Singer, Songwriter slash Mom
Archive for September, 2006
20th Sep 2006 Posted in: Blog Posts, Reviews Comments Off

What I’m listening to this morning:

Erin McKeown‘s “We Will Become Like Birds” is SO GOOD. She’s more talented than Jack White and just a little thing with music just pouring out of her – go see her live if you can.

Dolly Parton: “Just Because I’m a Woman.” Dolly is a great songwriter, which people forget. Many wonderful songs on this album, but most striking is the very first live performance of “Coat of Many Colors.” The crowd’s response is awesome.

Joan Armatrading – self titled. She’s an incredible guitarist and great songwriter and should be more known these days than she is.

Pretenders – well, nothing needs to be said.


Oh.
17th Sep 2006 Posted in: Blog Posts, Momhood, Reviews Comments Off

Okay, I’m a little slow on the uptake. I now understand that “get up on it” is the feminine equivalent of “get down on it.” Doh.


15th Sep 2006 Posted in: Blog Posts, Momhood, Reviews Comments Off

Alright: as a mom, I listen to the radio CONSTANTLY, and there is something that is really bugging me right now. I am so sick of everybody letting each other “get up on it” all the time. Why can’t they at least get up on “me?” But no, it’s “come check up on IT” and “I’m gonna let you work up on IT” and “Mizz New Booty – get it together and bring IT back to me” (never mind “Dip it, pop it, twirk it, stop it…”)

Twirk it?

What is up with this use of the word “IT?” AAAARRRGGGHHHH!


5th Sep 2006 Posted in: Blog Posts Comments Off

In case anyone is wondering, here’s how much raw material can go into a book! Impressive, eh?


4th Sep 2006 Posted in: Blog Posts, Momhood, Road Diaries Comments Off

I’ve been home from Austin for a couple of days and am doing a good job of not driving my family insane (“Omigod, it was so fun! I said this, and Mark said this, and then Andy made this joke about Spinal Tap and at night I went to this awesome restaurant, and saw this band, and…”)

What I have been talking about is how profoundly grateful I am to have found my way to Congress House, and how thrilled I am with how good the album is sounding and with the stellar collection of players and special guests. And, most of all, I’m telling how much I appreciate Mark Hallman. He’s putting his heart into my project (which I think is the only way he’s capable of working, since he has so much heart). Thank you, thank you.

So…here’s a list of the awesome folks who are making special appearances on the record: Perla Batalla, Julie Christensen, Sara Hickman, Eliza Gilkyson, Victoria Williams and Andrew Hardin. I don’t know when this album will come out – it depends on how soon I can get a publisher for the book and whether I end up releasing it on my own label (Precipitous Records) or try to make a deal with a smallish indie label. So stay tuned…

Love,
Rain