Isn't that a Neil Diamond song? Amazing what gets stored in the brain even when you don't think you're listening. A testament to Mr. Diamond's talents, to be sure. Although I always liked Solitary Man better, back in Catholic school...Anyway! I've been away from Reverb for quite a while. Frankly I lost heart for season, between the rankings and the stats and the ongoing contest. I'm kind of a wimp when it comes to competition in general; I'd make a lousy car salesman. But I do believe in my music and am still interested in finding my audience...so back I crawl. And what do I find upon my return? A veritable BOATLOAD of wonderful messages from artists on this site who have taken the time to stop by, listen and give me beautifully positive input. Wow. What a shlump I've been. And what a wonderfully supportive and vital community you all are! I offer you my most heartfelt thanks. You have collectively given me a blast of encouragement that was sorely needed, and I DO appreciate it. My first order of business is to thank each and every person who took the time to tell me what they thought of my songs for the last TWO years (Gawd, so embarassing). After I'm done with that, I will make it a point to visit each and every one of your sites, listen to your creations, and return the favor. I can't be the only one out in lala land making up songs and getting excited and discouraged by turns on this whacked out musical path we all walk. It might take a while, but you will hear from me. Again...thank you so much, for keeping my rickety little boat afloat! You're all the best.
My new CD "SOUL HOUSE" has landed!! i think you'll like it! Buy it on my website, as a download or hard copy: www.victoriawoodworth.com and tell me what you think. Thanks and beautiful holidays to all!
A bump in the road...spent the better part of last week in the hospital with a digestive issue...These things are never what we prefer, or how we would write our thrilling story if it was up to us. But what I have found, when I am flat on my back, either metaphorically or literally (as was the case a few days ago), is that it is always a good time to be with God and to reflect on things. I did have the chance to review my blessings (most of which come in the form of two legged and four legged creatures in my life!), and to consider the road still ahead of me. And also to tenderly release what is behind me. I don't know about you, but I struggle daily with letting go of things, especially regrets. Simply put, it's my life's work: to let stuff go. Sounds so small. But believe me, it's a full time job. Still working on that record. Stirring in the spices. Best wishes to all!
OK, so most of the summer is gone and I haven't been bloggin. Sorry about that. But it's SUMMER, dudes!! I've been out and all...tailgating...and, uh, surfing...and ah...no. I haven't been doing any of those things. I've been working on new music (i always say that, but it's actually TRUE)...we have a new CD that has been the random subject of discussion for some months now. Without sounding too much like a stuck CD, WE ARE CLOSING IN ON IT. In fact, as a gesture of good faith (and a way to keep myself accountable) I am dropping some new music today (TA-day!!) on Reverb. Hope you like it...it's just a taste of what is to come shortly. By shortly I mean The Fall, or Autumn as some of us say. So if Christmas comes around and this thing is still not released...I expect you to yell at me. OK? OK. Hope you're all doing VERY well, fighting the good fight, being blessed and finding ways to bless others. Carry on!
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A blessed Easter to you all...today I celebrate the unbroken promise of Christ, hope, and the reality of new life against all odds.
"Shout to the Lord, all the earth; break out in praise and sing for joy! Sing your praise to the Lord with the harp, With the harp and melodious song, with trumpets and the sound of the ram's horn. Make a joyful symphony before the Lord, the King!"
So we were jazzed to be playing (and even doing a live web stream for our out of town fans!!) at the Hotel Indigo tonight with Heather Jean Maywood and Pug Johnson...the Indigo is newly remodeled and allegedly gorgeous...and we got bumped by the gigantic new show "Nashville" which has bought the venue out for the next two nights for taping. i am sure we'll reschedule. But dang. That's all i got right now, dang. OH well. Carry on. See you all tomorrow night at THAT'S COOL...
Lest you think i am quoting Michael Jackson here...ah--NO. Just stating fact. I've been off of Reverb for a while, not faithfully working my page, and have noticed today that I have definitely moved to the way back of the bus as far as my rating # goes. Can't say I'm surprised, and sometimes you just need a break from various things, you know? So there will be no beatings or guilt trips today...beyond the ones I give myself, OK? Moving on...as I mentioned yesterday...working on new CD for a spring/summer release. Excited! Look for new tunes and shwag to appear RIGHT HERE shortly. And please take a moment to visit me on Facebook ("like" my musician/band page) and at www.victoriawoodworth.com...always delighted to connect with old and new friends! Have a beautiful and blessed Sunday everybody.
So I made up with the computer and I'm paying attention again. Sorry to be so childish. Hope you're all well; I will not toy with your affections any more. New CD coming out this spring/summer! :)