Thursday, December 27, 2012

Feelings for Sale, now on iTunes!

For Sale

One sister for sale!
One sister for sale!
One crying and spying young sister for sale!
I’m really not kidding,
So who’ll start the bidding?
Do I hear the dollar?
A nickel?
A penny?
Oh, isn’t there, isn’t there, isn’t there any
One kid that will buy this old sister for sale,
This crying and spying young sister for sale?
~Shel Silverstein

I took the lyric idea for my song "Feelings for Sale" from Shel Silverstien's poem "Sister for sale" and instead of a sister, the item up on the auction block were some old "crying and vying dumb feelings" that I  knew I shouldn't keep wrapping myself up in. 
It made some sense to me....for how many artists (I had wondered).... be they poets, potters, painters, songwriters or whatever....put their hard to manage feelings... into their work?
Most, if not all, I would imagine.

That is the magic of Art, that it will often turn something that makes the artist feel a little blue, into something that makes someone else smile.

You never quite know just how many tears or smiles are mixed into any one piece but it is indeed a piece of the artist.

Feelings for sale is now available on iTunes! Click HERE to buy this song.

Thank to Millennia Sound Design for turning my rough draft tune into a complete and final mix!
For more recording information and album credits please see below link to this previous blogpost!


And if you are looking for a custom guitar painting, one of a kind, by me....visit my Etsy Shop!

Take care of yourselves. Love Rach

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Robson Square, the Hitzone and free ice skating!

 Last night Sat Dec 1,  the Hitzone kicked off the 2012 season of wonderful live entertainment that Robson Square provides for it's skating patrons.
What a wonderful festive time of year, what a great night, what a beautiful thing to do for all ages. If you are looking for something special to do this holiday season with your friends or family bring them down, and if you come on a Saturday night  the whole place comes alive with a live band to keep your skates sliding!

And do watch for Hitzone to be part of the magic again! We will be rocking the arena two more times as of this date.....Jan 5th and Feb 2nd!  You can also catch the Hitzone at a few of the casinos around town.....The weekend of Dec 7-8 we are at Lion's den at the Boulevard Casino, then you can find us at Starlight casino  on Dec 21st, and we'll be ripping up the stage at Lulu's lounge in the River Rock Casino on Dec 28th and 29th! Polish up your dancing shoes friends, it's party season!

Love Rach xo