Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
I wonder how long I'm planning on keeping this up for.
I'm starting to pick out songs for the record. I've narrowed it down to about 40.
There are about 10 in okay shape- and about 30 that I'd like to see their potential met.
So I'm hoping to work with some different co-writers to find a use for these songs. Albums or not.. As we are working on them I will upload the videos and you can help me pick my record!
Sunday, December 27, 2009
this week is crazy.
one room is now two shades of blue..
my room is in a state of chaos and destruction... as is the rest of the house...
This song doesn't really have structure and i think its because i take on the environment i'm in. The chaos everywhere is rubbing off.
I need to spend more time in the forest.
Saturday, December 26, 2009
*disclaimer- I'm quite under the weather today and my voice is really horse so i apologize for this in advance.
Story time kids!
I've been asking for your ideas for songs and I've got some great ideas from you that I still intend on using.
This one however is one that I was partial to from the moment I heard about it.
This song is about a girl who had some plans to move away with her significant other to a big city, had the car packed up... When he informed her he wasn't going to be going with her. (BOO!!!) In the end it worked out as she is quick on her feet and can adapt well to situations and is as lovely as a peach to boot. so, she did okay.
The moral of this story is however. People tend to shift their life to include and revolve around the other person, its natural. But! If you stop feeling it- don't hesitate to end it because so much garbage can be avoided.
Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
hey day 106.
here is your song!
I'm at home in new glasgow for the holiday(s) I just got here and pinched a nerve in my back while trecking the cats and some gear a few blocks. ouch ouch ouch.
I hope everyone has a safe holiday season. I'll try not to write a lame christmas song tomorrow.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
It has been mega cold this week.
On tour I didn't have a winter coat or boots and i managed to be warmer there than here with my winter attire.
I don't have a hat and i have some small repairs to do with my scarf hat- So i've been rocking a giant white scarf around my head/neck/face and my roommates have started calling me nana.
Which everytime I leave the house I laugh wherever I'm walking to because i keep thinking of it... I appear crazy.
Also I love being caught in snow globe snow- its perfect. But i end up just again, smiling and laughing like a crazy person.
When I got home tonight though the cold was no laughing matter. I am still freezing. This video features puff.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Hey song 100.
How are you?
I was having a relaxing glass of wine when i look over as puff pulled a cactus out of its pot and created a giant mess for me to clean. Thanks puff.
Its okay- I really hate the cactus. My ex boyfriend brought them home one day when I was at work and have been trying to kill them off since i got them. Do you know how impossible it is to kill them?
Anyway... Todays song! GO!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Live from your closet.
We are in Montreal. And the boys are having their interneting sessions since this is the first place since thursday we have been able to use our computers so I hid inside a closet to get this song done....
I had some insane Montreal dreams last night.. Mega weird. I'm blamming it on my fauxmage. But it could be a lot of different things.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
These are sparse but my internet connection is hit or miss.
I had about twenty minutes of alone/mary time before my show in St Andrews on Friday. So I managed to get two songs in.
I'm liking the touring but I'm not used to just playing my guitar all day. This is strange.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
again, one take rule. my piano playing is rusty I don't think i've touched it since songs.. oh.. maybe 20 or so. Not sure..
Its almost time for me to revisit some of these songs. Maybe tour isn't the right time. But hoping to go on a songcation where I will just write and work on these songs... oh.. i can dream right?
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Sometimes people say things they don't mean.
But I'm in a really good mood at present. Probably the pretour excitement, great night of crafting, and the awesome time i had a ckdu today... not sure.
but here it is.
if you have friends in any of the cities please forward them to my website/facebook/myspace and let them now about the show.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
I've had an insane day... well few days. I'm trying to get organized before leaving the city... And I've been working on purging my life for the last few days. Anyway... This is a mega quick effort.
Today I tried to set up a sewing machine. And this song is inspired by it. I have a lot of sewing to do before I leave. But as soon as I started I broke a needle. It was a drag.
I kept hearing my grade 7/8 sewing teacher in my head too.
Long day. Tomorrow is looking a bit longer.
One week until I have to desperately miss Bumbalina, Uzi, and Puff!!!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
My life is in piles on my bedroom floor.
I'm trying to organize what i do and do not need.
In the process of this- I do need my beautiful Japanese maple dishes set. However- While living with roommates sometimes things become damaged.... Mainly my dish set.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
This is probably one of those bad songs.
