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The Birthday Buzz

A pinch and a punch.. ! 

Last month I celebrated my birthday. Hurray! This month I wrap up all the odds and ends for the album. It’s Day 5, and I am exhausted. But it’s going well. Luckily the gloominess and rain has kept the heat at bay and allowed me to be productive. It’s times like these that tracking in doors is a consideration. Something the density in the basement of any house structure in the land USA, would easily conquer.

This week my vocalists and I were able to come together and lay down some really lovely vocals. I am super excited. And always preoccupied with things of this nature. 

It was great to see many of my performers arrived ready to party as I turned another year wiser. The very next day I was ID-ed for my cigarettes when I thought I’d surely look my oldest. Life has been transitioning to another realm where my mind greets existential thought, new understandings, hopefully leading me to album success.
Sweet Dreams and Oyasumi. Google warns of Groundhog Day tomorrow!

A New Year -

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Greetings and Salutations for the year of 2014!! 

I just took on the challenge of folding a paper crane blind -(eye mask ;). It’s 1.30am and I just woke up having forced sleep as soon as I got home from work. A migraine was brewing. An adverse reaction to the intense heat wave that has been hitting GC, I imagine. This time last year, I was snowbound in the North End of the Globe. 

Take a moment to check out additional services to see new business for me currently. I offer a brand new workshop on How to Produce Your own music. Hire me to host your event as an MC /singer, or have pro in-the-box Mastering for audio tracks. Songwriting and Resume Service are also available by emailing miamuze@gmail.com

More to come. 
The MM Store has been renewed and you have multiple ways to purchase my music CDs, plus unique Usbs, and some exclusive hardcopy audio. Please help support the product of Indie Artists by nabbing an item.

Call for interactions on the official Mia Muze site. I’ll endeavour to exercise vigilance and frequency with site maintenance. I welcome you to bookmark and check in. I’ll be adding more album associated media clips and maybe some fun silly shit ;)

Legalisation. Oh how the day.. 
With a little more monetisation I could do a dedicated EP. Something to do with this biz will apparate. Dr. Chronic yeah.

TW COMING SOON
It’s nearly my birthday. Everyone is gonna see my new ink trilogy. Wonder if they treat me differently. Lol. Zz.. If 

Musical treats on the Gold Coast.

Mia Muze in Surfers

On the 29th October, 2013 – I performed @ Helm Bar’s Industry Night. A storm was brewing all day, though never hit – so I brought the Storm to audience in Surfers Paradise, and publicly unveiled new single ‘The Oceans’ from my upcoming album for the first time in Oz. A track dedicated to the tsunami in Sendai in 2011, right after the release of Mia Muze and Elemental presents eSeason. An instant win with audiences in the US and Canada, this track also will be the first single of my upcoming project – new musical duo > Nine-O. A Samhain celebration that saw me dress up to be myself.. 

On 9th November, I performed for Sweet Saturday Sessions @ Numinbah Valley School of Arts. This remote unique bushlands made for a breathtaking backdrop of true Australiana. 

Be aware that the final Mia Muze album (for now) – TWISTED WINTER is on its way. So far I’ve been fortunate to have collaboration + contributions by Diziala (my Phoenix + new partner for Nine-O), Sine Craft and Keiran Foxe (guitarist/ producer Midnight In Alaska). Hoping for one or two more, but we’ll see. Not for the faint of heart :p 

The Springs in Spring + America the Beautiful.

 269 W Colorado Ave (Comino), Colorado Springs

269 W Colorado Ave (Comino), Colorado Springs

 

2000 E Tweed, Colorado Springs

2000 E Tweed, Colorado Springs

 

The Manitou Springs Incline is about.88 miles (1.42 km)., starts at 6,500 feet (2,000 m) with its Peak @ 8,590 feet (2,620 m).  An immense and rewarding challenge. At the  start point there is a sign stating: Extreme Hike. I think it should read - Extreme exhilaration. Ultimate view. Exceeding expectation. Intrinsic Insight.

The Manitou Springs Incline is about.88 miles (1.42 km)., starts at 6,500 feet (2,000 m) with its Peak @ 8,590 feet (2,620 m).
An immense and rewarding challenge. At the start point there is a sign stating: Extreme Hike. I think it should read – Extreme exhilaration. Ultimate view. Exceeding expectation. Intrinsic Insight.

 

126 Cimino Drive, Colorado Springs.  In 1893, 36 yr old professor Katharine Lee Bates wrote American patriotic song, inspired by her visit to Pikes Peak (America's Mountain).  This park celebrates the song and the mountain.  Oh beautiful, for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain! America! America! God shed His grace on thee, And crown thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea. Oh beautiful, for pilgrims’ feet Whose stern, impassioned stress A thoroughfare for freedom beat Across the wilderness! America! America! God mend thine ev’ry flaw; Confirm thy soul in self control, thy liberty in law! Oh beautiful, for heroes proved In liberating strife, Who more than self their country loved And mercy more than life! America! America! May God thy gold refine, ‘Til all success be nobleness, and ev’ry gain divine! Oh beautiful, for patriot dream That sees beyond the years, Thine alabaster cities gleam Undimmed by human tears! America! America! God shed His grace on thee, And crown thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea!

126 Cimino Drive, Colorado Springs.
In 1893, 36 yr old professor Katharine Lee Bates wrote American patriotic song, inspired by her visit to Pikes Peak (America’s Mountain).
This park celebrates the song and the mountain.
Oh beautiful, for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America! God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea.
Oh beautiful, for pilgrims’ feet
Whose stern, impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America! God mend thine ev’ry flaw;
Confirm thy soul in self control, thy liberty in law!
Oh beautiful, for heroes proved
In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved
And mercy more than life!
America! America! May God thy gold refine,
‘Til all success be nobleness, and ev’ry gain divine!
Oh beautiful, for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years,
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America! God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea!

 

 Red Rocks Canyon Open Space is located south of US 24 between Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs and is a space for hikes and outdoor recreation. One of my favourite places in the whole world :)

Red Rocks Canyon Open Space is located south of US 24 between Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs and is a space for hikes and outdoor recreation. One of my favourite places in the whole world :)

 

The Colorado Home

The Colorado Home

The 2013 Music and Blossoms Festival in Canon City

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.

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Pre and Post Holiday Reconciliation

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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.

Summer Storms and Every Season

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!

R.I.P

Thinking of my uncle Toshiki Horigome. Sendai, JAP – R. I. P Ojisan
It’s also the death of my biological father.
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