(It looks as if “finally” will be the operative word for the upcoming 2012-13 school year, as I work to dig my way out from 24/7 Mommydom. I am aiming for timelier posting of next year’s 2012 recap!!)
A Belated New Year’s Greeting 2012
Hello friend –
I hope the New Year has been treating you well so far. Here in New York, we’ve had warm temperatures, and a little bit of snow – enough to see it floating gently through the air, but not enough to stick to the ground!! The Giants are on their way to the NFC Championships, so we’ll have something fun to root for in the upcoming future.
2011 was a surprisingly eventful year, especially for someone like myself who was not actively soliciting work!! The biggest news of the year was my agreement with the Japanese company, Ultra-Vybe, to distribute my CDs in Japan. I really appreciate the support from the Japanese business people and music fans. Once I am ready to record a new album, I hope to continue the relationship with Ultra-Vybe. Best of all, this opportunity was unsolicited. Here’s to more unsolicited opportunities!!
Also, during this past year, I had the pleasure once again of singing on Make Music New York Day at New York City Council Member Gale Brewer’s event. Beautiful weather, lovely outdoor urban oasis, wonderful audience, snacks and drinks, and a great song list – I wish every gig was as fun as this!! Then, later in the summer I returned to the intimate SoNo Caffeine in Connecticut. My thanks to John Stuart for his ongoing support and encouragement.
Listeners continue to download, stream, and buy my recordings, “The Nearness of You” and “I’m in Heaven Tonight,” whether as individual tracks or in their entirety. I appreciate these purchases, whether they result in whole dollars, pennies, or fractions of pennies in earnings for me. Not only is this income for my family (and my husband thanks you for that as well), but it also more importantly represents that people actually give a damn enough about my work to choose it (and in most cases, directly pay for it) in an age where music is ubiquitous and readily accessible. So, to one and all, thanks for giving a damn!!
Plans for 2012 include much of the same from last year. My big project for this year will be compiling a list of my repertoire. (Yes, I’ve been singing since I was nine years old, and I don’t have a list readily available of what I can do.) I hope that by December 31st of this year I will have completed this daunting project, in anticipation of being a little more active in 2013 than I have been recently.
Happy New Year 2012!!