelling song about a meteorite from Mars that fell to Earth, from the new Bakerfield, California group known as, Waterfall.
Other CDs by Shanna O'Brien:
Focus On the Light -- by Shanna O'Brien
© Copyright - Shanna O'Brien / Shanna O'Brien (888295347884)
Music and lyrics that capture emotion and feelings people can relate too.
Genre: Pop: California Pop
Release Date: 2015.
Timeless -- by Shanna O'Brien
© Copyright - Shanna O'Brien / Shanna (807207040729)
Soothing vocals, moving lyrics, Americana and soft rock that leaves you inspired and wanting to hear more.
If you have any questions as to how to get more information about WaterFall, then please contact Shanna O'Brien at: www.facebook.com/shannasongbird
My previous Bob’s Findings can be found *HERE*