Why?

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

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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Song 68

Hey Everyone,
Here is todays song... Not too much to say. its been a crazy day and half...
XO
M




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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Song 67

I cheated today.
The song I was writing was bland.
this is a cover.

If you're my friend you should've been expecting this to happen.


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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Song 66

Song 66!
Happy pop explosion everyone!
XO
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Song 64/65

Hey Friends,

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.
64:

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Song 63!

Hey Everyone,

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.

Sincerely,
Mary



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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Song62

Hey Everyone,
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?


XO
m
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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Nocturne

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.
XO
m

Friday, October 16, 2009

Song 61

Hey Everyone,
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! 

XO
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Song 60!

Hey friends.

Its really rainy today in Halifax...
And i was toying with the idea of just learning one of my obnoxious covers today... But i was having too much fun playing my guitar.

Having a time.

Here is song 60.


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Monday, October 12, 2009

Day 59

This sickness needs to end.

for real.

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.

XO
m

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Song 58

Happy Thanksgiving,
I may have said that in the last one.
Oh well.
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.  
XO
m
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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Song 57

Song 57.

Happy Thanksgiving weekend everyone.

For some reason i've got horse racing on my brain. I don't know why... but, here it goes. 




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Friday, October 9, 2009

Song 56

Hey!
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. 

Good night!

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Song 55

Song 55.


Here is a little ditty before I head to the show this evening at the company house.. come out if you're free!


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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Day 55!

Hey Guys,
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...

http://staging.vimeo.com/3227473

Monday, October 5, 2009

song 54!

Okay this is 10/10 of my little 10 song challenge.  All written in the last 24 hours.

I feel like I just cleaned out some mental cobwebs and earworms.

I might take a few days off pending inspiration now, but we will see what happens. 

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Song 53

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.


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Song 52

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.

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Song 51!

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.
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Song 50!

Here is song 50.

AKA song six in my two day extravaganza.

If i finish this i might take a few days off song-a-day to restore my brain.
This is difficult. 
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Song 49

Song 49.


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.




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Song 48

Here is another one for today.

Its starting to get cold here, but I'm poor.


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Song 47

Hey Guys,

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. 

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Song 46

Hey.

46 aka "give me back my bike"
written for a friend.
Thanks friends for giving me ideas so every song isn't about fire.

M

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day 45

hey,
I was sick in bed all day yesterday.
Here is yesterdays.

This is because i had a dream my bedroom was on fire.


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Friday, October 2, 2009

Day 44!

Hey Friends.

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.

Thanks Mark!

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. 

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

day 43

Hey Friends!
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.

XO
m
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