Hi friends, fans, tweety birds. Go to MuchMusic.com and watch the teaser for my documentary.: http://bit.ly/MaddyonMuchMusicsSigned. Please Like/Tweet/♥ the webpage at MuchMusic.com. My producer on the documentary, Greg Miller, worked very hard and he did a great job and I hope you like it. The doc will air on November 1 at 10 pm EST and later it will be online as well.
Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends!!! I'm watching a chef competition on the Food Network in my PJs. My cat, Kitty (aka Arizona), is beside me licking the blanket (she does this a lot, I think she's a bit confused). And of course, she's getting the blanket nice & hairy as usual. Kitty sheds like it's nobody's business. But despite her hairy-ness, she's still as cute as she was when we got her 12 years ago. I was almost 6. I realized I don't hang out with my cat as much as I used to when I was younger. And she's getting pretty old (and fat) now. So it's nice to chill out with her today while she's still here.
Do you ever think about something that's always been a part of your life & all of a sudden it occurs to you how lucky you are to actually have it? It happened to me just now with my cat who I love to death. And it also happened to me yesterday when I was in the studio recording 3 new song demos with my friend Johnny. I'm pretty used to recording now, so sometimes it feels like work & I forget how cool it is that I get to do it! Making music is such an amazing privilege, and, at the end of the day, it's the funnest job in the world (not that I'm making money yet or anything, that's my other job at the Tae Kwon Do studio).
Things I'm thankful for today:
- The gift of music
- My friend Johnny
- My cat
- the Food Network
- My Mom
- My Dad
- All of you!
So it's official - the album is done. Well, at least the music part. The part. The packaging & distribution is being organized as I speak (write). The point is, I've listened to the songs all together and it sounds wonderful. I can't wait for you to press play on this CD (it will also be available on iTunes and many other places)! That probably won't be until the middle of January 2012 (when it gets released) but we'll definitely give you some previews before then. For example, we recently put a video with the title track, "Don't Be a Stranger" for you to hear.
Another thing I'm almost finished is my apartment! (which is actually the basement in my house, but I like calling it "my apartment)...It's a pretty sweet deal because it has a kitchen & everything! If you know me, you know that I loveee ood an I loveee cooking... I'm going to have a little housewarming party just for jokes. Except I'm taking it pretty seriously - I plan to cook a 3 course meal for my friends. And house warming gifts will be welcome. Haha!
Well that's what's new with me. I love you all, and I'm eternally grateful for your guys' support. And thank you for waiting patiently for the album, it will be out soon.
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