Nice to meet you, I hear you have the seat on a monday night on LI. I do the wednesday evening myself. I like your songs, I have a few of my own on my page and a Nick Cave cover for good measure!!
check out the archived test videos on ustream http://www.ustream.tv/liveireland/videos look at the stats. you got over 158,000 viewers on one video alone.!! I think we're nearly up there with your most popular Youtube stuff.
Hi Klara, watched your show last night, loved the chair dancing! Also, love your new shorter hair, really suits you. Listened to your song, Another Bitter Song, it is truly beautiful, well done. Cheers, Ann
HI sweetie you sing very well and very nice looks as well. I see you live in Ireland that is very cool and I have always wanted to visit there maybe someday I will be able to Iooks like you have a cool job best wishes.
Up until yesterday, I had no idea what content you had on myspace.com as the response I would get was that you were no longer on myspace.com. It seems you left out the "c" in McDonnell in the link.
But yesterday I got to it from googling your name. From there I found also a link to your blogger page and now have some idea of what you mention below re:stickam.
My only exposure to you before yesterday was what you have posted here on Live Ireland. Due to time line differences I don't find out about any Live Ireland broadcast guests until they are over with.
Armed with a little more information about your music education "rock school" or is that about pebbles and stones as in archeology? ;), I do wonder how much you were taught.
Anyways, with todays computer based communication and even freely (audacity) available software, I do kinda wonder why there is not more online musical creative collaboration. The laying down individual tracks by various artists and other creative people, such as sound mixing and even into the scope of video and graphics (there is freely software out there for that too.)
Of course there is the issues of artistic property, how to keep things on the up note in collaboration via the internet. I took a closer look at "Creative Commons" for licensing options (google it) and one link lead to another where I found myself at magnatune dot com
Plenty of licensable works. I found few in my short search you might like, but you explore. check out Heavy Mellow..
Moving right along. Klara, you have mentioned "drink" as in drunk in several places including intro to and within "It was the Drink" (really good lyrics BTW). OK, inspiration comes when it comes, but you can set it up to happen more often (no drink needed ;) You need assignments, like in school or work, to give inspiration fuel to happen by. Sooooo... pick two pieces of music from magnatune and put original lyrics to it. You can always change the music behind your lyrics and voice and make adjustments for the change.
Your next assignment is tougher, always! Challenge yourself by picking music that is a little harder for you to work with, but make it work for you, not the other way around. Theme it...Write an albums worth of songs by writing nothing less than three times an albums worth and then picking the best third.. Give yourself a time line goal for each song, development phase... etc..
Maybe I'm not writing anything you don't already know. ..... shrug....
you keep getting better. Passing Infatuation, Shooting Star, It was the drink, all have clearer vocals. Not sure what happened with the guitar near 1:20 on Passing Infatuation, sounded like a lead out of sync on another track, though it seemed to eventually find its place. The room echo (a little chorus effect too?) on vocals in Shooting star works nice with that song. articulation is good, could be a touch better. "It was the Drink" I found to have light hearted & interesting lyrics and two brief smiling facial expressions (1:37 showing you can add a touch of expressions/acting to your songs, though this seemed to be you rather than acting) and the end (which was you). Articulation is what moves you out in front of others.
Haven't said much about your guitar playing, as I know its only a matter of time for you to relax more and sound less-n-less mechanical, as you have been doing. Your voice is your stronger asset, but your guitar certainly helps you write lyrics. Let it flow....