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French 2010 Readers Poll Choose MAdM!

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



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
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!



“Long Way From Home” Istanbul Acoustic Sessions / Melissa Auf der Maur – Out of Our Minds from Long Way From Home on Vimeo.



MAdM in Magic Church on TV!

dear ooom tour blog followers!
remember OOOM TOUR BLOG #10 ~ KOLN ?!?!
the amazing church show, the little chairs acoustic performance et all…
well the TV crew which shot and recorded the show impeccably for ROCKPALAST, germany’s leading live rock tv show, televised the show last week, and you can watch it on their website! team OOOM, the pastor THOMAS and the whole TV crew did a fantastic job that night. one of the highlights of the whole tour (that i am still reeling with magic energy in my blood!). watch it … feel it … reach for it!

living in the past and loving it!


it’s been mighty hard to wake up from the post ooom tour bliss… after 7 perfect weeks of playing music, then arriving home for family holidays and snow storm after snow storm…. i’ve been unplugged from the internet and relishing in what feels like a dream. this has been bliss. finally releasing OUT OF OUR MINDS after many years of restructuring and seeking the mysterious “new” path to release music and feelings, was the root of this past year- the OUT OF OUR MINDS tour, was the fire at the end of the 2010 OOOM tunnel. a perfect cycle. thank you to all that came and were part of it. we are digging into some ooom tour out takes and highlights to recap, but i wanted to start with celebrating my #8 position in world leading hard rock mag’s year end pole! fantasticcccccc! thank you dearest KKKKKKKerang. you have always been supporters, since way back when the “ginger” joined hole x this is what they said, and i am humbled and teary eyed to read it:

“…the Canadian has long been one of rock’s most artistic souls … Out Of Our Minds is a beguiling ethereal collection of songs that sound unlike anything else out there.”

Earlier this year upon the release they gave OOOM a 4 K review and said this….
“MAdM is now comfortable in her own (celebrity) skin that she can turn her hand to any style she damn well pleases” (KKKK)

not to mention the KKKK LIVE review from the tour!
“There’s nothing flashy or excessive about the performance but… there’s no doubting the quality or care of offer or the fact that, for Melissa Auf der Maur, it really  is all about the music”

it’s a great place to end a year of amazing and hard work. my muscles are still pumped from the bass swinging and head banging …. i will be back for more!! just waking up to find the next path to you, you and you



Snow Witch for Winter Solstice from MAdM OOOM on Vimeo.




guys & gals
hunters & healers
i never claimed to be a computer wiz
in fact when i started this blog 5 years ago (will be turning 6 in JAN 2011!!!) i could barely send an email…. then i slowly learned photobucket so i could upload photos. i got a tiny shitty canon camera as a gift for spending so much $$ on my AMEX card for all of my first album & tour, that helped create content for the blog…. anyhow, i must say, i’ve really gotten my act together between here and twitter (facebook is still lagging, but after an ooom tour with 7 FB obsessors, i am slowly getting intrigued) ANYHOW, last night, fresh off tour, relaxing at home with the cats.. i had a flash back to I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO USE COMPUTERS! i did not press RECORD on the USTREAM HEARTLine episode. boo, as i know it was late for most of you, and a lot of the questions came from other time zones… sorry the intention was for you to be able to watch and learn from HARP & DAGGER TV Studio Wisdom, on your own schedule… but no. so only the folks who watched live were able to catch the answers to 2 of the 4 pages of questions and see Witchlet (grey small cat counter part to ISIS magic cat who speaks) jump on my lap mid show….
luckily GreenKitsune in tiwtter got a screen grab of when ISIS CAME BY!
THAT is lucky, as some of you asked to meet ISIS et voila:

