Why?

A song a day is cheaper than therapy. Please find my musings for 365 days in attempt to make one really good record.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Song 111

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This is about a lab experiment gone wrong.


Monday, December 28, 2009

Song 110

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110.

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!

XO
m


Sunday, December 27, 2009

song 109

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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...

But..
bonkers.

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.

m

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Song 108

Song 108.

*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.





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Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas Song 107

This does count!

I rewrote santa baby to be about my state of finances as a musician...

myspace.com/klinestkristmas

Also I'm on baby its cold outside. So check that too.


Thursday, December 24, 2009

song 106

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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.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Song 105

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this song is for mme cleo.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

102

I was confused with days.
how fitting.


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Sunday, December 20, 2009

song 103

Here you go

Sorry I fell behind- Being back to work is a crazy thing


My house is quiet now- My roommate Ben just moved away, thus taking his gf who has been staying with me since august with him...
Sigh.
Its a good thing I have my kittehs.


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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Song 101

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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

Song 100

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?

I do.

Anyway... Todays song! GO!

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Song 99

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if your having girl problems i feel bad for you son. I got 99 problems but a___ aint one.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Song 98



Back in halifax!

I'm really happy with how the tour went. Thanks to the awesome people who helped us along the way... I mega appreciate it. And thank you to my road compaions Ryan and Nick!


Now back to the routine.. here is song 98.

M



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Monday, December 7, 2009

Song 97

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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.

XO
m

Sunday, December 6, 2009

song 96

Here is another song from the same sitting.

XO
m

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Song 95?

Song 95.

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.

m


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Friday, December 4, 2009

I haven't forgotten

I feel really bad!

I'm on tour right now- Day three. and I've been trying to figure out a way to do these..

We are hit or miss with wireless and the car is so full that i can't play guitar in the back

I'll come up with something soon!!

XOX
m

Monday, November 30, 2009

Song 94

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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

Song 93

yes.
I am in my pjs.
yes.
it is only 830pm.

However, I've had a crazy few days- house concert, ckdu interview, ctv, femfest, christmas daddies, and getting ready for tour... I'm enjoying some Sauv. Blanc and pj's with the puppy and kitteh at my parents house.



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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Song 90


Song 90

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.



XO
m


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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

song 89

i have a one take rule

even applies with a kitten ambush

maybe i'll finish this another day.
kitteh makes it hard to work.


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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Song 88

Hey Everyone.

Here is day 88.

People in fredericton- Crumbs cafe closed and i'm venueless. Email me a suggestion!
XO
m

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Song 87

Hey Friends.

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!!!



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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Day 86

Day 86!

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.


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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.


XO
m



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Friday, November 20, 2009

Song 84


Hey!
I  have had a lot of jobs in my years.

In order:

Video Rental Clerk- Best job ever.
Day Camp Instructor.
Retail Sales Associate.
Call Center Biotch.
Cashier.
Florist.
Barista 
Deli/Bakery/ Fancy grocery store. 
One of those metro people. 
Waitress 
Music Teacher.

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. 

 





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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Song 83


Todays feature!
puff kitty!!!




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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Day 81

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.

Sigh.

Anyway.
That's all for today I suppose.

This song isn't about my preferred beverage. 


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Monday, November 16, 2009

Song 80

Hey Everyone,
Here is a little ditty...
I did it this evening...
One world cafe location just burned down... that blows.
this isn't about that. but still, blows. 

m



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Sunday, November 15, 2009

song 79

Alright,
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.

XO



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Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday the 13th

oops.


my mind is missing today, i forgot to bring my macbook home with me for this show. So... I'm videoless today.

Sorry guys.

I'll be back in halifax with my macbook(and my head) tomorrow.

m

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Song 78

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. 

I promise.
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.

XO

m

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

song 76

I am much tired today.

Come to the oasis tonight.
830
6.00
with : Mary Stewart, The bloody lo-fi, Park Effects, The Danger Bees, Crush Luther. 

It should be a fun time, except that the danger bees are moving tomorrow. And I'm sad.



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Monday, November 9, 2009

Song 75

Hey....

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.

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

My open letter to H1N1

Dear H1N1,

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. 
every moment. 

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.

Sincerely,

Mary

Monday, November 2, 2009

the flu

Hey Everyone.

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

74!

I have some irregular sleeping patterns. Generally I stay awake until quite late, sometimes I can't sleep at all. And as of late, that is more frequent.  This song is about my insomnia. 



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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Song 73

Hey Everyone,
Happy thursday. 

I finally got to catch up on sleep, now that tour plans are starting to settle I'm no longer fixed to my computer.

Here is a somewhat rested song for you.

I think Its about H1n1/zombie virus.

XO
m

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Song 72

I've been awake for a really long time.

Mega tired.

Halifax is a cold city today.

Here is my sleep deprived song.

XO
m

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Song 71

Sorry about missing yesterday.
here is todays song for you.
XO
m



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Monday, October 26, 2009

day 71

hey guys

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....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fer_vdrd2L4


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Song 70

Here is a little ditty for you.

XO
m

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Song 69

Hey Everyone,

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.
Cat bowie?

XO
 
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