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Casia "Master of Collaboration" / Blog

Let's Get Yolande To Hollywood

HELP GET YOLANDE TO HOLLYWOOD!! Hi All, a good collaborator and friend of mine, Yolande Strauss, is in the second round of "Avon Voices" Talent Competition. She's from South Africa and was selected out of 6,000 contestants from 62 countries. This next round involves on-line voting until mid May as well as judges. PLEASE - let's get her to Hollywood and see what comes of it. Just go to Avon voices, register and vote. Here is the link to her page there. Please be patient, their website is VERY slow unfortunately. You are allowed up to 75 votes so if you want to give them all to her, go for it LOL LOL!: http://www.avonvoices.com/en2/watch/efef7d773dce8235f570f2d0a05f6abc Yolande has just released a single on CDbaby TODAY, check it out "I Can't Wait" http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/yolandestrauss Cheers and Happy Easter (I'm just eating a chocolate egg - yummy!)

Valentine's Album

I am currently working on an album of love songs called "idream" with Raul Rodgiquez Jr. and Eddie Holmes and some wonderful collaborators from the virtual studio of Kompoz. Daniel Bozhich Scott W Igor Girencho If you get a chance, pop over and listen to some of our soon to be released tunes "sneak peak": http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=10087365 Cheers ... Casia :)

New Christmas Album Available - WOO HOO!

Hi Everyone: I'm pleased to finally let you know that "A NOT Ordinary Christmas" is now available to purchase from our Reverbnation Store in CD Format. WooHoo! It seems a long time coming but I'm very excited. It will also be available soon in select CD Warehouse stores and others which I'll keep you posted on. If you want the downloadable album or ringtones you can buy from Reverbnation as well. It will be available within a few weeks in 38 on-lines stores around the world. You can buy from this link TODAY: http://www.reverbnation.com/anotordinarychristmas For those who missed my original story about this album, My on-line collaborators and I started this project in mid June so it's taken us five months to fully complete this album through the two on-line studios of Kompoz and MusiciansCollaboration. The album consists of 12 original songs written by me and includes 38 musicians, singers, arrangers, producers and mixers from ten countries: Canada, USA, Sweden, Belgium, Scotland, England, Germany, France, Italy, and South Africa. Each song is like opening a present as you don't know exactly what you'll find. We've got a whole range of genres and a great fusion of them as well. And, none of us have ever met face to face. We've been getting really good reviews so far and for those who have heard it, one of their favorites things to figure out is to try and guess what country each of the players comes from based on their vocal accent or their influences. Can you guess what country the sultry jazzy vocals come from or the Europop riffs or the wacky sideways view of life. For those who want to learn a little bit more about me, you can listen to my latest interview on "Indie On Air" at this link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/indieonair/2010/11/12/indie-on-air-casia Take care. I hope you like our album enough to buy it and give it a try. I'm sure you won't be disappointed. SEASONS GREETINGS AND ALL THAT ......Casia xx

Highways of Heroes (Remember Our Solders Nov 11th)

“Highway Of Heroes” – Canada’s Patriotic Highway …runs from the Canadian Forces Base in Trenton to Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is often lined with veterans and civilians waving flags as the bodies of Canadian Soldiers killed in Afghanistan make their way home during repatriation…a haunting and emotional journey that will bring you to tears. Thanks to all my international friends and collaborators for thinking of us during Rememberance Day on November 11th. This song is currently in the mix and NOT finished but I wanted to share it with you anyways: http://www.indiemusicworks.com/casia HIGHWAY OF HEROES Casia – Lyrics (Ottawa, Canada) Vocals – Steve McAndrew (Ireland) Music – Juhani Nahkala (Sweden) (Intro) I close my eyes As I face the storm The truth of war Is we never learn As I go gently into this night I wonder will my soul survive (Chorus) I’m just a toy soldier On a road of tears Too young to die Too young to say good-bye On this Highway of Heroes (V1) The blood felt too warm As it ran from my veins As I thought of you It made me call out your name The storm rattled on With sky turning white You were my angel With the brightest of eyes Now I’m not a man Who is made out of wood So when I break You know I’m gone for good If I could change Where all the graves lie They’d be in paradise At the throw of a dice (Chorus) I’m just a toy soldier On a road of tears Too young to die Too young to say good-bye On this Highway of Heroes Highway of Heroes Solo (Outro – Pending – to be added) I need to know what I’ve died for What have I cried for Was everything I did worthwhile To end up on this heroes mile (Chorus) I’m just a toy soldier On a road of tears Too young to die I’m just a toy soldier On a road of tears Too young to die I’m just too young to say good-bye On this highway of heroes Just a …Highway of Heroes Just a …Highway of Heroes Just a …Highway of Heroes

"A NOT Ordinary Christmas" Album

Let me tell you, the last four months have been crazy trying to get this new album out on time. We've run into several snags as anyone who has ever put together an album knows. But, I am pleased to say we did it. Four months, 37 musicians, 10 countries, 45+ minutes of new original Christmas songs all done on-line across the world with wonderful artists. Now, that's something we're all proud of and even prouder to present this album to you for purchase through Reverbnation and the on-line stores in time for Christmas. If you like a variety of music, you will certainly like this album. Take a test drive and listen to some of our tunes and let us know what you think. All feed is welcome, we can only improve by your input. It will be available any day now...stay tuned: http://www.reverbnation.com/anotordinarychristmas Thanks to a variety of on-line studios and websites such as this one. I could not have done it without the wonderful talent that I've met here. Have a great day....Casia (Exeuctive Producer) xx oo

