This just in...
FRIDAY, AUGUST 14th, 2009
Yo. 'Sup? How is everybody? Can you believe summer's almost over? Are you guys doing anything cool to celebrate
these last few days of pool lounging, beach going, and sprinkler running?
Does anyone actually run through sprinklers
anymore? Just me? Awesome.
I hope you guys are having a wonderful August. So far, mine has been nothing but entertaining.
Here's what's going down...
I. There is now an actual live video of "A Hundred Years," as recorded in my living
room by my lovely roommate Mandy. It's an intimate performance especially for you guys, because it's a love song, and I love
you all. You can check out the video here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADajDbmNVig&feature=channel_page
II. On Saturday, August 22nd, I'm on the bill with a bunch of awesome chick rockers who've become friends
of mine. We're playing an all-girl show at Poor David's Pub, and I'm really, really excited to share the stage with them.
It will be almost like being back at Scripps. :)
III. Speaking of Scripps...I'm coming back to L.A. in September.
:) The weekend of the 14th, to be exact. I'm looking to play either the Motley or (if the Motley isn't open) the Chaplain's
Center. Private, intimate, house party-type concert. You guys would come, right?
IV. I'm going to be on TV! Well...on
web TV. But that's even more exciting, because it means that all of you who live outside of TX can see me play live! I'm not
sure if an interview is part of this or not, but if it is, I'm sure I'll say something stupid at which you can giggle. Check
out http://www.mambosmedia.com for details! I promise to let you know more as the date nears, but know that I'm super excited about the opportunity to share
a live performance with you!
V. I have a bumper sticker!!!!! Mandy designed it, because she's incredible. We're
going to print them, and then you can own one and stick it on stuff. Like your car. Or your mom. Or your co-worker's stapler.
:) See it here: http://twitpic.com/dnlzl
VI. Seth Horan twittered (tweeted? twatted?) me today. I might have freaked out a little, because I've seen him
live twice, and his music is amazing. Had to share.
VII. Last, but definitely not least, I wanted to say a huge,
heartfelt thank you to all of you for watching the "I Could Be Good" video and sending supportive messages and comments. I
plan on thanking all of you individually, but I wanted to leave a thank-you here, because it really, really, really meant
the world to me. That song is close to my heart because it marked the first time I acknowledged how serious I was about music,
and the fact that you guys enjoy the song makes me incredibly happy. If I could hug all of you, I would. Thank you, thank
you, thank you for being such wonderful, supportive friends. I might've entertained the notion of being good in 2002, but
I wouldn't have had the courage to pursue this without y'all.
I love you guys. Really and
truly. Thanks for helping me make my dreams come true.
AUGUST 1st, 2009
Just dropping a line to say that, if you're in town, The Opening Bell
Southside is the place to be tonight. I'm going to be rocking out with Garrett Owen, Josh Cooley, and Steve Jackson (&
Acoustic Distortion). I love these guys like whoa, and their music is even more amazing than they are. Come check us out!
Stephanie Walker's stopping by, too!
The Opening Bell
1409 S. Lamar
Could Be Good" now has a music video. If you've been around me when I had a camera sometime over the last 6 years, you're
probably in the video.
Actually, you're definitely in the video. All of you. 'Cause I love you, and you make me think that...I could be good.
Aaaaanyway, please click the link and check out the video. We've got some great memories, friends, and I'm
really stoked to have them all on film.
See you REAL soon with the actual live video of "A Hundred Years," live from
our Disney-infested living room.
Love you. Mean it.
- Em :)
WEDNESDAY, JULY 29th, 2009
Howdy, ya'll! How's
It really does feel like it's been a hundred years since I last sent you an update. A lot has happened since
we last spoke. Palin resigned. Shatner performed. Brangelina adopted 2.4 more children.
