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.
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.