Musical Road Trip- New Orleans

Musical Road Trip- New Orleans

New Orleans! Practically synonymous with music. Of all kinds. Jazz, dixie, cajun, zydeco, reggae…probably everything else too. I’ve wanted to visit this musical city for quite some time. And it looks like that time is coming soon! Hopefully this winter. So I thought what better time than now to start some research on where to go. Apparently, Frenchmen St is the place to go for live music. It sounds like this street near the French quarter is littered with clubs with affordable drinks and good music of all varieties every night of the week. It sounds understated- not flashy looks… Read more »

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My Top 10 Song List Summer 2014

My Top 10 Song List Summer 2014

Summer isn’t over yet but it’s getting close (*sniff*) so I thought it would be fun to do a top 10 list of my favorite summer songs 2014. You may have different favorites but these are mine. 1. Problem – Ariana Grande. Love this one. Have it, sing it, always crank it up! 2. Dangerous – Big Data. Alternative and cool. Prominent bass. Love to sing with it. 3. Classic – MKTO. The whole mood of the song sums summer up. 4. Rude- Magic! Fun and lighthearted it’s the perfect beaching song with the reggae influence. 5. Me and My… Read more »

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New Pop/Dance Track Available!

New Pop/Dance Track Available!

Hi everyone! I just finished a new track- “Beautiful Tonight.” It’s about a girl getting ready to go out and she wants to be “Beautiful tonight.” It’s fun pop dance uptempo: 4 on the floor, guitars, synths, sound fx and of course, fabulous vocals by the excellent vocalist Taryn Murphy.

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Metamorphosis of recording

Metamorphosis of recording

Funny how different music recording is now from when I started. My journey with actual recording started as a teenager when I won a contest  for songwriting. The prize was 2 songs arranged and produced in a big studio. It was an exciting experience, and it helped me realize how I could fully actualize my songs. Until then I didn’t really know what to do with the songs I was writing. That’s when I discovered the 4-track recorder. And here it is:   Yep, I know. I’ve never been able to bring myself to get rid of it. I’m a bit… Read more »

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A Musical Road Trip

A Musical Road Trip

For a while, I’ve wanted to take a musical road trip of the US by visiting different cities known for their active music culture, or contribution to modern music. I’ve also wanted to visit various musical museums on some of the road trips I’ve taken (my husband and I like to travel). I’ve gotten to some of the places but I’d like to visit more. So I thought it would be fun to do a blog series on these places. I figure this will be good research for what to see and hear for when I do get there.  Places… Read more »

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Music and memories

Music and memories

I saw a music quote that said “sometimes it’s not the song that makes you emotional, it’s the people and things that come to your mind when you hear it.” I’ve always felt like I’ve had a soundtrack to my life- and I’m sure you do too. Even the first notes of a certain song can take me to a moment in a heartbeat. Good, bad, or ugly. Some songs remind me of travelling – last year my husband and I drove across the US with our Airstream. And every time we picked up a pop station on the radio it was playing Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors.” … Read more »

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