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Friday, October 29, 2010

Rubber Ring

For @Apey because it's her favorite song!

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This song is for the one and only April Richardson. She's one of those amazing people who just decided one day to put her heart and soul into following her dreams and has not looked back. She's a hilarious comedian, one of the most knowledgeable Smiths/Morrissey fans I've ever met, she's gorgeous, she's talented and just an all around wonderful human being. In general, she's the bees knees. I'm so happy that I've had a chance to get to know her this year and I wanted to publicly thank her for adding laughter to my life!

P.S. That snare drum sound (made from a sample of me going "ts!") took HOURS to program... but I just had to have it in there. And the samples of voices at the end were SO FUN to re-create!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Golden Lights

Free until it runs out of downloads

There are varying opinions on The Smiths version of Golden Lights and it seems most people think it's too happy? I decided to do this one in a much darker tone, more in keeping with the lyrics... and very far from both the original and the Smiths versions. Simon Goddard said the world would forgive me if I skipped it, but I thought I'd give it a go. This will be the only cover-of-a-cover that I do in this project!

Friday, October 22, 2010


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If I though so many people would be listening to these covers when I first started out, I would have been too shy to do this project- BUT I'm so glad that I did. I'm doing all the things in life I'd like to!

Speaking of, I'd really like to finish this project! I just calculated that I need to post 2 songs per week from now to Dec 31. INSANITY. Wish me luck, guys...

photo by Josh Cadwising

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby

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This song is for Kristy MacColl, a very talented woman who died to save her kids. I had a hard time NOT hearing her voice while singing this one, so I decided to keep some of her harmony lines in the song in tribute to her.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Shakespeare's Sister

<a href="">Shakespeare's Sister by smithsproject</a>

I have run out of free downloads but I can give you the song for almost-free this way:

Go to Bandcamp: for your 95% discount (isn't this silly?)

Discount code: SS_OCT15
Code will expire in two days, so get it while you can!


This week has been absolutely crazy. The same day the Guardian article came out, I started receiving loads of new fans, amazingly supportive comments, donations, requests for interviews for articles and radio... It's overwhelming and I still have trouble believing that any of this is REAL. Many times this week, I have been brought to tears by all this love.

I can't tell you what this means to me. Ask anyone who has ever spent time with me and they will tell you the only thing I have ever wanted to be is a musician. Yet, the story of my life is that I consistently given up on my dreams. There's always something more important to deal with, a diaper to change, a job to commute to... And at the end of every day there's always me regretting giving up on myself.

This project has been difficult, I'm not going to lie! And then made even more complicated because I was laid off from my job this Monday- the same day the Guardian article came out. I don't care. I am determined to finish this project. I'm done letting myself down.

The universe must be trying to tell me something.

"I've seen this happen in other people's lives, and now it's happening in mine."

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Ran out of free downloads!

Up until yesterday, I have been giving my music away for free but, due to the recent Guardian UK article, interest in the music has spiked and I have run out of free downloads on my and Bandcamp accounts for the month. My appologies! Thank you to everyone who has opted to donate a few dollars to my project.


P.S. new song on it's way soon...

Friday, October 8, 2010


<a href="">Panic by smithsproject</a>

This one is for DJ Jason Matthews who does a radio show called Hang The DJ on every Friday at 10am PST. The show streams on their website so please tune in to check it out. He has been very supportive of my project and often plays two songs each week! Thank you Jason!

Follow him on twitter @HangTheDJason!

Monday, October 4, 2010


<a href="">London by smithsproject</a>

I had the great fortune of spending a day in San Francisco sightseeing with Simon Goddard over the weekend. He was in town to interview bands and promote the release of Mozipedia. He had some free time so we took a boat over to Alcatraz. We also drove down crooked Lombard Street and he even got to witness the amazing speed of San Francisco fog! Wooooosh!

I also had my son with me and he just loved Simon to pieces. He spent most of the day trying to hold Simon's hand and asking him very important toddler questions like, "Ummm, Simon? Do you know about trees?!?!? Are you taking me to jail?" My son got a bit fidgety on the Alcatraz tour so I put his favorite song on headphones. He sang "Bad Romance" loud enough to resonate throughout the prison. Yep. Toddlers love Gaga.

It was great to meet Simon in person. Who knows, maybe I'll get to London one day and he can prove to me that SF crazies are in fact crazier than London crazies. There HAS to also be some people over there who dance around holding signs that read, "I love my cat!" right? Right??

Graphic by Simon Goddard, made specifically for today's song.