I AM AN INDEPENDENT MUSICIAN! 2010 marked my first totally independently created, produced and released project: OUT OF OUR MINDS: ALBUM – FILM – COMIC
i am happy to know there are organized, organizations, taking the time to recognize and support these efforts made by musicians. it’s the wave of the future i hear! a great wave, promising a tidal wave of experimental sounds coming out way this new decade! It’s the 10th year of the INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS and OOOM has been nominated in the Alternative / Hard Rock category. THANK YOU to the IMAs for recognizing and nominating my album.
there is also a “listeners” poll, for you to vote for my album to win:
VISIT HERE TO VOTE FOR OOOM
thanks for listening,
It’s an honor for me to be invited to be one of the two GUESTS OF HONOR at the 10th anniversary of Montreal’s Festival of the Americas. It is fantastic avant guard festival that celebrates diverse arts, from poetry, performance art and music. The director and artist in her own right D Kimm, invited me to create a show especially for this event at one of Montreal’s best theaters La Tulipe. please describe the show…..
“When I was thirteen, I stared into the night sky long enough to grasp the notion of infinity. Even since, I’ve been orbiting around the themes of time travel and duality. Contemplating, exploring the dual realities of earth and outer space, masculine and feminine, inner and outer worlds, heart and mind… My concert at La Tulipe, in honor of the Festival Voix d’Amériques 10th anniversary, is an extension of this exploration. An intimate show, created exclusively for this event, I will experiment with my current repertoire and play tribute to the influential work of others.”
read more about the FVA HERE! while i get back to work digging up songs of others and playing with my new bass micro synth pedal….
hope to see TEAM OOOM and new Montreal faces at the show x
for those of you in the New York area, don’t forget my NYC 3/3/11 show!
Thanks to Martial Gille on Facebook, it was brought to my attention that the French people voted me #3 Artist of the Year 2010 in ROCK N’ FOLK magazine – just below ROBERT FUCKING PLANT ZEPLIN! what an absolute honor. despite my lack of muscle in the management, label and business divisions on this last OOOM chapter, the listeners, both music journalists and music fans, have been more supportive and receptive of my work and music than ever before!!! this is a sign of being on the right path. YOU are the ones who know, the ones who bring the music home, into your personal lives and homes, who allow me to be part of the soundtrack of your lives. THANK YOU very very very much for this.
it has been a very hard couple of years of reinventing and searching for the answers to these haunting questions:
“how do i continue to make music with my life”
“how do i learn to run a business that is built on emotional honesty and artistic integrity, NOT on business”
“how do i survive these changing times”
“how does a woman grow into maturity in both her personal and creative life”
“how do they fit together? how do the wrestle with one another?”
“how does a woman in the arts age gracefully and remain relevant to the public”
“where are my role models”
“how can we join together to lend wisdom and support one another”
i don’t expect you know the answers, i know i will find them out as i go, and will document them in many forms. my blog, my music, my visual work, my relationships, my projects and in the way i live my life. may we learn from one another.
thanks for stopping by virtual home today,
merci au FRANCAIS & ROCK N’ FOLK for your support x o x o x
DEAR HUNTERS & HEALERS USA
i am sorry to say, again do to strange uptight laws about public contests, we can only give away to the country we are based in…. please tell your international friends reading, that this is not my choice. sorry!
for those that are located in the USA you can
SIGN UP TO WIN FREE CAMERA & LEATHER BOOTS!
Lomo and John Fluevog have generously donated a “Color Splash Camera” and a pair of “Auf der Maur” boots, to a lucky follower of these here waves….. any of you who know me, know my LOVE of Lomo Photography and Leather boots, well the love is coming back our way.
We will announce the winner March 1 2011, and if the winner is in NYC, they can pick up the goods from me personally in March 3 2011 at the NYC OOOM Tour show at the Highline ballroom!