Friday, June 26, 2009

The King is GONE!!!

There will never be another, but he has paved the way for many others... Myself included :)

Funeral Blues

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He is Dead.
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now; put out every one,
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun,
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the woods;
For nothing now can ever come to any good.
W.H. Auden
The King has left the building... But he will NEVER DIE!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Friday tune for girls & guys

I've just added a Lauryn Hill song to my set list and I thought a song Ms Hill would be the perfect Friday song. Hoowee we miss you Lauryn. I know she's gonna come back better and badder. She is the truth.

It's Friday so girls watch out for the guys who only want THAT THING that thing...

See you at the gig!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The dreaded promo pics

So in a few days I'm going to shoot my new promo pics.

The new single is being released in August and the truth is that my look has changed and the sound has gotten bigger and better so using those old promo pics wont do.

Plus some people have told me that the old pictures we re too plain and hey made me look old. Geez who wants to look old? LOL. So now I have an opportunity to do it all over again. By the way the photographer who took the previous pics is a complete darling. I would def work with her again :)

Pressure!! I'm not exactly ANTM and I never know what to do when people are taking pictures of me. I'm such a dork I just start laughing.

PS - I cant wait to get back into studio :)

PSS- I'm thinking of getting a really GREAT SA producer to rework 2 of my demo tracks. Will let you know once I've had a chat with him :)

PSSS- Why cant I take lovely pics like the one below LMBAO? It looks amazing!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Album Update

So I've been a horrible little blogger for so long and I'm gonna try and redeem myself with this update.

A few posts ago (read a few years ago) I said that the name of the album has changed to Invincible Summer. I know Common's album Universal Mind Control was initially going to be called Invincible Summer. No, I didnt steal the title from Common. I actually got it from a quote by Albert Camus

"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer."

That quote was just so relevant, especially after I had gotten dismissed from my job a while back. Everything seemed to be falling apart and it was only my love for music and writing that seemed to cheer me up. So I changed the album name from Unveiled to Invincible Summer.

I will be going back to studio next month and the first single will be ready for August. I already know what the fisrt single will be and I'm super excited!!!

Red Bull Music Academy Taster

It's happening in the first week of July. So super excited :)

Me with my Red Bull Music Academy shirt on :)

I'll be doing a few gigs while I'm recording the album:

14 June @ Fogeys
18 July @ Catu

See you there!!!

So now you know what's going on my side of things. Be blessed!

Way-back-when-Wednesday (Groove theory)

Okay this was MY SONG! Hoooo I sang this song almost every day for a year!!

Ultimate hook up song! Yessir!

Some advice

Apologies for ridiculous silence. I'm in the thick of things right now. Just thought I'd share this:

Some advice from a great producer. Use it or lose it :)