Friday, January 29, 2010

Gearing Up

I've been going through all my unreleased recordings that are sitting on my hard drive. There are some gems in there, and some good ideas that can be expanded upon. And some things that made me go "eh" and others that are all What was I thinking?! I sent a couple of the gems to my friend and co-writer, Bob, but he hasn't got back to me yet. I'm hoping it's because he's busy and not because he hates them. This self-doubt and paranoia won't do anyone any good.

In the meantime, someone posted a link to a quasi-acapella group Van Canto (I say "quasi" because they employ a drummer), but I like the way they get around not having a guitar player. I played their Nightwish cover that's on YouTube to my daughter, and her mouth just hung open. I'm guessing that she may attempt this with her friends, and I'll encourage the hell out of that.

And lastly, my dear friend and sister-of-the-heart Robin Renee is playing a benefit for Haiti on Sunday. Go and see her.