I hope that you are still happily eating leftovers and not thinking about your return to reality tomorrow. I had a great Thanksgiving full of my favorite people, food and activiites. When you think about the goodness of God in the minutae as well as the big things, it can be overwhelming, and that's what I had, an overwhelming weekend.
Now its time to pull out all the Christmas stuff and get to decorating. I'm dragging my heels a bit on that. cuz it means a complete reorganization of my place and its alot more fun to keep eating leftovers and watching Hallmark Christmas movies.
There was one sad note to the holiday weekend and that was there seemed to be many people who lost loved ones over the weekend. Friends of mine, lost parents and aunts, TBN lost Paul Crouch and of course Paul Walker passed away in that car accident. All of these losses, continually put things into proper perspective. Life is meant to be lived and lived on PURPOSE. Whatever your destiny is, be about the business of living it out. I guarantee you its more than you currently imagine, yet fully possible for you to accomplish. God redeems the time, but lets not waste it either.
A shot from my Holiday 2013 photoshoot (more to come):
I had SUCH a blast last night playing at Molly Malones in Los Angeles :-) Thank you to all of my friends and friends of friends who came out to support!!! What an amazing night. The sound was fantastic and its a great room with great energy. I will be putting up some pics and a little video very soon. I am working on new songs to add to my next set and I can't wait to get back on stage. Finally. Yaaay God that you make it so!!!!! :-)
I have been terrible about updating this blog. Honestly most of the work I have been doing has been on YouTube and in the recording studio lately. I hope that everyone had a great summer. It still feels like Summer in LA. 90 degrees like every day. I'm not complaining. Its perfect beach weather and anyone who knows me knows that one of my primary reasons for moving out here was sun, sand and water. PERFECT LIFE is life by the ocean.
So I have been pretty busy. Working on a couple of collabs right now. Finishing songs for the new project. Rehearsing for my first show in ages on the 24th of September at Molly Malones in LA. And its all GOOD. I'd much rather be busy than bored.
I saw Lee Daniels' The Butler yesterday and it blew me away. I cried the entire film. Certain scenes reminded me so much of my own family. I come from a family of domestic workers, my grandparents on both sides were and the stories they tell were just like what I saw in the film. It really affected me at a core level which also speaks to the acting which was AMAZING. If there are not some Oscar noms for this movie, it will be a huge travesty. If you have not seen this film, run to a theatre. Not only is it a movie about family dynamics but also about our American history and I think every American should see it.
Have an Epic week peeps!!
Kia Muze :-)
I went to see Gatsby last weekend and I really loved it. The movie is a visual FEAST! I am not a Baz stan, or a stan for anyone else associated with the film but it was gorgeous and interesting and really took me on a ride!! I listened to the soundtrack before the movie and didn't love it but after watching the film once (not in 3D) and then going back to listen to it again, the songs totally pull it together and help bring the film to a point where you almost feel like you can reach out and touch it. I espcially dig the love theme by Lana Del Rey, called Young and Beautiful.
Go see this film, you won't fall asleep. LOL!
Indie record label running aint no jokes peoples. Especially if you also happen to have a full time j-o-b.
The My Ladies video is in final edits. It should be done in all of its Pink Glory by the end of the week. Seriously, there is alot of Pink in the video, not exactly by design, but now that I am editing it is especially noticable.
Tonight I am re-recording vocals on a new tune. I will have some new singles for you guys as the year rolls along. Tonight I am working on a song that is currently called What I See. I like it. I think you will too.
This is another shot from the downtown LA sequence. So much awesome artwork downtown.....
Much love to you guys!!
KIA MUZE :-)
Well this has never been more true than the rolling out of Superhero. It feels a little bit like Masta P selling out of the back of his trunk. Except I am selling out of the back of my little internet portal www.kiamuze.com and FB and Twitter, LOL. Its pretty interesting to be hands on selling this way, and so different from my baby interning days back at Rowdy/Arista. My science brain is having fun carrying out marketing experiments and tweaking them for omptimal progress.
The flip side of running your own PR is that, it is exhausting. Every weekend since its been out, I have had big plans that always get knocked out by me passing out from sheer broke-down-ness. Seems like indie freedom and tiredness go hand in hand.
The good news is that Superhero is getting love from various blog outlets and on iTunes, the Brainspace video is getting more views daily and people are really responding to the Cleopatra motif. That makes me happy because I have been studying her and looking for an opportunity to do her for a while now. It was amazing to get to be the Kia Muze version of her for the video and also just to go crazy with ideas and imagery in that one. That was the most exotic I have felt in a while. Boom shaka lacka!
I want to thank all of you guys again for supporting and encouraging and purchasing and leaving reviews on iTunes and sharing across your social networks and showing love! I love you all for helping me realize a dream.
Love and Light
KIA MUZE :-)
I think that every home should have a dog and some kids. If you're not set up for the kids yet or just can't stand them then at least you should have a dog. Dogs, require you to express love, they require for you to get out of your bed and feed and walk them, they require you to not be so self centered. Having a dog is an excercise in love and in being loved. Honestly there is nothing better than coming home to something furry and cute that is beside itself panting simply because you are home (and happen to be the dispenser of food). I really don't care if its only about the food, I like the fact that she is enthusiastic about it!!! And to that end, my pup has enthusiastically pulled me thru many a depression and dark day. She thinks I am a champ and so I would like to be one.
This post is also about non-dog stuff like my EP coming out on Tuesday. It will be up on my site as well as the usual digital outlets. The second video for Brainspace is HERE.
Thanks for all of the love and shout outs over the past week. Its all appreciated!!
See u Tuesday!!
love and light,
KIA MUZE :-)
I don't know about you but it kinda feels like the month of January flew by. If the rest of the months of the year are going to be like that then I don't know.....I'm not really in rush to hit my senior years. But please believe when I do I will be the fly old lady in the church. Don't get it twisted. I was just wondering during the Superbowl where does all of my free time go?? I used to use it to learn Beyonce choreography which I would then hit my dinner guests with whenever I had dinner parties at my house. Don't be alarmed, they often joined in, performers are always ready to perform,LOL. But as I watched King B give her Halftime offering, I realized that I am am not up to date with all of my moves. I just don't have the time to spend hours learning videos, which has been one of my favorite past times since Janet Jackson, Pleasure Principle (YAAAAAS!). Work and music keep me busy 18, 19 hours a day, but I love it so I'm not complaining.
Album is here, finished, DONE.
My release date is February 19!!! The album will be available on iTunes, Amazon, emusic and the limited edition signed hard copies will be available here on my website while supplies last. I only did a super short run of 100 discs for the peeps who still like to have their music in hand. The second single Brainspace will be released that week as well as the video which we are editing now. I am super excited!!!!
Right now. LOL. Intimidating. But Exciting.
Love and Light
KIA MUZE :-)
Well here we are post Inauguration, halfway through January and I hope that you are are deep into your plans, hopes and dreams!! I am!! I have been working on new music and also the video for the second single, Brainspace. Its the only song on the project that I didn't produce, and its a bit different from what I normally do, but I love it and I can't wait for you to hear it! For the video, I have always been fascinated by Queen Cleopatra, I went to the National Geographic traveling exhibit about her this summer and so we thought it would be cool for me to fantasize myself as her in the video. It was lots of fun!! Some pics are below:
Gonna keep this one short and sweet. Be well, my peeps!!
Love and Light,
KIA MUZE :-)