I made the local headlines!
Thursday June 21st, is the date of the online release! I LOVE MY LIFE will be on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and a fannypackful of more music websites! I think iTunes will be the first, but we'll see how they follow through on their promise (or I will be forced to bust the promise ring with my gold teeth).
It looks like 23 people haven't checked their email yet, so they are walking around oblivious to the digital download I sent out 10 days ago. And the physical CDs are being printed and I'm expecting them by the 28th, so 1 week from now :)
My friend texted me this picture..."Listening to you on the train on the way to work!"
What a great day! I don't even have a reason.. it's just great!
Oh, but I DO have a reason! The album is finished and ready to be heard!
I just sent out the email to everyone who backed this wonderful project, and now you can download the entire album as mp3. Follow the link in your email :)
This is the culmination of almost a year of songwriting, recording, editing, strength-building, ego-stripping, spiritual awakenings, and of course, the generous help from all of you!!
I think I recorded my first version of Sweet Gaia last summer in St. Cloud, MN. Together was written in November. And most recently, Lovin You Up was written in San Fran and LA this March (with a lil help from my star brother Joe by the way). I'll tell you more about the behind-the-scenes stories later! I think the musical process is something that not many people get to see or hear about, so I'll be happy to share. Send some specific questions if you have any... I'll take the next 5 questions emailed to me and respond via YouTube
The next 5 questions will be answered in a YouTube video :)
(Ask about anything....really, anything.)
See ya Now!
The project is going smoooothly! I'm learning a lot and so much is unfolding like a flower. I'm in the studio right now, and we're doing the final edits on the songs. It's called Mastering, and it's the final icing on the cake. I'm working with Tucker at Playback Recording Studio in Santa Barbara. He's a great guy with great ears! The songs will be done by tonight, and that means I'll be sending out a beautiful email to everyone this weekend!
What else? Playback wants to be my publishing company. They'll be calling all kinds of music supervisors and getting my music into commercials, movies, tv, etc. Who knows where it will end up? ;) And I'm thinking that I'll find a nice record label to help release the album to a wider audience. I'm looking for the perfect company.. anyone you know pop into your mind just now?
In other news...... I'll be hitting the road once again! Yay more traveling! New places, new faces, new ideas! Marley & Me will taking an RV trip across America (thank you craigslist)... all the way from YESLA to NOLA (Los Angeles to New Orleans). From there, it looks like we're going to Brooklyn to live on top of a cosmic yoga studio. Crazy fun stuff happens when you let go of the need to control your circumstances and just enjoy the moment :)
More updates coming about the estimated delivery of the other rewards! The digital download is coming out ASAP, this weekend. The physical copies will be a few weeks yet, as they take a little while to print, and I'll be in transit for this week.
Love you all! I leave you with this video tutorial....
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