I dont know. I thought i'd have time to do this before work this morning... Apparently not.
And I really didn't think I'd be there that late today.
I've developed a new fear of the internet.
I mean, don't get me wrong- Internet I love you.
We'll figure it out I'm sure.
Friday, November 20, 2009
I have had a lot of jobs in my years.
Video Rental Clerk- Best job ever.
Day Camp Instructor.
Retail Sales Associate.
Call Center Biotch.
Deli/Bakery/ Fancy grocery store.
One of those metro people.
I think its created the well rounded me.. But sometimes I wonder what use I'll have of my knowledge of hundreds of different balsamic and oils, the name of every kind of pasta shape, and vast knowledge of world cheese if i will never be able to afford these things with the career i've chosen. Luckily I can't eat dairy so i'm not too hung up on the cheese.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
So I am trying to stop drinking so much coffee.
I am really trying to understand how tea can be an adequate substitute. However. There is never enough.
Also, I don't like how my teeth feel after drinking tea. Because of the tannins I'm assuming. Coffee doesn't make my teeth feel like they're wearing sweaters.
That's all for today I suppose.
This song isn't about my preferred beverage.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
So me minus macbook = I missed two days.
Its really dark in my bedroom but i'm not going to turn the lights on at 1pm in the afternoon. Not right.
While in transit this weekend I realized how dark it is so early now. It breaks my heart.
Oh winter, you're almost here.
I'm leaving for tour really soon. And thus, I'm trying to figure out how I will maintain these song a days while traveling.
I think I'll be able to do it.
I think nick and ryan will kill me after the first few days.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
I wish I started something else when I started this, or gave up something. Like candy, or boys.
That way I'd be able to say 78 without, instead of 78 days of a new habit.
I mean this is cool too.
The internet knows my life now.
Its not that exciting.
What is exciting is that I'll be going on tour soon.
I'm going to be having a special secret show in the next week as well- Where I'll be inviting you into a warm cosy living room for some tea and cookies and I'm going to perform some of my new material which will be recorded live that evening and available for a tiny donation while off on tour.
I'll also have plenty construction paper glue and scissors if you want to make your own jacket for the cd to go into that night.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
A week of not writing was really weird. I'm used to getting thoughts out before they get worked out. But this week I couldn't even talk let alone write.
I'm a really quiet person for the most part, I don't talk much and I was shushed or told to calm down three times since Friday because I've been catching up on all the words I didn't say this week.
I wasn't sure where to start with this song.
This song has a lot of different inspiration... This weekend was Nova Scotia Music Week. It was great, luckily for me with the help of some crazy vitamin cocktails I was able to attend and have a great time... It was lovely to see everyone this weekend. MNS did a great job of organizing it, the showcases were great. Yarmouth was a great town for it.
How many more times can i say great? lets see.
What isn't always great is time spent in a car.
I don't think that is great.
Its nice to have time to reflect but essentially you feel trapped (if you've been following this you can pick up again on my fear of commitment here). You become restless. Yarmouth is a really really long drive.
What is a longer drive is Toronto. You can expect special cross stitched merch on this tour.
This song is about long drives, and tired hearts.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
I know its partially my fault.
You caught my eye.
You had me at hello.
I felt dizzy, faint, feverish, you gave me chills.
You made me blush, I was embarrassed.
I didn't want to admit to you that I was completely taken.
You halted my appetite, you had me so caught up that I couldn't do anything else.
Missing work, missing appointments, missing my friends.
I felt you in my bones.
Now H1N1, Its all changed.
The romantic part of days spent in bed are over.
I'm tired of waking up in sleep wondering if you're still there, then being reassured within moments that you are.
I have no energy for you, or anything else.
I can't eat.
I haven't brushed my hair in days.
I'm starting to forget how to do everyday tasks.
I just think we let it happen so fast.
I barely got to know you and all of a sudden, every day you were there.
Lets be honest, I don't know your middle name, your favorite color...
Your birthday for that matter.
You kept me busy so I couldn't write, couldn't sing.
My friends came to visit, I couldn't go to them.
Instead I just received there notes at the door.
I think that we should be honest here.
We let this get out of control, I thought about having an open relationship with you.
But I think our best decision would be to see other people.
I know its hard at first.
The idea of someone else feeling the way that I do about you...
It breaks my heart.
But I'll be strong, and so will you.
