Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Nous Sommes Croutes Ensemble !

We arrived in Paris airport yesterday morning after over 20 hours travel from Seattle, via Philadelphia airport (4 hours yuk!). Wow, what a crazy big airport, we had to take a train to get to the other side to find Cat and then had to navigate out of the airport and to the outer part of Paris to the B&B where we were staying.

What a relief to arrive at quiet corner of a picturesque village, and to lay down on a real bed and feel the touch of water on ones skin to clean off the traveling grime. Believe me, the smell was pretty special!

My favourite part of the journey includes the 'Daves Buttermilk Bar' that was presented to us as breakfast on US Airways, num num...I especially liked the line printed on the ingredients 'may contain one or more of the following ingredients'..... One woman in front of us wolfed it down like it was the best thing ever. How can people eat this shit? I felt like I needed a detox after all the crappy nutrition void airline food and I even avoided some of the food. My other favourite part was of course the usual search to find vegetarian food in the airport, oily vegetables was the best I could do, it's good to be in France!

Oh and I don't speak French except a few words here and there but managed to have a conversation with a woman walking her dog in the village this morning, that was a thrill.

I don't have much else to say as it's only the first day but it's beautiful here and the people are kind and patient.

Off to Nice!


Thursday, March 20, 2008

the Everyday Ordinary European Tour EP is finished -check it out!

I am REALLY excited about this EP. It’s the first time I have really experimented and am stoked to be on this new musical path.

Apart from the title track which I call 70’s Spoken Word and some piano and flute by Steph, I made all of the music using voices, omnichord and piano partly to push myself and partly because I didn’t have a lot of money to pay people but I surprised myself. And damn, I have a new found respect for singers like Stina Nordenstam and Anja Garbarek who use their voice as an instrument to back themselves up, it’s really tough.

Thanks to CJ for recording the piano and flute and Shael Wrinch for the rest of it, and for pushing me to sing my best so early in the morning and having patience with all of my weird ideas.

I think my favourite track is The Storm, though it may change tomorrow, lol.

Check out 3 tracks at www.myspace.com/emalinedelapaix

I hope you enjoy it....



ps)the EP will be available at shows in Europe and maybe digitally if I can figure out how to do it. Also check out 1 other track from the EP called Hibernate at http://www.msplinks.com/MDFodHRwOi8vd3d3Lm15c3BhY2UuY29tL2VtYWxpbmVzZGVtb3M= it’s just me singing all parts.