I'm kind of impressed that I've kept a rein on the gushing for this long, because life has been amazing lately. Here are the
happenings in no particular order:
1. I HAVE A SHOW THIS SATURDAY! August 1st, I'm getting to play with my oldest and
best musical buddies: Josh Cooley, Garrett Owen, and the fabulous Steve Jackson & Acoustic Distortion. It's going to be
HUGE. Almost as HUGE as I am. ;)
Opening Bell Southside
Saturday, August 1st., 7:30 PM
1409 S. Lamar, Dallas,
2. Camp Jam is over, and I'm alive. I also have a bunch of amazing new friends/fellow musicians to hang with
as a result. (Shout-out to the counselors! I had carrots four days ago!) The kids this year were an insanely talented bunch...and
I mean that literally. INSANE children. Their performance videos are already floating around YouTube. Here's one:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5S7yhxeMtk . If you really want to hear more about camp, I can tell you a crapload of stories.
3. I owe you guys a huge,
huge thank-you. Lakewood Bar & Grill (or, as I've affectionately come to call it, LBG) has officially asked me back for
the month of August. The booking agent there likes to tease me about the fact that my "fans" (friends) are "Mormon," because
everyone's so clean-cut and polite and awesome.
4. I had a guy come up to me post-show and profess his love.
It was awesome, no lie. I feel like that's a big step. :) He said he's seen me three times. (!!!) I might've hugged him.
I got my first real music review. I freaked out. I gushed. I kinda-sorta-almost cried. You can find it here: http://ghostofblindlemon.blogspot.com/2009/07/myspace-playlist-71809.html
6. I completely re-vamped the Myspace page recently. THe background is new, and the bio is much more me. Give
it a glance and let me know what you think!
7. I'm planning dates in Little Rock, Oklahoma City, and Los Angeles. Keep your eyes peeled. ;) I'm comin' your
way with EPs! (P.S. I've started giving out free CD singles at shows. Incentive? Maybe...)
8. A Hundred Years.
As promised, the video can be found here:
9. I recently got to go to Dallas Observer Music Awards, courtesy of the awesome writer at Ghost of Blind Lemon.
It was CRAZY, and I met a bunch of really cool musicians. I got a country band to grind to ambient rock and met an inflatable
beer bottle twice my size. Basically, I'm making you proud, Scripps College. ;)
10. Last thing. Almost a year ago, I played
my very first open mic. There were three people in the audience. I had a keyboard with a sustain pedal that worked in reverse,
and I was so nervous that I was shaking. To think that, a year later, I'm getting paid to play weekly gigs (and sometimes
more) is mind-blowing.
I know I say this a lot, but I feel like I still don't say it often enough. I would be absolutely
nowhere without your support. You guys are amazing to me--coming to shows, listening to songs, watching YouTube videos, harassing
me via Twitter and text, telling me to get new jokes, buying CDs, quoting my lyrics back to me, snapping along to "Not That
I love you guys. You know that, right? I'm so excited about everything that's developing, and I'm thrilled
to bits that I have so many wonderful friends and family with whom I can share these things. Thank you, thank you, thank you
for having my back. I've definitely got yours.
I love y'all. Really and truly.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 1st, 2009
So, first things
Happy Canada Day!
I hope this finds you well. :) Is everyone surviving the summer heat? It was 103*
this weekend in Dallas. For two whole days, I was not cold. Not once.
Anyway, I owe you guys a big thank you. Thanks
to the amazing number of you that stopped by LBG last week, they've decided to invite me back for the month of July. So...thank
you. Once again, you guys have managed to give me something amazing (regular gig! regular gig!). I appreciate it more than
I can adequately express.
