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.)
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 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*)
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.
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?