I hope everybody is Blessed 🙂 All good this side!
Right now, I’m sat at Villalobos typing this in the hallway, whilst dad is mixing in the Control Room…just had a BANGIN rehearsal with my band QueenBritLIVE, ready for our first show (with our new line up & fresh sound) on Saturday!! Can’t wait!! You know dang well I’ll be blogging all about it next week! 😉
Here’s the flyer in the meantime…
So over the last week or so, I’ve been getting on with the usual grind…promotion promotion promotion!!
The other day, I was on my iPhone doing a stat sweep from all of my sites. In the process, I got distracted in thought & decided to see if I could find out what kind of progress that my first single ‘Before I Go’ had made, if any at all!! Real talk, I wanted to see if it had made it into the iTunes top 100 ANYWHERE in the world…lol!! Wishful thinking eh!!
Well, much to my surprise…
Not only had ‘Before I Go’ made it into the top 100, but it had gone straight in at #37 the day after it’s official iTunes release!! The icing on the cake? Only 8 places after Rihanna’s position at #29!! Good start!!
‘Before I Go’ is available for download HERE!!
Also, my current single ‘Vibrations’ is available to download HERE!! If you’re looking for that 100% Soul Groove for the Summer, then this is for you! 😉
As promised, I said I would shout out the first person that dowloaded ‘Vibrations’ & posted a pic on the internet of them having done so!! Sooooo…
BIG UPS to my long time friend & one of my biggest supporters Siobhan Vassel who sent me this…
Love you girl!! Can’t wait to rave up the place again sometime soon!! 🙂 Mwah xxx
>>> NEW SINGLE!!! <<<
‘Fast Food’….(artwork at the top of today’s entry)
Coming soon!! The subject? TEMPTATION
Now if you are a perfect human being, then I’m afraid you wont be able to relate to this one at all…if however, you are one of the imperfect ones like myself, I suggest you look out for this one…
Available to download on iTunes in a few days, make it an essential in your playlist y’all 😉
THROWBACK OF THE DAY
Today’s selection is: ‘Is It Magic No Music’ – Errol Ross
So there I was on my phone again, this time browsing YouTube when I thought hmmm, lemme enter my dad’s name into the search & see what comes up!! Ta-daaa!! Up popped this BEAUTY of a song!
Totally reminiscent of that 70’s Earth Wind & Fire type groove, I nearly lost my mind & spent the following hour researching my dad’s catalogue over the years!! Try it…you might like what you find!! 😉
‘5mins 2 Shine’
Today’s feature is: David Pilgrim
1) What do you do & how well do you do it?
I consider myself a Singer/Songwriter. I’m also a Guitarist and a Bassist. I think I’m reasonably decent, but there’s always potential to be better. I’m also in a band with two DYNAMITE Instrumentalist/Songwriters (Maritri and V. Jeffrey Smith in The Soulfolk Experience) so there’s always friendly pressure there. Everyday I hear at least one song that makes me wish I’d written it. At that point, it’s back into the woodshed, or I hear an under-written song that I know I could improve on. The inspiration to improve surrounds us like low-hanging fruit.
2) Where do you foresee yourself 12 months from today?
I foresee myself having sold a few thousand copies of my new album “All Things Being Equal”, playing in and touring the US and the Caribbean, teaching advertising (my day job) and songwriting seminars. I may shift my base of operations to Barbados, my “Mother Country”. Maybe putting down a few personal roots too. That last one’s tricky, as I need others to help me do it, lol.
3) What was one of the most memorable times in your life?
The day I left Barbados to come to America to study Art in 1985. That one action had a domino effect that has profoundly affected how I value my relationships, how I create, how I move through the world and how I view myself. That day was a molotov cocktail mix of agonizing fear as I left one world behind, surging anticipation as I moved towards another, and torrential tears for loved ones I would thereafter rarely see again. From that moment my experience has been rooted in quality, as I no longer have the luxury of quantity.
4) Given the resources, what one change would you make in the world & why?
I’d love for basic education to become a right, not a privilege. So much of the nonsense in the world comes from a lack of access to a good education. If people knew better, they would at least have to option to decide for themselves and not follow the loudest, quite often stupidest voice.
5) What do you think of my daily blog? (Message for my readers)
Carlene, your blog is great! It’s a literal testament to your skills. Reading your personal story, knowing that you got a lil’ man to raise and a business to run and a voice within you to develop, means that you at the very least have management skills. Obviously writing skills. Aside from that, you’re generous enough to share your gifts with others and give people like me a platform for a day. It helped me a great deal to read of the journey of others on the blog and see that this thing we do is valid, and that there is more than one way to overcome a pitfall. People skills! Queen Brit’s blog is required reading, oonu hear!!!!!
David’s song slection of the day is:
‘Papa Chunks’ – Roaring Lion
You can reach out to David @:
Buy his album HERE peeps…he’s a quality artist…real talk.
First of all Mr Pilgrim, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I’m gutted that I’m not in NY to celebrate with you & the crew today…I hope you’re having a Blessed & wonderful day 🙂
The few times I got to perform with you & the band were magic…a musical connection for sure! I anticipate our paths crossing again in the near future…a collab is WELL in order! Lol!
Thank you for your insightful interview & your kind words regarding this blog…much appreciated hun xxx
GOTTA WRAP THIS UP NOW Y’ALL…IT’S NEARLY 5 HOURS AFTER REHEARSAL & I’M MISSING MY CUB WHO’S CHILLING AT HOME WITH NANNA! WE’VE GOT SOME TICKLE TIME TO CATCH UP ON 🙂
MUCH LOVE TO EVERYBODY WHO CONTINUES TO SUPPORT & FOCUS ON THE WOMAN I’M BECOMING AS OPPOSED TO THE WOMAN I’VE BEEN…RESPECT.