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First post

23 Feb

Well, I meant to at least write a New Year’s post here in January because 2012 was an amazing year for me. But I didn’t do it.

I also meant to write a blog post about Jade turning 7, because she is a truly amazing kid. But I didn’t do that either.

But since the last post I wrote over here, I’ve written seven posts over on my other blog. (Sorry, guys. Not sure how that happened. Lots of them are just really status updates.)

Bedroom Voice 300

And guess what else? I finished recording my very first album. This project I’ve been breathing and dreaming forever is actually wrapped up, and the actual honest-to-goodness CDs are being manufactured right now. The album is going to be released in less than a month.

Anyone else feel like squealing with me???

Back in real life, the laundry is overflowing (and I just discovered that the cat’s litter box has been tipped over, onto some of that there laundry on the laundry room floor…ugh) and the dirty dishes are propagating at an alarming rate. And my blog reader is into the hundreds of posts I haven’t read, too.

But, dammit, life is good right now.

How are you doing?

The next step

17 Oct

I never got around to telling you why I had such a long absence here over the summer. I didn’t even tell you about our trip to Thailand. (!!!!)

That’s because all my online time was getting sucked into this:

Fawn Fritzen Music Website Screen Shot

That there is a screenshot of the front page of my website. I poured myself into it for a couple of months. I had a pretty clear plan of what I wanted when I started, so I figured it wouldn’t take long, but… well, you know how it goes, right?

So my new website is where my other blog lives, of course, and it’s also the place where I post upcoming shows. I’m going to add a store once my album is ready.

Oh right, did I mention? I’m going to be in the recording studio starting this Friday. THIS FRIDAY!!!! So yeah, there’s a lot of work that has been going into that, too. (I’m going to tell you a secret: I’m excited, but I’ve got big butterflies. GIANT butterflies.)

One of my very favourite things about my new site is that there’s a spot on it for you to sign up for my newsletter. I am very excited about this! And I’d LOVE for YOU to sign up for my newsletter! I’m planning to send out the very first issue next week, with stories about how recording is going, photos of the work happening in the studio, and other fun stuff that I won’t post anywhere else. So you’ll totally be part of an exclusive club. (Besides that, when you sign up, you get a free download of one of my songs.)

So that’s where I’ve been between the end of Frantic Follies season and the beginning of my Nunavut/Ottawa tour. I’m about to plunge headlong into the next step of my music career, and I’ll come up for air here when I can. It’s been quite a journey here, hasn’t it? I feel like I’ve been so many different people on this blog — newlywed up north, Yukon transplant, new mother, grieving mother, health advocate, ketogenic cook, gluten-free cook, musician… Thank you for coming along for the ride.

A little bit bad

24 Nov

The downside to songwriting is that the dishes don’t get done.  But I can always catch up with the dishes, right?

Besides, as my friend (and fellow-songwriter) Richard says, “It’s nice to be creative, making something that wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for you, and it’s (hopefully) pretty, with no carbon footprint, and it might even inspire people or make them dance.”

I’ve posted a video of the latest tune I’ve been working on.  (I put it up on my Facebook fan page — have you “Liked” it yet?)  It’s so much fun to share a work in progress, so let me know what you think!

(And by the way, yes, Michael is currently in Russia. But don’t feel like you have to take the lyrics literally. *winks*)

Fawn at Arts in the Park 2011

7 Jun

Arts in the Park, June 14, 2001, LePage Park, noon to 1. Featuring Fawn Fritzen with Marg Tatam on piano.  Hot vocal jazz in the summer sun.

Here’s one of the projects that is keeping me busy this month: rehearsing for a one-hour set at Arts in the Park next week.

Please keep your fingers crossed for good weather, as this is an open-air concert!  The show will go on, though, come rain or come shine.

Spread the word!  And if you’re in Whitehorse, I would love to see you there.

Rockin the Casbah

17 Mar


I am so excited about the bellydance show I’m going to be in on Saturday!  Someday I would love to learn how to bellydance, but for now, I’ll settle for helping to provide the music.

Nita Collins, who is the teacher of Celebrations Bellydance school and the leader of the Saba Middle Eastern Dance Ensemble, also happens to be the Big Band’s bari sax player.  For this show, she decided to combine her love of Big Band music with her love of dance.  I don’t have enough superlative adjectives to say how much fun the fusion is!

On top of playing piano with the Big Band for about half the dances in the show, I’ll be singing two songs.  I’d love to tell you what they are, but that’s top-secret.  I will say that they’re both beautiful tunes I adore, and I can’t wait to sing them.

Thank goodness I got the flu early enough to recover from it, right?

(Touch wood.)

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