My fantastically gifted friend, Guy Capecelatro III, has swooped in again to issue a fun challenge. His request: a couple of songs that are 60 seconds long.
Now, for me, this was a total delight. For starters, the turn-around time was almost none, so there’s no time to overthink anything. Secondly, I don’t know how it happens for other songwriters, but I have a zillion little ideas that later need to be hashed out into full songs and here’s my friend telling me he needs JUST the little idea. What a delight! I could have recorded another 20 or 30 of these I think…
So here are my 2 along with a bunch of others…
I just love this guy, Guy….
Ahh, yes. I remember how to do this! Well fans, I’m sure you’re wondering where on earth I’ve been. I’m here to give you a little update about that. So there was our CD release party, which I really had a blast at, by the way. I can’t thank you all enough for the great night of fun. At the same time that was happening I was 1. totally exhausted from all the excitement and hard work of releasing the record and 2. falling head-over-heels in love. So after the release party, it seemed like a great idea to take a little time off. I did exactly that – I did a little recording here and there, but mostly, I spent a lot of time relaxing.
Just about the time I started to feel itchy to get the band together again, a little cold left a little knot on my neck; a lymph node that I eventually named ‘lumpy’. Lumpy and I took quite a journey together.. first we talked to a lot of doctors, we took a trip to Paris for fun, we did several scans to determine what Lumpy was made of, then we discovered that Lumpy was cancer. What an interesting experience! We found this out on April 2nd 2008 and launched immediately into surgery, then chemo and radiation. (by the way, it turns out not everyone loses their hair from chemo.. who knew?!)
So here we are, October 2010… I’m in the clear as far as I know. Interestingly, my voice wasn’t changed much at all from the treatment. I don’t think so at least – I’ll let you all be the judge of that though. I plan to get to work on a new record before long and really REALLY look forward to being back on stage again.
I just pitched in for an article for Women’s Health Magazine that out now. (the November issue) Click here to check it out. However I have a little bit to add to this.. my throat cancer tested positive for HPV – that’s what caused it – but as of the last set of conversations I had with the experts, and I’ve had a LOT of conversations, they don’t and won’t say that HPV/Head-Neck cancers are caused by oral sex, which is the whole premise of this article. I’m a little horrified that it’s the whole focus of the article but that’s what sells magazines, I guess. Still, I’m happy to lend my story to anyone it may help.
A couple times a year, my dear friend Guy (one of the most prolific writers in the history of man-kind) writes to ask if I’ll jump into a project he’s working on – and I really mean ‘jump’. I often have only a couple of days to work on the project, which is actually a total blast for me and very freeing. This is one of those projects.
Along with a whole bunch of Guy’s talented friends, you’ll find me nestled in on track 13 ‘Translations’. I’m honored to be on the record and was especially excited because this was my very first time singing after finishing a nasty little fight with throat cancer. Shaky? Sure! But still there. ?
Thanks guy. I heart you.
Well, we’re long overdue for an update, but here we are at last! Mische has been taking time off from the show circuit to work on new material. We’re very happy with the progress so far, but admittedly a wee bit distracted by the occasional sunny day. Check back from time to time to find out how you can hear roughs of the new songs. Also, be sure to visit Mische’s myspace page for information as well.
A very deep thank you to all who came out to the release party. We packed the place! Hopefully, you had just as much fun as us! Also, a warm thanks to the talented folks who shared the stage with us that night; Brad Walters / Klondike 5. It was a pleasure!
Well, that’s it for now.. more soon…
There’s a good deal of news to deliver so buckle up..
First and foremost the new record, Come Unwound, will be officially released December 1st and we’re throwing ourselves a party! We want you there so save this date!! My pal, Brad Walters, will open the show for us at 9PM. He’s an amazing songwriter with an angelic voice, and a real sweetheart to boot. We’ll be up next – I’m very pleased to announce that Pedal Steel extraordinaire Dan Tyack, who played a key role in making this record sound as it does, will be joining us on stage! Finally, we’ll join you in the celebration and turn the stage over to Klondike 5. They’ll usher out the night with their toe-tapping sound.
Friday December 1st @ Conor Byrne (located in sunny Seattle)
Show at 9:00 PM
:: 5 bucks :: 21+
:: 9PM Brad Walters
:: 10 PM Mische and the boys
:: 11 PM Klondike 5
Next up, is to tell you that the first digital distribution company to get the disc ready for sale is iTunes. (they’re quite zippy!) Just go to the iTunes music store, search my name and you’ll see Come Unwound nestled sweetly beside our first release, Vertebrae No. 5.