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Two weeks off!!  WOOO!  I’m gonna make them count.

I was hoping to start off with a completed video/song of a cover that Hailey Carmona sang and played guitar to but unfortunately my program was giving me problems and most of my violin tracks got squished so I had to rerecord a lot of them.  Booooo.  But I’m almost done with the song and I’m hoping I can edit the video soon.  In the mean time, check out the teaser clip 🙂

Creep – radiohead cover by Hailey Carmona

After this, I’m getting back to finishing another song called “On and On.”  I need drums and bass though and maybe guitar.  You know what that means….PRACTICE!  And what a better time than now, while it’s cold and rainy outside.  I can see it now, I’m in my house shoes, my hot cup of coffee on top of my keyboard, ordering everyone around.  I need to work on that. But really, it’s always nice to hear something you orchestrated live.

Moving on to to other music related topics, Josh and I thoroughly enjoyed hearing the regional high school orchestra at Taft on Saturday.  I was so proud of my student.  Afterwards we were both pumped and are already working on new challenging pieces for Solo and Ensemble.  If you get a chance, I would highly recommend planning a trip to the Symphony.  I realized a part of me came back when I heard them play on stage.  It’s kinda like a shock to your senses.  You won’t regret it!

Lasty, I will leave you with a few amazingly wonderful songs that I LOVE.  But you don’t have to take my word for it. Dun nun dun. (Reading rainbow)

Thao with the get down stay down – know better learn faster http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DydELvXu10c

This is a great one if you’re cold and want to chill to a lovely fire.  Ooooooh so good.  Sigh.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9lrVZdaluk

 

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.

Brainstorms are brewing in my head.

This week I completed another song.  It took me by suprise how fast I got it done.  So I’m taking advantage of this down pour and working up my next song.  I wrote all my songs out and cut out 7 from my list of 19 songs.  I didn’t realize I had that many sitting on the back burner but there they were.  Which leads me to my next question.  What will I name this next album?

Anyhoo, Alex is still rocking out with side projects and is excited as he embarks on his new job.  Josh just cut a couple of trees down in our front and back yard.  Scott, he seems pretty busy with Texas is Funny stuff.  Have you checked out his label?  Go take a listen and give em a thumbs up.  So we’re all pretty busy but I’m hoping we can get together and fit another little jammy jam session soon.  We’ll see.

Been getting this song stuck in my head.  Argh…

Good things are happening.

If you got to tune in to 90.1 fm last Thursday, you may have recalled hearing our new song.  WOO!  I was celebrating with pizza and a drink and dancing inbetween bites.  Teehee.  I was suprised to hear that the host of the show said they were glad to recieve new music from us cause apparently our other album was “getting played to death” on the station.  (Alex said naw, people were dying cause it was boring them to death.) Lol.  Anyhoo, so I’m pumped to get some more music out there.  I started recording a new song today and am hoping to get it done soon.

So I’ve been enjoying playing and covering songs.  Jus chillin.  I’ve been trying out my vocal processor just for kix and giggles and it’s sooo much fun!  I feel like Imogen Heap but not as cool of course.  I recently covered a song with the processor and will be letting someone else release it for me on youtube.  They asked if they could put it on their channel with other singer/songwriters so I thought, sure why not 😉  So I’ll post that on the “friend face” page.  Lol. (Anyone watch the IT crowd?)

So I’m thinking if I get all these songs I have stored in my head recorded, then why not have a celebration for having completed them, right?  Sounds logical.  And I thought, well it’d be great to have it at a big enough place for everyone to come and why not just play a few songs considering the occasion, right?  But no more shows.  Lol.  Ok, so maybe we’ll do a release show next year.  But just one….maybe.  Lol.  We’re just gonna play it by ear.

So I’m excited cause we’ve been getting lots of views on our last music video and need only 4 more people to subscribe before we reach 100!!  Woo.  I wanna do something special.  So as usual, stick around and thanks to ALL for the great support.  😉

Can you believe this beautiful weather!?  Are you taking advantage of it?  Nah, neither am I.

So here’s some good insider stuff worthy of checking out…

This first one is by an up an coming artist named Mandy Cook.  So good.

If you’re like me and like watching random interesting facts, then you’ll love this. VSAUCE!!   (http://www.youtube.com/user/vsauce)

MXC’s Most Extreme Elimination challenge!  It’s a dubbed over show that used to come out on Spike Tv.  Oh, how I miss those days.  Here’s the best takes from season one.  The show “Wipeout” has nothing on these guys.

And one more for the ladys who like the smooth voices.

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!)

Budian does exist.

http://budian.tumblr.com/

www.reverbnation.com/budian

http://soundcloud.com/janiene-bishop

http://twitter.com/#!/wearebudian

www.facebook.com/budianmusic

www.youtube.com/budian

http://www.last.fm/music/Budian

And now on to some important sites….

Wah wah.

So I’m deciding on which video editing program I’m going to get but hopefully I’ll start on the music video this week.  It’s either sony vegas or adobe premier. Hmmm.

By the way, check out our song on this Blogger’s site.  http://www.phoenixandfireworks.com/