I woke up rather late May 1st to a million congratulations, which was fun & completely unexpected! As I’ve been recording until (wee hours of the morning) several different projects, I had forgotten award shows existed. Amongst other things… like marshmallows.
Writing music is exhilarating enough, add an Emmy. I feel incredibly grateful as a vagabond-turned-working songwriter from the midwest; I never quite imagined moments like these in my wildest dreams. Maybe the odd fantasy of making art no one would ever see in a little 3rd story flat around the corner from the Louvre.
But in real time, perhaps I’ll meet Sheryl Crow (as she wrote a theme song for ABC which is also up for an award)? And release another single, just because… I can. (Isn’t that what the original Indie Artist does? Not the kind with the big “Indie” label, but the kind who’s creating music on order, in order to create music. Sells a few paintings so I can buy more paint. Gives away half the ownership so I can post it in a gallery. And along the way happens to get a nomination… or two.)
“Just Like That” was a fun song to produce. One hard drive in tow – percussion & guitars were recorded in various bedrooms; the session sent back to NYC for Risa to throw vocals on… “Adventures in music-making” include many late nights editing… a more contained way of going on a journey, exploring a landscape. Listen to the original sent to ABC on my SoundCloud Page, which was performed by cowriter, Risa Binder (though we hope Kristen’s will end up on iTunes).