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a new Collection of Recorded Songs has been long overdue! and now that i've realized Eureka!!!!! i am the one that makes the things i want to happen happen.... i'm going to make it happen! again. simple. done. i decided against "songs for strangely"....(though a fairly phenomenal collection of songs that is! too many tho.....too many ;) and decided instead on "austin skyline," which will be (most of) the songs i've written since arriving in austin a few months ago. man is this place good for that! they're still coming, and recently in collaborative form with a few amazingly talented individuals.... and last night i really pushed new borders by not only writing a song in bar chords that i was able to properly identify (it's never too late to learn.....i will be the first to say) but being both delighted and distraught to find A# to be the last piece of the puzzle. delighted that i found it, yet distraught over it trumping the Dreaded B as the Worst Chord Ever! little did i know...... and little do i still know, of this i am certain.
i have decided to record and upload one new song a day for the next week. i've been struggling with the recording thing lately...it's a magnifying glass, you know? bringing out every little wrinkle and flaw and all the frustrations that go with it.....but i do want to be able to record my babies at home in my jammies :) so what is there to do but keep doing what we love and keep working towards where we would like it to take us. all we can do is our best :)
the song of the day will be at the top of the list! any feedback will be greatly appreciated!
blessings, and keep doing what you do :)
so the other day i took a few moments to sit down and write out the thoughts that i actually have about myself and my music (not just the positive ones that i try to drill in every day!) just to see what was really going on in there.... and was pretty amazed at what came out. i don't think anyone would believe it! i'm sure we all have our own demons to battle, but man oh man! and i do claim to really truly love myself.....so....what the %#$&?! i sent the list to my mama and we spent an hour on the phone going over each thing i wrote and she insisted i take notes on why i was full of you-know-what (she used the real word ;) it was an eye opener for sure and i am sad to think of how poorly i have supported an awesome, strong, creative young woman. 'cause really it shouldn't matter if it's me or someone else; unconditional love shouldn't stop when it comes to ourselves. SO. that being said i have vowed to treat myself much better and stop treating my "ego" like the big bad wolf whose sole mission is to torment me (and win!). it's not separate; it's just me. and i must've made some sort of peace because last night i slept the night through for the first time in as long as i can remember.
here's to loving ourselves!!!! :)
in the spirit of thanksgiving, and super awesome new beginnings, i'm going to take some time tomorrow to make a list of my ten favorite things :) i do know that new songs and thrift stores are going to be on it...and i actually love creative cooking from leftovers in the frigde, it's up there.