Post #74 of ANNIE B.’s D.I.Y. MAGAZINE
No groundbreaking news to report this week yet. Although I did meet a guy who helps artists get investors at my show at Bert’s last Saturday. Hopefully he’s interested and can possibly make something happen! How cool would that be??
HiJinx in the Heartland is moving forward slowly but surely. Zoy and his friend John secured a venue for us in St. Paul. We still need to find the right band for that market. I’m calling Hotel Foster for our Milwaukee date. Lots to do with this to secure 9 dates in a row, but I think it can be done if people just start putting their noses to the grindstone.
I still need to finish recording vocals for the new “single” but so far it’s really sounding great. Don added a guitar solo to the bridge in The Storm and I think it will work well. This means we have to bring him in again, which will cost extra money… ugh.
We should know who our new guitarist will be by the end of this week! We really need to get this guy whipped into shape quickly… too much going on for our guitarist to be behind the 8-ball. Thank goodness Don agreed to do Jan. 5th at Kochanski’s! But we’ve got to KICK ASS when we’re out there doing the HiJinx tour and this guitarist won’t have a whole lot of time to waste. April 12th will be here before you know it!!!!
January marks the beginning of everyone locking in their summer acts for festivals and concert series. Thank goodness Bruce is helping out with that stuff.
I’m also considering doing a sort of DIY online Music Licensing program… here’s the link: http://www.howtolicenseyourmusic.com/12daysofchristmas.php. Bruce also wants to help with that… we’re gonna be BUSY these next few months! And that will only be the beginning of the busy-ness this coming year! (Didn’t I just mention April 12th willbe here before we know it??)
Willie bought me the sweetest Christmas/birthday gift… it’s a Kiwi Cafe metal wall hanging art thingy. It’s kind of hard to see in this pic, but it’s the front side of a cafe with little tables, chairs, and umbrellas, with windows, an awning and trees. This piece is propped up on two wooden stools, against a door… you can perhaps see the details better if you click on the image… then hit your “back” button to get back to my blog! Kendall Polster is going to create “The Kiwi Cafe” sign for me to be placed on the awning… I’m so excited!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks, Willie!!!!! What a GREAT gift!!
I was sick in bed for 3 days straight last week, and I’m getting all stuffed up again right now. I guess I better get some sleep so I can get back into the studio this week to knock out those vocals!!!!!