12 OCT 14: Life Update + November Gig Schedule

First and foremost: “Love Like” is on the radio! Thanks to Russ Davis and Jam 88.3’s #FreshFilter for taking a chance on awkward old me. You can also stream and/or DL the song from Amplify.ph:

The novelty may never wear off. I still get all giddy each time I hear the song playing on air! I guess it’s true that there are some things you really never grow out of, or get over.

Case in point: I am still and will always be terrified of performing. People always think I mean “anxious” or “upset” or maybe even “afraid,” but I do mean exactly that: terrified. I get physically sick at the thought of singing in front of other people. I’m scared to death of making a mistake–and I always do, mind you, so each performance is a stilted series of carefully hidden death scenes in between patches of singing my heart out.

“Why do it?” You might ask me that, but the real question is: “Why didn’t you do it sooner?” I have an intense love/hate relationship with the music that I make, and the bottom line is that I can’t live without it. Performing live is a public reaffirmation of that love/hate; or at the very least, a direct admission of its existence. Why deny such an integral part of me?

As hokey as this sounds, I like to think of singing to a crowd as my version of extreme sports. The probability of catastrophic failure is high, but you can’t beat the adrenaline rush.

That being said, this year I performed live as A Problem Like Maria for the first time last June at Fete dela Musique’s Chillout Stage. I’ve had three other gigs since, and I’m still alive! Hallelujah.

Here’s my NOVEMBER 2014 gig schedule:
NOV 8, Saturday 1PM – Capitol Commons #MuniMarketDay
NOV 21, Friday – saGuijo Cafe + Bar Events

We MAY have a surprise (or two) in store for you on the 21st; we’ll see. Definitely bringing some stickers, and maybe even a few giveaways! See you at my shows. <3