Hello WP!

November 20, 2006

I’ve been blogging at Blogger for a couple years now and have brought my wildly obscure blog over to WordPress today. (Upside: not as many people will have to update their bookmarks!) I’m excited to have categories and an “About” page. I’m even thinking of going back and categorizing and tagging my old posts. (Wo.)

I post about whatever interests me including reviews of movies, intriguing links, and sometimes art, music, and poetry. After two years, I’m still finding my way in this blogging world.

So, I’m all moved in now, the curtains are up, the boxes are unpacked and I like the look of the new neighborhood. I hope to see you around!

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Brandi Carlile

November 3, 2006

I discovered Brandi Carlile through Pandora and fortunately shared my discovery with A.M. who then bought tickets for us to see her in a live show. She and her band were awesome. The performance was powerful and was so moving I got chills, and tears were drawn from my eyes. The post below is from their website. I’m impressed that her soulfullness comes out in her prose as well as her music.

You can check out her music on Pandora. I’ve bought 4 of the same CDs so far. Three for other people, one for me. If you get a chance to see her in person, she is even better, and stuns with a couple covers, one by Leanord Cohen and one by Johnny Cash.

In The Studio
Posted by on 09.13.06

As I sit in a dark control room and listen to the music we’ve been recording, I look at T Bone Burnett sitting at an old Neve console holding an 80 year old guitar and wearing sunglasses and it strikes me that if the twins and I weren’t wearing Chuck Taylors we could be anywhere in the world and at any point in time over the last 100 years…

We’ve been in the studio for over a week and things are going amazing — the twins and I have been on the road for so long that we have become a live band so it’s been intimidating and exciting to be put under a microscope… it’s a scary thing to know how you really sound.

It’s such a thrill to get these songs off my chest after a couple of years of playing them on the road…we recorded “The Story” and my voice cracked before the big loud scream and we kept it because it sounded raw and real. Sometimes it’s hard for me to accept imperfection but I’m learning everyday. T Bone has taken us to church.

Love,
Brandi

Making me miss home

November 1, 2006