Organisers have asked me to be be a performer at the The 2013 Music and Blossom Festival, the 75th Annual Festival hosted in Canon City, Colorado.
I’ve been to Canon City once, to stop at a wonderful stone and gem seller, and to raft in the Royal Gorge in roughly June 2012. I had a wonderful time. On the way back to Colorado Springs, my companions and I discovered the Waldo Canyon Fire, and moved from the water toward the dry burning town.
I have a wonderful slab of quartz I found when hiking from the river through the dry desert range, in search of water. This monstrous chunk stays by my bedside.
Right around the end of October, Halloween occurred. I scored tix to the big Haunted House dealio. I lacked any positive fortune really, and started dealing with daily bouts of illness, aches, pains, the worst – or so I thought. Laryngitis ensued and months later I am only now beginning to recover. A fish out of water indeed. The arid air, the lifestyle.. The cold, and hot and over circulation that occurs.
In November Thanksgiving occurred. All was quiet at a large pizzeria Downtown Colorado Springs. A new friend, brought me 3 plates of food. An international orphan’s moment in deed. I led a privelaged crew and dealt with business which secretly I used as an excuse to enjoy a dim and colourfully lit brick bonded store, with windows so large that you feel the presence of the mountain behind, topping with snow like icing. Turkey time!
Then comes Xmas. An orphan time. Lovely excuse for a day off really.
NYE in Colorado Springs. Not bad. Safe and fun.
Day 7 of 2013. I am dreaming of ice sculptures in Steamboat and looking at icey creeks.
The Summer that I exposed my CD release ‘Summer Storm coincided with the floods of Brisbane, AU and the tsunami that hit my mother’s home town of Sendai was accepted in my local music network, with an air of bitterness. Not at all surprising to me, for any of it to have been that way. If you listen to the lyrics of Boom, and Country to Hip Hop, you’ll hear indicators of an esoteric influence. To nutshell it, I became a student of esoteria at a young age, having gone on to solitary, coven work, attaining later and Advanced Diploma in WW (Wicca and Witchcraft – 2 very annoying words) + Shamanism. I really haven’t done that sort of thing since becoming a muso with many hats (lyricist, vocalist, producer, composer, engineer etc..)
I lost the last month of Summer, swapping out for the bleeding cold (catching the end of Winter in Colorado) and then flying to a few different climates, never quite climatising or acclamating. Since my arrival we have had freak hailstorms, the devastation of Waldo Canyon Fire. Of course, the Colorado Massacre. My affiliations and attached heart strings to this town are strong. I used to live here. I left a piece of my heart (the song Be There from my album eSeasonreflect this). Last time I arrived to claim residence was shortly after the Columbine Massacre. Some of the album eSeason was based around the melancholy I feel when I think about my experiential understanding of the high concentration of morbidity here in the Springs. I dedicate this notion to a fallen friend, who found novelty in such moroseness. This sort of air is a massive challenge to my core optimist who was dragged into the underworld of hardship and illness some years back now.
Next album has been stewing for some time now. Here’s to a Twisted Winter!
Today’s pleasure was an email congratulating me for reaching the top ten charts. Hurray. The storm continues..Make that 3x Top Ten charts!
Pop – Alternative
Thanks broadjam.com for giving me the chance to be heard by the production and licensing industry.
Dancin’ in the Streets — featyrubg Cornmeal/ Martin Sexton/ Donavon Frankenreiter, Todd Sheaffer and Friends/ Greensky Bluegrass/The Congress/The Big Wu
at Quixotes True Blue in Denver, CO
JULY 4, 2012 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
It was a hot day, but a blast. My wristband promoted supporting of the local marujuana product. Music I’d never heard and an impressive stamina exhibited by the players who seemed to jam endlessly.
I had a lot of fun.
Respect to the trio. ? from the Rockies
Go here and grab free downloads of sweet GC Hiphop >> http://shodaish.bandcamp.com/
Triple J played The Hustle by Shoda Ish feat. Mia Muze
31 October 2011.’If I Die feat. Mia Muze’ – by Shoda Ish has been on regular rotation on 105.7FM Radio Metro GC.
Art is courtesy of a Japae Street Busker and belongs to Shoda Ish
RADIO RELEASE 10 June 2012
An early start today with a busy feed. My apologies if I’ve bombarded you. It’s been an exciting week with the single’s release, interview/first live perf + airplay with Dj SkiBlu (TGI Friday’s).
However, if you happen to be around right now, tune into and stream DJ Revolution’s show ‘The Sunday Chill’. Playing everything from Prog, Rock, Jazz, Pop & Blues by Women that make a difference.
Time Check !!
3pm To5pm (UK)
8am today Mountain Time, USA
7am Cali time
Midnight between Sunday, June 10 and Monday in Bris/Syd AUST
11pm Tokyo, JAPAN
TV RELEASE + INTERVIEW 4 June 2012 in Gold Coast, Queensland
Mia Muze’s single release on the tv show the Velvet Orange Chair hosted by Gerald Valilio.
Art by jeffmiller.com.au