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

Monday, August 31, 2009

Song 13

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

Song 12!

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

Song 11

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

Day 10


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

Song 9

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

Song 8

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- Complete!

Hey Friends,

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 mary@marystewartmusic.com and I'll gladly scrawl something.  

Thanks for the encouraging notes/ emails/ comments/ phone calls people... 


Monday, August 24, 2009

Day six!

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

Day 5!

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. 

Todays song.

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

Day 4- dinosaur!

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

Song three

Well today I'm releasing my first music video... I'm so excited. But the release party is a tea party... so here is a song about my tea party.


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Song 2

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

The first one.

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 mary@marystewartmusic.com