behind me is my ode to the moon poster, representing my loyalty to her patterns, next to me were my faithful props of celtic harp and norse dagger…. i had a hot toddy to nurse the tour sniffles which i carried up on a purrfect kitten tray……….
it was a lovely hour HEARTLine with some great questions!!!! ahhhhhhhhhh to live in the memories of those who were there, although none of you were really there as webcast is virtual not natural, so we should be able to transport it into the future for those who were not there…. la la la. better tech next time. I HAD ANSWERS FOR TAKETOTHESKY,AMAL,OLIVIER,LESTATUS, MARTIN AKA TEAM OOOM MTL, FITZ, DAN CHARTRAND, MARIE NOELLE TEAM OOOM MTL, NASTASIA, AMBROISE, JP TEAM OOOM MTL, JAN, M.>>, SEBASTIANO,ALAISTAIR BLOODNAIL, LISA… let me know who heard their answers, and wo did not, i feel i amy have to repeat part of this lost episode…. post comment here…. THX
in the mean time REST UP ALL!
do what you love on your days off….
sleep, eat, love, kiss, read, play, listen, dance, celebrate….
#ILOVELIFE coming sooooooon!


PostOOOMTour Lunar Eclipse WinterSolstice Live #HEARTLine…

that is a mouth full, but it’s NOW!

in HONOR of the Full Moon, End of OOOM Tour, the coming of 2011 and YOU!!!

although matt and i haven’t even managed to upload the end of OOOM tour blog (day 3 of italia, luxembourg, paris AND istanbul weekend still pending arrival of his hard drives lost in transport via casablanca!) the FULL MOON, Lunar Eclipse 1638 AD vs 2010 AD, Winter Solstice, finally home after 8 weeks, xmas holidays means stop the madness, calls me to START UP THE HEARTLine AGAIN! although i only ever got ONE down this past year, after instigated and inspired by Willing Enabler and Kamil in the UK, i have been planning on returning to it, once i returned to sanity post all OOOM, all the time in 2010 x
now this lunar madness and post ooom natal longing calls for it! the last 8 weeks of OOOM have been the best music exchange moments of my life, really. thank from the bottom of my bloody fire heart to all that put it together with me and all of you who came out… just because i am back home, does not mean i am gone. thanks to YouStream i can reach for the OOOM and me to be in your homes tomorrow, Dec 21 at 9pm EST. see what came of it last time…. you ask me questions in advance, i answer them live in my HEARTLine Studio!
HEARTLine #1

i still have pending questions from last MAY which i will address, but i am thinking there may be a new round of OOOMTour Specific questions which may be fresh in the minds of US now – you have 24 hours to send in your question:

via Twitter xMAdMx – include #HEARTline in your tweet

Or ask the question on my Facebook Wall

Or comment on this NEWSblog entry

Reach for the full Moon with me this Tuesday.
Now all i have to wash my hair, dust off my harp & dagger TVstudio, remember how to use YouStream and dream with ISIS under a Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse… Heaven until we meet again x

Huntingly yours,


P.S. What I love about you out there is, you are EVERYWHERE, so I picked a time that is comfortable for me, but may not be for all of you. If your are sleeping or working at that time, it will be up on the blog after the fact. Get working on that time machine someone please!!!


During this OOOM 2010 journey, I have been blessed to meet so many of you in the flesh and in the virtual online ether, and have been so excited to see that my OOOM items have found such appreciative hands and homes. I made them for you, the collectors and romantics who want to hold something real in their hands… I WANT TO SEE WHERE YOUR OOOM LIVES! I hereby launch the Darkest OOOM Photo Exchange! Photo Assignment for ALL of us, bring your piece of OOOM to a place of inspiration, your HEART Side or your Dark Side. SHow us how your inner OOOM lives. We will too while on tour with resident OOOM Photographer Matt)


NYC 2011

NYC 2011

2010 marked the release of OUT OF OUR MINDS, MAdM’s 2nd solo project featuring an album, fantasy film & comic book. In November MAdM kicked off an international tour and OUT OF OUR MINDS hit the road, appearing in 17 countries in a span of 7 weeks. Having not had the opportunity to tour USA extensively this year, MAdM really wanted to play a special show in NYC so she is focusing her heart and her music on playing the Highline Ballroom, March 3, 2011. This will mark the sole US date on the official OUT OF OUR MINDS Tour:

Thursday March 3, 2011:
Highline Ballroom
431 W 16th St
New York, NY 10011
(between 9th and 10th Ave)
(212) 414-5994.

Note: Tickets go on sale Friday, December 17th @ 12 PM EST.