Most of you know I got my career started in music. It has always been a big part of my life, and it truly makes me happy. Listening, creating, singing.... it's always how I have expressed myself. I journal my thoughts and have people like my bestie or Rolan Whitt (talent comedian & bit of a lyricist) come up with something fun. I am so Taylor Swift in that way! Rather than wear your heart on your sleeve...just put it in a song! Your ex will never know it's about him... no way! LOL! (Carrie Underwood: Before He Cheats coming to mind!)
In my former life, pop was my thing and decided I want to be a rapper (don't laugh, its a dream!) I soon discovered, rapping is so much harder than you would think. I have been working on a project for quite awhile now (hey, the best things come to those who wait) but things are indeed moving along slowly but surely. I have one of the most talented vocal and performence coaches on the East coast and not only are we singing but I think my time with Caryn has really improved my speaking skills. Good thing the last 18 months have been filled with speaking events!
I had quite a fall a few months ago and as a result had a broken tail bone, a few ribs, dislocated CV joint, so lets just say singing was not on the agenda for a few months! Last week was the first time I belted out a note in months! I went in pretty strong. Must admit, it was a tough day but a really good one. We had a lot of laughs which felt good after the week I've had. Not to mention I have a ton of new things to write about--- its been a few months... one can only imagine the stock pile I've got built up! As Gina says: "I was katy Perry'd!" What does that even mean??? In any case, lots to work with! Tons of fun, new material!
Caryn Rae Robin, my vocal coach, who also happens to be a Miami Heat Golden Oldies Dancer made both the Miami Herald and a few TV stations recently for her energetic dancing. (Link attached)
A seriously talented and energetic lady!
We shall see where the music goes from here. No more deadlines and stress, just fun! Simply music and lyrics... that's what to come.... music and lyrics, as it should be!