Hi, this is Lori (the Buffalo part of PB). What started last year as an earnest attempt to blog regularly ended up in the doldrums, temporarily. But I'm back! Beginning a new project (our last CD) was an adrenaline rush, but post-production sent me into the "blah" phase. Sort of like post-partum depression. No airplay, not too many gigs, no instant stardom. (Not that I expected this.) But not to worry. I'm working on a new song, and hope to be practicing and blogging again with a vengeance.
This year, I entered two songs in a songwriting contest, and applied to play at the Tucson Folk Festival. Neither of those came through, but the folk festival was amazing. I attended two workshops (voice and songwriting), both worthwhile. The one on voice was given by Beth Fitchet Wood. What a nice person, with a beautiful, clear voice, a talented family, some great CDs, and she's very hip -- she knew Jackson Browne back in the day, and it was her voice used to promote his early songs to record companies! Then I was blown away by the very cool local duo Cinder Bridge (keyboard/vocals and drums), along with other fine musicians. How inspiring, and a wakeup call for me to practice, practice, practice.
Aside from music, I'm also into photography and will be working this summer on a book of photos I took in Mexico. (My day job is in a school and I have the summer off -- sweet!) I just entered two photos in Ron Howard's Imagin8tion contest (stay tuned for more info on that). So whether it's blahging, blogging, or just blathering -- about music, photography, or turnips -- I'll try to think of something interesting to announce or spout off about every few days.