Stop by and see me! LAKEWOOD BAR & GRILL, every Wednesday at 8 PM. :)
few weeks have been INSANE, because not only have I been going "Jonas or bust," goading kids, playing gigs, and trying to
find studio time, but I've also been gearing up for Camp Jam. A few weeks out of every summer, I get the honor of rocking
out with a bunch of supercool kids. I teach them things like drums, guitar, and piano, and they teach me patience.
always humbling to get schooled by 16-year-olds. I'm looking forward to it. ;) They host a pretty awesome concert every Friday
night of camp, so let me know if you're in the area, and I'll send you directions to check it out so you can get schooled,
Exciting things: I'm working on a professional version of "A Hundred Years" (my happy little love song). In the
meantime, I'm editing a live video together. It should be up on YouTube by the end of the week. I'll keep you posted.
THURSDAY, MAY 24th, 2009
have had "I'm On A Boat" by Lonely Island and "Light My Candle" from RENT stuck in my head for the last 24 hours. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_YlkEUOonI. You'll thank me later, when you feel like drilling a hole in your eardrum.)
ANYWAY. I feel like it's been awhile
since I sent you guys an update, and I wanted to take some time to let you know how much fun life has been lately. I had a
blast playing Lakewood Bar & Grill on May 13th. It was really great to play for so many familiar faces. Every time you
guys come say hi, I feel all warm and fuzzy inside. It means the world to me that y'all care enough to pay attention to what
For those of you who were miles away, I have YouTube footage. My lovely roommate Mandy played cinematographer
and took really pretty video of the whole show. She even shot it so that there's a Texas flag in the background, because she
knows me that well. :) Here's what I've uploaded so far:
"Not That Girl": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhCBVC58pJs
"You & I (Acoustic)": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKySsv_K9yM
"I Used To Know You": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uizBQDa4ups
Click the links and check 'em out! I'd love to hear what you guys think.
To those of you who came out...I know
I say this all the time, but thank you. I was really blessed to have you there, and you did a really amazing thing for me
by showing your support, because the owner of the club offered me a residency. I now have a show every Wednesday for the month
of June. :)
I was so excited about the gig that I hugged
him. Not a little hug, either. We're talking big, giant bear hug. I'm hoping he found it more endearing than weird. ;)
I have a few exciting shows coming up:
MAY 27th, Lakewood Bar & Grill, 8 PM
MAY 28th, unnamed furniture
store with back patio, 7 PM
MAY 30th, Opening Bell Southside, 9 PM
there are words in my musician's vocabulary that I have dreamed about using. A big one is "tour."
I might get to incorporate
that soon. I'm starting to branch out by playing places in towns around Dallas, and I'm looking into playing venues outside
of Texas. Heads up! I might be in your city one weekend!
Every day is different. I go from playing for 5 people to
playing for 50, and I wouldn't change a thing. This has been a really freaking incredible journey for me so far, and I can't
wait to start showing you guys studio cuts and CD artwork. I pinch myself every day, and I wouldn't have the courage to do
this if not for the awesome things you guys do for me.
So...thank you, thank you, thank you. Awesome friends like y'all
fill me with gratitude every day, from my small, curly head to my five-inch heels.
I love you. I mean it.
TUESDAY, MAY 5th, 2009
my mission to come up with more creative update titles. Hopefully this suffices. ;)
I'm writing this from a coffee
shop, post first set and pre-second set. A guy named Wheeler is currently tearing up the stage. He's whistling along to the
guitar. It's pretty cool, not gonna lie.
Anyway, I'm writing for a number of reasons, the first of which is that this
is an anniversary of sorts for me. Two years ago yesterday, I was sitting in my dorm room, staring at a pile of clothes and
freaking out (like you do). Later that night, some really cool people and I played my songs in front of people, on purpose,
for the very first time.
It was, in many ways, a life-affirming moment. I've always known in some capacity that I
didn't want to do anything else with my life, but that confirmed it.
