Showing posts from 2008

New Video

It's pretty raw / live, from my June gig.Todd and I are working on finishing this recording. I'll post more songs from this gig soon.


We, that is me and the band, are in rehearsal for our June gigs at Davenport's. Despite the fact that I'm playing with the band, this is a cabaret show. If you have never been to a cabaret, it's a very civilized experience: the show is an hour and 10 minutes (counting the long, enthusiastic ovations and encores), in an intimate room where people actually listen. The shows start at 7, which means you'll be home in bed by 9, unless you stay out and drink with me.

The band: the band the band! is fabulous. I'm reunited with three of my favorite singers, who by some quirk of temporary insanity have agreed to back me when all can and should be doing their own shows someplace. I am bribing them and kissing up like crazy. The core of the band is my writing partner Todd Seely, who is good at everything I'm not, and that is a long list. Recording, acoustical engineering, all things guitar are Toad's particular gifts. On the drums we have Dr. Paul Harris, because every…


I'm having so much fun making this video! The wrap party is planned and now I just have to finish it and hope my computer doesn't catch on fire. Video takes a lot of memory and RAM and all that.

This song is about feeling excluded from the world of women because of infertility. It's also about how the pain of it can be private but the weight gain is really obvious. It makes me look like "somebody's mom," but I'm not. The theme of the film festival is about realizing and telling, and for me this song is about the frustrations of looking like one thing but not being able to be it. The making of the video has caused a lot of disclosure. In order to ask for help with this video I've told many friends about our struggle. For some reason, the weight gain has always been "the elephant in the room" and talking about it openly is a big part of disclosure for me. Maybe I just want people to know that the weight came on because of treatments and drugs…


I'm working on a video for my new song "Somebody's Mom," and trying to get some songs recorded. The video will be a part of the International Infertility Film Festival, so be sure and check it out after March 29th.

I've Got a Good Feeling

This time... and that's the first "new" song I've put on my new "music" page. More new songs coming in a few weeks.