Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Picture of kids from Dorchester I worked with during the summer. They wrote a couple really cute songs. Spending hours each day on Songbird Sings, writing grants, calling people, putting the House in order...the Songbird Sings House that is...my own house is a mess, can't afford a maid...hey I am the maid. Moving forward with Songbird Sings is what is important. Benefit will be held in October which is Domestic Violence month. I'm thrilled to be doing the work that needs to be done to have this event bring maximum awareness to the plight of childhood abuse, domestic abuse, the centrality of trauma, trauma informed practices and of course how songwriting can get the healing ball in motion. I have 3 volunteers right now. Thinking about an intern from one of the colleges. Come the end of the month I will Los Angeles bound. I'm performing two House Concerts, one at Ellen Shipley's. Ellen wrote the hit for Belinda Carlisle, "Heaven Is A Place On Earth" amongst other songs. She is my new friend. Also another performance for T.E.D. people at the home of Pati and Danny Hillis. Both of these events will highlight Songbird Sings with some of these influential people. Many programs to do. Finishing up applications for funding for Howard Street incarcerated women songwritng/performance project. Then there are a bunch of youth programs to do, songwriting, CD recording workshops for youth at risk all over Boston. What an amazing gift and blessing it is to be able to do this. At some point I have to get to my own music but it is my own music...it's all the same...My x manager Mike Lembo is now my co-publisher. He's setting up my songs on an internet site for downloads etc. I'll get back to you with the name of site. I really do need more volunteers....calling all volunteers. Anyone in school for communications or marketing...do you need an internship?