Friday, July 24, 2009

I LIke That

I'm starting to get a little excited as the CD I've been working on is getting closer and closer to fruition.
I can't believe that I only started putting these songs together in April! It doesn't seem possible.
I know I've reached the end though because my creativity feels like it's at an all time low. It seems I was working on the last song for ages (although in reality it wasn't… but it felt like it!) and I dread the thought of having to work on a new song right at this moment.

So for me, that settles it - project closed.
I'm now putting the finishing touches on some of the songs, then I'll work on a CD cover, and then I'll figure out how I'm going to get this thing up on

I can't believe it's almost done!

It's hard to be excited about your own project because you don't want people thinking you're blowing your own trumpet, but naturally, you’re proud of your achievement, whatever it is.

I'm thankful for the help and support I got from Deno. I would never have gotten this far if he wasn't encouraging me and sending me more and more lyrics... to the point where I had to say "please Deno no more!!" because I couldn't handle the pressure of having to come up with new music.
I'm a bit silly that way...
But without him I'm sure I would have given up long ago. Big mwah to you honey!

So within the next short while, I'll be advertising my new CD which I'm calling "I Like That".
Between this blog and facebook I'm sure you won't be able to miss the hoo haa when it's finished so if you're interested in getting a copy, be sure to let me know!

It's so close now!
By the way, you can get sneak peak at the unfinished versions of the songs under the "My MP3's" link on the right side of this page.
Feedback always welcome!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

It's Better To Give... Right?

I've written about my hairdresser before.
I think she feels that she has to make conversation with her clients and she feels the best way to identify with them, is to agree with everything they say. I've caught her out by accident a few times - where she thinks I'm saying one thing and agrees with me but when I correct her and say I actually meant "blah blah blah" she changes her tune and agrees with me again. It's cute.
I know she means well and I don't envy her having to make small talk with everyone that comes in.

The last time I was there however, she seemed a little stressed. I can't even remember what brought it on but all of a sudden she was telling me in her "oh so nice" way, that her family were driving her bonkers!
Her kids took her for granted, her husband didn't realise all she did and took her for granted and she said
"I got so angry that I told them I was going to run away and they can see for themselves how much I really do do around here!"

That statement brought back a little memory…. When I was about nine or ten, I heard my own mother say that more than once! Being the ungrateful child I was (and as most children are) I thought she should just wear it because she's a mum, and that’s what mums do… crap…
At the time, my mother had a traditional Italian husband and three children under nine. It couldn't have been a picnic for her!

But thinking about it some more, I realised that I too have spoken those words and that made me smile.
Could it be that all mums feel this way from time to time and we all just pretend that everything is fine 100% of the time? Maybe my frustration isn't because my family is ungrateful, but it's just another normal stage in family life.

I grew up to value what my mother contributed to the family, and do likewise, no matter if it's not acknowledged… even if from time to time I go crazy and let out my frustrations for the lack of appreciation.

Bottom line is, I feel lucky that I have a family to contribute too, and in time, they too will see what I have done and hopefully they'll do the same for their families.
It's the cycle of life!

But even so, give your mum a kiss and hug today and tell her you love her and appreciate all the things she does for you…