Friday, January 25, 2013

Normal Day

Having a vision and working toward it has been a major part of my life. I have been successful in so many ways as a vocalist and also as a choral director and vocal teacher. By keeping my goal uppermost in my minds eye as I go about my day I have achieved a great many things. I am very grateful that I have had the drive, stamina and focus to keep it all going and to support myself doing things I love.

I will continue to follow my passion and make music in a variety of ways...but I've decided that this year my focus needs to be on enjoying being alive and less about a goal I am striving to reach.
Time is whizzing by and I am missing so much that is precious in each day because my eye on the future.

I want to experience what is in front of me right now.

Normal day,
let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me learn from you,
love you,
bless you before you depart.
Let me not pass by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow.
Let me hold you while I may,
for it may not always be so.
One day I shall dig my nails into the earth,
or bury my face in the pillow,
or stretch myself taut,
or raise my hands to the sky and want,
more than all the world,
your return.

Mary Jean Irion

Friday, October 12, 2012

My Kickstarter project was a success!


Because of the success of my Kickstarter project and the generosity of my fans, friends and family, I have been able to hire a publicist and radio promoter for the first time in my career. Giving a proper birth to my new CD "Don't Wait Too long" just feels so right. The CD is getting airplay around the country and reviews are coming in.

Also, I'll be on KCSM Jazz 91.1 FM, Monday, October 15th at 9:00AM (yikes) on "A Morning Cup of Jazz" with Alisa Clancy: We’ll be talking about my new CD and the upcoming CD Release Concert at Freight and Salvage on Oct. 21:

There is a lot going on and it's all good! Can't wait to see what happens next....