Wednesday, June 25, 2014

GRAMMY Festival at Sea

I'm so excited to announce that I've been selected to represent the Texas Chapter of the Recording Academy (the GRAMMY folks) on their upcoming "Women Who Rock" cruise...

WITH HEART, Emmylou Harris, Shawn Colvin, Indigo Girls, and many more amazing musicians!

You can get all the info at the GRAMMY Festival at Sea website.  The ship sets sail November 4-8, 2014.

Saturday, June 21, 2014


"And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer."
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Good reason to do a thing

When asked "Why radio?" on the Charlie Rose show, Kurt Anderson (writer, host, and co-creator of Studio 360) answered, 

"Because I hadn't done it."

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Songwriting is simple

"Listen to your own voice.  Oftentimes you have to be very still and quiet to find that voice, but everyone has their own inner voice.  Listen to it, trust it... write it down and if you have some words, sing them."
-  words of Anita Kruse, creator of Purple Songs Can Fly, whose Mission is to positively affect the lives of pediatric cancer patients and their families through the writing and recording of their original songs.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Girl Power

On our way to an evening event last week, my husband and I passed a long line of girls on a field trip, probably around 10 or 11 years old.  One of them said I looked pretty and that she liked my outfit.  A few more girls chimed in, too.

I thanked them and walked away with such a smile on my face.

Those girls took the opportunity to lift up a total stranger.  I was so proud of their boldness and their example.

At a time when magazines and other media portray a deranged sense of beauty and self-worth, it is up to each of us to encourage each other kindly.  It only takes a simple comment, a positive word. 

In that vein, after several passes by this magazine that was left on our kitchen table, I got tired of the idea of anyone being TORTURED BY HER BODY.  What a crappy message to plant in the psyches of ourselves and our children.

So, I re-wrote the message.  I like this one better:

Pass it on...

(For more girl power, check out Amy Poehler's Smart Girls at the Party.)