Thursday, September 30, 2010

beginnings

The last several weeks have been intense, but positive. Had the Analysis Paralysis (now on iTunes -- yay!), played the Lizard Lounge Open Mic Challenge Main Event the next night. I made it to the second round, which was my personal goal. Half the performers didn't even make it that far. Not bad for coming out of nowhere.

On a personal note, my relationship ended on the same weekend. I've had some readjusting to do, but I'm feeling very positive about the future. It helps that I'm doing tons of yoga at Samara. I feel very connected, and am seeing very clearly.

They played "Zombie Apocalypse!" on WFNX last Sunday. And the Zombie Apocalypse! music video will be screened at J. Cannibal's Feast of Flesh at the Somerville Theatre this Saturday. So much to do!




Wednesday, September 15, 2010

the Zombie Apocalypse music video is here!

Finally! Madame Psychosis's (and my) first real music video. Boston Band Crush calls the video "awesomely awesome" and the single "contagiously catchy."



Help spread the word by reposting, emailing, commenting, twittering, liking, talking to people, and whatever else you do on the digital and/or analog internets.

Monday, September 13, 2010

birthday post



birthday photo by caleb


Last Thursday was my birthday. It's been my tradition to do a sum-up/gazing-nobly-forward bog entry on or around my birthday for the past five years or so. No time to stop now.

This past year has honestly been the best year of my life so far. My first book was officially published, I went on two independent tours of the country performing, met incredible people, reconnected with the hippy parts of me, began writing songs to unbelievable support and response, and became so much less fraught and worried in general about where my life is going.

I have an insanely talented, giving network of friends who I am absolutely in love with. I have an incredible family who are weird and quirky and so, so smart and interesting and all of whom love me and support me. Right now I am healthy, have shelter and good food and a high daily laughter quotient. In so many ways I am the luckiest person in the world. I will try to go into this year remembering that.

I'm not saying things don't get hard. I'm not saying I don't have moments, hours, and days where I freak out and curl into a Kafaesque ball because I am still pathetically poor and nothing in my future is guaranteed. But, as my mom said, I am free. Yes, I am freer than anyone else I know, and that is worth it.



This is as good as it gets.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

This Friday is Caleb Cole's solo show opening!



Hello Bostonians and beyond. This Friday, September 10th, my very dear friend and artistic life-partner, photographer Caleb Cole, is having his very first solo show at Gallery Kayafas in the South End.

Caleb took all of the photos for the Madame Psychosis EP, and a bunch of other promo pics for me. His work is already gaining national renown, and I am so proud of him and happy to show my support. You should come and meet him so in twenty years when college fresh(wo)men have posters of his prints up in their dorm rooms next to The Scream and Starry Night, you can say you were there at his first solo show and shook his hand.

The opening is a day after my birthday. Last year I celebrated my birthday with the release of my first book of poetry at the Cantab. This year I can't think of a better way than to show up at Caleb's opening with a HUGE CREW of awesome people and cheer him on.

Come by the gallery (450 Harrison Ave in Boston [yes i just totally bolded something in parentheses]) this Friday, September 10th, from 6-8, say happy birthday to me, and help me support one of the only truly brilliant artists and genuinely kind people I know.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Gearing up for the Madame Psychosis release



Finally, after over a year of working with LoWreck on this quirky, geeky hip-hop project, we are releasing the very first Madame Psychosis EP. It's mastered and everything, and will be available on all the major electronic distributors. Like Madame Psychosis on Facebook to get updates and make me happy.

The official release date of Analysis Paralysis (EP) and the Zombie Apocalypse! music video is September 14th, but it's already on Bandcamp.com. If you believe in supporting independent artists, please pick up a copy and/or tell your friends! If dorky hipster-hop isn't your thing, you can still buy my books, The Spark Singer and Backstage at The Caribou. Producing and releasing an album is expensive, and even artists need to eat and pay rent.