I would like to start off by saying, EEEEEEEEEEEE GAH! My schedule this month has become insane! All of it is wondrous, so I’m not complaining at all, but the craziness of it literally just hit me today as I was going over my mental list, which by the way also includes me getting a haircut… my bangs are driving me bananas.
The first two weeks of 2011 went by incredibly fast and these last two, I guarantee, will probably blow by as well. “What’s coming up?” you ask… well I’ll tell ya! With bullet points!
- Playing a show tomorrow night @Tatáme Sake Lounge, SAT JAN 15 / 9pm
- Releasing brand NEW SINGLE, Never Done This, week of JAN 17
- Filming a live performance at FULL SAIL with the BAND on JAN 20
- Audition in MIAMI JAN 21
- Interview with ORLANDO LIVE @ City Arts Factory on JAN 27
- Shoot with Photographer Mark Harmon on JAN 29 …Location TBD
- And oh yea… the bangs are getting cleaned up on Monday 😉
These past couple of weeks have been relatively laid back in comparison to what is to come, but I have been plugging away in the studio… and let me tell you … I am GRINNING EAR TO EAR over these new tracks. “NEVER DONE THIS”, which was written in just two hours during the Taxi Road Rally with Sergio Ruelas, Machael Hazani, and Duff Watrous, is hands down my new favorite. Chris and I started working on the recording in December and it sounds SICK. I will get the final Mixed/Mastered version on Sunday – and then I’m gonna let it fly!
The other tune we are working on is a fun indie dance tune, titled, “ONE AND ONLY”, nothing serious about it, just a little something to replace a frown with a big grin. 😀 I keep waiting for Chris to roll his eyes at me in the studio… but he seems to be enjoying himself despite the challenge of getting his head into it. Goal is to have the entire sophomore project released by March!
Other than studio time, rehearsals, and day job stuff – I managed to catch a cold (I’m all better now) and catch The Pauses at Backbooth. They are a local indie rock band that delivers some sweet tunes against a colorful, homey backdrop complete with a “window” with a brightly animated green grass and blue sky landscape with school buses, bunnies and other random puppet passer-byers.
It was their CD release party and they seemed to bring out a fairly “plugged-in” group of locals, many of whom I’ve met over the past year. It was a good night, lots of laughs and lots of familiar faces. In fact the lead singer of The Pauses looked very familiar to me – so after the show I stalked her out on Facebook and sent her a message. It turns out that Tierney Tough and I used to work at the same cafe years ago (small freaking world). Giving me yet one more good reason to have attended that night.