Hello, hello… is there anybody out there… just nod if you can hear me…
The summer of Amber has been going strong with gigs, a crazy social calendar, unprecedented creativity and, of course, the eternal presence of a heavy work load. In other words – life is good – I have music, purpose, means, friends and family.
And yet, I’m eating poorly, skipping the gym and not getting enough sleep… why do I do this? I’ve yet to master the art of the delicate balance. Although maybe this IS the delicate balance – success in one area is to fail in another.
Anyway, I’ve been way out of the loop and have been getting my news from the brief Facebook status updates. It’s a really great strategy if you’re busy. From what I can gather – Mitt said something stupid and some Olympians landed on Mars where they saw a drunken naked Randy Travis eating gay chicken sandwiches. Got it – same ol, same ol.
Well, I’ve been busily writing songs and now have 7 towards me goal of 10! Woohoo! And so far, they don’t appear to be terrible, so I’m pleased! I’ve recorded one already and I couldn’t be thrillder (it should be word) at what Ducky and Brian have done with it. I asked for genius and muscle to offset my girly singing and they gave it to me.
As I write though I’ve noticed a theme – almost all the songs seem to be about giving in to one’s darker nature. Clearly, this album is an ode to my daily donut habit. Oh the shame, oh the glory.