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10 Female Singer/Songwriters I Love

scribbled by laura on March 23, 2014

In no particular order… 1. Tori Amos  Tori started it all for me. I remember vividly hearing her music for the first time and thinking, “What IS this?” She is simply one of a kind. I had the fortune of meeting her once and she graciously signed my record. Her style of playing and songwriting…

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Songs I’m currently stuck on.

scribbled by laura on February 19, 2012

I love, love, love when I hear a song and want to hear it over and over again. Here are a few songs I’m currently stuck on… Lisa Hannigan — A Sail   Kathleen Edwards — A Soft Place to Land   Alanis Morissette — That I Would Be Good (A song every perfectionist should hear.)…

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Goodbye January, Hello February

scribbled by laura on January 29, 2012

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.” -Ferris Beuller I’m trying to do just that right now. Stop. Life has been moving quickly over the past few weeks. On a personal level, school started again on January 9th, and my new role as an…

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Bill Deasy and Me

scribbled by laura on December 24, 2011

On Wednesday, December 28, I’m returning to Club Cafe on the South Side of Pittsburgh to see my friend — a talented songwriter, singer, guitarist, novelist, and father – Bill Deasy. I met Bill on July 7, 2007 (7/7/07) by chance. We were put on a bill together at the Media Theater by local music supporter,…

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The Skinny on the Songs

scribbled by laura on December 14, 2011

I thought it appropriate for my first blog post to talk a bit about the songs on Love & Other Things. One thing I love about music is the idea of listener interpretation — the songwriter has a particular vision when crafting the tune, but once it’s in the listener’s ears, it can take on…

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