Whew - sat down to work on my website for a few minutes and ended up spending several hours (as often seems to happen) Discovered a new feature on Weebly (God I F-ing love Weebly) that allows you to make drop down menus. Now I have things pretty well organized, including my new information. (Hope it's user friendly for you all - please let me know if it's not)
Anyway, had a super fun night last night at the Vous benefit. Shout out to all who made it possible, including the lovely bartenders who took care of me so nicely with lots of hot toddies for my cold. This was my first time performing sick, and I was pretty nervous about it. Walked around with a white board most of the night to try and save my voice (was actually pretty fun). The system kinda broke down by the end of the night (along with my dry erase marker) but it was fun while it lasted. Also had a great time dancing! I don't dance enough - and every time I go dancing I remember how much I love it and how good it feels and that I will go dancing more often and then I never do. One of these days I will figure out a better way to increase this. Another big shout out to Loren Halman for Dj-ing the night (and also for generousl
Been spending the last week working with my fantastically wonderful graphic designer Phyllis to come up with an album cover for my new long EP Places not on Maps. Between coming up with a new title for the project (formerly called Framework) and looking at sketches it's been a lot of quick decision making - something I often struggle with (basically most decision making in general) It's good practice though, and good practice in the art of letting go. I'll share with you the two designs I am deciding between below:
Please e-mail or FB me if you have an opinion of which one you like best! Katiesachsmusic@gmail.com
Drove the long drive by myself to Southboro Mass today to get my album mastered. Woke up with a pretty bad sore throat, but felt better as the drive went on. Had very little idea of what to expect and walked in to the studio (Northeastern Digital) with lots of albums on the wall, including on of my friend Heather Maloney's and a whole lot of Bowie (Super cool! He had re-mastered one of his collections) Sat down with Toby in front of two large speakers and played the record through several times, with him fiddling at different levels (as well as checking in and explaining things that half made sense to me.) As hours passed and my noticeable weariness from driving and sickness showed, he said "Don't worry - this is supposed to be like going to the dentist for musicians" It wasn't anywhere near that painful, but I understood what he meant. The reference track I came out with sounds really rad - still am on the fence with some of the filters he added, but can be changed easily. Now lying on my bed and thinking about eating some Matzo ball soup leftovers from passover. Yummmm
Went to see the All Star Band last night at Bishops Lounge last night. Had a BLAST. Felt so good to dance to the cream of the crop of the Northampton music scene. They cleverly divided their sets into Motown (first half) and rock and roll (second half) Loved the openers as well - The Mary Jane Jones. Great stage presence. Can't wait for summer and all of it's festivals, easiness and heat to oil my joints.