They called it a miracle.
I call it the power of love.
Hmm apologies for the filters galore. Couldn't FOR THE LIFE OF ME get a decent-looking shot and thought the filters might help salvage the thing... Not so sure anymore. >_< (!)
But yeeeah, uploading it anyway. I just really wanted to contribute something (by hook or by crook!) to your lovely collab. Gonna leave this up, well, umm... at least for a while. :p
I'm so proud and happy to say that I got my first hitRECord check today - just a few days after I (finally) received my copies of TBoTS3…
I wanted to celebrate it with you guys by making a 'lil photo highlighting them both, but Zoe found the book way too intriguing to let me take the photo… which instantly took me back to the photos I posted here after I got my copy of the previous volume a year ago. As mentioned on that RECord (resourced below), those photos were taken a week after she stood up (ish) for the first time and didn't feel confident enough to try and repeat it… until she saw me putting that book on the table after reading it. She was so intrigued by it that she dragged herself up like a true ninja, stood up properly for the first time, and started flipping the pages.
So now when I took this photo, it actually seemed even more appropriate than the one I originally planned to post... :)
But getting back to the main reason for this RECord… I just want to say thank you. I am so excited and feel so fortunate, and honored, and blessed to be a part of this community, and to be acknowledged - and now even paid (!) – simply for doing something that I love doing... it's just amazing. This site is amazing. And I am beyond happy that I found it just a wee bit over 2 years ago. It helped me grow as an artist (hell, it actually REMINDED ME that I AM an artist), it made me discover skills and capabilities I never knew were in me, and re-discover ones I thought were long gone... AND, of course, it gave me the chance to meet all you crazy-assed uber-talented super-freaks who inspire and amaze me on a daily basis, many of whom I'm now so proud to call my friends...
And now the book and the check... I mean... damn. Just... damn.
Thank you, hitRECord. Thank you, Joe. And thank you, friends - for making me feel a part of something so brilliantly beautiful.
Again, by heart.
Since WunderBoy didn't have stems to work with when he REmixed this song, my vocals and Babbish's contributions got kinda lost in all the awesomeness he added to it. So pretty soon after he posted it I asked him for his stems and made this RE-REmix, to make the mix a wee bit more balanced.
A few moments before I posted this version, though (and I mean literally a few moments - I already uploaded it, just had to press the red button), his REmix was featured by Sarah. And then it seemed pretty redundant to post it... so I pressed 'cancel'.
But listening to it now, about a year later, I think that this mix probably does have a place here. And I'm delighted to (finally) share it with all of you.
Here's hoping y'all enjoy it (...and please do listen with headphones, if possible!)
let's turn off our minds
my skin, your skin
To him, she was real magic.
To her he was merely a trick.
Since I have recently made an album for the 'Being Remixed' collab in which I highlighted the folks who had made musical REmixes out of my stuff, I thought that my 2nd HR anniversary would be a fitting occasion for me to say A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who's ever REmixed any of my works and do a 'lil something to show my appreciation. It was supposed to be something pretty awesome and inspired, but… this is what I eventually came up with. (Well, umm, thought that counts and stuff? Hmm).
This list should include anyone who was kind enough to honor and delight me with a REmix of a RECord that I've uploaded, as well as those who I was fortunate enough to collaborate with (but knowing me, there's a big chance that I managed to miss out a few names... and if that's indeed the case, please let me know, and - I'M SORRY!).
And while this list only includes my REmixers and collaborators, I am equally thankful to anyone who supported, rec'd and re-rec'd my work AND to those who have inspired me and keep inspiring me on a daily basis... So that's pretty much all of you. :)
These have been two great years of ups and downs and turns and whatnots. Can't wait to see what the next one brings about.
THANK YOU ALL! <33
(PS: Thank you for lending us your handwriting, Debi! It's really cool =))
Featuring bubbabuster, joerud & svirlee.
Robo_J brought up two issues with the previous mix. This is the result of his (much appreciated) feedback.
-Made some (minor) volume tweaks in the choruses. The lead vox levels are now a tad higher and the BV's a tad lower. It's a pretty subtle change (since I didn't really want to change the dynamics much) but hopefully the leads have a bit more presence (and are more decipherable) now.
-Overall mix level is now 6dB lower. The previous upload was indeed *OBSCENELY* loud.
So if by any chance anyone considers downloading the song - this is probably the version you'd want to grab. :)
Thanks again, RJ, and thanks, yet again, Julz, Joseph & Illia! <3
I'm up for dancing when you sing
And I'm up for singing when you dance
I'm up for eating anything you make
I'm up for shaking when you stir
And I'm up for stirring when you shake
I'm up whenever you're awake
But I'm down, down, down
when you're leaving
I am down, down, down
when you're not around
I am down, down, down
when you don't make a sound
I'm basement low when you say no
Such a low
Watch me go
Yep, another one of those (stupefyingly low-fi & wondrously gawky) old 'uns. This one's a favorite of my pal AnneMarije, who urged me to share it months ago. Well... consider this my "welcome back to hr" tribute, friend :-)
And here's hoping one or two of y'all will also get inspired by it in some way (or will just, well... enjoy it).
I haven't posted anything musical in over 3 months, and that won't do. So for now, here's another one of them clumsy-ish low-fi old 4-track thingies. Just because, pretty much.
(Featuring Dikla Shechter)