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Friday, January 28, 2011


I'm up late again.  It's actually quite common for me since I work until 11pm and sometimes later depending on what's going on at work.  So after work I am usually writing emails or catching up on the many different music related tasks that I get behind on.  During this time I waste at least a little bit of it on YouTube.  I just can't help it.  It's such an amazing tool for music and the discovery of it. 

I see so many people who use it for other things like funny videos or stupid prank videos but for me, it's mainly all music.  I especially love watching live performances and also cover songs of people singing in their bedrooms just like I do.  But tonight I found an artist I really wanted to share with you.  This artist is named Adele.  She's from the UK and actually has already won a grammy here in the US.  However, I don't think she has the mass audience here in the states that she deserves and we haven't heard enough about her. 

I'll let the music speak for itself but her voice is especially captivating to me.  These two videos below are both live performances and the quality of her voice is outstanding.  Take a look for yourself and enjoy. 

Thursday, January 27, 2011

you are a great musician, found your music one day on youtube and i always check back to see. i am like you just not as good lol. i was just wondering why you arent playing any new shows? and are you ever gonna come to canada? :P

thank you and glad you found me on youtube. I haven't been playing any shows recently as it was busy during the holidays and hard to travel during the winter. I've been to Canada to play at a very remote place once but I would love to someday do a whole tour there. Canadians seem to be very supportive of my music. We'll see what happens.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

State Of The Union

To be completely honest I didn't catch the State of the Union address tonight.  For those of you who might be outside of America, it's the time when the President makes a speech about what he would like to see for our country and basically gives a pep talk to the nation.  I was at work where I can always be found on a weeknight, but I'm not sure if I would have been able to stomach the address had I been home to watch it.  Politics is something I follow, but have to say I'm a little bitter about the subject in general. I can acknowledge that, and if you don't agree with that statement, then you probably won't want to read on. :)

Despite what so many of the politicians say, their actions tell a different story.  This nation was and is supposed to be about the people and ruled by the people.  I can't really say that there are many cases where this is evident anymore. Especially on the Federal level.  The politicians in Congress care more about making sure the opposing party doesn't "win" than they do about their constituents.  There's so much money involved in everything that it's hard to find a place where corruption isn't taking place, even if most of America is unaware of the behind the scenes action. 

Whatever your stance is on all of this I'm sure I'm not going to change your mind about what you already believe to be true.  And before we get into some huge debate (as I really wasn't intending to start) I'll just leave you with one clip I find interesting from President Obama.  This has to do with politicians and their "promises."  I can't be foolish and believe for a second that they could fulfill all that they promise when campaigning, but why stretch the truth when you know you won't live up to expectations?  Probably because people too easily forget and the "media" doesn't hold them accountable.  Here's Obama's "promise" of the FIRST thing he will do when elected. 

And don't forget, "you can take that to the bank."
Until next time, take care. 

Lifehouse - you and me?:D - can you post a cover?:D

We will see about that one. I've had a couple of songs in mind but I'll add it to the list.

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Have you ever received singing lessons? if so, for how many years?

No, not at this point. It is something I am looking into, mainly to learn how to sing for longer periods of time without tiring my voice and to make sure I'm doing everything properly.

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Here is it.  My new blog.  In the new year I promised myself that I would do more of this and post more of my normal life instead of blogging solely about what's happening in the world of my music.  I'm sure the music will leak its way in as well, but I wanted to focus more on life in general.  So please follow me on my journey and subscribe via your favorite reader or by email where you will get regular updates of my posts.  I look forward to sharing and interacting with you so please join in!

p.s. if you are possibly thinking that I've already started a blog on tumblr, you are correct.  However, that service hasn't been very stable lately so I'm moving to blogger instead.