Today, I play almost five nights a week on a
consistent basis. I'm booking gigs in which people pay me to play. It feels intensely surreal, but also amazing.
is no way I'd be here without the support of those people in the audience two years ago--many, if not most, of whom are on
this list. So...thanks. Whether you guys know it or not, the fact that you didn't throw things at me that night really did
change my life. :)
It's been a really fun two years for me, and I really, really hope y'all continue to stick around.
got a lot of good news. So far, there are two big shows in May:
MAY 13th, LAKEWOOD BAR & GRILL at 8 PM
30th, OPENING BELL SOUTHSIDE at 8 PM
I recently had the honor of getting to write a song for a movie. The film is called Angel of Music, and it's based on Gaston
Leroux's novel, "The Phantom of the Opera." Creating a song for the film was a really fantastic challenge for me, and the
film is awesome. Check it out at http://angelofmusic.lighthouseltdpictures.com/.
You can hear the acoustic version of the new song athttp://www.myspace.com/emmelinemilesmusic . It's called "I Used To Know You."
...I think this email might have needed a table of contents a few paragraphs ago.
Sorry about that.
LAST THING: I caved. Officially. I now have a Twitter. (As though I didn't already have a thousand
ways to waste time.) You can follow me here:http://twitter.com/emmemusic or @emmemusic for the others who've been sucked in.
And that's pretty much all there is. Soon, I will have
a new website to unveil, courtesy of my awesome roommate. I'm lining up studio dates for the CD, which is now officially titled
"Dreaming In Color." In about a week, I'll have a live video of "A Hundred Years" (and maybe even a studio recording). You'll
also get to hear the official version of "Just Friends."
In the meantime...I love you guys. I mean that. I was
on the phone with the lovely Sarah Goer two days ago, and she said something that made me stop and take stock of how far things
have come in the last two years, and I owe it all to you. It sounds disgustingly Hallmark, but I really would still be scribbling
songs into notebooks and singing into towels without your encouragement, so thank you, thank you, thank you.
you think this is gushy, just wait for my liner notes... ;)
Sorry for the book, but thanks for hanging around. Y'all mean more to me than I can explain.
safe, and avoid the swine flu. ;) 'Til next time...
P.S. Congrats to Sarah Iker on an amazing senior
recital. I so wish I could've been there, but I heard it was beyond fantastic. :)
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8th, 2009
just wanted to drop you guys a short little line to say thank you to everyone who came out to the shows last week. (And to
those who messaged me about being there in spirit. I felt you! In a completely un-creepy way!) It always means the world to
me to get to play for familiar faces.
Is everyone else getting weather as crazy as Texas? Two nights ago, it froze.
Today, it's 85*. Last Monday, there was baseball-sized hail. I've given up the notion of dressing to prepare. I just throw
on clothes every morning and pray.
ANYWAY...MySpace has announced that they're letting artists upload 10 songs instead
of just 6, so you should see some new tunes leaking very, very soon. As soon as now, in fact.
The acoustic demo of
"You Every Time" is now up on the myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/emmelinemilesmusic .
You would probably make my life if you gave it a listen. ;)
In other news, the CD has a new tentative title.
It will (maybe) be called "Dreaming In Color." I'm super excited about the artwork scheme that goes along with this. It's
going to be awesome.
I said this was going to be short, didn't I? I suck.
April 25th is Poor David's
Pub. I'm playing with a bunch of really cool musicians, one of whom has a song entitled "Doggystyle" that frequently gets
stuck in my head. It's about...exactly what you think it's about. Stop by. Say hello.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for being fabulous and listening to songs and driving all
the way out to bizarre counties in Texas to hear me play songs you've heard before. I love you guys. I know I say it a lot,
but I really, really mean it.
Take care, and keep your eyes peeled. There's more to come!
Congratulations to Amy Lieberman and Dr. Perrine on the recent concerts! I know they were both amazing.
SUNDAY, MARCH 29th, 2009
It has been significantly less time since you heard from me last.
:) That's good, right? I hope you're all enjoying almost-spring!
I come bearing good news of great joy: the next week
will be full of music. Since I started this "music thing," it's been a goal of mine to play every night of the week. I'm no
longer double-majoring, so I have to deprive myself of sleep in other ways. (Once a workaholic, always a workaholic. Hey,
at least you know I won't change!)
