Well, it's week 8 and I have officially been in Austin for 2 months! Pretty hard to believe, like how it is mid December and 70 degrees outside!!!
Despite today, however, the weather has been rather cold and devoid of sunlight. This has, however, provided the perfect conditions for me to hole-up in my new room and create copious amounts of art an a variety of mediums. All told, this week I have written 2 new songs, painted over 10 pictures, and begun filming for my kickstarter video to raise funds for my new album, which I plan to start recording after the new year! Very exciting stuff.
I have also been sustaining my new practice routine thanks to my new Ukelele teacher Kevin (as well as some help from my new-found discipline) After years and years of trying to learn music theory, but having it always feel like math, I think I have finally found someone who can explain it to me in a way that I can understand. Who knew there was so much to the C scale? In exchange for lessons, I will be helping Kevin develop his awesome non=profit organization that brings ukelele's into schools in low-income districts. Am beginning to think that non-profit consulting and meeting facilitation may be a new career path, and am excited for the opportunity to test it out!
In addition to uke playing, have also been experimenting more with my electric guitar and new amps. Am working on discovering different settings, and have been taking pictures to remember. I also had my first show at Flipnitics, a sweet little listening room down the street for me. Had an encore, where I played a cover of "This must be the place" by the Talking Heads, where to my delight and surprise, everyone knew the words and began singing along with me! Totally Rad.