I'll never forget this week H1N1.
Monday, November 2, 2009
I'm taking a few days off... I've got a high dose of the flu.
I'll be back on thursday or friday.
In the mean time.
I recommend you go to :
Tuesday Nov 3rd @ The Celtic Corner. This is a sweet open mic, and its the last one that my buddy Dave will be hosting. So go to it and sing a song/ watch him do what he does best.
Argyle Street is the place to be this friday....
Friday Nov 6th @ The World Trade Center-- Turbines 9th Annual Showcase- I've got my fingers crossed that I'll be healthy by then. I'm playing and it will feature 300 new pieces from Turbines Fall/winter Collection . $50.00 7pm
Friday Nov 6th @ The Seahorse The Danger Bees and the Idlers. I don't remember how many dollars this show is. But go over around 10pm.
Friday Nov 6th @ The Foggy Goggle Crush Luther is playing.
Also.. Nova Scotia Music Week is this weekend.. Go go go!
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
I was on my way home ready to write todays song...
and i had a horrible encounter with a cat that was unfortunately hit by a car in front of my house... oxford street NEEDS a stop sign between oxford and oak, it has a cross walk but no stop sign, so unless someone is passing cars just fly down this part of it... and thus there are cats hit all the time.
Nevertheless I'm too sad to write this song right now...
I'll get back to you tomorrow..
Here is something I like....
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Welcome to October 24th. Thats insane. I'm not sure where this year is going... Its crazy.
Does anyone have any suggestions on what i should be for Halloween this year? Everyone that has asked me for a suggestion I end up telling them the same thing- David Bowie.
Bowie has so many sub Bowies that I think everyones interpretation of Bowie is different. Since I love Bowie I would love nothing more than to see as many "bowies" as possible next saturday night.
I'll probably just end up being a cat.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Today is a two parter i suppose. First one 64 was inspired by room cleaning and putting everything on that i was finding. I looked like a crazy person. I've been up for many hours and this seems fitting i suppose.
Second song is for some dear friends of mine that have decided to go their own ways. They've been together for awhile and had some great times. They've ended it on good terms and I know great things are on the way for both of them. Never the less its never the easiest decision to make and I wish them the best. I try not to sound insensitive when i tell them to each be excited about the time to come. I know its hard to not dwell on the present but they're stand out humans and have many many many awesome things/ people ahead.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Here is song 63... I suppose its open for interpretation. As with the rest of mine.
I'm sure if you listen everyday it sounds like my life is full of adventure. I guess it is, but not in the sense of which i'm sure you are suspecting. Its full of the kind of adventure in the strangest ways. Oh well, it keeps me awake.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Here is song 62.
I suppose this officially marks two months of songs. I think the day I started this it was sunny and wonderful, now its cold, and still wonderful... Right now its.. rainy, and cold.. I'm glad the rain stayed away for Nocturne however. There were a few drops but it didn't stand a chance.
I can't stop thinking about that delicious apple cider that was at Love, me boutique yesterday. I might start playing songs for apple cider.
Maybe I should write holiday themed music and you can have me over for your family dinners and i'll play for cider. Takers?
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Good Evening Everyone...
I just wanted to appologize for not getting a song up today! Busy day at work, and then i got to hear some lovely music at the Carleton (www.thedangerbees.com)
And then it was Nocturne, This was such a great night to see Halifax so alive! It was wonderful.
I played on the Nocturne Bus, followed by a performance at Love, Me Boutique ... both were fantastic experiences and now it is off to slumber for me!
i'll be back with a tune tomorrow.
Friday, October 16, 2009
I took a few days off to fight this cold, that I am doing a horrible job of fighting... But I wrote a few songs today so we are back on track.
Here is a little one while I try to save my voice.
This is about an unfortunate situation of which i'm an observer. Cryptic!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
This sickness needs to end.
I'm a little tired of it.
As i appear. Thats the bad thing of these video blogs. Maybe .
Anyway. I just got back to Halifax after an eventful thanksgiving weekend with the family.
I'm hoping that this is the end of the sickness, but it appears to be worsening.
I think that I've adapted some crazy hybrid of something. NOT a fan.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
I may have said that in the last one.
I'm at home at my parents house in New Glasgow for the day... I got here last night. Its nice to be able to see the stars from here. I forget about that in Halifax. But... I miss Bumbalina, and Uzi... and my roommates.
