Hey guys and gals,
I just realized it has been over a month since I have done an update here...tsk tsk tsk
So I am wracking my tired brain to think of exciting news, and whilst all this 'wracking' has been taking place I realize I have TONNES of cool things that have been happening in my life.
I recently shot a video here in Mexico City for the single 'Guilty Birds' off of my latest album titled More than This.
This is the album that I was able to put out thanks to ALL of the amazing people who took part of my PLEDGE MUSIC campaign.
The video was directed by Jose Grageda and shot by Carlos Matienzo and will be available for viewing on April the 6th...I have a few still shots that I can show you for now, and believe me..I am DYING to see it.
99.1 CKXS FM out of Wallaceburg Ontario has added Guilty Birds to his new artist rotation...
This alone is amazing news, as we all know how hard it is to get radio play... I think you could even request it here, for those of you in The Ontario area.
The next step, infact I am doing it right now, is to follow up on my vinyl copies of my album 'Parallel to The Sea'...After a few setbacks, I think we are ready to go...For those people who pledged for them, I will make it UP TO YOU, for this taking so long!!
I had my first original gig here in Mexico City last week at The Black Horse Pub in Condesa, a CD release party and what a freakin' success it was, DESPITE it starting around 1130pm on a Tuesday night...There are some real troopers here in Mexico, and I am super thankful that Umair and Julian let me do my thing at their awesome pub...If you are living in DF or happen to be coming here for Saturday, May 10th...I will be again rocking out for everyone. This pub is THE bomb for music and beer and all things British...The owners are a huge part of the DF scene and really encourage all types of music...I feel blessed that I found out about this place so quickly...Thanks Umair!
As I am heading back to Canada for the summer and plan to be hanging out in Crofton from the start of June until the 2nd week of August, I am now starting to get some summer dates. There will be a show at The Crofton Pub FOR SURE as well as some dates in Duncan with Longevity John Falkner...Hoping also to get to Vancouver...I will be back soon here with updates..I promise.
For my good friend Mani Nassefat who NEVER is online, and probably NEVER reads this, I promise this summer to fix my t-shirt issues that I had last summer, and will be re-printing more t-shirts with better sizes and correct colours...I even found out from my Aunt Mary, that I forgot to send her hers....I am blaming baby brain. Not sure how long I can ride that excuse out, but I am going to keep trying.
I have entered an online competition with CBC radio for airplay...If you would like to vote for me, you can click on this link...YOU ALSO can vote for up to 10 bands in total per day, till mid April I
think...THere are SO MANY FREAKIN' good Canadian bands out there, vying for a little airplay, it is amazing...If you do click on my link, wander over and hear some more bands...You might just fall in love!
Oh by the way....My subject title about 'when you gotta go, you gotta go'- refers to me successfully teaching my 4 year old daughter how to quickly pee beside any bush, or tree, or any slightly inconspicuous object...WHEN and IF the need requires. I believe this and learning how to make a fire are two very important skills, EVERY girl needs in life!