It began late December 2017 when the world known to Keith Cullen flipped upside down. After receiving trenching news of having cancer, Keith’s path steered to challenging times ahead. Continue reading “Origin of Debut Single “Make Way””
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.”
― T.S. Eliot
For many, the approaching holidays and the new year can bring about many feelings of reflection. It is a symbolic time that allows to look at the fruits of your labor and enjoy the summation of the things you were able to accomplish. For many years I have admired British recording artist and songwriter, Daley. Between his soulful vocals and ability to bridge beautiful music between many genres, I’ve enjoyed and been inspired by his immense talent. Earlier this year I was overjoyed to have been asked to be a supporting act for him at his show at the legendary Troubadour music venue in Los Angeles, and it was such a fulfilling moment and experience for many reasons.
It’s been a year of tests, tribulations, lessons and growth for so many of us.
The details of our journeys are always going to be different, but there are so many threads that we share as spirits having our human experience. I just wanted to share this particular story in the hope that we can find another moment of commonality, and really touch on what makes us relate to one another. Continue reading “Heaven, Hell, and Capitol Records: A Transformation of Perspective”
A friend reminded me of this lyric after I shared a picture on the grueling effect chemo has on the body. I want to start by saying thank you to everyone for the human kindness—so far it’s been unbelievable! Big shoutout to my own nearest and dearest for putting up with my antics over the last couple of month! I love you!
It’s week three of treatment. I’ve got the drill down, I know how it will make me feel, when nausea will strike, how long I’ll sleep, what I can eat to feel better.
Before each chemo round, I have a routine to prepare myself mentally.
I practically bounced into the hospital on Monday ready to face the challenge. When I arrived, they completed blood tests and I was told that my neutrophils were 0.1 (a tenth of where they needed to be), so after the nurses and consultants took some time to deliberate, they canceled chemo for that day.
On Monday I started chemotherapy, 2 days of 4 different drugs. It’s Thursday now and I am finally able to lift my head off the pillow. It’s taken me a while to sort through my feelings: the layers of fear and disbelief, the desire to ignore reality (I am best known for this).
I’ve been so fortunate so far to be having a great time in Australia, and have been keeping incredibly busy. With so many new people to meet and things to do, this experience has already been immensely rewarding. Travelling has such a unique way of opening up our eyes: it gives us a fresh perspective in a brand new place. This past week, I’ve had the most rewarding experiences: climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge and taking in the insane views, strolling through the charming Botanical Gardens, taking a trip down to the beautiful Lake Macquarie, and of course eating the most delicious food (can definitely recommend Thrive and China for anyone in the area).
I can’t believe it’s been four weeks now since the release of “Turn On the Light”. There are so many incredible people to thank for this whole experience, but none of it would be possible without Kamal Ibrahim. Kamal and I met back in 2010 after my first EP release, so reconnecting with him for collaboration on Turn On the Light made perfect sense. Continue reading “Turn On The Light – Behind The Scenes with Kamal Ibrahim”
Words really, truly, can not describe how excited I am to be performing on September 20th at Sofar’s event Give a Home. This is the largest music charity organization were THOUSANDS of artists, both tremendously famous and underground, come together in thousands of homes to perform and raise money for those millions who were forced to flee their homes. Continue reading “Give A Home”
A couple of weeks ago, I had the amazing opportunity to go to the most magical place on earth with my lovely family, Disney World. This was a treat for my nephew which made him incredibly happy. Continue reading “Where Dreams Come True”