To Weave a Web of Song

Spiders get a bad rap. Consider their fascinating origin according to Greek mythology: Arachne, a talented but mortal weaver, challenged the goddess Athena to a weaving contest. When Athena, who rules over crafts as well as wisdom, won the content hands-down she decided to punish Arachne by turning her into nature’s first spider. So spiders…

The Fluidity of Love

Going into the New Year has always been a very vulnerable time in my life especially regarding my career and relationships.  They both intertwine for me. True to form, leading up to January 1st I began to access my personal and career relationships as I refuel and prepare for the New Year.  Decisions made, feelings…

A Holiday Melody for All Faiths!

When I was living in L.A. with my partner and my dog, Caesar, for the first time in my life I had a Christmas tree. Growing up Jewish, Hanukkah was menorahs, dreidels and potato pancakes. I loved having a Christmas tree. It was nature in the house, in a big way, nature with lights–and when…

KEEPING TRACK OF YOUR TRACKS

As a songwriter it is important to keep track of your song catalog. This is your intellectual property. ASCAP, SESAC and BMI handle the performance end of a song’s activity (radio, live & internet) in the USA. Publishers (you can be your own publisher) are responsible for handling the mechanical (sales) licenses for songs which…

Let’s Give Thanks for First Times

Giving thanks in a very profound way this Thanksgiving! It is my favorite holiday after all. This year I am grateful for so much including all the support I have received for my new project THE PASS. When I do anything for the first time, it’s a big deal. There’s the initial idea, the process…

Facing the Spotlight: Tips on Bringing My Best Self to the Game

My whole life, singing has been as natural to me as breathing. Now that I’m getting ready to perform my one-woman show “The Pass”  I have to prepare for a more rigorous performance schedule. When you’ve been doing something your whole life naturally how do you discipline yourself, especially as you get older, to keep…

Album of the day ” The Wave” Tom Chaplin

Originally posted on cavanwoodcouk:
Tom Chaplin is the lead singer of Keane. This solo album is really a record that feels like a diary, revealing the demons that he has struggled with including food, drugs and the pressures of fame. There is also the way forward – his partner and his new child have helped…

THE PASS, a Sense of Euphoria & Praise for Public Libraries

OK so I did it. At yesterday’s concert on 10.16.16, I read a few vignette’s from my show THE PASS interspersed with songs at yesterday’s concert. I really did it and I am excited and also feeling such a sense of euphoria. Here is a photo of me, Brendan Litttlefield and my new Behringer Europort…

Thick Skin

As I am new to blogging – it is often times hard to decide what is worth a read and why. There are so many blogs out there and so many people looking for an audience. This blog was originally created to help generate some interest in THE PASS, the show I am diligently working…

Meet Brendan Littlefield

Started working with the very talented Brendan Littlefield preparing for the Sunday, October 16 2PM show at Springfield Library Museum. We are also working on THE PASS! Here’s a bit about Brendan: Brendan Littlefield (b.1989) is a Brooklyn-based composer, arranger, pianist, and baritone. He completed his master’s degree in theory and composition at New York…

Gretchen Cryer: She’s Getting My Act Together

Last spring I went to a reading at the York Theater of “Call My Publicist!” written and performed by Joshua Ellis, the very well-known and accomplished Broadway publicist (“The Elephant Man”, “Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby”). The show was directed by Gretchen Cryer. I was so impressed that I thought to myself that’s exactly…