Friday, October 1, 2010

Journey to Georgia




We're headed to Georgia to play a music festival.... I love travel; been doing it my whole life it seems.
Dad was in the Air Force for many years, which took us to some incredible places... you can't imagine, or maybe you can? I'm happy for the places we've seen, the people we've met, the new traditions we adopted. Happy.
Now, I'm a musician, writing songs, and traveling the world to share them. If anyone will just listen... ha.
Yesterday we started our Journey to Georgia... for a three day music fest! WooHoo! Gonna be fun!

Raced a train in Thorndale...
Fought our way through the Republic of Texas...
Made a Louisiana purchase...
We'll be missing Mississippi in a couple of hours...

Soon, we'll be there...
I feel a song coming on...

Friday, July 30, 2010

"Lipstick Warrior".... ©2010 All Rights Reserved


What makes someone hide behind an illusion created by lines, smudges and brush strokes.... Maybe it's Maybeline?
I love make-up just like the next person... But I will never hide behind it!
People say I'm expressive, passionate; they say "she tells it like it is".
I say, "God gave us free will". The way I see it, I'm just doing what he intended.
I'm not saying to be mean or hurtful, I'm just saying to be honest about your feelings.
So go ahead, smear on a little red lipstick and add some gloss too, and when the time comes to open your mouth... speak eloquently, say what you mean... and mean what you say!!!

I've just written a song pertaining to this very thought... It's called "Lipstick Warrior".
Please stay in touch to the blog and my music website, as it will soon be released for purchase.
www.shannieband.com

Saturday, May 1, 2010

On the road to "True Grit"...


Yep, recently Shan and I decided, on a whim, to try out for the extras casting for the remake of "True Grit"... Well, after months of impatiently waiting, the time has come... I was chosen. WHAT!?
Shan, still hasn't heard? After growing his beard and really conforming to the part of a "truly gritty" person, he wasn't called? Perhaps he was lost amidst the 5000 people that applied. Geez!
Or is it, that I am "truly grittier" than he is...??? Fair, or not fair?
So, Shan accompanied me at my first fitting. It was fun, but all along the costume director was interested in the "man" I came with... "who is he?" ... "Oh, that's my sweetie, Shan".
"is he in the movie?"... "no, You haven't called him yet...?"
They were amazed at their failure to acknowledge such natural grit.
Still... no word.
Tomorrow... I start filming. Shan will be with me... I hope they realize "true grit" when they see it!
HA!
I love my Gritty Shan!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

By Winter's End

Shan and I were at the Hanger Hotel in Fredericksburg a couple of weeks ago. We like to visit the Hanger, not only for the company and the martinis of the bartender, Mary; but also for the beautiful sounds of the baby grand piano. Shan used to play the piano there regularly. That is until I came along and started writing songs with him. I regret nothing, but I sure do miss his piano playing. I filmed while he played a new song he had just composed on the fly... he even let me name it.
I'm calling it "By Winter's End"...
Though the winters may be cold, every moment spent with Shan is warm.

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