(I’ve been sorely neglecting this blog, I know.)
But what would you say if I told you I’ve got plans for a Christmas album in the work?!
I’ve got a whole list of songs I’d like to add my own spin to, in terms of both music and vocals, and I’ve got a few friends willing to help me do so.
I’m so tired of listening to the same tired old Christmas songs, each done with the same tempo and form, just with different singers! Aren’t you?
Expect to see that taking shape in August, perhaps, with previews and clips from then until the Christmastime release!
(Also, expect it to have a pretty awesome b-side that’s not related to Christmas at all. But you’ll just have to wait until you’ve got it in your hot little hands to hear that one!)
Thanks for sticking around. Love you. <3
Nightwish’s “The Escapist”
So this happened.
Me & a few friends in Jazz/Rock Combo at my college, 10/26.
(Surreptitiously using Voice Recorder while looking at the lyrics on my phone.)
We don’t have the super-long instrumental intro, and you can BARELY hear the piano (I think I clipped it, but at the end my professor tells him to fuckin’ play louder, lol). But once everything’s mixed properly it should sound a lot closer to the original! :)(69 plays)
Someone Like You | Jekyll & Hyde | Amulette
I’m doing this song for my singing class. Here’s an early attempt, with my professor on the keys!(10 plays)
City | Sara Bareilles | Amulette
Because Derek has been bugging me about it… here’s a little somethin’.
I was going to do this today at the Open Mic but decided glorified karaoke is less cool to do live than… real karaoke. Thus, it goes here!
Also, sorry about the hiatus. <3(10 plays)
In His Eyes | Jekyll & Hyde | Amulette | Rough Drafts
This is actually an excerpt from my voice lesson yesterday. Everything is always recorded so I can do the warm-ups on my own and hear what I sounded like, and (for once) I was particularly proud of this piece.
My teacher, Lorna, is playing the piano. (:(0 plays)
Part of Your World | The Little Mermaid | Amulette
OH… FEET!(30 plays)
I sent this to my voice teacher the other day:
So I keep forgetting to mention this when we’re actually face to face, but I’ve really been thinking a lot lately about making an album. You’d mentioned that you have some experience doing that, both for yourself and helping others, so I was wondering what sort of advice or help you’d be able to offer me!
It’s always been something I’ve wanted to do, but I was talking about it recently with a friend who went through the process herself over the summer and she had a lot of good thoughts on the subject. My main concern was regarding live shows versus the album, that I wouldn’t be able to live up to all the bells & whistles of the album… by myself, you know? But my friend said that’s kind of the point, that the CD is “like a treat for the audience, you get to pull out all the stops for them and do things maybe you couldn’t do live.” She’s a guitar player, so on her album she did a couple songs with a full band and then the rest just acoustic with only a few effects, and she said that way people can get a little of both.
Anyway. I don’t know. I’m rambling, haha. Just something I was thinking about. I’d be willing to hop up for some extra lessons or whatever.
Lemme know your thoughts! :) No rush.
And she replied:
This sounds awesome! Let’s put our heads together (scary thought). Would Monday at 4:30 work for you?
Needless to say, I HAS AN EXCITE.
So keep your eyes on this space for more exciting news regarding my debut album!!