News & Today =)


News:
  • I met my all time favorite artist and heroin, Unni Wilhelmsen, again in December after her amazing non-christmas concert in Oslo, and told her I’m singing her song “Orange” on my vocal assessment next week. She told me to send her the recording. If I dare. Do I…? 
  • I have passed 300 plays on Soundcloud! 😀
  • I am 6 fans away from 300 on Facebook (Come on people – Like and spread! 😉)
  • “Another Song” was played on Norwegian radio for the first time on Thursday – more about that later – and I celebrated with a cute little bottle of Champagne.
  • My Oslo band is ready to start working on the set, and I am going back to Liverpool tomorrow and looking forward to a couple of intense weeks of song arranging, demo recording and note material making. =)

Today:

Today, I once again had the privilege of being pampered by my very good friend Marhú. Marhú isn’t just a great friend, and she hasn’t just given me an amazing nephew who I love very much, and she hasn’t just offered me to be one of the maids of honor when she is getting married this summer (weheeey!!!). She is also the only person I trust my hair with.;-P She is a wizard, and I always walk out of there like a new person. This time I came to the salon where she works full time as a hair dresser, and it was nice to get a little glimpse of her little corner of the world, where she makes a difference in her very own way.

You can’t really see the cut, but you can see the colour at least. 🙂

My friend Ida sent me a Spotify link today. I love getting Spotify links, especially when it is to music I have never heard of that surprises and delights me. Discovering new music is one of my favorite things in the world. My friend Milena always provides me with lots of amazing music. She has a blog, in which she recommends lots of GREAT songs, bands and performances. Milena’s music is like my Drug-Of-Choice…! I can really recommend her recommendations…!
Anyway, today Ida was the one to send me a link, and without knowing anything about this guy I pressed Play, and was blown away by this piano instrumental tune. Breathtaking.

Yiruma – River Flows In You

I haven’t been that moved by a piano tune since the soundtrack of Finding Neverland, especially this one;

Finding Neverland – Piano Variation In Blue

Sigh…

Another musical number surprised me tonight. The TV was on in the living room, and the Norwegian Song-contest was on. And there she was, my friend from school, playing “langeleik” on a beautiful Norwegian folk-ish song! It was truly magical, and it was nice to see that there is still some justice, reason and people with taste left in the world – they made it to the next round over the half naked annoying blond who couldn’t sing.;-P
Marie is an AMAZING violin/fiddle player, and I have had the privilege of having her play on one of my songs in the past. Hopefully I will be able to “book” her again, because she had a great ear for what I wanted – she pretty much played exactly what I had in mind, without a word from me.

Like I said, I’m going back to Liverpool tomorrow, after 4 weeks of chillin’ at home. It has been lovely to be home, but it will be nice to get back and started again as well. I’ve got lots of things to do in the weeks and months to come, so I might as well get on with it. =)
Another thing I should get on with, is packing. So I will leave you with a frosty kiss and some pictures.

Haha!!
MUAH!! Xxxx
Audrey
Unni Wilhelmsen & me
Marhú, Miguel & me ❤

2 more nephews ❤   

My friend Charit’s dog, and my new nephew.
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The SuperGlue kind of friendship

I have spent a lot of time this holiday (though not enough, never enough) with some of my favorite people, and it got me thinking about friendship. The super glue kind. You know, the people who stick. They’re there, even when they’re not, and the connection will never ever fade just because you for some reason don’t see them for a couple of years. That sounds so long, a couple of years, too long, but it happens. Life happens. People you used to see or talk to every day are either too busy or too far away, and so are you. It doesn’t mean the friendship is dead. When you meet again, you are relieved to find everything is the same, and you talk and laugh like no time has passed. “Let’s not wait another year before we see each other again,” you say, part with a hug and make promises to keep in touch. But another year passes, oh so quickly…

Why is it so easy to forget to remember? Why is it so difficult to make a phone call once in a while? When I was younger, I made phone calls all the time, just to talk. For hours. Even to people I talked to every day at school. Now, as life becomes busier and more serious, I forget to make those calls. So many lives, so many places, so little me, so little time. I wish I had more time. Because even though I know the superglue will keep them close even without the constant contact, actually spending time with them is something I can’t put a price on. The sound of these people’s voices make my life better. And I realize how much I miss them every time they pick up the phone.

I don’t really do new years resolutions, but if I did, mine would be to make more of those phone calls.
What’s yours?