Monday, April 26, 2010

ghost in my bedroom and our lives are narrow

two new half baked tunes here to make up for my utter lack of posting last week.  silly me.

"ghost in my bedroom" is literally about this ghost appeared in my room when i was about 6.  he showed himself again when i was a junior in college, but that's a different story.  the house we lived in, or at least my room, i'm pretty sure was haunted - it was the only bedroom in the house with a door to the outside, and i had a lot of dreams (and waking experiences) involving ghosts, and this one in particular.  i was also always rearranging my furniture in the room, nothing ever felt quite settled to me...anyway, this is the beginning of a song inspired by those memories.

"our lives are narrow" is very much a work in progress.  not sure if i'm going to stick with this melody line, bass line, or even lyrics.  but there's a definite sentiment i'm trying to express and this bit of a song is my first attempt at it.  it's very much a page from my journal and is maybe a little too earnest and literal for my own taste, but i wanted to include it here to remind myself to follow through with the idea that sparked this ditty.

ghost in my bedroom

our lives are narrow

Thursday, April 15, 2010

videos! samuel and we are not allowed

i'm playing a residency at googie's lounge, a little club in the lower east side, this month and i debuted two of my new songs last tuesday, april 13, 2010!  the videos are sort of dark and i sort of screw up, but we all know that's part of my charm :)

we are not allowed

Monday, April 12, 2010


my boyfriend sam has this book called "the songwriter's idea book" that i've been glancing at.  it basically makes use of your meyers-briggs personality type to give you tips on how you work creatively.  pretty interesting stuff.  as i was flipping through, one of the prompts/suggestions given is to write a song around someone's name.  yes, my boyfriend's name is samuel so that was sort of the impetus for this song, but he's not really the roamer that this song makes him out to be.  it just sort of flowed from my penny-pen that way.  again, this one is very scratchy and simple.  be kind!


Thursday, April 1, 2010

i want harry potter back

my friend jay stolar (front man for rock/funk/pop band julius c) and i have recently formed a wizard rock band, and are calling ourselves lily & james.  if you aren't familiar with wizard rock it's a genre of music inspired by the harry potter series.  i'd look it up if i were you, because it's a bigger movement than even i can accept.

we recently played a show at the local 269 in the lower east side and brought down the house.  we were flabbergasted and motivated all at the same time.

we decided we needed to harness this general ridiculousness and share it with y'all.  posted here is a song written from the perspective of someone who has just finished the series and is dealing with that harsh reality.  jay plays the person reading book 7 and i play book 7.  you'll see.

i want harry potter back