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Friday, February 23, 2007

Life the Universe and Everything

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Show at the parting glass tonight- woohoo!
It's going to be really fun.

Not much other news to report. I have a lot of knitting projects that have been driving me batty. I guess I always have something to work on for someone and that's good- but I really will make myself a pair of socks some day. Ivy is moving which makes me really sad, but she gave me some really neat sock yarn that she can't take with her- which is super sweet of her.

I'm looking forward to going back to my internship, not that my "vacation" hasn't been fun- but I spent most of it working at the NYSL. Though it's fun here too... most of the time :)

I'll post some pics of the awesome show. I know atleast 5 librarians that are coming. REPRESENT!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Another snow day!

Well, I dug out and actually went to work today... school was still closed but I can't sit still for that long so it is what it is.

In about 2 hours I have to go out into the wasteland and run some errands... and bring my car to the other side of the street. I may die.







Melissa took this great picture of some of us peeps chillin' before the Knotworking show. I was sad that I missed Miss Wendy's birthday Tuesday... I was too scared of the snow to go out :(

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Pictures!

There's nothing like getting snowed in to make you do all the things that you've been putting off for months.

Exhibit A) finishing certification paperwork (check!)
Exhibit B) Writing 2nd reflection for internships (check!)
Exhibit C) Actually figuring out how to work my digital camera

Here are the pictures!!

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!!!!













MIGUEL MAKES EMPANANDAS!!!!














I play at the beat shop!











Lovely audience members listen and then we go and eat falafal!













I love the rev (records, and the actual cat/mascot)


This afternoon I shall finish reading the books that I will booktalk tomorrow! I am also going to make a reading list and playlist that is better than Stephenie Meyer's (I'll post it here too)! She wrote some great books but her recommended reading and playlist to accompany them really suck (well, she's an author, not a librarian and musician- so I forgive her).

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Full Text of Article

Alum Laura Boggs takes a big step in music making
by Lou Emory
Issue date: 2/7/07 Section: Arts & Entertainment

Before listening to Saint Rose Alumnus Laura Boggs' "Whiskey & Springtime" album, turn the lights down low and light a candle or two and begin a trip into her past experiences. Her sensual voice blends in perfectly with each track allowing a modern singer songwriter an album that flows. Images of Joan Baez, Jeff Buckley, June Carter, and Sarah McLachlan come to mind as the album progresses. In each song Boggs uses her powerful and haunting voice to mesmerize and keep listeners drawn till the very end. Her voice is showcased during crowd favorites like "Day Dreaming in Albany", and "Elena."

Boggs' favorites on the album are "Day Dreaming in Albany," "Dreaming" and "It Reminds Me."

"On "Day Dreaming in Albany" I really like Meg's [Prokorym] accompaniment. It was a quick song to write, it came out of nowhere a couple of years ago. I love what Jared [Funari]did with the presentation of "Dreaming," how the song sounds ethereal, which complements the mood and theme of the song," Boggs said.

Prokorym and Funari are two of the contributors to the album.
Dan Speorl a senior at the College of Saint Rose also enjoyed "Whiskey & Springtime."

"By far my favorite track on the album is "Day Dreaming in Albany." "The lyrics: "Love is pain, pain is weakness leaving, love is weakness, leaving me", for some reason, just connect with me every time I hear her sing it," Speorl said.

The country-esque "Jenny Jenkins" and the cover of "I'll Fly Away" show Boggs' diverse vocal style and maturing musical taste. "I'll Fly Away" was originally published by Albert E. Brumely in 1932.

There were many special guests that helped Boggs make the album. Funari played the guitar solo's on "Phoenix" and "Honesty." Prokorym played Mandolin, violin, and sang background vocals on the album. Joe Burke played banjo and sang vocals. Melissa Mansfield added background vocals to the CD. Michael Hotter played lead guitar on "Elena" and on "Springtime & Whiskey."

Laura Boggs' "Whiskey & Springtime" was released on November 19, 2006. You can hear live tracks by going to her website www.myspace.com/lauraboggs and clicking on the songs. You can also pick up the album by checking her out live. "Whiskey & Springtime" was recorded in producer Harith Abdullah's basement.

On February 10 at 8 a.m. and on February at 6 p.m., Boggs will be interviewed by Jimmy Barret on 104.9 FM. Also on the show she will be playing at the Riverstreet Beatshop located at 197 Riverstreet, Troy. On the 23, Boggs can be seen live with Happy Balky at the Parting Glass starting at 9:30 p.m. in Saratoga. Other places Boggs has previously played at include; Prof. Java's, Starbucks, Caf頌ina, Barnabey's, Lark Tavern, and Bailey's caf頩n Saratoga.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Saint Rose writes an article about me!!

The Saint Rose news paper The Chronicle put out this awesome, detailed article about me! Now I kinda feel bad about not giving the alumni fund anything... well... not really. But it's still awesome! Hooray!

Gigs

I'm playing in Troy at The Beat Shop on River street this Saturday (the 10th)at 2pm

here is info about the Parting Glass and the Gig on the 23rd

http://www.discoversaratoga.org/Events/index.cfm?Date=0207
saratoga chamber of commerace page

http://www.partingglasspub.com/

Monday, February 05, 2007

Listen this weekend

Going to be on 104.9FM this saturday at 8am and sunday at 6pm :)

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Radio and Barcode

Wow, I have a barcode. I can be scanned at the checkout. This is blowing my mind :)

Soon we'll be up on CDbaby and Itunes, I'll let ya know. I'm a big fan of selling cds out of my backpack but now that I have a westcoast following this will work out nice ;)
Hooray!

Also, be listening for me on the radio next weekend on Jimmy Barrett's show. Some of my favorite songs from the CD and a glimpse into my creative process ::laughs::

And come to the Beat shop in troy next weekend.... and come to the Parting Glass on the 23rd?