There is a dog here. She is trouble. But she was demonstrating her newly learned obedience school tricks for me this morning.. So she isn't as crazy as last time I was home. There is also a cat here, that I never got along with until today. She looks like a south beach diet version of my best friends cat, and its creeping me out.
Also, I'm still rocking influenza version 2.1. Its getting a little tiring. I apologize to my friends whom i've infected.
Fall makes me think of bonfires. I wasn't at any bonfires recently, just sort of like the idea of the crackling fire sound while i'm cold today.
thanks for checking these songs out, I appreciate all the emails that i've gotten.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Sorry this is late, I was again sick in bed all day.. Just got back from seeing some dear friends of mine play at the seahorse, bless their hearts most of them are battling the same cold that i am. They are troopers. They are The Danger Bees. www.thedangerbees.com
So i didn't want to wake the roommates so i just walked in the door and this is what happened, in oh- 3 minutes.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Well I took the last two days off after writing my 10 songs in 24 hours. In doing so I think I cleared out some clutter in my head, and moved that into my immune system. I've got quite the illness at present. The rainy day doesn't help it.
But I figured I'd take a moment to write something else.
So I've got some fun shows coming up that I'd like to talk about if you are around and want to hear some of my more... Polished material (it exists I promise!!)
Tomorrow night! Thursday, October 8th at The Company House Halifax, NS. Its part of CKDU's funding drive, $7.00
Saturday, October 17th at The Carleton Halifax, NS Sing For Your Supper songwriters circle.
Saturday, October 17th Nocturne Halifax NS : 6:45pm on the Nocturne Bus route.
9:45pm at Love, Me Boutique.
Friday, November 6th at WTCC Halifax, NS Turbine Showcase 7pm $50.00
Friday, November 13th at Summer Street Industries New Glasgow, The Reason for Hope 8pm $20.00
More winter shows to be announced.
its time to dig out the scarves and sweaters... (and ginger tea and vitamin c.)
this cover makes me feel a little bit warmer.
It makes me want to move back to france...
Monday, October 5, 2009
wait that last one was actually 8/10!
This is 9/10
Unless i can't count. I'll revisit this and then the next one will be numbered accordingly.
I have a love hate relationship with paperwork.
I like new pens and being organized and pretty stationary but i hate actually doing the things that go along with it. Well, no I dont. I feel accomplished and its important.. Okay now everyone all today "whats the worst part of the music business?" MUSICIANS.
We are lazy.
Here is 7/10!
My internet is fussy so i'll try to get the other two up today. we will see what happens.
Everything has turned into songs in these 24 hours. Its amazing.
I was sitting in my room looking for inspiration, I saw a postcard from my friend Natalie (uzi's mommaaa!) and my knitting needles and there is a song.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
AKA song 7/10.
This song is about the pawn shop.
Inspired by true life experiences. Not me, I've never pawned anything.
I'm actually surprised that they still operate now that the internet exists.
Written for a friend who in a hard time had to pawn something of value.
I dont name names for their sake. But I promise it wasn't a fun experience.
So I thought I was doing good at writing one song a day, and then the lovely Waye Mason told me that a friend of his wrote 10 songs in 2 days.
Now i want to do this. So this is song 5. I dont know if mine counts because I dont have recording gear here and thus can't record and write a 10 song record in 2 days here... But lets see how many songs I get. This is 5 for today.
Yesterday morning there was a little tabby hit in front of my house.
My roommate Ben was on the way to the market and was the first one on the scene.
It was heartbreaking.
I live on a really busy street. My roommate lost a kitty on this street in March, and it seems to happen all the time.
Growing up in New Glasgow I lived on a busy corner that we lost (knowingly) one of our cats to. It doesn't make it any easier though. Being a crazy cat lady that I am, I guess straight up animal lover it really sucks when this happens. Especially when you can't find the owners right away- and then there is the point of uncertainty. Its never easy loosing an animal. But it sucks when you don't know what happened.
There was a week delay between our call to animal services and the call back to let us know that Oyster was hit.
So this is song 47 (three songs in one day!)
Rest in peace, little tabby cat.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Thanks to Mark Woolley for helping me with this song.
Yesterday I thought it was friday. And then it turns out today is friday. So my IM status was "its friday! woah!" and Mark sent me a random message and all it said was "Everbody loves fridays"....
And so here is todays song.
