I sit here at 5.52am unable to sleep & completely charged & hyped about the opportunites that keep presenting themselves everyday…the Blessings I´m receiving. I´m so grateful 🙂
As you can see, the QueenBrit LIVE logo is officially here!! What do you think??
Motion Look Producciones will be filming & taking pictures of the whole night so look out for the juice next week!!
I HEART APPLE
Ok, so I might be half a year late in the eyes of some but yesterday I received my Apple iPhone 4…& I am so EXCITED!!
See when you hit an all time mental low, financial low, & lose direction in life all at the same time…in order to get myself straight, I had to go back to basics…literally.
For me, this meant stripping my life of all materialistics, constant reasoning with myself, long walks on the beach in silence & prayer.
Through God, I found myself again.
However, the career I have chosen for myself couldn´t be more contrary to that silence!…As much as one would love to hide away from the world, being an artist requires presence.
Soooo…cue: Apple 😉
As some of you know, in July I celebrate my big 30!!
It has been my intention for a minute now to organise an event to celebrate the occassion. Yesterday I had a meeting with a top venue in Almeria in regards to the date I wanted to secure & Saturday 16th July 2011 is that date. Put it in your diary from NOW…deets to follow 😉
Ok…so we´re on DAY 8 of ´Making the album @ Villalobos´…the track? ´Jurzee Dayz´ 🙂
This track highlights the fulfillment of a dream I´d had since I was a little girl…to live in America! It details how I felt & about my experience living in New Jersey & outlines daily life.
Making this beat was wicked! I played with percussion for the first time & writing it was easy…I was smiling throughout the whole process. It was my way of paying homage to the very block I used to live on…Hawthorne & Bergen STAND UP!! Within the track, I had to big up NJ´s premiere DJ (in my opinion) too DJ FATTZZ listen to his mixes…more to come!! (Click here for his 5mins 2 Shine feature).
I also created space in the track to feature my good friend, amazing artist & all round example of someone who is doing the do in NJ Orikl…check him out y´all!! Wait til you hear the vocal spin he adds to the track 🙂 (Click here for his 5mins 2 Shine feature).
With all that said & done…here it is…
´Jurzee Dayz´ – Carlene Graham
One day, I´ll return…
´5mins 2 Shine´
Today´s feature is: Natasha Watts
1) What do you do & how well do you do it?
I am a Singer, Songwriter and Performer. I have come a long way since starting almost 20 years ago, and i am heading towards my dreams like a sprinter out of his block!
I like to think i am very good at what i do, but to be honest unless i continue to be very self critical about what i do i can not move forward…becoming the best at my trade is not an option I love chasing perfection…because i know it does not exsist.
2) Where do you foresee yourself 12 months from today?
I hope to be even busier than i am now. I hope to have my solo album out, which i have started this year ! I also hope to have written at least 2 tracks that are main stream for other artists!…I want my health and happiness to be as strong as they are now.
3) What was one of the most memorable times in your life?
I am really lucky that I have many beautiful moments in my life…like holding my son for the first time & saying I do! But the most memorable time for me, that will stay with me for ever is holding my mother for the last time, when she took her last breath.
She taught me all i know and made me who I am…without her there would be no Natasha Watts.
4) Given the resources, what one change would you make in the world & why?
Oh God! You had to go there!
I would change so much but one thing I wish I could change is poverty.
Lets get rid of it and give everyone a reasonable standard of living.
5) What do you think of my daily blog? (Message for my readers)
Carlene…your strength and determination to succeed show no bounds. Your daily blog is a great idea and a lot of people could learn a thing or two from you.
Keep up the good work and continue to shine babygirl!!!!
Natasha´s song selection is:
´Time To Shine´ – Aaron Ross ft Natasha Watts
Buy it here y´all!! 😉
You can reach out to Natasha @:
T…THANK YOU!! For being such a great friend & an inspiration to me. I can´t wait to see you again girl (hopefully when I hit LDN next month eh!).
Can you believe its been 5 years already girl! Will never forget our Italy gig @ Nabilah with Reel People I´ve got that one embedded in the memory bank! Hahaha…I think we´re due for a lil girlie trip back over there this year…what do you reckon 😉
Love you to bits girl xxx
AIGHT Y´ALL..THAT´S ALL FOR NOW…GOTTA GET ORGANISED FOR TOMORROW…CUE: DRESS, HAIR & NAILS 🙂
HAVE A BEAUTIFUL & BLESSED DAY…