Here's the schedule:
TONIGHT: Lakewood Bar & Grill, 6:30 p.m.
going to be at least a half-hour set in memory of a friend of a friend who recently passed. Stop by! There will be lots of
great music, and I know the family of the deceased would appreciate the support.
MONDAY: Opening Bell Mosaic, 7:30
TUESDAY: Opening Bell Southside, 7:30 p.m. (Dallas)
WEDNESDAY: Poor David's Pub, 8:30 p.m. (Dallas)
Tipperary Inn, 7:00 p.m.
SATURDAY: Mochalux, 9:15 p.m. (Arlington)
I'm a "featured artist." These
people are insanely talented, and I might be a little excited that they were cool enough to invite me to play. (read: !!!!!!!)
Love And War In Texas, 7:00 p.m. (Plano)
It's almost like going on tour! Almost. And I have a new, large, awesome
car named Hank The Tank to take my little keyboard and I to all the fancy places. Hank and I would really love to see you
there. Anywhere, really.
so much cool stuff to come. I'm extracting "A Hundred Years" from the video camera, and I'm working on a song for a movie,
and I'm about to hit the studio to get professional recordings done, and...so much. Watch this space. :)
You guys are
the best friends a girl could ask for, and I mean that. Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything you do for me. Even
if it's just taking the time to read these things the whole way through. Your support means the world to me, and I hope every
single one of you is doing well.
- Em :)
P.S. I'm adding more videos to the Media page. Ch-ch-check 'em out!
SUNDAY, MARCH 22nd, 2009
I hope this finds you all well. :) Did everyone enjoy their spring break?
year, I came to the somewhat sad realization that spring break doesn't exist in the Real World. (As in life. Not the TV show.
The TV show is one big, long spring break.) I made the most of my time, though. ;)
During "spring break" this year,
I pulled a ligament in my ankle. By walking. Because I'm that graceful. I also wrote a happy love song called "A Hundred Years."
I played it for the first time at the open mics this week, which was awesome. By yesterday evening, I had the song down pretty
solidly, and I looked out into the audience to see people bobbing their heads to the music.
I'm writing because it's almost April--can you believe it?--and I have two shows booked for the month! They're both in the
DFW area, and I'm really hoping you guys can make it out.
APRIL 4th at MOCHALUX in Arlington, TX:
I'm the featured
artist, which means I get a mini-set of six songs. I'm insanely excited for this, because Mochalux is a poetry/music open
mic, which means that the people there care a lot about words. I'm not sure if you've noticed, but I like words. ;)
25th at POOR DAVID'S PUB in Dallas, TX:
I'm playing Glitter Rose's birthday bash. It's a full evening of music, drinks,
and merriment with myself, Josh Cooley, Steve Jackson, and David Crandall. It's going to be awesome, and Poor David's is a
really cool venue, so please come say hi!
I cannot tell you how much I love you guys for listening. Watching the
little "listen count" numbers increasing on the myspace page has pretty much made my life.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for sticking around! I can't wait to see you guys at the
- Em :)
P.S. There are two new videos floating around. One is a live cut of "About A Boy" on YouTube
(http://www.youtube.com/emmemusic). The other is a goofy video I put together during my first day off in a hundred years. (Ha.) It revolves around my college
experience and is probably worth checking out. ;)
THURSDAY, MARCH 12th, 2009
First off, thanks again to everyone who showed up at the Motley
on February 15th. I know I say this like it's my job, but I couldn't do what I do without your support, and I appreciate SO
much that you guys are sticking with me long enough to see where the music takes me. :) Seriously, it made me giddy to see
so many familiar faces in the audience. You guys rock.
I hope this finds everyone warm and well. I know it's been
forever since I wrote to y'all last, and I'm sorry for that. Life has been hectic. A good kind of hectic. Camp Jam promotion
officially started this past weekend. (I teach children how to rock out every summer. It's pretty awesome, not gonna lie.)
