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Saturday, January 21st, 2012
Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
Bone & Bell is getting to play the SongCircle Showcase (http://www.songcirclemusic.com/) at Schubas tonight. There are some really great songwriters lined up, so be sure to come on down.
$10, 18 +
Show starts at 8:00pm sharp
Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
I was featured this morning on the fabulous WBEZ morning show, Eight Forty Eight. You can listen to the entire performance and download here:
I also have two very exciting shows coming up this week. Come if you can!!!
Thursday, Jan. 13th, 8pm @ Schubas – Opening for Marketa Irglova (of the Swell Season) for the Tomorrow Never Knows Festival
This show is currently sold out for individual tickets, but you can purchase a 5 day pass to the festival and get in.
Friday, Jan. 14th, 10pm @ Uncommon Ground on Clark
$5 suggested donation, food and beverages will be available for purchase
Monday, December 13th, 2010
So, I threw together a quick song for the PRF Songwriting Challenge. This week’s challenge (Armageddon) was issued by last week’s winner, my dear friend, Butternut. My interpretation incorporates a bunch of found sounds tells the brief story of a couple survivors. It represents the aftermath… and the optimistic shock that often accompanies such intense overhauls.
My submission is “The Survivors”:
Tuesday, September 21st, 2010
Well, it took a bit longer than expected, but I finally finished my baritone ukulele EP, Loom. It’s a collection of some of my earliest songs… The majority of them are 7 years old at this point. Needless to say, it’s been a long time coming. One million thank yous to my lovely boyfriend for recording and mixing it for me.
You can download it for FREE for a limited time, so get it while the gettin’s good.
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010
So, it’s 11pm last Sunday. I’m watching a Dr. Who episode I’ve seen before and it suddenly strikes me that the PRF songwriting challenge is due in one hour.
So, I whipped out the ‘ol baritone uke and wrote a simple, little ditty in about 20 minutes, recorded in 2 takes , with 1 mic and ended up tying for first place. Woo hoo! I’m kind of a winner!
The challenge was the write a song that somehow has to do with vegetables. Here is a link to the whole week’s entries:
Mine is titled: Iamnotavegetable
Friday, April 3rd, 2009
So, I’ve had it requested from a couple of folks that I post the songs that I’ve been writing and submitting to the PRF Song Challenge. Basically, Jason and I (and in one case Rick) all wrote and recorded these songs in a few of hours. Fast and furious but lots of fun.
For those of you who don’t know, the PRF Songwriting Challenge is a weekly competition where songwriters from around the globe submit songs based on a theme or challenge. It all started on the Electrical Audio forum: READ ABOUT IT HERE
CHALLENGE: Write a song about cats / bonus points for a cappella
An Animal – Just me this time, although J did the engineering and the snapping. It sure is nice to have an audio engineer as a boyfriend.
CHALLENGE: Write a holiday song
I Don’t Believe in Santa Claus – J and I – a light-hearted Christmas romp
CHALLENGE: Write a song based on this painting
King for a Day - J and I – I really do want a collection of mini-moos.
CHALLENGE: Write a Sci-fi song
Invasion Trilogy – Jason, Rick and I – Three way song writing trilogy / Does that mean it’s cubed? Sidenote: we are expanding this and trying to work it into a piece we can perform live.
Thursday, March 5th, 2009
I’ve been kicking myself for missing the Elephant 6 Orchestra reunion tour that came to Chicago this fall. What was I thinking??!?!??!!
The truth is, I didn’t know about it…
But that’s NO excuse, damn it.
Thankfully, NPR did a recording of the show and I’ve been able live vicariously through that.
Here is a link to the goods.
On a side note: Julian Koster just gets weirder and weirder-in a good way. He makes me wanna get my saw, bow and resin out again.
Sunday, February 22nd, 2009
So, Jason, Rick and I wrote a Sci-Fi trilogy for the PRF Songwriting challenge.
Yes, we were ambitious. The theme was inspiring (sci-fi) and there was fresh snow impeding travel.
It’s little rough around the edges… but not bad for a few hours work.
LISTEN TO IT HERE:
It’s called Invasion Trilogy.
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Saturday, February 14th, 2009