Djs to join me at the release party

canyon cody

I just got confirmation that 2 of my favorite local djs will be joining me for the cd release party. Be prepared to enjoy the great sounds from DJ Olde Toby and Canyon Cody. Also Department will be joining us and setting up his own chill out lounge with trippy beats and visuals. I was just at the lodge yesterday and met every single animal in the building including an Ostrich and a Ram. The animal energy in that lodge is powerful.

CD Release Party April 24, Ojai, CA World Famous Deer Lodge

onahs keys
onahs keys

The date and venue have finally been chosen for the cd release party.  Yes once again we will take over the Deer Lodge and make it a happening gathering place.  Fun and frolics  for all ages until 10 pm and then the adult party kicks in.  We will be joined by some of my favorite local djs to keep the groove going in between sets. Let’s celebrate!! Despite being a full time teacher and mother of two the cd is ready and its come out better than I could ever imagine. My coproducer really helped me achieve a unique sound and the recording quality is top notch.  We gotta get this material out on the air and internet waves.

managing a band part 1

blue pianoWell I’ve enjoyed making music for many years now but most of the time others have managed the bands I have been in. I have come to realize that in order to play my own original music, I am going to have to manage the band. This means being in charge of promotion, scheduling, booking, rehearsals, ect. What a huge task when all I’d really like to do is just play music. I have been procrastinating doing the management thing for years now and I am finally whole heartly plugging myself into management. I’m a successful organizer of many events but complete band management is new territory. I’m learning as I go along and would appreciate any advice. Tonight I plan on visiting some venues in Ventura and meeting the people who book the gigs. I’m just burning some cds and updating the band bio before I go out.

Learning Some Code

cactus flowersWell I’m finally learning some HTML and CSS with the help of www.Lynda.com and and a Head Start Book. It was rough going for a while. I guess its like learning another language but I am finally starting to make sense of it a little bit. I did some straight editing today on this web site and quite easily and quickly I made the changes I wanted. Using WordPress as a content management system is powerful and user friendly so far. I’m starting to tweak this template to suit my liking and info on how to do it is available on the web. I am finally joining the web community as a blogger/site designer and I am excited about all the new friends I will be making and all the creativity that we will be sharing.