me, me and more about me

September 13, 2009

A little bit about me…let’s see. I love playing music. Obvious, duh. I’ve played in a few Detroit ensembles: The Come Ons (mopopmusic.com), The Sirens (myspace.com/detroitsirens), Sunshine Doray (gangplankrecords.com). I love to write music, especially arrange songs and record. I hate writing lyrics. They don’t come easy. I don’t like to play the guitar because the strings hurt my fingers, but I suppose that will have to change in the coming weeks. I like to sing in the shower but I hate recording my lead vocals. I started my first REAL band at the ripe age of 26. We couldn’t find a singer so I became the default singer. I don’t feel shy on stage, but I never felt like a performer. That why this blog is a little weird for me, but probably a good thing since it’s making me talk about what I do. This White Album project speaks to what I love about music. It’s an inspiring collection of strange and beautiful sounds. It’s creative  and eclectic in ways that many records are not. My motivation here is to become motivated. To reconnect the musical wirings in my brain. To become a better musician. This was always my favorite Beatles record since I was a wee child. It was recorded at a time when rock musicians took chances and labels put out weird records. People liked them and bought them too! None of this samey-samey stuff you can hear on any popular release today. Listening on my ipod, (not the best for my ears, I know) I can hear parts I never noticed before. Some of these songs get so, dare I say, overplayed on the radio that it’s possible to stop really listening to them. The great horn arrangement in Ob-la-di Ob-la-da is a good example. What to do about Revolution 9? I have no idea yet, but that’s months away. It’s going to be complicated. My husband is a recording engineer and I have the technology at home. I just need his help with putting microphones in the right place and pressing the record button when i can’t reach it. He’s very busy – ALL THE TIME. But between figuring out all the parts and practicing, practicing, practicing, I need a little support here. Don’t you think?  Hopefully, I can con him into donating some time to this little project of mine by making him delicious cookies or buying him his favorite Bolthouse vanilla chai beverage. He just doesn’t realize how fun this will be yet.

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One Response to “me, me and more about me”

  1. Jawbone Says:

    that’s ace, that is! all chips, no mushy peas, as we say.


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