I spent Saturday playing "house band" with Tanner Oakes and Katrina Martinez for a Moms Karaoke Contest. Let me tell you,
there are few things funnier than watching a bunch of mothers get down to classics like "I Love Rock N Roll." We had some
kids perform as well, and that was incredible. You can see video here:http://www.dallasnews.com/video/?z=y&nvid=339596&shu=1
In fancy news, I have found a producer! YES! I'm finalizing the track list for the CD, and I'm insanely excited to
get the professional versions of this stuff put together. Keep your eyes peeled. And, as always, if there's a song that you
think NEEDS to be on the disc, please let me know. I write music for me, but I make music to share with people. I want to
play what you guys want to hear.
This Saturday, I will be playing Mochalux in Arlington (1101 E Bardin Rd # 101). Good
people, good music, and excellent coffee. If you're in town, I'd love to see you.
Last, but not least: I'm slowly learning
to not be a technological bum. You can now stalk me in many ways, via many links. Observe:
(If we're not friends on myspace, we should be.)
Stalk me. Seriously. I'd be honored...and not at all creeped
I love you guys. I mean that. Thank you SO much for listening and caring and stopping by phones and walls and
sites to say hi. Even if it's just to make fun of me for being short. ;)
Keep in touch, keep your eyes peeled, and
keep your ears open. There is definitely more to come, and I promise to be better about leaving little updates and not books
(like this email).
Thank you, thank you, thank you for sticking around. Every time one of you so much as listens to
one of my songs and smiles a little, you make my life.
P.S. Everyone in Claremont should go see Amy Lieberman
sing on April 4th at 7:30 p.m. in Boone Recital Hall. She will be amazing, and I will be there in spirit if not in actuality.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd, 2009
going to try valiantly to keep my gushing to a minimum. It will be difficult, because I've been grinning like an idiot since
Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who came out. I knew it would be amazing to get to play
for people for more than fifteen minutes. I did not know I would get to play for a full room, nor did I expect such a warm
I cannot freaking wait to play the Motley. I'm watching the RSVP numbers with wide eyes. If 40 of you actually
show up to hear me, I might spontaneously combust with joy. I'm totally not exaggerating. Ask my roommate. ;)
is video from Saturday night for those of you who live in places that are not Texas. I have been fighting with the camera
for two days to figure out how to work the video. So far, "Not That Girl" is the only clip I've been able to extract.
are coming. Including a new one called "You Every Time." For now, though, enjoy this clip...
I love you guys. I mean it. I feel like Roberto Benigni, but I'm trying to rein in the inappropriate declarations
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I can't wait to see y'all on the road.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7th, 2009
I hope each and every one of you had a
wonderful holiday season and an even better New Year's Eve. Can you believe it's already 2009? Where does the time go?
have a good feeling about this year. :) Probably because it marks the first time that I'll get to play my own extended set
for money. I'm kind of stoked about that.
Here are the details:
WHEN: January 31st, 2009, 7:30p.m.
The Opening Bell in the Mosaic, downtown Dallas
WHO: Myself, Josh Cooley, Steve Jackson, and Meredith Dobbs
a promotional poster. It's all professional, with fancy fonts and headshots and such. So freaking surreal.
rumor suggests that I'll get to play for roughly 45 minutes, maybe an hour. I'll also accompany the others. All three of these
cats are insanely talented, and I'm beyond honored to share a stage with them.
With a little luck, this gig will be
the first of many. :)
2008 was an amazing year for me musically, and I owe it all to you guys. From the
contest that you won to the videos you've watched to the comments you've left, you've made the past 365 days incredible. I
can't thank you enough for hanging around and keeping your ears open. It really does mean the world to me.
thank you, thank you!
- Em :)
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2008
First off, I want to say
a HUGE thank-you to all of the awesome people who stopped by the shows earlier this week. You guys are fifteen different kinds
of amazing. It really does mean the world to me to see familiar faces. I appreciate your presence more than I could possibly
find the words to explain, so...thanks. Seriously.
