Tuesday, January 15, 2008

All Night Long

Well, how did that happen? (Zoom did it! Thank you Zoom!)

This blog has been nominated for Best Personal Blog via the Canadian Blog Awards. All my favourite people are nominated too, so just mosey on over and vote for whomever you please!

I've started fantasizing about getting a new guitar. Not because my guitar really needs to be replaced, and not because I'm swimming in money, but because I've been using and abusing the same guitar since I was in high school. That puppy has been dragged all over hell's half acre, and it's exhausted. I've written everything I can on it. Lately, I've been writing songs on my old Washburn classical guitar that I got when I was twelve. Maybe it's time for something different. Something that rhymes with a Shibson Shummingbird. Unfortunately, the "shummingbird" is hard to find in Ottawa, and trust me, I have been looking. This might require a trip to Toronto. Daaaarn.

I have a gig at the Rainbow on the 25th. I probably won't have a new guitar by then, but a girl can dream. Speaking of which, y'all are invited! This should be a particularly fun show. I want to cover a cheesy pop song, but I can't decide which one. Perhaps something by the tragic Ms. Britney Spears? I will gladly consider suggestions, if you can think of anything ridiculous. Or maybe I'll just recycle the cover I did at my CD release party....

Nothing like a little Lionel Ritchie to brighten up the night.

9 comments:

XUP said...

Congratulations!! And how about Big Yellow Taxi? You could totally kill that (in a good way)

stegan said...

Definitely Sweet Caroline. You want something sing-alongable. Yeah, that's right, I made up a word.

Andrea SK said...

Thanks to both of you! "Totally kill" and "sing-alongable" are both good ways to decribe musical things.

But... I was thinking of something far worse. A pop song someone would normally detest. Something from a nasty, over-tanned pop wonder. Give me something awful, people!

stegan said...

Why didn't you say so? One word:

Fergalicious.

XUP said...

I'm a Girl, Not Yet a Woman" (Britney)...I'm Real (JLo)...I Will Always Looooove Youuuuuu" (Whitney)... You Must Love Me (Madonna)... You Light Up My Life (??? an oldie)... My Heart Will Go On (Celine -- voted most annoying song of the decade so far)... oh , oh.. She Bangs!! (Ricky M.)... Barbie Girl (??) Any of those useful??

Andrea SK said...

Oh God. The Fergie-Ferg. Why didn't I think of it before?

Also: Hahahahahahaha... Can you see me playing "She Bangs" on the banjo?

Heather said...

I vote for Toxic - Ms. Spears, Umbrella - Rianna, Sexy Back - J.T. or My Love also by J.T.

or how abou the Spice Girls? or the Pussycat Dolls? or GWEN STEFFANNI?!!! Beyonce, Shakira, Jessica Simpson???

gawd knows I love cheezy pop......

Laura said...

Congrats! Awesome!

I LOVED "All Night Long" It was fab!So, I cannot wait to find out what you decide to do!!!!!

Andrea SK said...

Now we're talking....

"Toxic" is speaking to me. And Justin Timberlake... Ooooh...

So many options!