Thursday, May 29, 2008

Minor Website changes...

Hey Everyone...

We just finished adding some additional things onto my website. Like: links to iRoknNod Records webpage, new musician links, a Twitter Box, a ShoutBox on my contact page! Click on the title of this post and it will take you over to my website!

Thanks bunches for your support!

Peace in Music,


Monday, May 26, 2008

Bought a new flute!

A new Native American Flute. I was hoping I was going to get it yesterday.. now I need to wait until Tuesday!!! I hate waiting.... so much for patience!

Why did I buy a new one? The one I am currently using was my first flute I bought.. however, it was not concert tuned. Probably why I was losing my mind when I played it @ my concert with Heath in April. It is in the key of A.

I hope to purchase more flutes. I hope to find an Irish flute that my hands can reach. I bought a beauty of an Irish Flute about a year ago, and I had to return it because it was made for a man's hands. HOW RUDE! lol

Anyway, I'll be recording Nez Perce in July with the new flute! yay!

More to come...


Sunday, May 18, 2008


InSync will be the first one on the CD "Trillium". It is an introduction to what your listening experience will be like: Extremely diverse. However, I'll talk about that later in this post. I will probably extend the songs length as a few of you wanted more after hearing such a short clip of it. It actually isn't a clip.. its only a minute long..but I am sure to add more to it. To listen to it, go to the link click on it under the title of this blog.

This album is different than anything I have done in the past. I'll have songs that are strictly electronic and songs that will combine the electronic with the acoustic instrumentation. Lots of percussion/drums. The "theme" of Trillium is that it is number 3 for me. Many of you will experience.. Wow the music is so different. This is the direction I have been heading for. I have more tools at my disposal and I can combine the acoustic with the electronic much easier AND I am having many guest musicians working with me. Already, you know Jeff Oster and Seay are contributing. Jim McCarty is my drummer. I am keeping a lid on the other musicians that will be joining me until we have the songs "in the can".

You are experiencing what I am. I am writing about it all, I am showing you what it takes to get the music done the way I want it done. The video and pictures are my way of letting you "in on the fun".

I thank you so much for taking the time to be a part of this musical journey.

Peace in Music,


Thursday, May 15, 2008


We are celebrating the birth of iRoknNod Records, we received official documents today in the mail and everything is all set up and done.

I think I will celebrate without getting too goofy. Let me say, thank you for your support!

Peace in Music,


Sunday, May 11, 2008


Ok.. I worked all day yesterday getting this video uploaded, designed etc. This is when I was in the studio with Jeff Oster in March. Its not the best quality.. but I did it and I am sure I'll learn more! hehehe

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Having some fun...

After handing over Dancin in the Clouds to Jeff Silverman's capable hands I took the week off to have a little bit of fun. Nothing really special, catching up on House MD. I really get a kick out of watching that show. Hugh Laurie plays a curmudgeon of a Doctor. The dialogue is exceptional, the story lines are just plain fun.

The week has been fraught with various hiccups. Lets just say, some of the stuff I've had to deal with was intense daily "mundane fires" I had to put out. Being a Mom of four very busy kids ( especially the boys) is never boring. I think I've earned more "Parental Stripes" as my husband calls them.

Then I got the mix back from Jeff S, and WOW. The overall feel of the song is incredible. Now we tweak the song. Which we will be working on Tuesday. Technology is both my bane, and my strength.

Last night my husband took me to Peppinos and a movie. IronMan. I wasn't sure if I'd like Robert Downy Jr in it, but I was pleasantly surprised by his performance. The whole cast worked well off of one another, the soundtrack matched the movie's overall storytelling. Music in the movies is something I always enjoy listening whether its right on or totally off the wall. Some movies get the right people for the job for writiing original music. I would recommend all film makers to hire people to get original music. I think my favorite composer right now is Danny Elfman. He writes the most off the wall music, and yet he gets it right on.

Pardon my scattered thoughts, its the best I can do right now. I hope you all have a GREAT weekend, and Happy Mother's Day to you Moms.

More to come...

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Happy May!

Happy May! Dancin in the Clouds is on its way to being mixed. I searched for a good mixing/mastering engineer. I have asked a few good friends for their recommendations and decided on Jeff Silverman. Jeff has an impressive background in music, film trailers, editing.. etc. I am really excited to be working with him.

Jeff Silverman

Dancin in the Clouds will be my main focus in getting it mixed this month. June will be time to get all the rest of the songs on the CD ready for recording in July. Then August mixing all the songs except for two. The last two to get recorded/mixed will be Midnite and Nantucket. THESE two songs I have special plans for. But.. mum's the word on it for now.

I hope where ever you are, its warming up, flowers are blooming and life is good for you. I am very happy to say, I am doing well.

More to come...