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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."


  1. Janice. I myself am both a die-hard Smiths fan and someone who also likes to spend hours creating music of their own, and I am in awe of your creativity and determination. This is a wonderful project and I cannot wait to see the completed catalogue. What I have heard so far has really impressed me.

    All the best. Chris.

  2. Greetings from Manchester.

    Your too talented to waste it doing some regular job, so maybe being laid off is a catalyst for a new future. I think your songs are moving and amazing and if you tried to make some sort of living out of it, it surely would only be a matter of time before success came your way.

    Best wishes,


  3. To be fair to yourself, though, changing the diaper is probably absolutely crucial.