A few weeks ago, I jumped over an
bonfire (aka LOTS of candles) to welcome in Spring with some friends.
A la Persian tradition, we silently thought of something negative we wanted
to leave behind and something positive we wanted to jump toward and we held sparklers
in our hands (not-so-traditional) and leapt toward renewel. Oviously, something
went amiss with this weather...
The March/April edition of the “Floor
songs is brought to you by my love of Little Dragon. The original
version of this song sends me over the moon. I had the pleasure of working
with D.J. Kyriakides at Cue Studios on the studio version and videographer Zambia
again on the live version (this time splicing in some ridiculous slow motion head
banging). Many many thanks to both for the creativity, laughs and DIY attitude that
I love so much. So without further adieu, I give you my interpretation…
by Little Dragon
Download the studio version for
free (or pay-what-you-want) at http://margotmacdonald.bandcamp.com
For this year’s “Floor
Sessions" cover challenge,
I’ve embarked on a recording collaboration project: pairing each of the live
videos with a properly recorded studio version of the song to give away as a free
download: low pressure and mainly for the fun of it :) Though many of them are set
up already, if you feel inspired to pursue a recording or video collaboration with
me, please send your info and some examples of work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Friday, April 5 (tonight), I’ll be at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC!
I'm heading to town for a private event and decided
last minute to play this late show. Hang outs at midnight and hitting the stage
at 1AM (just me and my trusty loop pedal this time). I realize this is slightly
ridiculous but hey, TGIF. Also, tis free. If you feel so inclined, stop by to hear
some tunes or join me for a drink before or after my set. Rockwood is on the Lower
East Side, less than a block from the 2nd Ave (F train) subway. More details at
This Sunday, April 7, I’ll be at the National Cherry Blossom Festival
in DC near the Jefferson Memorial on the Tidal Basin. I plan to serenade
the flower gods and goddesses (fo free) from 12pm-12:30. The weather forecast you
ask? 70 degrees and sunny, and right in the middle of the blossoms’ Peak Bloom.
To say I’m excited would be a vast understatement. You can find more info
and Cherry Blossom performance schedules at bit.ly/17bGynn
Friday, April 12, I'll be playing
a short set at IOTA
Club & Cafe in Arlington, VA as part of a locals' night. Details
have yet to be ironed out so check back at bit.ly/ZqES5K
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Finally, I’d like to give one more thank you to the Washington
Area Music Association for honoring me with the 2012
Artist of the Year award. I can’t say how grateful
I am for their continued love and support.