Official news breaker: We have moved to Dothan, AL.
A smaller but developed city. It has so many antique shops I think even Pinterest would be jealous. It's no Austin but I wouldn't want it to be because nothing can replace Austin, TX. It does however have some talented singers and songwriters that pop up all over town at live music bars and cafes. Dothan even has it's very own singer/songwriter nights.
According to Dothanlife.com, "LOCAL MUSICIANS! Come out to McLeod's every Tuesday AND Wednesday night for Singer-Songwriter night! " Starting at 6pm. Here's a map and a link to the Dothanlife.com information.
This lovely lady and I will be performing this upcoming Tuesday September 3, 2013. Come one come all :) Great way to introduce ourselves into this quaint community!
Well...working on Trainwreck and let me tell you it's a bit of a mess getting back into music "shape". It's a lottle (little but a lot) embarrassing how out of focus I have been but it's time my friends. I know this small clip is a bit boring and I hope to post full-length covers soon. Thanks folks for tuning in :)
Grandpa gave Parker some of his egg percussion shakers. He loved them so much that he continued for at least 20 minutes and even started swaying to his own music.
Bri and I were trying to record a vid of Lil'Cowboy but couldn't get it together obviously. It was so much fun though! We ended up recording other things but wanted to share our "bloopers". Good times :)
Most of the time I over think, over analyze, and over criticize especially under pressure. When I forget where I am and my emotions leak out my mouth in a melodic way those around me tend to notice. Recognition of the attention causes my natural tendencies peak through and my vocal chords lack the standing they had when thought to be ignored. Today my husband says to me, "Don't take this the wrong way..." Question: Who doesn't suddenly start think of every negative or embarrassing thing that could have possibly happened in the last few moments? Well, I did while hesitatingly inviting him to continue his suggestion. Continuing he said, "You sound so much better when you just relax and have fun with it." It was an interesting point. How many times do I do that with my life? Over think, over analyze, and over criticize? Being type A slightly (or very, depending on who you talk to) I tend to hold expectations at levels of perfection but if I took a breath for a second maybe I'd realize why I did the many things to accomplish the my ambitious goals. For the love and fun of them. I'm not cool nor understand the phrase completely but YOLO right? Why live life miserably? If you're pushing yourself to unrealistic limits shouldn't it be something that makes you happy and is fun and is something you love? I'm not saying forget responsibilities or skipping the hard, redundant steps but just remember why and don't drown in the workload.
Looking at this baby boy crawling brings a happiness I have never known until lately. Today, though, I watch as he works so hard without knowing why he is trying so hard, acknowledging each small achievement to that overall goal of getting to that dark chocolate chip, without a promise of recognition by anyone around him and yet he still works so hard. I have so much to learn from a person who has only just arrived. How embarrassing in a way. On the other hand, how beautiful and absolutely graceful? He has no expectation of perfection only a drive to keep going and get what he wants. Life presents many "watch and learn" opportunities. Here is one of them. I can do much better to reach my personal goals without criticism for not being perfect, without expecting immediate rewards and without promise of recognition. Doesn't he make you want to rise to every occasion and push limits in opposition? He does me.
An Ingrid Mickelson cover- The Way I Am-
I might put up songs I have written about us but this one is simple and sweet and perfect today. I hope you enjoy or at least love this song by Ingrid.