Something Like Jesus - Out Now!

The world of normal went bye-bye a while ago. And for indie musicians, the process of making music keeps getting more brutal; touring is in the realm of fairytales, and with the death of Net Neutrality, the web is nothing…

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Finally

On December 19th, I released Ring Of Fire with all sorts of expectations & promotions in place. However, that was the same day my mother died. But she heard it & she loved it & I'm ok with that.

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The More You Know....

I want to thank everyone for the kind words after my latest Live Stream failed.  But perhaps a little explanation for my frustration is in order.  The more you know, because knowledge is power.

 

Love Fighter- the demo sessions

OK - here we go; finally, the demo sessions have begun. Life for me has finally taken a positive turn toward stability (lol), giving me the space to get things done. I laugh because "stability" for a broke-ass independent musician…

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Failure is not an Option.....

But damn, it sure does feel like a trend.  If you are one of my ardent supporters (whom I cherish dearly), I'm sure you've wondered what is going on in CrushedVelvetland these days.  Postponed and failed live streams, delayed postings…

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The Loving Feeling

First up on CrushedVelvet's The Demo Sessions is a sweet little tune called Love Fighter. Not a proper raw demo, as I have worked it out before, but more of a song reconstruction that lives somewhere between a ballad…

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The Demo Sessions

Every great hit started as a Demo because no song is real until you lay it down. Like every writer I know, I travel with a couple of things: various forms of writing implements, a ridiculous amount of notebooks, and…

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A Day In A Life

We are the sum of our experiences.  Change one incident along the way, and you'd be a different person.  And while hindsight is 20/20, life is always best lived in the moment.  I'm not saying to throw caution to the…

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How To Love an Indie Musician

This really should be a no-brainer, but...

People constantly tell me how impressed they are that I'm still making my music "after all these years" and then wonder why I give them my famous kiss-my-ass look.  For the record, I…

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It's On!

I don't know about you, but I'm ready to rock - without a mask! But that's not going to be happening, unfortunately, anytime soon. So what's a girl to do? Get her Stream On! And Live Streaming is precisely what…

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Better Late, Then Never Drops November 21!

Better Late Than Never is an EP that I've been trying to release for a while. People constantly ask me what's taken me so long, and my reply is always the same, MONEY. Making music on any level is expensive…

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Into The Great Wide Open

Spring has been here for a while but, you really wouldn't know it as many things these days are completely out of whack. But as we all hopefully begin to crawl towards "normal", whatever that may look like, one of…

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