Laura's Blog

Thursday, July 27, 2006


Oh I'm so psyched. I just wrote 3 songs. I can't tell if they suck yet though. Wow, creativity is such a flighty little bastard. I'm scared to leave my house, it might go away! Get ready for some hootenanny action ladies and gents ;)

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

David Blaine!!!

So David Blaine told everyone how he became interested in magic through reading and his local library! He was so great with all the kids and did some awesome close-up magic! Melissa took this picture!
He signed the playing cards that he used to do his tricks for all the kids! I asked him to sign one for me! He asked me my name and what card I wanted!!! He colored in the heart on the 9 of hearts :) :) :) How cute?! Too bad I couldn't put enough words together to tell him about my buddies in Cleveland that do magic and taught me one of his tricks... I think I may have had trouble saying my name. Ah well.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Life is good

Oh I am so happy! I just went to hear my friend Nate sing with my good friend Aracelis and had a lovely time! And I am excited for tomorrow! I get to see David Blaine (he is the New York State Summer Reading Program celebrity spokesperson! How awesome is that?!)

I am going to Pittsburgh in a couple of weeks and then at the end of August Pittsburgh is coming to me- well, my lovely friend Ruth is at least! I think I may have to get her and all my other redhead friends in a room in albany and go "huh. I think I have a thing for redheads"? They are good people :)

Also, going to go to Seattle soon to see cool bands and an awesome friend's family and sleep in a "container"! And then I'm going to get my guitar fixed by a great family friend that builds BEAUTIFUL guitars :) Oh happy day.

And Metroland is wonderful, they voted me the Best Local Female Singer/Songwriter of 2006. I was so excited and surprised :) I am in good company too- my favs the Kamikaze Hearts, Steve Candlen, and Matt Durfee also represented. Metroland knows what they're talking about methinks.
So allow me to toot my own horn and reprint what they wrote:

Best Singer-Songwriter(Female)

Laura Boggs

The lovely Laura Boggs has been a bright spot in the local folk scene for a few years now as a regular at open mics and performing solo shows. Boggs' upbeat, gentle demeanor endears her to audiences young and old. Her writing style is clever and accessible, and her croon is reminiscent of Natalie Merchant. Boggs' enchanting-but-not-cutsie songs have a sensibility that make them all her own, with the added charm of a random French ballad, or Shel Silverstein poem that she set to music. Bonus: We hear she plans on running in the next mayoral election.

I am having a really good time and feel really blessed. Thanks to everyone who contributes to my happinessess, I know I probably seem a bit ridiculous but I don't care- Hooray!

Libraries are awesome

I know you love your library. Why not let everyone know it?! And help the summer reading program!

Love librarians too, don't stereotype! This new documentary is totally rocking.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Penguins are awesome

Incase you didn't know.. Penguins are awesome... so is my friend who made this site.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Come to my show!!!

Me! With Matt Durfee, at Moon and River in Schenectady this Saturday evening, July 8th (8pm). Be there or be square.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Model bean

Buy my friend's awesome clothing/bags/craftystuff. I model for her!!