Aug 9, 2011
Hello Citizens of the World,
If you have located this intel, you are part of an elite group. So sophisticated, sexy, intelligent, and gorgeous you must be to have clicked through to this very page! And obviously you have EXCELLENT taste in music...
All my thanks to you for joining me on my Superspy Adventures! (If you're confused about what all this 'spy' stuff is about- just go here.)
In the past year, I have completed many missions that I would have thought IMPOSSIBLE--- until I decided to shrug off any traces of doubt or fear and just throw myself FULL FORCE into the daunting task of making my dreams happen.
My aspirations seemed SO far-flung on paper. Write and produce a full length album based on Cold War era espionage-themed musical motifs--- with heart, humor, emotional truth, and present-day reach? Sounds pretty impossible. Record said album at one of the most legendary vintage & analogue gear-stuffed studios in the world? Impossible. Nail down the best musicians in New York to record in that incredible studio LIVE, amidst their conflicting schedules of being on the road with the likes of Rihanna, Rosanne Cash, Brandon Flowers and Sia? YEAH, good luck with that! Shooting accompanying album art photo session decked out in a wardrobe from Givenchy, Dior, Vera Wang, and Gucci? Pulling off this marathon photo session from sunset to sunrise in an unauthorized location without getting evicted from the premises- while smuggling in 5 enormous suitcases of wardrobe, full lighting gear, a cast of 12 and a crew of 6? STAYING INDEPENDENT and achieving ALL of the above on a shoestring budget (no major-label money here folks)… you must be delusional and insane! If I had looked at my goals and thought them through logically, I would have said all of this would be absolutely IMPOSSIBLE.
And, yet---- look what I (and my incredibly dedicated team) was able to pull off!
The main lesson I have taken from this whole crazy process of creating and releasing an album is this: the only limits are the limits you put on yourself.
Or, as someone really wise once said: Just Do It.
I’m about to now transition full-speed-ahead from creating all of this to promoting it and trying to give it the best chance it has to fly. Right now I have two videos shooting in the next 2 weeks with 2 amazing creative teams, a media outreach strategy to lay out with my lovely publicist, an album release spectacular to plan… and it goes on and on… the hustle has no end in sight.
But, now I’m taking an hour to live in THIS moment and let myself be proud of what I’ve been able to achieve- and thankful for the blessings and opportunities that have allowed me to do it. It's so hard to let yourself savor your acomplishments and give yourself credit for a job well done!
I’m feeling so much stronger than I ever have before. And somehow, the struggles I’ve gone through to bring all of this to fruition seem worthwhile because they have given me perspective, and made me understand every molecule of blood, sweat and tears that goes into a project like this. I’m incredibly proud- and I hope you all enjoy the music, the images, and the soon-to-be unveiled video projects- as much as I loved creating them.
And the next time I’m feeling discouraged, I resolve to make myself a nice martini, zip on my slinkiest leather catsuit, and just remember- NOTHING is impossible, as long as you dream big, laugh in the face of fear, and never tell yourself you can’t.