I’ve been nursing my 6th album Holy Bones for three weeks now. Comparing albums and songs to creative “babies” is nothing new to me, but here is a list why this album specifically fits that description:
In 40 minutes, me and my fancy new band will go on TV.
Actually, the segment was filmed in December and it airs tonight, Feb. 19th at 9 pm on a very fabulous PBS show called The Playlist, all about the arts in Northern Minnesota. Host Karen Sunderman made everyone feel at home, and the crew was SUPER DUPER including pro sound by Jake Larson. The band is Kyle MacLean, Scott Millis & Heather Millis. They rock my socks off. After today, it will be shown again on WDSE / PBS North on 2/20 at 8 pm and 2/22 at 3:30 pm.
“There is nothing more vulnerable than creativity … and what is art if it’s not love?” – Brené Brown
In the midst of putting a new album into the world, I am faced with some trepidation. I’ve heard Tori Amos in an interview describe her songs as babies … on that thought, when you send your children out to live their lives outside of you, mothering instinct must kick in – fear for their safety, how will they get along in the world, who will love them? I can only imagine … comparing songs to babies might be a long shot, but to create something bearing soul, sweat, love, tears and fling it into the universe is quite a courageous act.