Music, She Wrote

Monday, March 30th, 2009 by

Music, She Wrote… On Saturday night, I participated in a concert of original music performed by female composers and musicians.  A few weeks ago, I was invited by the director of the Oakland Public Conservatory to participate in a their second annual celebration of Women Composers, "Music, She Wrote"....→ Read More

Why Music Matters

Saturday, March 28th, 2009 by

A friend of mine recently emailed the following article to me. It’s long, but I took the time to read it, and am glad I did. For those of you struggling with finding purpose in music, searching for rationale in challenging times, read this for inspiration. I did, and...→ Read More

Getting things done!

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 by

I am so proud of myself! I have been making real progress on my to do list, including items which had been sitting, ignored, for months on end! Also, this afternoon, I sat down and composed a new song! I loooove it already, and I’ve only got the piano,...→ Read More

A Driven Week

Monday, March 16th, 2009 by

Not my car. Photo used for effect (I do love an Aston Martin DB9, though…) No more driving. I’m done. Well, for the day. This week, I drove to and from LA for my gig, and then today drove to Sacramento to visit my grandmother (ok, my cousin Tony...→ Read More

The Hawk, The Bustier and the Gig with Kaylah Marin

Friday, March 13th, 2009 by

On Wednesday night, after having worked all day performing and teaching, I packed up and drove to Los Angeles. Bay Area artist, Kaylah Marin, with whom I’ve performed recently, asked me to travel to LA to perform at the Urban Network Conference held at the Pacific Palms Resort in...→ Read More

On Friday I cried…

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 by

More on that later : > It was a weekend full of music, my own and that of others. It all began on Thursday night: I’d been asked to perform in a Stevie Wonder Tribute show with the incredible vocalist, Fred Ross, at The Broadway Grill, a local restaurant...→ Read More

Looking for a gig in the LA area Friday, March 13, 2009!

Friday, March 6th, 2009 by

Hello friends, I’m performing in the LA area next Thursday, March 12, and if I can get a gig for Friday, March 13, I’ll stay an extra day. Anybody looking for a keyboard player / background singer for that day? Book me!! : > Blessings and Music, Victoria→ Read More

A Stanford Weekend

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 by

I spent 3 of the past 5 days on the Stanford University campus! A Stanford weekend! On Thursday, I drove to Stanford to attend a songwriting lecture with the incredibly talented Esperanza Spalding. I first met Esperanza at Stevie’s 2008 House Full of Toys fundraising concert in LA. I...→ Read More