Thank you friends for being a source for lyrical inspiration. Seriously, I've said it before I'm absorbing everything you say to use in songs. PROOF!
This song is written from the perspective of my imaginary boyfriend while I'm touring.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Todays song is time for something completely different...
My dear friend, Adriana owner of Argyle Fine Art- has one of the best sense of humors i've ever encountered. Teamed up with Krista from MNS I can only imagine what a pair they would be.
But, here is the catch Adriana put out an open call last night for songwriters to write a "upbeat song in a minor key, with happy words containing guacamole and stardust somewhere in the song."
this is my take.
There have been some funny ones.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I got a little confused by numbers today- This is song 42 I do believe.
Today I woke up to an email from my mother .
Subject : uh oh
Body : You're writing songs about cats.
I always told my mom she was nuts because of all the songs she has about our family cat... The artist formally known as Moe.. Or, Boobadee (or doobs, or honey bunches of oats and other crunchy things...)
That cat and I never really got along, and it wasn't until I met Bumbalina that I morphed into the crazy cat lady that I am.
Never the less, I'm sure my "Song A Day" is actually somewhere linked into my mom's cat- song-a-day... She would always be down at the piano writing a new song about her "mews"... see what i did there?
Somethings the cat hated. Anything in the coloratura range that I would do, and especially hated the theme to star trek. Like me. I hate star trek. I do like Coronation street. Which makes me think about carnation condensed milk, I do not like that. But that makes me think of NFLD, and my friend Crystal (on of the ABC's of Argyle Fine Art) All things I like.
I had one song done, for today but i'm going to save it for a rainy day. Or a surprise!
So here is the new one.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Today's song is about a new man in my life.
He is wonderful but so crazy!
This morning he destroyed my bedroom fort, and then tried to UFC (Ultimate fighting cats) with Bumbalina. So I separated them and he started causing a ruckus, making noises and running around my room, messing it up.
but he is lovely.
He belongs to my friend Natalie who just moved to France, her friend will be taking him for the remainder of her time away. But I've enjoyed his company and will miss him very much.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
I unfortunately am really under the weather today. I seem to have some swollen tonsils/ glands happening which I will account to my irregular sleeping patterns.
So today I'm going to share something I like.
I like this video.
I really like this video.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Congratulations to STY! (and Brett, bien sur!) Their baby boy was born at 2:38am this morning... 6lbs 10 oz. Blake (Insert middle name here... I think it should be optimus prime. )
He is quite lovely. He makes nice noises. Similar to cats...
Todays song. My solution to everything is to run away to mexico. I keep putting the offer out there.. hopefully soon someone will bite. Halifax is cold today.
Friday, September 25, 2009
As i stated in a previous post that my light is burnt out. So this looks a little weird.
This song a day could easily change into a "how many days will it take mary to change a light bulb" Maybe this is how the blonde joke started...
Anyway. Its a really rainy halifax day. And I'm being extra productive out of the home front.
Thanks for listening.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Welcome to day 35.
Today's song the inspiration is a little spastic.
Yesterday I was speaking with a friend of mine who said the lovely line "I'm still unfolding all of your folding" and I said... song! That's the problem when you talk to me while I'm writing a song a day... I'm secretly scouting you for lyrics. He is also a creative genius so he is aware that I would pull some of his words for songs. Thanks!
But this song was also inspired by my somber walk through the display that is next to the dal engineering campus on Spring Garden Rd. If you haven't seen it yet- Its photographs of cancer survivors and deceased.
My mother was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2006, and she was one of the lucky ones who was able to fight it. It brought my family closer together and sort of put our priorities in line and made us all want to give back to the community that really helped us through that time. So my parents started "The Reason For Hope Society" and do annual concerts to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society.
So this song was written in the perspective of loosing someone. I tried to interpret it as either through death or, the end of a relationship.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Today's song is a special one for my dear friend Stefanie Tye.
We became friends a few years ago when she moved to Halifax, and we worked together, and then Stefanie and her boyfriend at the time split up and she stayed with me for alittle while... Great times. We would drink whiskey and play video games for hours, or crazy carpet around my apartment. I love this girl, and her first baby is due in about a week. I have faith in her abilities as she has worked as a nanny for the last year or so with the ever adorable and wonderful Charlie.
Because she loves me so much i decided not to shower. XO
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Okay, so upon reflection... My one take rule shouldn't be taken so seriously. I apologize for the out of tune guitar in this song..It is slightly killing my insides.
