Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A Review

It's been such a long week for me. I am ridiculously exhausted, but with a new sense of being. I have pushed myself to the absolute limit everyday and I feel stronger for it. Refreshed even. And very motivated.

I was up last night thinking about the music industry and all the politics that go on underneath it all. I recently read a review of my CD 'To Make it Make Sense' in Penguin Eggs Magazine. You can view it here. It was definitely not a big confidence booster that's for sure, actually the other way around. And the strangest part about the review is the fact that my music isn't even the issue that is discussed. It seems to me that when 'Scott Lingley' received my CD, he took one look at the picture on the cover and made an instant judgement about my character based on my purple hair and 'auggie'. Haha I guess it serves me right to send my CD to a folk magazine to be reviewed. But even still. I dyed my hair that colour on purpose. I wear fun make-up and neat dresses on purpose. I don funky boots on purpose. Not because I want to be something big and exciting, but because that's my personality. And I am unafraid to be myself and bend the rules. I'm not trying to be profound when I'm writing my songs, I just write down what I feel and make sure it holds some truth with me. Music shouldn't be about fitting the cookie-cutter sounds, it should be about originality and expression - the way it used to be. But please, read the review, I would love to hear your thoughts. :)

On a side note - I have improved a lot on the snare drum which is extremely exciting for me. I don't really know how much better I'll get - probably not enough to play a whole drum-set. No, I'll leave that to the pros. But hey, at least I can keep time.

diddy of the day: I wear socks to bed and in the morning I wake up with bare feet. I kick them off when I fall asleep.

fact: My parrot sleeps in a tent.
fiction: I sleep in a popcorn.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Down in the Rain

It was raining really heavy today. The power even went out for about 10 minutes. It was exciting.

I happen to love the rain and usually go out and dance in it. Haha that probably made me sound like a hippie freak but it's true.
I went to the bank today and commented to the teller on how beautiful a rainstorm is. She looked at me like I was a nut-case.
Maybe I am. But I'm not afraid to push the boundaries and I'm certainly not afraid of what people think of me.

I read a great quote by Dr. Suess today.
“Be Who You Are and Say What You Feel, Because Those Who Mind Don't Matter, and Those Who Matter Don't Mind.”

I wrote a song last night - I actually wasn't even going to write it. I was fumbling around with chords and a melody - kind of experimenting when Briar came out of her room and was like, "Hey, I like that. If you don't write it, I will." And so the challenge began. I still have yet to come up with a strong chorus that I like, but I know something will come to me eventually so I'm not too worried.

diddy of the day: I grew 2 inches in the past year. Don't ask me how, I thought I was done with the growing part of my life. Yet it seems I still have some heights that my heart and body are set out to accomplish.

Fact: I have about 8 pairs of rain boots.
Fiction: I still play with Barbies.