A NOT Ordinary Christmas

For the last sixty days, 40 of some of the most talented indie artists (musicians, singers, lyricists, song-writers and mixers) from around the world have quietly and secretly gathered together to produce “A NOT Ordinary Christmas” album. Just entering the mastering stage, their soundmixer informs me this album will be ready for distribution in late September, early October for this year’s rush of Christmas song fanatics. Every year 1,000 of Christmas song lovers are on the search for the best of the best in Christmas songs always looking for something new to satisfy their urge to get into the spirit. With this in mind, this group of artists put their thinking caps on and let the creative juices flow, coming up with a smorgasbord of over sixty minutes of original music and lyrics to satisfy even the pickiest of audiences. You are sure to find something on this album to make you smile, tap along and even make you feel a little bit guilty this season to reach into your pockets to support children in need around the world. “It’s been a bit odd writing and playing Christmas songs all summer, but it’s been a blast hanging out with artists I had never met or worked with before. I’d do it again in a Christmas minute” an anonymous musician. I promised I wouldn’t give away their hiding spot quite yet or the artists involved but if you see a bunch of musicians lurking around singing Christmas songs you’ve never heard before…you’ve probably found them. I will give you a hint that they come from Germany, Italy, Scotland, England, France, South Africa, Australia, Canada, USA, Belgium and Sweden. So not only is this album full of new songs you’ve never heard of before, imagine the influences each of these artists from different countries brings to the table, so to speak…yummy! Stay tuned … I’ll keep you posted on what’s happening. If you do find them, tell them I said “hi” and maybe you’ll get a free album. Well, they said, I could give away five free albums anyways. A portion of the proceeds will be going to a children’s charity so we certainly wouldn’t want to take anything away from the children this Christmas, would we. Later….

Carousel

Hi All: I just uploaded my first song in awhile called "Carousel" with my band The Misplaced Texans. This is one of my favorite Misplaced Texans songs. If you have time, I'd really love your comments on this one. It's at the top of my player for now. I have a crazy, fun song ready to download in a couple of days from my band "Stonehinged" it's a really fun, buggy one. I think you'll get a kick out of it...stay tuned Casia xx

What's Your Favorite Festival You've Played At?

Hi All: I'm curious to know what was your absolute favorite festival you played at and why? Was it the audience, the location, you were in great form, the other artists you met, the exposure, the money, the new fans, the sale of albums ... what exactly?

New song "Jambalaya (Mis-Demeanor) - Jazz - Latin Pop

Jambalaya (Mis-Demeanor) Casia - Lyrics Eddie Holmes - Composition Scott W - Lead guitar Raul R - Vocals Rab - Mix (V1) Her name is Miss-Demeanor A dark-haired senorita When I saw those wild eyes I knew I had to meet her (Pre-chorus) She took my heart Tied it to a stake Set me aflame That's no mistake (Chorus) It's a Misdemeanor What you've done to me A misdemeanor When you pulled me from the deep, deep freeze A Misdemeanor Now I'm cooking Mixed into Jambalaya Oh, Miss-demeanor I'm Jamba, Jamba, Jambalaya (Bridge) Just take one bite Take a bite And Baby you'll know You will know I burn from the inside My heart in tow (V2) Just cut up some peppers Throw in oregano Pour on the hot sauce And oh I'm ready to go (Pre-chorus) She took my heart Tied it to a stake Set me aflame That's no mistake (Chorus) Itsa Misdemeanor What you've done to me A misdemeanor When you pulled me from the deep freeze A Misdemeanor Now I'm cooking Mixed into Jambalaya Oh, Miss-demeanor I'm Jamba, Jamba, Jamba, Jambalaya (Bridge) Just take one bite - Take a bite And Baby you'll know - You will know I burn from the inside My heart in tow Oh, what have you done to me Miss-Demeanor Pulled me from the deep freeze Miss-Demeanor Misdemeano, misdemeanor, Oh, oh, oh (Chorus) It's a Misdemeanor What you've done to me - A misdemeanor When you pulled me from the deep freeze - A Misdemeanor Now I'm cooking Mixed into Jambalaya Oh, Miss-demeanor I'm Jamba, Jamba, Jamba, Jambalaya

Uploaded Short little rock tune "Anti-Hero Mr. Zero"

Hi: Check out my latest download. A contemplative tune on what love would be like if I was your anti-hero. Very short, 2.5 minutes. Anti-Hero - Mr. Zero by Casia Anti-Hero, Mr. Zero If we lived in an anti-world Would I be the anti-hero To your Mr. Zero (V1) Our love will be undefined You’d have no panty lines Underneath your clothes We could have unbridled passion In every style and fashion I’d be unaccountable Unbuttoning every inch of your love (Chorus) Anti-Hero, Mr. Zero If we lived in an anti-world Would I be the anti-hero To your Mr. Zero (V2) Would we struggle against the tide On a never-ending ride Sailing over the edge Would you be untouchable Unshapely and unbearable I’d be so unappealing Unconscious from drinking too much beer (Chorus) Anti-Hero, Mr. Zero If we lived in an anti-world Would I be the anti-hero To your Mr. Zero (Bridge) Everything that matters Would be an anti-matter Our love will be annihilated (Outro) If we lived in an anti-world In an anti-world In an anti-world

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