Hellooooooo! So, the other night while I was in an “altered state of mind”, I had a moment. In that moment, I had a very clear, distinct sense of a connection to another life, another time. (I promise I’m not crazy:)!). I have always felt, even when I was a little kid growing up, that I was “old”. Like I was supposed to be 50 instead of 5. I couldn’t really understand that feeling then and I can’t really explain it now. It was/is just a feeling. And, the other night….I had a flash of another life. I saw me as a jazz singer from the 30s and 40s. Ha ha! I hope I haven’t lost you yet:). But, seriously, I caught a glimpse of me being in another time, singing my little heart out on a stage. This would be fitting as I have always loved jazz…it has always connected to somewhere deep down in my soul, and also, I have always had an enormous amount of admiration for Ella Fitzgerald….hands down, my all-time favorite singer EVER. So, it could be that I just happened to have a day-dream and it was about things I am connected to or it could be something else. Whatever the case, it was an interesting moment and it led to something even more interesting.
What happened after this little “flash” was I started to sing and sing, just off the top of my head. All kinds of lyrics just flowing out and all in this very 30s/40s vibe….very stream of consciousness type-stuff happening. In the end, I had three complete new songs written in about 12 minutes. I know this because I decided to turn on my voice recorder and record myself until I stopped and 12.34 minutes later, I did. I didn’t even know what I was saying or if it sounded “right”, I just kept going until I didn’t anymore. Then, the next day, I went back over the recording and found not only did I write 3 new songs that I love, but they were in a voice I have never heard come out of me. It sounded like me, but it was much more relaxed, free, and smooth. I was….and am still….trippin’ over this. I hesitated to even share this, but it was just so bananas, I had to. Anyway, all that to say….looks like I’ve got some new songs that are going to be coming here soon. In addition to those, there is a new one I just did with this amaaaaaaaazing beat-designer/producer named Jaze Baqti from France (here’s a link to his music). It is all about love and hope for the future, AND…..it’s JAZZ-inspired:)! Hope it speaks to you….and hope I didn’t scare you away with my little story:). Keep a lookout for those time travel-inspired songs too:)!