So, I’ve had many people ask me if/when I would start a blog of my own, particularly relating to my music and such. So, here it goes!
I’m in a somewhat awkward position regarding getting my music out there, since:
a. I don’t have a piano here in Oregon. Well, that’s a lie. I do have access to one, but it sounds like a xylophone, so no thanks.
b. I don’t have thousands of dollars to put towards professional recording studios. At least not yet.
c. I still haven’t gotten around to copyrighting my music. Cause i’m just… lazy.
However, i’ll try and post some older stuff, and as I get the access I need to a piano, i’ll try to get some videos up of some newer material i’ve got up my sleeve.
And despite all the progress i’m not making this summer, I plan on releasing my first album within the next year or so. So stay tuned, and tell all your friends!
And since this is a blog, i’ll share a cute little story that made my day (a couple days ago).
So, i’ve been apartment hunting like crazy lately to be sure me and my new husband have the perfect place to live come september. I was looking at a certain apartment, but couldn’t find any pictures of inside it. I googled the apartment complex, and the first link was some girls’ blog about it. But it turned out to be just a page of numbers and letters and spam… but in the midst of all the chaos, i saw an e-mail address that ended with byui.edu. I took my chances, being the creep that I am, and copied the address. I sent the anonymous address an e-mail asking if they knew anything about the apartments I was interested in.
I received a rather lengthy e-mail back from a sweet girl who had lived there before. She sent me pictures and gave me paragraphs of details about the place (mostly about how much it sucked to live there). Then, she ended with this paragraph:
“…I looked you up on facebook cause I was curious who you were….you’re that girl who plays the piano at music outlet!! I remember you! I went up to you once after you performed and told you how I really liked it and you asked my name. Anyways, you are seriously amazing on the piano and you have a beautiful voice. Usually I don’t like when people play the piano at outlet because they’re not very good and you can tell they’ve never had lessons. But you were different. I enjoyed every song you played…”
Needless to say, she made my day, and reminded me of why I even bother making music. It’s for people like her, people that care, people that remember.
So to all those who feel like nobody notices your special talents or gifts, that nobody appreciates them or even cares, I guarantee, there’s at least one person who does. Even if you don’t even know their name.