rainy days and mondays always get me down...

I am told to blog about our CD Release Event. So here it goes. Great night. Didn't reach my pillow til' 3am-you know it was a good night when you get home in the wee hours of the morning. It was great to play  all the songs on the album with the band. I enjoyed myself as did the guys and I think the audience was pleased : ) The weather was PERFECT unlike today, rainy, cold and miserable. Ew! I'm working on a ton of new stuff, my brain is being pulled in many different directions right now. I've started at least three or four new songs but have finished nothing. I've begun writing some words to a few things but feeling empty lyrically. I've already begun thinking about my next album...I know, psycho right? Can't help it! I really want a harp (SO BAD!) but I just got a new guitar so it will have to wait. I can hear all these harp parts that I want to add to some of my instrumental pieces, I hear cello, violins & soft horns too. I have a violin but I suck at playing it.

We are so genuinely flattered by the response that "Easier Said Than Done" is getting. Truthfully, had someone told me it would be so popular two years ago when I was sitting on the floor of my then apartment scribling it down in my journal and probably pissing my landlord off with the noise I was making on my guitar...well, I just wouldn't have believed it. The song is kind of creepy for me & here's why. I wrote it May 6, 2008-I actually dated this one. I don't date everything I write. Usually, I forget. This time, I did not. It went to #1 very close to the anniversary of it's birth (coincidence? I don't believe in coincidence). I thought I knew what the song was about when I wrote (it was a quicky, less than 15 mins. & done)...I mean, it represented a part of my soul at that moment in time but I knew some of the lyrics were still questionable. Today, when I listen to it, I feel connected with the story in a completely different way. So, I ask myself, where do songs come from? Is it possible to write something subconciously, intuitively...a premonition of sorts? I've read that everyone has psychic ability but we don't all know how to tap into that part of ourselves...it's takes practice just like any other talent...if this is true, could I have written something about the future unknowingly? I guess only time will tell. I definitely think the song touches on past lives & paths crossing over and over again in each new life. It's still unfolding though : ) That's what I love about music, how it's shape can change and rearrange...

So, many people keep asking me what my favorite song is off the new CD and I've given a different answer every time hahaha. I like them all. They each have their own special place in my heart so it's difficult to choose, they are like my children, you love your kids equally...today, though, it's Playing With Pendulums. I've always been a big fan of guitar instrumentals with no other instrumentation. There is something so organic and free about it for me...I just lose myself. I feel as though I captured the exact feeling & emotion I had at the time of writing this piece. On one hand it's whimsical, dreamlike & fantasy driven...on the other hand, it's eerie and haunting like the presence of a ghost you cannot deny. The two world's collide and leave this curiosity upon you. Today I want to live inside that song, it's cozy and safe. I just read this blog back and it's sound so scattered like the raindrops on my roof, sigh, sun come out!