so i sang ‘valerie’ in a bar in nashville and that’s fun, but they also called me ‘ETTLE’ and that’s not so fun
A year ago this week I released my record, The Low Vibe. From top to bottom this record pushed the limits
of contemporary Americana. Friends recommended I shorten the songs and in some cases re-record certain songs. I had a vision albeit one that challenged the audience as much as I was challenging myself. I’m happy with end results but it didn’t stop when we finished in the studio. We moved on to the next challenge. When I say “we” I mean myself and best friend @russelloliverphoto the man, the myth, the legend and I certainly mean that with all sincerity. I’ve never before had the privilege to share time and space with such a unique talent. We challenged ourselves to make a trilogy of videos to accompany the albums release and there was nobody else on the face of the earth that I could have made this a reality other than him. We premiered two of those videos last year and one of them (“immortal”) won the award for best video at the Athens Music Awards. Today @flagpolemagazine was gracious enough to premiere the conclusion to said trilogy. With the exception of of my close friends and family or anyone else who was involved in the production of the video trilogy, I did this completely independent of any record labels, PR firms or management. I’m an artist and that is what I do best but there is another side of this business that needs to be understood before you have a real shot. I’m still learning about the business and that is a difficult line to straddle, to be learning while simultaneously putting it all to use. Shout out to all my fellow indie artist out there doing it all on their own. Please follow the link in my bio and enjoy the video for The Low Vibe, the title track from the album. If you haven’t heard the record yet it is available to stream on Spotify and iTunes, as well as on my website and bandcamp. Things have been picking up for me and I’m doing my best to keep up with it all. Leaving for a month long tour tomorrow. Dropping a single in a few days!! Other than that, stay safe on those motorcycles and enjoy the warmth! ~~~💫🏍☀️🌸💖 ~~~ 📸 @russelloliverphoto#my_athens#cortez#nature#singer#songwriter#singersongwriter#engaged
He’s Afraid I’m Gonna Laugh
By: Daisy & Addie
(A response to Margaret Atwood)
I like to dance like someone’s watching
On a television show
And he loves me for this secret
That I pretend not to know
And my smile is picture perfect
Just like the curls on my head
And he sees them through the keyhole
Right before I go to bed
He’s afraid I’m gonna laugh
He’s Afraid I’m gonna laugh
Ain’t it strange he ain’t afraid to burn
He is a man I am a girl
I take his hand like it’ll help me
As I climb down to the ground
He’s so happy to have saved me
That he does not see me frown
When he’s upset with me I’m gentle
I have composure when we fight
His biggest fear is feeling little
My biggest fear is that I die
All that I am belongs to others
All that I do must be assessed
I know the game pretty well now
To know that he knows all the rest
I sit alone at my table
It is my favorite spot
Till he approaches with conversation
He looks afraid when I give pause
I like to dance like someone’s watching
I know it does not make much sense
Even my mind is not free from
The fantasies of men
VH Track of the Day
Scott Walker - ‘Boy Child’
It’s a catastrophically sad day as the music world, and indeed all existence, lost its most enigmatic artist Scott Walker. From 60s pop icon, to mysterious yet social realist writer, to MOR country crooner, to a singular voice in haunting soundscapes. There’s so much incredible music to be thankful for. You could pick any Track on his fourth self titled album but ‘Boy Child’ edges it based on the pure emotion and sparseness of the piece. A guitar gently plucks as melancholic strings soar in the background. Walkers tender voice and lyrics speak of a hopeful, romantic life potentially cut short, maybe in process. However you read it it will have you in tears.
RIP Scott Walker.
After watching #theassasinationofgianniversace you cannot NOT to remember the legend who has carved the medusa logo in our heads since childhood 🐍
But, it turns out that “The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” this gorgeous mess of a television series, was neither about an assassination nor, really, about Versace, the fashion designer who was shot to death on the front steps of his Miami Beach mansion in 1997
It would have been more accurately called “A serial killer " or "Andrew Cunanan,” Versace’s killer, whose spectacular orgy of violence briefly dominated headlines around the world at the close of the American century.
But, Like many a true-crime drama, this season of “American Crime Story” was more interested in the journey than the destination. I get it, and personnaly i cannot called by it's name because it is not !! But in the end, like Cunanan himself, the show was a beautiful, glittery, violent, extravagant mess worthy to watch.
Last night’s house concert was a success! Can you tell we had fun?
Thank you to @deandynna , @maureendynna and their wonderful friends for hosting this beautiful evening filled with music, great food, and lots of laughter!