First off: Happy New Year! (Albeit late!) I haven’t been too dedicated to updating content here (isn’t this my usual story? Ha ha!) The good news is that I’m in the process of changing that. Since mid-2016, I’ve been working on rebranding everything about Carrie Day, and though it is exciting — and a process that requires me to really think about what I want to do next, and how I want to present that to you — it is also a process that requires lining up schedules with the key people helping me, and making decisions in areas such as colour schemes, props, visuals, what sort of stories do I want the visuals to tell and how they will support the music, hair, dress, style, palette, musical direction, target market, future performances, video projects, short vs long term goals, where to invest the most time at this time, etc, etc, etc. It’s pretty exciting to have a larger picture and direction of what I want to do going forward. Now to make it happen!
I’ve missed making videos! To ring in the new year, I recorded a little video of one of my favourite seasonal songs, and though I posted it on social media sites, I forgot to post it here. So here it is:
I also have quite a few demos of songs and thought it would be fun to make little videos to them. Here is the first:
I have some shows coming up in Hinton and Edson, and once the details are fixed, I’ll update them here! It’s been awhile since I’ve performed in other areas besides my home town, and it will be good to get back on the road!
There have been many world changes lately, and I feel like I should say something about the current world affairs, but aren’t we all exhausted by them by now? There is much talk going on in the world centered around US politics, and for good reason. There is a notable divide, even in the smallest of circles. All I can say about it is this: get off your screens, take a break from the news, go outside, hang out with some trees, pet a dog, walk until you can feel your legs wanting to give in, think about your short time here on earth, think about what earth actually is, think about your ancestors and where they came from, make eye contact with strangers and smile. We are all made of the same stuff, and we all have the same basic needs. There is no need for division. None. It can be, and should be, simple: love yourself, love others, love nature. Oh, and choose where you put your dollar: there is power in that. There are several small grocery shops locally owned, and the vibe in them is far more relaxing than that of Costco. My boycott list continues to grow the more I educate myself on how things are produced, and where things come from. I haven’t shopped at bigbox stores for almost two decades, because I don’t want to inadvertently support child and slave labor. We (my loved ones and I) have all we need and lack nothing.
Okay, that’s that. I’m going to optimize what little time I have left of this quiet morning to devote on my music. I’ve got some great projects coming: Flashback Friday Song/Videos, new photos of the new look, and some snippets of home recordings of my latest songs. Stay tuned, and keep in touch!