You're the one

Pssst... this one's for you

Here's a song Sandy suggested a few days ago. It's another of those romantic ones to sing in a quiet, lazy day.

Ah, the more I work on these recordings, the more I wish I was better equipped for them! I only have my one computer microphone... and lately I've found myself wishing for a real little studio! Oh well, I hope you'll enjoy this one too anyway.

And by the way, I love it when you all give me ideas! One reason I don't update more regularly is that I can't think of what to post. So keep them coming!

Thank you, Sandy.

I'll stay

"Nor iron bars a cage" expansion

One thursday evening, after watching this episode over Skype with Carole, Sandy, Krista and Laura, I made a little comment: "I wanna see Vincent's face when she tells him she's not leaving!" And then, all of us were screaming at our TV for the missing scenes, for what was, but we didn't get to see. So we assigned ourselves some homework: we were to write some short "fill in the blanks" pieces.

A couple of weeks later, the four of them had long turned in their beautiful works, and we decided to submit them as a group project for Winterfest. But, though I had honestly tried, I had to break the news... "But... But ladies... I can't write!" They didn't take it very well: They said if I didn't do it, there would be no group project; they wouldn't submit it. Imagine that! So I asked - half-joking - if I could try my hand at a song instead, and their encouragement was so strong that five minutes later, I had half a melody and a couple of verses in my head.

For a moment I really thought I wouldn't make it. After that flash of inspiration, the muse decided to take off again. (And then real life kept preventing me from going after her.) But somewhat magically, only a few days before Winterfest, again the missing part just came to me... and totally different from what I had planned!

My biggest concern with my B&B songs is that I may not be true to Vincent and Catherine's story, to their voices, so if something doesn't sound quite right in either of them, I really hope you'll let me know. Here is the direct link to the song and words. I can only say, who would have thought homework could be so much fun? Working with such talented friends has been both an honor and a pleasure. Thank you, ladies!


From France to Paraguay... something different this time

My dear friend Claire has been sharing great music with me for quite some time now (some of it very intriguing, I tell her). A few months ago, she introduced me to the charming Alan Cumming... One day she surprised me with a recording of her own version of one of his songs. And somehow the thought came automatically to both of us. "Let's do it together!"

Well, I played with that recording she sent, and made our wee acapella version of Unexpressed. And since we have a few friends in common here, I wanted to share it. Of course, the perfect excuse was the upcoming WFOL 2010, but we would have done it anyway... and I certainly hope to do it again.

I miss you, Claire!