Lately I have been enjoying making food more than making music. I had to think about that and I realized a few things. Will you indulge me in my heart spilling in a stream of consciousness to whoever might take the time to read it?
Once upon a time, back when I first started to make music, it wasn’t the ‘norm’… there weren’t all the tools available to do it like there are now and basically only actual musicians could make records. Making those records was a really special thing to do and when you put a record out people enjoyed it. They didn’t (always) rip them apart like you were someone on American Idol to be ‘judged’. They just bought the record, enjoyed it and sometimes let you know if they liked a song and told you what it meant to them. That felt so good. Me giving a piece of my soul to strangers and them loving it, feeding from it to sustain thier souls. This is why I make music. To feed a soul. Today, when I bake something or make a meal and I share that food with someone I feel like they enjoy it. I feel like that food made a difference to them in their day and it gives me such immense pleasure to feed someone and know they have enjoyed it.
Do you Tweet? Know any Tweeters? If so, I need your help.
A little while ago I moved back to the town I was born in (Ottawa, Ontario). Crazy right? It’s all part of a cool adventure I will be sharing with you in a few months so watch for some news from me later on this year. As I have settled here, I am trying to get into the local scene and I have a great opportunity to have my music showcased by the local government. The City of Ottawa is replacing their ‘canned’ hold music with the music of local artists. Super awesome! Here’s where you come in…
They need me to get my fans to Tweet them to show that you want my music on their hold lines. You don’t have to be an Ottawa resident to Tweet, so everyone can help and you can tell your fellow Tweeting friends to Tweet also! Read on to find out how you can participate.
I have submitted my song “It’s A Beautiful Day” to the contest. To be selected I need you to Tweet on Twitter! Super easy!
If you could please tweet one of the following every day or every other day for the rest of the month of February I would really appreciate it! You can copy and paste one of the following tweets below or you can tweet anything you want as long as these 4 key items are in the Tweet:
#ottmusik #itsabeautifulday @ottawacity @Natalie_Brown
Copy and paste into your Twitter stream, one of the following:
@ottawacity @natalie_brown #ItsABeautifulDay for #ottmusik. http://youtu.be/NRZBWuEAJs8
#ottmusik I would love to listen to @Natalie_Brown #itsabeautifulday when I am on hold!
@ottawacity or @ottawacity #ottmusik my call would be happier if I could to listen to #itsabeautifulday by @Natalie_Brown
#itsabeautifulday listening to @Natalie_Brown on hold @ottawacity #ottmusik
Thanks for your help with this fun initiative and I will let you know how it all turns out.
PS. I am working on new music 🙂 YAY
Whistling, hand claps, funk-strumming guitar, and a boppin’ bass line lay the sonic stage for Natalie Brown’s luminous vocals on “Wish Upon a Star”, the first track of the self-released EP “This Christmas“. The up-tempo jazz-inspired “Spirit of Christmas Time” follows, marrying old-school with new-school before taking the listener back to Natalie’s Pop/R&B roots with the mid-tempo track “Favorite Time of Year”. The EP then settles into the mellow zone with the beautifully rendered ballads “Save the Last Dance” and “This Christmas” – the latter being the title track of the EP and a tribute to Natalie’s mother who lost a valiant battle with cancer in 2013.