Why?

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

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Song 365

Hey Everyone,

I cannot believe i finished.
I need to thank a million people for letting me be a crazy person while i embarked on this project.

Friends and Family for putting up with being my inspiration.
Nova Scotia Tourism Culture and Heritage
Music Nova Scotia
CBC
CTV
CKDU
The Coast
Cool Planet
Mike Landry and the Telegraph Journal
The Impearl Theatre in Saint John and my second family there.
Coda Pop Studio
SoundMarket Studios
Everyone that has played with me over the last year : Robert Corrigan, Brad MacDougall, Mark MacDonald, Will Fisher, Kinley Dowling
Tumbleweed Entertainment (Ryan Patey)
Turbine, Pretty Things Boutique, and Argyle Fine Art for being incredibly strong female business minds that inspire my senses.
All of the fantastic venues I've gotten to play while promoting this little project that have become my home away from homes (regardless if they have pets).
My peers in the business who are constantly inspiring me and making me want to be better.
My Guitar Students and the youth at ROCK IT for letting me see your talent grow.
My roommates over the last year : Ben, Derrick, Sean, Kelly, Stuart, Stephen, Jacquelyn, Keith, Deidra, Jillian, Samantha, Mike, Ed, Steve, Andrew.
My cats for putting up with my absence while touring and commuting.
My parents Jim and Emma for being my absolute biggest fans and supporting my music and outlandish ideas.


It has been a crazy time... To recap the last year :

0 Husband
1 Surgery
2 months of bed rest
2 Concussions
2 Fractures : One Head, One foot
2 Apartments
3 Sprained toes
4 Jobs
5 Tours
6 lost capos.
7 Cats

So now what?

Time to rework these babies. Then its up to you guys to help me pick the tracks for the record.
Start sending your ideas to mary@marystewartmusic.com

Love you.

Mary


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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Song 361

This is song 361 I have 4 days left.
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Song 360

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This song was done as an art exchange with a friend of mine who is a visual artist. He is making some art for my toronto bedroom as its currently hanging out with bare walls. And I wrote him a song.

so I will explain.sometimes its easy to get lost inside of your work. Which I tend to do quite often. Its hard to put it aside and be in "the now". This creates a problem when trying to maintain relationships (in my experience) being able to seperate yourself and your life from your work which is such a major part of it. With that said, I know nothing about Gordies situation. I just liked the idea of talking about another art form instead of saying "i felt this way so i write a song about it"-literally, in the song...... .... and this is why i never really explain myself because i ramble and quite often it doesn't make sense.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Song 358

This song is for my family at home in New Glasgow. Mom and Dad, Lee and Tessa... PUFF, Honey, and Doobs.

As well as all of my friends and extended family that I am not able to see this thanksgiving.

I thought about showering before i did this. But then I am reminded to every holiday at my parents house when my mom will ask me "Mary aren't you going to shower.. or get dressed before dinner?" And generally the anwser is no. I like to not do anything on Holidays.

Today bumbalina and I have watched America's Next Top Model reruns and made coffee... Eventually I will walk to the beer store (not the one in vic park because its scary) and then go see some Pictou County friends for a thanksgiving dinner at their place. I have doubts that it will be as good as my dads Cornbread and brandy stuffing... But. It will be better than what bumbalina will be eating today.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone :)
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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

song 356

snakes are in toronto

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Song 355

I only have 10 days left.

how??!!!

this is really dark. again, one take rule. I'm in my basement and i only have a couple lamps on... i didn't know it was going to be so dark.

Sorry <3

m
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Song 354

Today I walked to the grocery store and didn't fall.
And then I walked through a sketchy neighborhood to find wine after dark.

I didn't fall! But my roommate came to save me because even in my ninja turtles hoodie I still needed to be saved.

m

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Song 353

Hey Folks

I'm trying to post.. Yesterday after I posted I fell off a step ladder and sprained my foot, I'm trying not to do stuff at present... but i'm bored and home alone in toronto..

XO
m
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Monday, October 4, 2010

i didn't disapear.