This song is about my unfortunate addiction to coffee.
I love it so much, I can't pry myself away from it.
Its the foundation to every one of my days, and most of my plans. Unfortunately sometimes poor coffee gets brought into arguments, Its a comfort so its easy to talk over and to crutch on but maybe the little bean doesn't want to hear us talk about these things.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
One month is down.
I'm pretty happy with this.
Todays song took the longest, even though its the shortest. I've still got some mad cold action happening. I thought it was gone, but i guess I was mislead. And so every time I picked up my guitar I sang a really horrible first line.
I had two suggestions for the first line and i didn't like either of them. So if they don't like this one, they can bring me soup. I think thats a fair... yes.
Anyway, this is a short one for today.
I'm going to say its partially inspired by my celebrity crush on Luther from Toronto based Crush Luther. Total babe. There myspace is something like...
myspace.com/crushluther However their twitter is also interesting.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
If this were february once every four years, I'd have a month by now!
The cats are fighting for my attention now that its colder in the house they just want to cuddle. I don't mind. I like the attention.
I especially like that they co-exist in my room now.
I love these kitties.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Hello rainy Halifax.
The other day i was over visiting the lovely CKDU office, and on my way out the door of the Student Union Building I noted a communal umbrella bucket. And it made me smile. Its things like that, that make me love this city.
And this song is for that umbrella bucket.
I need a hair cut.
Hey, I recorded this video yesterday and then my internet went Fritzy!
The proof is that right now its 10am and rainy in halifax. not sunny!
So people have been sending me in song ideas. Yesterdays song idea came from someone going through a divorce. Because of my experience I'm incapable of understanding the emotions and sacrifices that would spring from this.
So I tried my best, this is for them.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
I was looking for something profound to say. I couldn't think of anything. I'm still under the weather and exhausted. But snoop dog is playing in Halifax tonight. I am not going to this. However, I feel like I would like to see him somewhere around the city. If I could keep my eyes open then I would officially call this Snoop Watch 2009. However I'll probably just watch some old youtube videos of snoop's greatest hits before I go to work.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Welcome to day 25. I have to do something a little different today, I'm very under the weather at the moment so instead of posting my song from today which is full of sneezes here is the music video that I just released for Sweeter Than. It just got put on the internet today...
I'll make up for it with a two song day soon.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Welcome to day 24.
So last year I bought a pretty fantastic pair of shoes. They were hush puppies. And I wore them at work forever. And they were great. But then one day they decided to just fall apart. Its sort of like a mac. They don't really break but when they decide to they break all at once. That or a volvo.
So in retiring these shoes I realized that the worst part about anything is breaking in new ones. Especially since my feet are shrinking... More on that later.
I think the worst part about anything is the breaking in moments. Like starting a new job, or a relationship. But then i think thats also the best parts of it to. More on because i'm scared of commitment or being bored. I'd rather be nervous than comfortable.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
I hope everyone is having a good day, I'm finally getting on top on my mountains of emailing that I've been meaning to do for the last week. Debating on posting some really flattering bruise pictures on the internet. But because i feel blessed that youtube wasn't around when i was growing up I still have a little self respect left on the internet... So, we will wait until they are a little less black.
Day 23! Holy crap! I wrote two songs today. One is for bumbalina because she got high on catnip and is causing trouble. But we will see if i can elaborate on that one for next time.
This one features a brian lapse by yours truly, as well as a nice gash on my index finger, and some suspicious shadowing from a bee that wont leave me alone. he is buzzing around here somewhere now... Last time this happened bumbalina ended up with battle wounds.
in short, Je suis une Taureau!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Welcome to the merch shop, friends.
Here I am in the playground... Well soundmarket studio, ...well... Ghost of FM merch room. We are in the studio, busting out hits. But its late, and I just realized its about 12am here in Halifax, So I did this song mega fast/ sloppy. And then was banished to the merch room to tape it.
So there- Its done, I'll be back tomorrow with more effort!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
I hope everyone is about to enjoy their Labour Day holiday.
Today my wonderful employers are taking us down to Hatfeild Farms for a night of bone fires, bouncy rooms, gladiator combat, food, wine, and mechanical bulls. I'm not sure, But I think this sounds promising... I hope there are some cuddly farm cats!
