Does anyone else out there play both "serious" music and comedy music? If you did, would you combine them in your sets, or assign them to completely different acts? I go back and forth on this.
1. I just recorded a comedy EP under the name Purdy Holsom. I'm getting it mixed and mastered in the next few weeks, so keep an eye out for new tracks, if ya like the funny stuff. 2. I'm posting videos of my performance at MotorCo ASAP. 3. My friend wants me to do a rap album. 4. I ate a hamburger at the state fair today that was possibly fried cardboard. 5. there's a facebook up for the funny stuff: www.facebook.com/purdyholsom and a twitter: @purdyholsom.
What have YOU been up to? :)
It's worth saying again--the incredible Emily Musolino lent her vox and studio magic to this new song. Check her out, yo!
Hello friends and fellow musicians!
Well, I'm a college grad now. What have I been doing with my free time? Writing songs, writing poetry, seeing old friends and going for long walks. I'm also searching for a big girl day job to support this music habit of mine, so if you've noticed some of the humorous stuff going underground for a bit, that's why. As I continue to write, practice and enjoy the sunshine, I'm also gearing up to be a part of GirlsRock! NC and submitting to the Mid Atlantic Song Contest. Wish me luck. The EP is coming out as soon as my studio guy gets back into town to give me the mix stems. Stay tuned!
Yes. On May 11th I will receive a college degree. Then I can be done with this six classes and two jobs nonsense and focus on music.
How did I start 2013? Well, I had the flu and had to cancel a couple of gigs because I lost my voice. The upside of this is that things can only go up from here. I just started my last semester of college with a whopping six class load (in addition to working 30 hours/week), but I'm eagerly counting down the days until my May graduation. Ah, the days after college, when I can devote hours and hours to just playing music...In other music news, I've been working on a collaboration with electronic artist Blizzard, who is Canada's #1 artist on ReverbNation. I've put down both guitar tracks and a rap, so stay tuned! I've taken a few guitar/voice lessons with former Berklee instructor Anthony Michael "Tru" Peterson. His voice feedback so far: "That. Hurt. Me." He keeps it real! :-D The Rickety Crickets let me sit in on mandolin and acoustic bass last night. Check 'em out: www.reverbnation.com/thericketycrickets
How is YOUR year starting out?
I've been #4 on the Other charts for Durham, NC for a while now. All of the artists in front of me are nationally touring groups, so a HUGE thanks to everyone who took the time to listen! ******************************************* On an entirely separate note, what's up with ReverbNation artists using obviously generic lines on each other, like: "nice sound and music," "love your style" "great songs." C'mon, people!
I forgot to mention on here that I was filling in on bass last night for the amazing band The Hell No. I played a show with them last night at the Lincoln Theater in Raleigh and am really honored to have been a part of that. Last week, I opened a house show for Play/Start and Noon:30, which was a blast. Huge thanks to everyone who has come out and supported me at these shows. It means a lot!
It's a love/hate relationship.
In other news, I found an old music video that I'm in the process of editing and uploading.
Oh, and then there's that album. Well, I've decided it's more important to have a really good album than one that comes out by a certain date, so it'll be a few more months...but well worth the wait. Now, to find some album art that isn't silly...
If your songs glorify violence, especially violence against women, I will not fan you back.