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My niece asks me all week “What day is today?”  In other words, is it fun Friday?

Recently, I’ve been trying to get our band stuff organized but because I tend to work on it whenever I have a chance, I decided to try posting everything on Friday.   So this Friday and hopefully from here on out, I’m hoping to post either a video or song.  So grab a cup a joe and check back every fun Friday for an extra little yay time.  Let’s see how long this lasts!

-Janiene

 

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An interesting week…

I was captivated by a cheeto shaped mustache

and just when I thought things couldn’t get any more interesting, Josh got a call from Scott, our bassist, asking if Josh could help him out cause he was stranded with a busted tire.  Poor Scott had run over the back of a car seat on the high way!  Unfortunately Josh was in the middle of solving his own car problems so I said I’ll save you Scott!  I put on my cape and house shoes, grabbed my bike pump and drove over to inspect the damage.  Scott laughed when he saw my tiny hand held air pump and so we grabbed his at his house and began filling the tire.  Sigh.  It didn’t work.  To make a long story short, we ended up having to borrow a spare and after a long and tiring effort, (neither of us had much experience changing a tire) he was able to get it to Discount Tire.  Whew!

As far as music stuff goes, we have a new cover we will be releasing on our new channel hopefully by this weekend.  I have to say, I’m pretty impressed with his wailing/meedley me skills.   It’s also got jazzy violins and raw vocals.  Keep an eye out for it this week on my new channel www.youtube.com/janienerawrs

I was also honored to record Hailey on guitar and vocals singing one of my faves which I hope to be releasing soon too!

At the end of the day, I decided to just go ahead and join a hair band.

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens?  Um, maybe if I’m doing a puzzle at my grandma’s house.

Brown copper kettles and warm woolen mittens?  Hmm, maybe if I live in the Ingalls house.

But brown paper packages tied up with string? Yes, I’ll take one of those.  Thank you.

This is one of our favorite things.  This week we recieved a package in the mail from a very awesome fan.  In it was his guitar with the request of our John Hancocks.  (Which by the way, he has been known for his large and stylish signature on the United States Declaration of Independence, so much so that the term “John Hancock” has become, in the United States, a synonym for signature. )

Anyways,  we were pretty smitten like whiskers on a kitten!  So much so that it motivated me to get back on the horse and finish out my ride.  Sorry, getting a little caught up in the whole Prairie scene.  Hmm, that sounds like it could be a new trend.  Bonnets…I’ll have to look into it.  (Ugh, I get off topic sooo easily.)  So we are getting together this weekend to rekindle some Budian magic.  So with that said, we would like to thank Kenny Ortiz for being such an awesome fan and for giving us a reason to get back together and get things rolling again.   Check him out:  http://www.youtube.com/kanistas/#p/a/u/1/QgVY3YlG1UY

This was just about the only video I found about a bonnet on youtube…

Let’s bring em back!

(Btw, Josh and I are working on the mix down for our music video.  Can’t wait!)

I wish it could say dollar but the word music and dollar don’t ever fit into the same line…well unless I’m a rapper.  Sigh…

Anhoo, let’s get to updates.  Alright, if you can believe it, I already finished the music video.  Yeah, that was a week ago.  Now I’m adding finishing touches to the music but that seems to be taking a rediculous amount of time.  Talk about micro manage.  I’m beginning to understand why people in our band look at me like that.  I’m thinking of telling myself “It’s just not gonna work out.”  But I don’t know how to let myself down easy.  Ah, who’s in a rush anyways.  It’s not like all of our thousands of fans will be so upset.  Pfft.

Time for some random shreds.  Ta ta for now… (By the way, I don’t mean epic guitar meedly me shredding, I mean dubbed over music crap.)

(Just skip to 1:30)

Or feathers

I want to be a bird…

I want to watch something funny about birds.

I want listen to music from an artist named Bird.

Either way, it’s all good.

No not the “turn the other cheek” orchesrta hip hop black eyed peas song, I’m talking about the smooth fro wearing Roberta Flack/Don Hathaway combo sensation “Where is the love.” 

So go ahead and click here and listen to this song while you read this message.  http://youtu.be/ZcHPNUN-U8E or this one works just as well, http://youtu.be/wWzaEy_LGjQ.

It’s time we get intimate and reach deep down within the depths of our souls so we can reveal the love we’ve been meaning to share together for so long. 

What the heck?  Sorry I’ve been listening to a lot of Roberta Flack.  Anyways, I’m gonna start posting some inspirational blogs that will help us to feel motivated to do some good during the week.  Even if it’s just a little spark of an idea, isn’t that all it takes to get a good fire going? 

Why?  Well, I realized sometimes I find inspiration in connection with music in the strangest places.  Whether it’s if I hear a new song that lifts my spirits, reminds me of a good happy memory, keeps me on my toes, or just makes me feel good, I find not only how theraputic it can be, but also how inspiring it can be as well.  Which leads me to my first question.  If you had a sountrack to your life right now, what would it be?  Or even just a song?

I’ve been really loving Brook Waggoner’s “young people.”  It’s just very inspirational and I’ve been feeling a calm steady beat over the past couple of days.  What are yours?

Extra goodness for today…Well, here’s a picture.  This used to scare the crap outa me when I was little. 

“People who have no hopes, are easy to control.”

(ps. a new cover is coming up on youtube!)