Monday, March 24, 2008

What Next?

I’ve been immersing myself back into music. I have made a list of songs that will be on the CD "Trillium". Here they are in no particular order:

Today March 28, I am amending this list.. I forgot to add "Tangled Up"

Dancin in the Clouds
Carpe Diem
Nez Perce
Blue Ice
Tangled Up
A Roses Tale
Nu Beginnings

These songs are all very different from each other. Since Trillium is my 3rd album.. I have always sort of felt the pull to do some songs that I feel connected with. For example... much of my music in the past has been just my Korg and me. This time, it will be a combination of using my Korg, guest musicians: ie Jeff Oster, Heath Vercher helped contribute to A Roses Tale, Reason, Native American Flute, percussion/drums by Jim McCarty. So.. as I progress in my knowledge of the technology I am using.. so will my music progress. Meaning that I have a certain style.. but each song are not related to each other.

I will continue to work with musicians as well. I have said before I hear so much more in my head. With the musicians that will be contributing.. they give so much more to the songs. I hear it in my heart/head. I wish I could explain this.. but I can’t, not in words anyway.

I am excited to share with you my expression of my life through music. Thank you for supporting me and listening to my soul sing!

Peace in Music,


Saturday, March 15, 2008

Ides of March, KSBR and Sonikwire

Well I am finally winding down from a wild day. I went to bed last night at 10pm hoping to get some good sleep for today. As it usually happens when something really exciting happens, I can’t sleep. That was the case last night. So.. about 5am I got up and got ready for my day.

I ate a very small breakfast, and drove over to KSBR Radio for the interview with DJ Thornton and Jeff. Jeff brought his horns and we were all kind of squished in the control room. BUT it was a total blast. For those of you that tuned in, I hope you had as much fun as I did. Jeff is a very down to earth guy. We had a party at KSBR working and talking and I felt like we’ve known each other forever.

DJ, thank you for having me along. I truly appreciate you as always. What a woman you are!

Afterwards, Jeff and drove up to Sonikwire and worked our butts off. I mean it. We worked from 10am - 4p and were so focused before I knew . The best part.. is I did not need to lug my beastie of a Korg up to the studio, they had one I used so I was pretty darn excited about that! haha ( no broken legs here! lol ) Jeff did several layers of horn music. The sound you will be hearing on my profile is what I have dreamt of hearing for a very long time. I chose to go with the organic piano instead of the synthy piano. I really hate stretching myself its so painful! BUT I learned alot today. Not to worry about things.. just let things happen and do your best.

Chris, thanks for the engineering! You totally rock!

Jeff.... muchas gracias! You know what this meant to me. I expected so much, and it was delivered. My heart is full of gratitude.

Ok, enough of the emotional stuff.. but you need to know, that what we did today was something I have always dreamed of.

Jace.. you da man! Thanks for recommending Jeff. He is exactly the guy for the job!

Go take a listen to the new mix of Dancin in the Cloud at MySpace We added quite a bit. Its still need of mixing/mastering. However, we’ll get there.

My thanks to all of you that have supported me from day one.. and each of you that have come recently to support my efforts.

Peace in Music,


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Interview Saturday March 15th 8 am Pacific

Jeff Oster and I will be interviewed on Saturday March 15th 8am Pacific ( 9am Mountain, 10 am Central and 11am Eastern) on KSBR Jazz 88.5 FM Radio. DJ Thornton of the Morning Breeze show will be talking with Jeff about his current project and talking about our collaboration of my song "Dancin in the Clouds.

DJ has supported me from day one when I sent my CDs to her. She is a lovely woman. I hope you'll tune in!

Click on the link to listen in on Saturday morning!

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