Sunday, September 6, 2009
The song today is for my friends. And putting up with me when I'm a huge flake and don't go out when i tell them too. But sometimes I forget what I'm supposed to be doing.
In other news, happy birthday dad! I'm sorry your car and pool deck got broken into and trashed.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Here is track number 18. Happy Saturday. The city has just swelled... its intimidating outside.
Here is your song for today.
In other news... The record just got nominated for Female Artist Recording of the Year with Music Nova Scotia. I want to thank my band especially and the players on the record who helped me create the album I wanted to... I am really honored to be included in this category with some really wonderful and creative females. I haven't heard Norma's CD yet, but Jenns', Cocos', and Erins' are all really fantastic and if you haven't heard them you really should. In the meantime I'll check out Norma's-I'm sure its really lovely.
In other news- I'll have a new EP out around the end of october "Pink Candy Popcorn" as well as new tshirts, some sweet merch and I have some exciting gigs to talk about soon.
Thanks for your support everyone.
Friday, September 4, 2009
here is song 17.
if i had 17 kittens my life would be messy. So this is the one time I'm glad to not match my cat number with other numbers...
anyway! this is about how when you are little you want to be big things, and then as you get older you grow out of those hopes- for the most part. I think? I've always been curious of that. I haven't gotten over mine yet, but i know my brother no longer has ambitions to be a clown police man.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
I feel a lot better now that August is over. August and I were the month that just couldn't get along. I've never had disagreements with months before. But this was something special, its comparable to the way that Uzi and Bumbalina are not budging in their cat war.
I love Uzi like my own, but Bumbalina still wins for having the best personality. I'm going to miss him when he is gone, and now my mind is set on getting a lovely maine coon kitten to fill the void. Or a Serval. I wonder if Bumbalina would just be so afraid of the Serval that she'd be okay. Or if the Serval would eat her. Enough talk about cats.
Lets talk about Documentaries.
I used to work at a movie store growing up. I had some fantastic experiences, got to observe some interesting folks, and made (and broke) date nights for everyone with some of my movie recommendations. (okay, so maybe Requiem for a dream wasn't the best first date suggestion... Or clock work orange.) But working there I learned to appreciate the endless supply of free popcorn, not reading my books for English Class and putting them on the television when working late, and getting into Documentaries.
I've fallen out of love with the idea of a commitment, even as small of a commitment of sitting down and watching a movie for 2 hours is a little too much for me, the exception here is of course documentaries. Especially ones about animals, or bands...
This song is about my friend, who if the opportunity arises, would have the best documentary about their life. I promise. Hopefully the best score too... but that is up for debate at current.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
This is song number 14... I'm mildly impressed that I made it two weeks... thanks for the lovely notes everyone.
This song is about knowing when to keep your mouth shut. Pick your battles. I think thats about it.
To recap lessons if you are just tuning in. Pick your battles, don't read peoples lyric books, and beware the zombie apocalypse.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Just under the two week mark...
I thought it was september today, I was wrong... This song was influenced after speaking with a friend of mine about their old lyric books. These are personal things... And when someone reads them it can be extremely embarrassing, and uncomfortable for all parties involved. So lessons, don't read someone's lyric book. Thank you.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Okay, Sun is out!
On my walk back from downtown today after I became scared of the bus... I saw people out painting on the streets, yard sales galore, and many a mover... I'm so glad that the rain stopped for a bit to let people move, last year when I moved it poured... It was awful, things were getting ruined, people were falling, it was chaos! I wish you luck movers.
So this song, is inspired by the zombie apocalypse. Mmm, Not so much. It relates to the Zombie apocalypse. Take what you will, Zombies. Leave me my brains.
Mary, Bumbalina, and Uzi.
Uzi and I were trying to take a family portrait bumbalina wasn't having it.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Piano Ballad! (insert giant 80's drums here...)
Today I felt like playing piano...
Its a rainy day here- Expecting another tropical arrival (Danny) tomorrow. So the city is fairly quiet. So this is a quiet song...
I started cat sitting today (Uzi) He is beautiful, bumbalina isn't as taken by him as I am. Not even with his orange and white bandana.
Friday, August 28, 2009
So my internet was breaking last night, it slept all day and then broke.. jerky internet.. This is yesterday's and I'll post another today.
Good Evening internetz.
Sorry I am so late on this song. I was away since very early this morning ... But here it is, I just got home and I'm tired... It is a lullaby...
