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WE SHINE (SHINE ON)! The podcast feature AND Bandcamp release happens TODAY! 

The day is HERE and the time is NOW!  So excited to share this track with you - it's been in the works for more than a year!  Featuring Eric George on drums, and Jesse Prentiss on bass, this is a song that uplifts & inspires - so SHINE ON!

To hear today's podcast feature on the Women of Substance Radio podcast (ep #1159), go here: https://breenoble.libsyn.com/

To stream/buy "We Shine (Shine On)!" click the image!

 

After a slow summer THINGS ARE HAPPENING! 

Coming Up!

  • OCTOBER 12:  "We Shine (Shine On!)" is a featured song on the WOSradio.com podcast! (the 'songs of conscience' series - uplifting songs episode).
  • OCTOBER 18-24 unreleased songs "Summer Haze" and "Let it Rain" are featured in a session, and I'll speak about them -  at the 2020 U2 Conference! (registration open at the link)
  • NOVEMBER 6: "Let It Rain" is a featured songs on the WOSradio.com podcast! (still the 'songs of conscience' series - this time with immigrant issues and themes)

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Days 13 & 14 - better late than never! 

Okay, here are the clips from July 13 & 14th's songs!  I've been distracted, lately, because lots of decisions being made about my kids school year, and my part-time teaching situation is a thing, too, but still - week 2 songwriting is complete!

Days 11 & 12 - Livestream schedule in the works! 

Still behind on the mileage, but there's a template ready for my livestream weekly schedule!  Will spend some time planning & filling in those empty squares. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the meantime, clips are READY for days 11 & 12 of the still-perfect songwriting challenge! 

Days 9 & 10 - a mixed bag! 

I need to schedule days of the week for livestreaming, or I find they fall by the wayside completely... During week 2, look for a livestream weekly schedule & catch some short sets on my Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & YouTube accounts! 

I've gotten worse at the mile-per-day thing!  Week 2 will see an attempt to up the mileage JUST ENOUGH to make up for days missed (by end July, I'm determined to average 1 mile per day, even if the active times are inconsistent ;)

Where I'm still PERFECT is on the SONGWRITING!! *dances around in victory*  What really helped keep this moving along during week 2 is the 5-in-5 Songwriting Challenge group by Sarah Spencer on Facebook!  If you're a songwriter (pro, hobbyist, or "thought-about-it-once-what-do-i-do-now"), I can't recommend a group like this enough!  Check out the group and see when the next challenge happens.  You won't believe the songs that can be spun into existence in a day when you make it fun & pressure-free (as in:  "it's okay to suck - not every tune needs to be perfect" ;) )

Here are the snippets for Days 9 & 10!

Day 8 - STILL PERFECT on the songwriting front!  

I'm so psyched that after today I have 8 NEW SONGS to show for my first 8 days in July!  (If only the exercise was that consistent - lol!)

Today's song challenge was to write the song to a drum loop, so thanks to Garage Band, and here we go:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Days 6 & 7!  

I'm still writing a song a day!  Haven't missed one since July started :)  The mile-on-foot still tends to be a one-day-on for 2 miles, and one-day-off, but I'll keep working on that part ;)  Gonna venture into YouTube live and Twitter Live this week (because I've never gone live on either of those!  Although I did try out Periscope when it first started, but...) 

I'm planning a full livestream concert in August to debut the favorite songs from this month's challenge (yours and mine)!  Want to get full-length song access, and have a vote for top songs on the concert?  SUBSCRIBE today & you're IN!

Check out clips of songs 6 & 7 here: 

 

Days 4 & 5!  

Because of the holiday yesterday, I'm combining 2 check-ins into one!  I admit that I skipped the mile on foot yesterday, but did 1.7 the day prior and 1.99 today to makeup for it :) 

Also, I'm amending my livestream challenge - daily was feeling tedious and it was hard for people to catch them all SO - I'm committing instead to a weekly livestream (with a possibility of more) instead.

Here are the new song segments from July 4 & 5!

Day 3! An acapella mystery... 

Got outside before it was too crazy-hot for my mile today (but tried a livestream from the porch in the sun later, which was maybe a mistake - lol

Today's song segment is acapella!

Day 2 - Exactly one mile! 

Today I slept in til after 10am - which is very rare for me!  As a result, the 1-mile-on-foot ended up as a treadmill mile (with maybe .25 running, .75 walking) since it's currently 90million degrees in Pittsburgh (lol).  No pic, because I turned the machine off before I remembered that part, so you'll have to take my word for it that it actually happened ;) 

Livestreams today included short, 1-song sets on Facebook & Instagram, with a 4-song feature on an Instagram Live open mic, hosted by my friend Gail Gallagher (a singer-songwriter from Chicago - If you're on my mailing list, you might remember Gail from a feature I did last year)! 

Check out today's songwriting clip!  (remember to subscribe for full-length versions & the chance to vote for favorites each week!)

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Let's All Be Wonderful (to each other, this year)!  A new song, full of hope for a new year (and every year)!