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Hi! I am Marilyn, a singer/songwriter in Hudson, NY. You have landed on my personal website/ blog/ calendar, and you will find here all kinds of things about my musical life. Look around! My blog is below, but over in the right column under 'Pages', you can see links to videos, show schedules, song lists and the other musical projects I am working on. I really hope you will consider getting to a show or even have me (and my friends) come and entertain you at your party or event. People enjoy having us play for them!

When the music calls, I will be there....

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Ahhh.....summers evening....

Ah, it is not even 9pm and already it is getting dark here in NYS. The birds were singing just a moment ago.....many voices all singing their own personal song. After a while, you can hear the differences in the voices....very subtle, but somehow still very distinct. Those voices now are all quiet. A solitary bird calls out, but falters and stops. Somewhere near an insect starts a racket, but is also soon quiet. There is serious trouble for someone, I know because the ambulance and medic race by, but that too is soon distant, then gone.

I see now it is an accident, the fire truck goes by and a few more lighted, fast vehicles.

When I used to hear the peepers, now I hear the crickets and I wonder....are they early this year?

And the bats fly by, and I know there is sound there, but I can't hear it. I do hear the Canadian geese looking for their pond and a place to spend the evening.

 And i realize that much of what I experience while outside, in my yard, on this night, is SOUND. Last night at this time I was finishing my first set, making sound that it seemed people were enjoying.....I had lot of people there, listening to the music I made with my friend David, and enjoying it, maybe not as much as I was, but certainly they were having a good time. Making music. A wonderful experience.

The helicopter landed, the ambulance is not there yet...I wish the best for whoever is affected....and whatever best may mean, given the situation.

And I will send this post off before the mosquitoes eat me alive!!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New GIGS, this week!!!

I hope your summer is going really well!!! I have been very busy, particularly these past two weeks....Had two shows this past Saturday--the Copake Farmers Market and a private party! Both went really well, although the Farmers Market was a little wet.

This week, I also have two shows, and I hope you can come out and make them. The first is in Hillsdale, NY and is a competition (decided to do this for the experience and learning that is sure to happen...). The way the competition works is that there are three judges (gosh, I don't like that term as applies to MUSIC!) who rate an artist on Songwriting, Performance and Muscianship. The really cool part is that 25% of the total score comes from the audience. Therefore, to increase your score, and chance of winning the prize (which is the chance to record three songs in a studio with a producer!!! GREAT experience and opportunity), the artist is encouraged to stock the audience with friends!!!

I know this is short notice, but if you are able to come out and support me, I sure would appreciate it....

Next up for shows is the Inquiring Minds Bookstore in Saugerties, and a friend or two may stop in to add some 'extra touches' to my songs, so that should be a fun show. Starts at 7pm right in the heart of Saugerties, NY.

Hope to see some of you this week!!!