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Good afternoon all.
I apologize for the tardy in this post. I have been in bed all day... Until about 2o minutes ago.
There is a definitive taste of fall in the air here in halifax, I personally feel a little ripped off by this summer... But, thats okay.
Todays song is a little ditty about how I stayed in bed all day with my cat. Pretty straight forward.
Her name is Bumbalina. And she is wonderful.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Welcome to the land of the unnecessary. Iphones, macbook, cell phones, mp3 players, HD... everything. Why do we need it? I'm dependent too, I try to quit but i can't. Anyway. I have a guest book I bring to shows. It is made out of an old book, and turned into a journal with recycled paper. Its a gem. I really enjoy the notes people have been writing in it.
But this song is about how I would be okay with just my journal if i wasn't so caught up with all these wires. And if i turn off my phone, i might miss something. Or my RSS feed...
I'm giving things up, today. This is the summer of my lent.
My life would be cheaper sans cell phone.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Week one is finished. Here is song seven.
Song seven's inspiration :
My best friends live downstairs from me, and they don't have curtains in their living room- That has a picture window. And is always dimly lit so it sort of looks like you are walking in front a tv. They are also pretty funny dudes and I think that they should consider putting on plays in that window. You know which one i mean... the one on Oxford street with the cool art and buck in the living room?... Yes. Sort of taken that into play in account with second guessing yourself when you are in stale situations that have history. Yes, you've all be there!
Stay tuned for fun updates from A Song A day. Including - Remote locations, piano songs, and special guest appearances by cats! Stay tuned for Uzi's debut and a long over due appearance from bumbalina! Week two begins tomorrow. Maybe I'll wash my hair.
Also, if you have someone you'd like a song written for. Or any suggestions please email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll gladly scrawl something.
Thanks for the encouraging notes/ emails/ comments/ phone calls people...
Monday, August 24, 2009
Welcome to day six ladies and gentlemen.
Yesterdays hurricane was a bust. More like a hurrilame. But I had a lovely time with my wine, board games, dinner, and friends.
Here is todays song, no guestbook inspiration this time. . . Essentially it is just about how i'm still a reble without a cause. Off to work. Then I want to watch casablanca.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Welcome to hurricane in Halifax day.... I have just made a big pot of coffee, have some red wine ready to go, and candles are on hold. Some of the city is already without power... So this is a good day to do things like... Write, clean my apartment, and play board games.
This is for my brother, whom is just on the outs of a relationship. Fortunately (how i look at it...) I've had my share of experience here... I've been lucky enough to love people, but lucky enough to spend time by myself...I feel that is the most important thing if you ever feel you'll want to be able to give yourself to someone else. Unfortunately, this is never (for most of us) an easy process. But I think as long as you've learned something from it then it was still worth the battle. At least, thats what I keep telling myself.
Also : I've started a guest book project- And will be bringing my guest book to all my shows with me for you to scribble something down- Anything. Song ideas, the color of your socks....
Today's sample was from "Stan".
Love you brother.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Good morning, Literally. I just woke up. Last night I was lucky enough to have an amazing video release party... Now I'm returning my pumpkin, and glass slippers and on my way out the door (after i get dressed...) to work. So this was my moment to write.. And what a way to wake up.
I spent time on a lovely island last week and it was so beautiful.... It gave me tons of inspiration. This comes from finding bones on one of the neighboring islands that no one lives on.
I want to thank everyone who made last night so special. And thank you for singing my guest book... I'm excited to read it.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
I didn't feel like getting dressed yet today, and I figure if I have intentions of keeping this up for any length of time you will probably get used to seeing me looking like I just rolled out of bed.
I'm very bad at titles, I generally never write them. And so if you ever have a suggestion please send it my way.
The inspiration behind this song... In short, I tend to easily sway myself to negative situations and negative people. Essentially because I try to be so positive that I want to fix them. But sometimes you can't. Well mostly, You can't. Sometimes its a waste of time. Currently, its a waste of time. But its like quitting coffee... I do it for a day and then I have a bad headache, and feel really tired.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
I write a lot of songs, and I'm calling myself out on it.
Welcome to A song a day.... I'm going to do my best to daily add a new songs, Whatever that means. In their very beginning stages, with their faults, and in their first recordings.
On days when stuck for inspiration, I will also talk about song ideas, and songwriters who make me smile.
For further information contact me at email@example.com