I had no job to speak of, and no money to think of.
I felt like a cheapskate with Christmas coming around the corner and me with nothing to give. again.
I hatched an Idea, a plan.
Kam brought over his iMac and we started to record. A lot.
On multiple occasions, I wanted to throw my guitar across the room and punch myself in the face.
But I didn't. Because Kam never let me.
When it was finally finished I had ten songs, twenty cds inside twenty ziplock bags, (I'm cheap remember?) and I was off to deliver.
I gained a little confidence in myself and started up a facebook music page
And then I discovered the "record" feature on photobooth.
Post Christmas. Lazy. still in my pajamas. and my messy, messy room in the background.
Before I realized there were ways of making the videos louder, obviously. And the day I decided I needed a haircut.
And as January went on, I made videos for the songs on my Christmas gift,
Kam had never seen (and still hasn't) Cats. I popped it in while I was vacuuming and remembered how much I love this song. It got stuck in my head. Kam came over and I decided maybe he didn't need to watch Cats (I'd forgotten about the long and boring songs...).
A time when I re-obsessed over Fiona Apple.
When I began listening to nothing but Patty Griffin. I miss those times.
When I got a job at Macey's.
When my Tia Ingrid requested this song.
When I blogged about an amazing little girl and how she inspired me.
When I bought my uke.
When little Grace Jeanette and My Chemical Romance fans everywhere made my life Happier than anything.
When I professed my love for Julie Andrews in song.
When Katrina requested this song.
When I got my wisdom teeth out... drugs make me more rambly than I usually am...
When I was practicing this song to play with Kam at his ward talent show.
When I fell in love with Cougar Town.
When I joined MixturedSounds.
When Ashley and I were practicing to sing at Lisa's Wedding and we made this video.
When J.j. came up from Texas for Makenzi's graduation and we did a song together.
When MixturedSounds started up.
When Mixturedsounds had Folk week.
When MixturedSounds had Australian Artists week.
When MixturedSounds had British Artists week.
When MixturedSounds had Classic Rock week.
When I was preparing to audition for The Voice (yes, I know, very few of you were privy to this fact, but now you know).
I decided to go with "You've Got the Love". I secretly hated "Price Tag" and I put "Must Get Out" in my back pocket.
When MixturedSounds had Musicals week.
When I sang at Ale's birthday party.
When MixturedSounds had Punk Rock week.
When MixturedSounds had Favorite Love Songs week.
When Maman, Pappy and I loaded the car and drove to San Francisco.
When I auditioned for The Voice.
When I watched Whip It and a rerun of Reba and this song got stuck in my head.
When I watched Karmin's Suicide Roll hair tutorial.
When I first shared an original song. (hopefully more to come.)
When Lizzy introduced me to the beauty that is Lana Del Rey. (and when I began to get sick of my bangs and started parting my hair in the middle.)
Coming up on Christmastime with a little Brandi Carlile.
When I decided to record some of the songs I'll sing at dear old Meg's wedding.
It's only been a year since I started all this, and somehow I can't imagine my life without it. I want to thank all of you for supporting me and my love for music. It's been a great year and I love looking back on all the kind words that have been said.
Meg's Wedding is on Friday. I'm crazy excited. Thank you Meg, you make my life happy.
I love all of you guys.
Thanks for listening.