New video for ‘Tunes Tuesdays’! Here’s Macklemore’s hit “Same Love”! Such a great song.
Two nights ago I had the honor of playing at PIANOS on the Lower East Side. It was by far my favorite venue I’ve ever played out. Since it is such an awesome place, it drew its own crowd. It was the most “strangers” I had ever performed for and it was so exciting. Everyone was so inviting and people came up and talked to me afterwards. It couldn’t have gone any better, in my opinion.
Spring is near which means change is in the air. THANK GOD. Over the last month I have gotten a lot done. late at night while fearing the weather forecast for the morning after, I wrote songs, networked,and performed. Like a bear saves up food for the winter, I’ve saved my best for spring. I will be posting new cover videos on my youtube channel every Monday (#MusicMonday) and hopefully some of you reading this will send me your suggestions! I am also filming my first ever music video mid month! I am so excited. The sunshine always brings out my inspiration, and maybe fear that it’s almost bathing suit season, to work on my body. now this may be fleeting, but I’m two days in to eating healthy and I’m feeling happy. I don’t just want to be “okay” with myself. I want to love myself. But hey, I’m not discounting how long it took me to achieve the first one, and I’m very proud of that. While change is in the air, love doesn’t seem to be. I’ve gone on countless dates which just never pan out. I’ve had good drinks and good conversation but all that leaves me with is good memories and nothing material. I’ve always been in love with the idea of love and maybe I just want it too much. It’s exhausting. I’ve always wondered what I could accomplish if I focused this much energy on myself instead of other people…. I think I’m about to find out.
Is it weird that I kinda enjoyed this whole hurricane experience? I mean, sure I miss my daily dose of TLC shows, and I am so sorry to those who were injured or lost anything during the storm. But it my little sector of NYC the whole thing was blown out of proportion in my opinion. I was getting emails from my building to “shut the blinds incase something broke through the window.” First of all, the storm outside my window consisted of a “fierce drizzle” and some wind. Second of all, I’m pretty sure if something was powerful enough to break through my window it would be ripping through the blinds as well. Anyway, for the past two days I’ve been living by candlelight. Since the electricity is off so are the elevators. Thank God I only live on the 7th floor but even that’s a schlep, so I’ve only been leaving my apt about once or twice a day. The stairways and the lobby of my building are lined with Glowsticks and everyone’s walking around with their iPhone “flashlight app” shining ahead of them. A little rain and everyone is in disarray! Out of the hundreds of restaurants in NYC it seems only 3 are open and yesterday I had to walk 4 Avenues and 3 blocks to find one. Apparently everyone else found it, too. Waiting for a slice of pizza felt like I was waiting on line to enter Ellis Island. People were practically shaking with fear that they were never gonna eat again! For dinner tonight I found another pizza place with a line out the door but they were only selling cheese pizza and only by THE PIE! And sure enough, everybody bought one for 20 bucks – myself included! The one downfall to this no power thing is not being able to charge my beloved cell phone. I’ve been trekking to my sister’s apartment once a day to charge my phone and computer (there is electricity above 39th Street) so that I can later use my computer to recharge my phone lol. The service has been spotty so I’ll go hours without receiving a text and then all of a sudden and all at once a million will come through. It’s like Christmas! The fridge is no longer cold so I’m living off of M&Ms, potato chips and a bottle of brisk iced tea. Nobody has been emailing me/ calling me about appointments and I’ve even lost track of the days. It’s like I’m in my own little cave. I couldn’t be more content right now.