Should you feel so inclined, you could also stop
by The Opening Bell Mosaic this Monday around 9:00pm. Just sayin'. ;)
Anyway, in an attempt to be
more concise (ha), here's the 411: the "Behind The Music" section has been updated to include lyrics, audio samples, and live
videos. There's even a brand new song!
I also added a TagBoard to the front page. Consider it an
opportunity for payback, lol. I flood your inboxes, you flood my board. It's like a war of love.
should maybe not write these posts at 3 AM.
Finally: SAVE THE DATE! January 31st,
I will be playing a big (think 45 min.) set with some insanely talented friends of mine--Josh Cooley (myspace.com/joshcooley2007), Steve Jackson (myspace.com/ouiv), and Peter Pravettoni (Tom Sykes
Band)--at the Opening Bell Mosaic. I'll post more details as the date nears.
Claremont kids: Motley
in early February. Watch this space. :)
I'm indebted to all of you. Thanks for watching the videos,
listening to the songs, dropping comments on various pages, and sending me (sometimes inane) text messages of support. I love
you guys, and I really do mean that. This whole thing is a dream come true for me, and it wouldn't be possible without your
support, so thank you, thank you, thank you. I owe y'all the world.
- Em :)
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2008
encompasses a lot of people lately. Way more than I had expected. I am honored beyond belief that you guys care enough to
check back here for music news. Seriously, you rock.
I'm writing to tell you a number of exciting things:
There is a new YouTube video courtesy of my awesome friend Owen Obel. It involves two songs: "Up To The Mountain" (which is
a Patty Griffin cover) and "About A Boy." One is a gospel songs, and one is an indirect ode to "Mortal City" by Dar Williams.
"About A Boy" is special to me because it marks the first time I ever put my hands on the piano and played exactly what was
in my head.
You can see the video here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLMZO7uaDFI. I spend the majority of it looking very intense. ;) I'd love to hear what you think.
2. I'm in the process of revamping
the website. I have high hopes that I can surmount technological incompetence and bring you something cool!
week is a great time to be in Dallas. I'll be playing Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights. (Whoo-hoo!)
Opening Bell Mosaic, 8:00pm
Tuesday - Opening Bell on S. Lamar, 8:30pm
Wednesday - Poor David's Pub on S. Lamar,
They're all open mics, and the musicians that come out are really talented. I'd love to see you there!
I've scored a Real Set with two friends of mine, Steve Jackson and Josh Cooley. They're both insanely talented musicians,
and they both have a myspace. ;) When we nail down the date, I'll post a delightful, gushy entry begging you to come.
5. For the Claremont kids: I will be playing the Motley on Scripps
College campus in late January, early February. Stay tuned for info!
And that's all. As though this isn't
a book already.
Thank you all SO much for the kind words, messages, views, friend-ings, myspace listens, etc. Y'all
are so many different kinds of amazing. I appreciate the support immensely, and I'm so grateful that you're sticking around.
thing: I'm finalizing tracks for the CD. If there's a song that you know that I sing, and you feel like you might cry if it
doesn't get a spot, let me know. If some of you hadn't dragged me and my guitar out of my dorm room and into the hallway,
there wouldn't BE a CD. So, um, this Thanksgiving, I'm thankful for you. :)
(Corny moment over.)
thank you, thank you! Y'all make my life on a regular basis.
Happy Thanksgiving, and safe travels!
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15th, 2008
the music has been taking me to The Opening Bell in Dallas--great coffee, great music, and really awesome people with video
cameras. I looked up in the middle of last week's set and saw Owen Obel (a friend and an amazing musician) holding a camcorder.
A few days later, he sent me a clip. Naturally, I YouTubed it. (And created a new verb. All at once.)
You can check
it out here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7UDjCJppE0
Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the support! I love you guys.