Happy February! I hope you are all doing well, especially those of you on the East coast braving this wild and bone-chilling winter! Over the past few months I’ve been taking time to rest, process, rejuvenate, and create space to vision the next phase of the journey. I’m feeling energized and excited about 2013. January was slow and strange… I felt a bit disoriented as I let go of the old to bring in the new. I found myself having to really ground and keep my feet on the earth. I even joined a Kuduro dance class! (a fusion of African and Cuban dance) It’s been a blast!
Where do I start? Where is the beginning and where is the end? I am 10 days away from the CD launch and I feel such a rush of exhilaration, nervousness, elation, and excitement. I feel like I’m living the exact life I was meant to live. So many layers have fallen away, and what I’m left with is my center, my heart, the core of why I’m here. This is the best feeling in the world. Since I was very young I knew I had a purpose here. I knew there was more than just what I saw in the physical world. And all the inner knowing, is finally being expressed through this CD and launch show. Continue reading
I started writing songs at around the age of 12 and I’ve been writing music ever since. I still remember getting my first 4 track, plugging in the microphone, pressing record, and being so blown away when I heard my voice in the headphones. Continue reading
I just returned from my gig at the Julius Richardson Hospital today in Montreal. Every month I sing and play guitar & ukulele for the residents there, many of whom are recovering from strokes. What a gift to be able to play the music that I love, for people who are so appreciative and grateful. I play everything from jazz standards, to traditional folk songs, and even throw in a little Johnny Cash from time to time. It is amazing to see the dispositions of the residents change throughout the course of the show. Continue reading
Well, it’s been 2.5 weeks since my return and I’m still processing it all. I had a bad case of food poisoning just before I left, postponed my flight by a day, and managed to (just barely) make it through a turbulent flight and a chaotic cab ride in rush-hour traffic, from Newark Airport to Brooklyn.
Although I wasn’t in the best shape, I managed to make some great connections, meet some wonderful people and see where I may and may not fit in in the Kindie music scene. (Kindie= Independent musicians making music for kids and families)
Here are a few incites from the trip: Continue reading
I’m finally doing it! A blog!
This is a big step for me as I’ve been comfortably hanging out behind the scenes of my label Sparkling Productions for the past 10 years.
Now that the technology is so accessible, and has been for a while, (I tend to take my time with these things) I’m ready to share my journey with you.
Sometimes I miss the good old days when things were simpler.
I’m still holding on to certain aspects of the simple life. Continue reading