Why?

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

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Day 42


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. 

Today's song.
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. 


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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Song 41

Today's song is about a new man in my life.

Uzi.

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.


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Monday, September 28, 2009

Song 40

Hey Friends,
My glands are still feeling a little swollen. But I managed to catch up on some sleep.
So here is todays song. 




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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Would be day 39?

Hey Everyone,
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.


 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0ob52GyXl4

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Day 39!

Happy Saturday.

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...

Anyway.

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.



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Friday, September 25, 2009

Day 38!

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.


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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Song 37

I decided I was going to stop dating, and then I decided I was going to stop dating musicians. Because really, who pays. 
Then I went on a few bad dates, So i decided to write a song about it.


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Song 36

Hey! 
i'm late getting this one up. I was at the AFF and jamming all day yesterday. Then I came home to find my light burnt out. So I just did this, and I'll put 37 up this evening.

XO
M

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Day 35

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. 


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Monday, September 21, 2009

Day 34

Hey Friends, 

here is song 34.

I'm sort of sleepy today... Its  4pm and this is my first coffee! Eep!


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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Day 33

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 

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Song 32

Welcome to todays song.

Welcome to shorter hair.

Nothing much to say , it speaks for itself. 


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Friday, September 18, 2009

Song 31

Hey!
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.
 




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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Month 1 complete!

hooray!

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. 



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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Day 29!

If this were february once every four years, I'd have a month by now!

Its fall.

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.

Song 29!
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Day 28

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.
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Day 27

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. 


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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Song 26

Good afternoon.

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.
XO
m
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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Day 25

Hey Everyone.

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.

XO
M



Friday, September 11, 2009

Day 24!

Dear Friday,

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. 

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Day 23

Thursday.
Hey Thursday.

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. 

Todays song.

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!  
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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Song 22

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!

XO
m

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Day 21

I am so tired, and sore, and bruised from our staff party on hatfeild farms. What a lovely place if you've never been.  

This is song 21. 

Week three complete! 
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Monday, September 7, 2009

Song 20

Good morning,

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!

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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Song 19

Hey,

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.



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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Song 18

Hey Everyone,

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.
XO
m



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Friday, September 4, 2009

Song 17

Hey Friends,

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. 

M
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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Song 16

Hey Friends.

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. 
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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Song15

day 15! I just got home from work.. Sorry for the tardiness. I was not feeling well this morning...
Anyway- I lost count of the days already. 
 
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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Week 2 Complete.

Hey there.

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. 

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