Thursday, March 31, 2011

It's just a TV show

So the other day I was out and about doing this and that, when I realized I was a bit parched. I found a little store to quickly run in to pick up some water, and as I brought it to the counter the cashier looked at my shirt and smiled. She said "I just love him on American Idol!" Granted I was taken off guard, and I glanced down realizing I had on my Aerosmith 'Get your wings' T-shirt on. Smiling warmly at the cashier I replied "I like him in Aerosmith."
Now the woman was a bit confused by my reply which further confused me until I realized the woman had no idea what her favorite American Idol judge's band name was. Wow I thought, after selling over 100 million albums I guess what really put's you over the edge is being on a TV show.
Now, truth be told I have guiltily watched about 20 minutes of the show this season- all in broken minutes, a bit here and there, I really was curious what Steven Tyler would do on national television. He did not disappoint in those minutes, and I did crack up when he was flirting outrageously with a sixteen year old girl.
But I still hold true that I like him better in Aerosmith, I am a musician remember, and I don't really watch much television anyways.
So all that being said, I smiled again at the confused cashier and said "It's his band- Steven Tyler's band 'Aerosmith'. You should check them out, it's great music." She thanked me as I walked away and said she would definitely look them up, and I smiled to myself and began to hum a tune... you can fill in the blanks.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Shameless Promotion

You gotta do it! So I created a facebook page to help promote this blog!! Check it out on facebook under 'The Walls of Tom' and give the ol' page a 'Like'. Every little bit helps. I will use this facebook page to post when I have new blogs and when I update my weekly picks. Thank you all for all the wonderful support! xxo, Tommie

Friday, March 25, 2011

Music, Life and Lyrics

Seems I have not been around lately. Yes, it seems that way since my last post was over a month ago. Where have I been? Oh, I've been around. It seems that when one of my creative juices are flowing, that is the only juice I drink. It must be a time management thing, because I do think about writing a little blog now and then... I find myself smiling to myself about some witty banter that I have moving through my mind, and I think- 'Oh I must write this down because it is so funny and would make a lot of people laugh.' And then the moment is gone and I am on to the next day.

I have been writing though, just in other ways- right now I am writing songs. I realize it must work like that for me... especially now that I am a Mommy. Time Management. This Mommy thing is really different and I am realizing that all the things that I used to do effortlessly must now be done with a lot of effort. The baby is getting so active that I am chasing or playing with him from dusk till dawn, so when I get a free moment I need to focus on the task at hand, and as of right now that is music.

We have 11 songs that we are recording at home as pre-production before we send them off to the drummer and begin tracking them for reals. We had a huge spurt of writing, and I had lyrics for songs just flowing like water, so that being said it is really all I have time for right now, but it is making me immensely happy. It feels so good to sing and play again, and I realize how rusty I am too. Your voice needs to work out, just like your body, or else you get rusty and dusty and very squishy- and I am enjoying getting all the kinks out once again. These songs are different too- we are in such a lovely space that our music is really reflecting all of it and I cannot wait until the album is done, even though I know we are at least 3 or 4 months away from all that, but I am just enjoying the process.

Our son is helping in every way with the recording too, he helps pick out Mic's, wrap up cables, play the bass, I even had to hold him while I sang vocals yesterday, what a trip that was for me- but I didn't hold back and I just belted it out and he fell asleep in my arms while I did take after take... every time I tried to put him to sleep in his crib he would cry until I would hold him and sing again- he is very stubborn and does not want to miss out on any of the action. What a funny little guy he is.

So that's it, that's the update. I cannot believe I got to type this much, and I am sure I forgot to say something witty or funny, but hey I added a funny photo instead.