Saturday, May 14, 2011

Bohemian Crazy Busy...

I know it has been a long time since I last posted an official blog entry. But the truth is, I have been a very busy bohemian lately. I got a part time job at Guido's Pizza... well, more officially, a Guido's Pizza that offers gluten-free food options! No joke!  It's so cool.  (You can check out the website for our gluten-free stuff here: Guido's Gluten-Free)  In addition to that, I have still been writing (a little), performing with the amazing band The Sunset Club at a lot of gigs, working on Guys & Dolls with the Holt/Dimondale Community Players, having crazy fun nights with friends, donating plasma, etc.

I also did the March for Babies (for the March of Dimes) and as always, it was a great time.  I didn't raise three hundred dollars (my goal amount), but I did raise $95, so I feel good to have contributed.  Thanks again to everyone who donated!

But back to the artsy stuff. hehe Like I said, I've been performing with The Sunset Club, and I have to say, it is a thrilling experience to sing harmonies with such an epic & powerful band! For real.  And singing with Jory (the lead singer) is a dream come true, because he has so much emotion and expression in his voice.  It's so beautiful!  So yeah... I'm loving it!

But at the same time, I still want to get my own stuff going too.  So as much fun as I have with them, they can't get all my musical focus.  I'm actually playing a gig in June or July that will be just me and my ukulele, so that's pretty crazy!  I've been working on a lot of stuff to get ready (and get better!) and so far, I have 5 original songs on the uke to work with, 3 of which you can hear rough cuts of here, and I am pretty good at the following covers:

"Rhythm of Love" -Plain White Ts
"Hey Soul Sister" -Train
"Somewhere Over the Rainbow" -Glee Version

"Down on the Corner" -Creedence Clearwater Revival
"Pricetag" -Jessie J
"I'm Yours" -Jason Mraz
"Let it Be" -The Beatles
"I Will Follow Him" -Little Peggy March
"Get Together" -The Youngbloods
"In My Life" -The Beatles
"Marry Me" -Train

But there's still lots of work to be done.  I have lots of songs I wrote on piano too that I would like to get recorded.  So hopefully, I'll be able to do a little of that this summer.

Water for ElephantsWhat else is there to tell you?  Oh yes, for Mother's Day, my mom, sister, and I went to see "Water for Elephants."  It was really great!  Will's mom says the book is amazing too, so now, especially after seeing the movie, I really want to read the book.  You can buy it for me here: Water for Elephants (Or... you could buy it for yourself I suppose! haha) Has anyone else seen this or read this already?  If so, tell me what your thoughts.

If there's more I forgot to tell you (and I'm sure there is) I will try to get it up in the next few days. For now, I'm outty. :)

Peace & Love to ALL,