Hey Everyone,

Sorry I've been MIA...
Sometimes when on the road its difficult to post the song a days...

However. Sometimes you are away from home and you end up with a concussion and a linear fracture in your face, and a black eye... That makes it harder to do things... And then sometimes the day after you fly back from NFLD, with a concussion and have to spend the rest of that day in the hospital. You and your cats are moving to toronto. ANd you haven't started packing yet.
So it will be an interesting and dizzy few hours before bumbalina and i board the plane and say good bye to this province that i love so much... So i'll probably be back at it with another good nights sleep. you can see my shiner! I look so hard!

I'm sure this will help my rap battle game.

XO
m

Saturday, October 2, 2010

song 352

still in nfld.

no matter how hard i try i can't figure out how to play a uke.
i don't know.

XO
m
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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

song 348

rollertown disco filming took up my weekend, so i didn't get to post yesterdays.
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song 347

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Song 341

Hey friends,

Sorry about the delay. Whitehorse and Dawson were amazing, but I got bronchitis. So I'm alittle horse, and my voice was nowhere to be seen since the last show on saturday.

I'm so happy to be home so i can get my apartment packed and ready for St Johns.

But I met some fantastic people while up north. and I want to move there.

Everyone was so warm and inviting and welcoming to us. Thank you to Andrea, Dana, and Eleanor for letting us stay with them (And annie the cat!) Also to new friends Alistar and Brandon for being awesome company on the drive to Dawson... The whitehorse star, and Dave White from the CBC..... Matthew Sarty, Tim Jones, Kyla and the staff at Bombay Peggys- and everyone else that we met while we were there. David and I had a great time all around and appreciate all of your kindess.

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Song 340

I'm really cold, and actually alittle bit sick with a cold.

We had a great show last night at the gold rush saloon in whitehorse YT. It was awesome. Thanks to the bar for having us, to our new friends for coming out. and to local sweet heart andrea burgoyne for playing. she is awesome.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Song 339

annie is the cat :) she is in whitehorse.

hi annie!
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Song 338

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Monday, September 13, 2010

song 337

thank you to everyone who came to the fundraiser tonight. i'm seriously touched by all of you.

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Song 330

Um... song 330? what!
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Song 329 Happy Birthday Jacqueline E K Poole!

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Well darling, here is a birthday song for you.

You're one swell lady, all of your friends think so.

I just got the internet back, so i'm sorry that this wasn't up sooner. I put you as *yesterdays* song and yesterdays today, because of the lack of internet/ power... but jeeze i hope you have a great day.


XOXOXOXOXOXOX

m

Friday, September 3, 2010

Song 328 For Lyndsey Van de Rijt and Ryan Schwindt

Dear Friends,

Tomorrow two beautiful people are getting hitched. And, not only are they getting hitched. They are battling the elements. (Ryan I'm making your wedding sound SO extreme!) I was envisioning the guy who does movie previews saying that.. something a little bit more profound than I ever could... You know.

Nevertheless, I adore these two. And so I wrote them a little ditty in honor of their big day. I was going to post it tomorrow. But because Earl is going to be a jerk... I wanted to send my love a good 24 hours in advance in attempt to ward off any big bad hurricanes that try to mess with us.

I wish you two the best in your life together. You are both fantastic people.

XOXOX

M


*Disclaimer* Loves, even though its your wedding ditty I still have to abide to my one take rule.. I will record in in a better format for you as soon as I have a moment :) <3
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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Not a song!

This is where i escaped to.

Sorry if you get dizzy.

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Song 327

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Song 326

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SONG 325

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Song 324

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Song 323

I was in the woods for a few days with my family and no internet or anything :) here are the songs.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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Hi!
i have 30 seconds of internet.

Friends, I'll be back with all the songs on Friday! I'm in the woods with no internet! :) I've been writing them though and will put them all up then.

XOXOXOX

m

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Song 322

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to everyone moving right now.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Song 320

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Thanks for visiting "a song a day "

45 days left. Yikes.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010