Why?

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

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!