shh...a quickie.. :)
don't get all excited now...it's not what you think...but it's better...i'm releasing my new single soon! ...more info soon! it's a wonderful little piece! anyhow here's a video to get you started with the weekend...my dear friend Leonor Dely and her husband Istvan (drummer with glasses)....have a good one! :)
Hope all of you are being extra lovely!
Well I'm just here to write a quick blog post. I literally just arrived home from practicing a couple of songs alone. I practice 5 times a week on my own. I practiced a new spanish song that is being put into a flamenco buleria...excited!...I practiced another 3 other covers that I'm going to start working with my guitarist Aaron when he gets free again.
Right before I left for the night I decided to take on a song that I started to practice and I stopped because I thought that even if I did my own take on it, it still wouldn't sound right with my voice. So I was a bit depressed about that. But anyhooo, I decided to give it a go tonite....and you know what..i liked where my voice was going!....yes a long a way before performance material but so much happier! I guess I needed to take a break from working on it and play around with different songs and come back to it. Yippee!....
So I've been writing this new song...I think it's tentatively called "Daydream." I've been working on writing a particular style of song for a few weeks now and been very disappointed with what I've come up with but last night a melody came to me right before I left my practice space...and luckily I recorded it and it was beautiful!...at least i think so.. :) it's been playing in my mind non-stop and also on my iphone since i recorded and listened to it all day at work today...and this morning before i left. I 've been thinking of ideas for the song....and even music video ideas!...I know!!...lol....I contacted a fellow singer about a music producer and i think i will contact him to see if he can help my song come to life. it's very simple, bare but i think effective especially when i'll add the extra pieces to it. i'm excited about it too!....there must be something with me getting ready to leave practice and a new inspiration pops up....maybe i'm just relaxed hmmm.....i actually want to release it as a single by the first or 2nd week of september. We'll see! wish me luck on the production side of it! :)
random...i've realized that my inspiration in writing songs has been in the morning when i wake up...isn't that weird? i think an old music teacher said sometimes that is the best time because you are less focused on perfection and your spirit just writes..your mind is not fully there so it's almost like a stream of consciousness....your fully there to judge or question w.i wish i could write every morning but i can't..i just started a new exercise program and i have to do it the morning.... :(
So anyhow, after my happiness of the last song at practice tonite...it got me more excited with preparing for 2/12/12!... it's coming soon...so i've got lots of work to do!
Oh I did a photoshoot last Saturday for promo pics!...Love them! Hope to show them soon! :)
Ok i know i said it was going to be quick....
The video below is an amazing band...called Cello Fury...made up of 3 classically trained cellist and a rock drummer. LOVE THEM!!.. Check them out! The picture on top is from their website! I would so so so sooo love to work with them!! :)
2 weeks later after the show! I know i should have wrote a little piece awhile ago but i just got caught up...sorry :(
Well the show was awesome! Met some great folks, performers, new fans and such! I can only go up from here. I have lots to work on and to improve on before my big show 2/12/12. Yep! I like me and the band are working from and loving where we will go. I'm still developing my sound, my look, my everything. It was nerve wrecking to perform and stressful but I think I did ok. :) The band was awesome!.. My guitarist Aaron, percussionist Malarie, and keyboardist Albert.
I'll be performing again Sunday August 21, 2011. Not sure what I'll be performing, song selection wise. Gotta work on new material...hopefully I'll finalize the list this week. There is so much on my plate and would love some help! :)
Anyhow, here is a picture of me and the band rehearsing before the performance. Yep that's me in the corner with the big hair and "eye"... :)
P.S. Leaving you with a video with one of my favorite performers out there...Nikka Costa.....just pure awesomeness...need to challenge some of her energy... :)
....a dreamer falling into the sky...