Thursday, November 13, 2008

Green Room & CD Give away!!

OK... I'm sitting on my LUXURIOUS couch & looking at the room full of CD's. I think I'm getting sick of looking at my smiling face LOL!!

2 weeks ago Marc printed the CD's & cover, but at the time we couldn't afford to buy sleeves so we couldn't distribute all of them (for reviews, radio stations etc). We bough as many covers as we could afford and then sent a few off to venue booking agents (which I feel we shouldn't have done in retrospect).

After pay day we bought covers and waited to fix a minor printing error (AAAAARRGHHH.. Hurry up & wait is the name of the game). Even then we needed to find those 'bubble envelopes' to post the darn things. I think we might be ready to post all these CD's tomorrow, so I can once again see the wonderful patterns on my mat (and not my goofy face).

That is my update on the journey for today :)

Listen to the music HERE or you can the facebook page... AND DON'T ACT LIKE YOU DON'T SEE THAT I ADDED 2 TRACKS ON THE BLOG (straight from imeem).

I was on Facebook, multi-tasking is what I do best LOL, and I decided that I'm gonna give away 10 COPIES OF MY EP to 10 people ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!!! Just holler at me via here, facebook, imeem or My Space. Oh and you have to be a fan on either on of these pages LOL!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My gig in HELLL!!!!

A lot of people have been asking me when I'm going to do gigs and my answer is always a very polite 'soon'. since I haven't spoken about my journey in a while, I figure now is the time to talk about doing GIGS!!

Before I officially became part of the music industry I had been aware of some of the challenges. Like how there is always the same kids performing at all the same venues and how once you're one of the cool kids you're always on the team and that getting picked is hard (hence a small group of cool kids)... I understand that, really I do.

What I don't get is, how this is going to help grow our music industry? If people can't make a living from what they love or if they can't even get a gig then they will either go elsewhere (as in another country) or join the boring world of 9-5's. I understand that the venue owners are running a business and it's always safer to have the same ol' same ol' performing than to take a chance on an unknown. I get that, really I do.

After much rejection, I have decided that I have a better chance of getting a gig in HELL than getting one in Cape Town, so with that dear hearts: please don't ask me about gigs until I mention them okay.

I must admit I'm feeling like a hot mess right now because I KNOW that I have a good product and having people say 'oh we actually have other bands in mind'/ 'we only take people we know'/'your stuff is a little too Jazzy/blah blah, is not improving my mood at all. What really grinds my nipple is people who string you along, invite you to have coffee with them/ask you for entirely too much information only turn around and say (enter any of the above excuses in Blue). Why are you wasting my time? I'm already not making money from not playing gigs, never mind petrol and airtime. COME ON!!! Just give it to me straight: Sorry I hate your music/ sorry I want all my friends to play here/ sorry I hate your face/ sorry I am more interested in making money than growing the industry...

I'm in no way giving up, I'm just going to try a different route... This one might actually work. I was reading Jack Canfield's book (How to get from where you ARE to where you want to BE: 25 principles of success) and he says that you should REJECT REJECTION, which is exactly what I'm doing. Jack says whenever you ask for something always keep this in mind: SWSWSWSW!





And I'm starting to think that someone may not be in Cape Town LOL!!!

Listen to music here and join the page on Facebook!!
end rant...

Monday, November 10, 2008

Another Angel

R.I.P Mama Africa (Miriam Makeba)

We truly were lucky to have her as part of the foundation of African music. I continue to be inspired...

Black love is so beautiful...

that is one of my fave quotes from my fav gossip blog: bossip. You know that I admire Will Smith, but I also admire him as a BLACK MAN!!! Just see the Black Love below. Jada is one lucky woman :)

There's hope ladies... There's hope!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Things that made me smile today

A little bit of honesty

It's time for us (South Africans) to register to vote. Time is running out go

HERE to get more info.

An inspirational woman, regardless of what people say I think she's beautiful

I still can't stop smiling every time I hear the name Barack Obama

Asa's album: it took me a while to get into it but now I'm loving it!!

My piano lesson today. I have been busy with everything, except music, this week.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Yes WE can (Obama)

I won't lie, I cried this morning. I cried for half an hour because now I know that WE truly can. It was 07:15 this morning when I climbed out of bed after waiting on the results FOREVER.

The first thing I did was get a tissue to wipe my face, I cried as soon as I heard (and I wasn't the only one). Then I poured a glass of wine and wrote in my diary. I don't know why i did this, but I opened the flood gates of my heart and as soon I closed my diary I KNEW that I was a different woman.

After Nelson Mandela, there was Barack Obama: BLACK PRESIDENTS after many years of believing that there would never ever be one. I think Americans did the right thing. And Obama is right when he says 'All things ARE POSSIBLE'. I'm not an American, but I am very happy :) I guess it's because I was not old enough to appreciate Nelson Mandela being elected as SA's first democratically elected president (our first Black president). Now that I'm older I appreciate what both these men have done.

Just watched this video below and it made me cry This is beautiful :) and I'm pathetic LOL!!

Like I said before my favourite quote is:

"We've been asked to pause for a reality check. We've been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope.But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about HOPE."