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New Album ‘Twisted Winter’ is out now!

So I am currently located in Mesa, Arizona. I think the term for fleeing snowy locations makes me now a ‘Snow Bird’. In the past I have gravitated toward it. 3.5 Summers per year on the Gold Coast of Australia can make a girl hunger for a dramatic weather change.

I have finally made my latest album ‘Twisted Winter’ available to purchase. A concept album whereby this misplaced musician takes you through a musicial journey of the mountains, oceans and themes in between. 12 tracks, diverse genres – many wonderful artisans having joined my cause. The celebration of the last cycle of this elongated chapter of my life. Please jump to my store link to get a copy of your very own!

To wrap up the goings on in 2014 and sojourn of a place I will always hold dear to my heart and list of homes, Colorado – I concluded the year by completing two albums, having performed my first ever batch of Cover songs (yay 8 years of recording). I hiked the Manitou Incline again, going further past tree line and claiming my first fourteener, America’s Mountain ‘Pikes Peak’. Amazing hikes were had to the top of Mount Herman, in Cripple Creek, Helen Hunt Falls – less time spent in Garden of the Gods and my favourite playground ‘Red Rock Canyon Open Space’. I also checked out Ouray, Durango, Fairplay (the real Southpark) and then moved territory via the Four Corners!

To celebrate the new album Dj AirGeezer hosted a three hour feature on his radio show ‘The Circle of Fifths’ from New York and debuted all tracks, with banter and inside info on the 27th of last month. It was a blast! Stay tuned for more.

Hugs, hiking and high fives!

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Fall Festival and New Albums!

To kick off Fall, I performed at a Ranch in Monument, CO – A perfect day full of music, food and community spirit. A wonderful time was had by all.

Just before this I accomplished a huge goal of mine and summited Pikes Peak. 14000 ft.

Incredible !

Doug Mansfield & Mia Muze Presents.. A Very Very, Merry Merry, Christmas! Will release Nov 25.

For awhile, the trees rigorously changed colours, reflected before falling and floating, covering the streets til Halloween arrived. I’m so grateful for the taste of pumpkin!

I just finished my collection : Twisted Winter.. Currently in shock. Stay tuned on here or facey for release info.

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Summer in the Springs

Happy Summer to you. Good Winter, back home. The weather has been stunning in it’s almost tropical glory. No snow on the mountain, and not to much heat. A wonderful season so far.

4th of July went off without a hitch. I climbed the Manitou Springs Incline. A good 2000 steps, 40% incline – breathtaking. Extreme altitude. This hike marks the anniversary of my first climb up Pike’s Peak Foothills.

View the G-Story here!

Since the last post I have acquired a new musical partner in the form of multi instrumentalist Doug Mansfield and together we have established new Colorado Songwriting Team ‘Mansfield and Muze’.  Join us on Facebook, YouTube . We have recorded an entire Christmas Album (Some recorded on the Gold Coast and some in our studio) and are very excited to instill you with some smashing Seasons Greetings!

My next album ‘Twisted Winter’ is in it’s final production stages. You can still look forward to this collection :)

This week, I went into the studios with Spidah-Main from the Macaatic Crew and layed some sultry sounds to a track for their upcoming Industry MixTape.

Finally, I am proud to be a part of Lit and Birdie’s Clownin’ Crew ‘On Da Spot Radio’ as Co-Host and resident Word Nerd, streamed weekly via Cosmic Broadcasting.

About the Show, Official Archives and Facebook.

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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!

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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.

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

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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 

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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

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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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