I just finished my 5th set of the evening of the 5th day in a row of restaurant/lounge/casino gigs in Switzerland. I took these gigs to fill in the time between “real shows”- ie, performing at real venues with stages and people to listen and buy CDs and to connect with. This week’s shows were […]
It’s not even 9am in Hamburg, Germany, and the city is rocking. I can’t find eggs for shit, but bars are open and people are sipping morning beers. I really just want eggs. Heavy metal is blasting out of one window while a car passes me with two girls bouncing to a rap song. And […]
And though I’d like to call it vacation, because I am having the time of my life, I’d feel lazy calling it such. A whole month on vacation? with no pay? Impossible. Idiotic. Especially in these times…. right?
Possibly. Or not.
A few months ago, I was telling a good old friend (the kind that tells the bitter truth no matter what) that one of my articles was being published in Keyboard Magazine. His response: “Now you’re a writer too? Well aren’t you the jack of all trades, master of none.” I hung up.
Recently, I’ve been reflecting on just how much I should integrate technology into my life. I’m at the point where my Verizon cell phone contract is about done. Though the phone itself is less than 4 inches squared, I’m finding the following decision to be one of the hardest to make: switch to AT&T or […]
Download “Nothing To Change”, and help inspire: part of the proceeds go to Girls Inc. “I’m working on getting some more peeps.” Gentle laughter from the sea of women (including Grammy Award winning Mya, fashion designer Eileen Fisher, a few other C-list celebs, and my mom) mitigated my feeble awkwardness. How did I manage to […]
So here’s the truth. I have learned a lot in the past 2 weeks and it’s not all so easy to swallow. The biggest thing is a variation on the old adage “if you want something done right, you’ve got to do it yourself.” As I was running the sound board, setting up my keyboard […]
A producer friend of mine says that in the music industry, overnight success takes 7 years. I figure I’m okay since I’ve been at it for 4. But I do have my moments of “seriously? I went to Cornell and now I am doing WHAT???!! making HOW MUCH a year?!!? “ I get freaked out […]