One of the reasons I started Sirenstories was to find new music, especially music that would inspire the act of writing.
This week I fell in love with “I Gotta Man” featuring Xavier from Sxip Shirey’s fantastic record A Bottle of Whiskey and a Handful of Bees.
I don’t have time to write a long post about “I Gotta Man” the way I definitely would have in the past. But I had to share it. The song is just so delicious. In fact, if I had to say anything about this tune, if I had to pick one word, I’d say yum. That was my very first reaction. Just—yum.
I’ve been avoiding this question for quite a while, but in a nutshell: SoundCloud has changed a lot since I started this blog, and it’s grown increasingly difficult and time consuming to post other people’s music here, although that’s why I originally created Sirenstories.com.
As a new mom and aspiring novelist, I was missing my first love: music. So I started this blog to inspire myself to seek out new independent artists. And I think I did a pretty good job. There’s a LOT of great music posted on this site. My goal was to accept every song uploaded to the Sirenstories SoundCloud, find something I loved about it, and share.
The blog was a delightful diversion for me, as well as a way to give back. A way to discover new independent artists, amazing songs, and gorgeous composed music.
But now, because of the changes on SoundCloud, and in my own life, I’m officially moving on from the original Sirenstories.com format. From here, I’m not sure how the blog will evolve—but I don’t want to just let it go.
So hopefully sometime soon, I’ll start updating links, and continuing to connect with musicians and authors whose work I admire. But for today, here’s some work of my own. My first book trailer. Please click on the pic below to watch, and if you have a sec, let me know what you think! I’d love to hear from you. I hope you enjoy this small peek into Cate and David’s world…
And until we meet again, I hope you take good care of each other, and work for what you want. You know what I’m talking about.
Mimi Cross (Photo: Danny Sanchez) Joyce: Welcome to HEA, Mimi and Khristine! Mimi, please tell us a bit about your new release, Shining Sea. Mimi: Shining Sea is a dark fantasy that has its feet firmly planted on the coast of Maine. Rock Hook Cliff and the fictional national park that surrounds it, as well…
Readers of Before Goodbye who asked about Cate’s songs, this is for you!
Hopefully she’ll be posting more music soon…