Thanks for the music. I go to sleep with songs, I wake with songs, sometimes my dreams even have a soundtrack. It's the ONE true constant in my life (besides change) and I am ever so grateful. Even living in Canada as a starving artist I am happy to have found this path. No, I have no house, don't own much except a few guitars and an old '92 Dodge. People ask for me to sing, and mostly I do... I was asked to write a song for The Black Sheep Inn, it's a place I frequent, and am inspired by, which I Love, so I said yes. It's that easy, that simple... just because I wasn't chosen by CBC to write a song for the venue I started my singing career in, doesn't mean I won't gladly do it... SO! THANK YOU to the folks who put me to the task of finding the "right" words... though, it AIN'T easy.. there are too many things, times, emotions and melodies to explore...I have been working on 3 different songs so far, in hopes that ONE will be sufficient for the February 11th debut (at The Black Sheep Inn) I just have to remember that I am NOT here to please everyone, but if I can please a few, a few will do... xo
Canada is my home. What a lucky girl I am. While I Love traveling and culture, I must say that living in Canada feels right and safe and comfortable. Struggling through freezing steps is one of many parts to being Canadian, so is Hot Chocolate and Beaver Tails, skating down the Ottawa canal. There is something touchable about living here, like you can talk to almost anyone, go almost anywhere, and you still feel like you belong. Of course there are exceptions to every rule and it's NOT all roses, but Canada has a certain familiarity and even though it's so incredibly huge in size, we have a shared quality of life here. We seem to speak the same language; beer, pizza, movies, music, campfires, wine, balaclavas, popcorn, pancakes, CBC, skis, candlelight, festivals and potluck dinners (something like that...) Realizing one's dream or purpose is attainable here, you can be a writer, lawyer, farmer, doctor, musician; it's all at your fingertips and surely someone knows someone who knows someone that can help you. That's why I Love Canada, because everyone is connected into this vortex of Canadian life, and most are willing to share their knowledge. I have come into contact with MANY Canadians while I tour and sing, and there always seems to be a "small-world" link connecting one dining room table conversation to another, one taste to another, one cousin to another, one neighbour to another one hand to another. After being away from home for the last two months, I just wanted to share some of my insights about this beautiful Country, tell you that I am always happy to return. If you are in the Ottawa area next weekend, tune into CKCU around 9:30am on Saturday morning, the 24th for some live songs by ME!! Also, I have a gig the SAME night, in Cantley Quebec at "La Grange de la Gatineau" where you can enjoy a Lovely meal inside a beautiful log home, as well as some musical sounds from me...I hope 2009 is shaping up nicely for those of you that actually read this blog... I know 'so far so good' for me... xox
Recorded live, Sept 29th, 2007 for the CBC Radio show Bandwidth with Alan Neal. Episode: Are You Being Served.Lindsay's interview is at about 35min into the podcast.