Just Saw Joan Baez Live and Now I’m Inspired

Just got back from Maui with my work where I was lucky enough to see my idol from when I was 16, Joan Baez, perform live!  I have been a huge fan of hers for decades and she performed her song, “Diamonds and Rust” which is one of my faves.  I was inspired enough to recall how to play that song — I have been playing this one since I was 20.  Thanks Joan for always being one of the reasons I started playing guitar.

Best Katy Perry Video Ever


This video is awesome on so many levels.

First, the song.  What is this pseudo-rasta beat?  Is she borrowing some old-school lessons from the Police?

Second, the hamster.  I just can’t.  Never has a hamster been better-featured in a video.

Katy, I know you were away for awhile, but thanks for coming back and bringing stuff like this.


A Dorky Audition

A few years back I auditioned to be someone’s wedding performer.  Now, I’ve performed at weddings before (for friends, for free) but this was for strangers.  They wanted to see a demo reel.

So I very diligently put on a nice dress, makeup, and recorded several songs that they requested…..even though I was looking to teach guitar lessons, NOT perform at a wedding.  (Thanks, Craigslist!)

Here is my dorky audition.  Needless to say, I didn’t get the gig!

At the time, I was suuuuuuuper bummed.  But you know what?  Who cares!  Now I have this great recording, one that I would never have made had I not created a failed audition video!

By the way, I still love this song.

New Site, and What I’ve Been Up To….

Been a minute!

As I’m updating this site and getting it back up to speed, here are some things I’ve been up to.

  • Continuing to work at an amazing org fundraising for international eye care
  • Doing more background vocals with incredible backup singers and musicians
  • Consciously getting back into music and figuring out the role it will have in my life
  • Practicing guitar, making more demos, and recording covers of Kate Bush, Taylor Dayne, Belinda Carlisle, Sheryl Crow, and many, many more
  • Participating in the biggest protest in US History (Women’s March on 1/21/17)
  • Listening to an inordinate amount of Stevie Nicks ad-nauseum
  • Getting back into teaching!  I am currently looking for students! More about that later.