Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Kind of a Strange Musician

I'm kind of a strange musician. I listen to NPR or quiet in the morning. No morning playlist. Here's what you had to say when I asked for morning mix suggestions, in order to feel like a less-strange musician: 

"'Eye of the Tiger' played over and over until you defeat your lifelong nemesis in the final round of your epic battle." (YES.)

"Old Soul Music in the morning is just as good as coffee. Go with Amy Winehouse, john Legend or Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings if (you) dont like old soul." (This brought tears to my eyes. A kindred spirit, indeed.)

"I like Cake in the morning." (I love Cake in morning, too. Devil's food.)

"Toddler Tunes always does it for me." (Mothers among us, we salute you.)

"What's wrong with being an NPR-junkie??" (Nothing, I assure you. Not a thing. Just trying to be inclusive of other people and their customs.)

Still taking suggestions, sound off in comments section.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Overheard at DC Release Party: "They're kind of a short band." #maralevi

The overheards from the DC "We Listen to Fools" Release Party. Tweeted, upon request, with hashtag maralevi. This may be the best idea ever. Read on (editorial comments in italics):

The Pushovers do"Drink it Down"

  • "Woah! You took your shirt off! ....I was surprised." Another classy performance by #maralevi ;) What did you expect? It's like you don't even know me.
  • "she's the musical judy blume." A fan, on sarah maclachlan #maralevi Are you there, God? It's me, Sarah, and I want you to rescue this dog.
  • "we're drinking whiskey together for the first time as a band. It's important."--Mara, on bonding #maralevi
  •  When was the last time you heard a rock band sing in three part harmony? #maralevi
  • "she's like Tegan and Sara, only better." A fan, on @emilywhitemusic #maralevi Well...yeah.
  • "It's a bunch of lesbians who love reusable tote bags." @emilywhitemusic on her merch #maralevi Only fascists don't love reusable tote bags.
  • I kind of want to marry @emilywhitemusic. She's really lovely to listen to. And I do not shit abt music. #maralevi See above, reference Sara, Tegan and
  • "I'd rather be fat." --A fan, on running #maralevi I've been running before. I don't really want to do it again.
  • "They're kind of a short band." --A fan, on the pushovers' average height. #maralevi

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Photo shoot results!

Meredith and I had a great time wandering around our neighborhood looking for colorful places to take pictures (of me).
Here are some of my favorite results. What do you think?

I am angry and I can fly

Mmm hmm, I'm cool

Go, horsie, go!

There are more on my FACEBOOK profile if you'd like to check them out.
Thanks to Meredith (and Beckham the dog) for being willing to take the pics for me, and for being my fashion consultants!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Photo shoot and errands day

Today is photo shoot day! I woke up having had my requisite 7 hours of beauty sleep, put on my grubbiest clothes, and spent 4 hours going to Queens and back to get things out of storage. Why, you might ask, don't you get a storage unit in the place 5 blocks from your apartment? Well, I respond, we didn't know it was there (they don't have a good web presence, I guess), and now we don't feel like moving all of our things.
Having survived Atlantic Ave in both directions, we are now ready to go out into the neighborhood and take beautiful pictures of me (it's time for new press pics). I'll post some here (and on my website) when they're done!
Sunshine and traffic,

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Day 1 = crazy but fun

So, you may have noticed that my last few posts have come late at night (or early in the morning). It just so happens that grad school + working + releasing a CD takes a lot of time. I got a LOT done today, though, so we can all relax just a bit. Not ONLY did I spend all morning observing first grade music classes, I finished my homework for this week, I printed posters to send to NY and DC for my upcoming release shows, AND I got in my new shipment of t-shirts.
Now I'm ready for all of your orders, and I even have the right sizes!
I think the only thing I'm behind on now is sleep...

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


That's right, friends, Album release day is finally here. It's 12:30 am, I just finished my homework for tomorrow, and just put up the buttons on my website so people can buy the album! You should also be able to buy it from CD Baby and iTunes, though downloading directly from me is WAY better (because I make more money).

I'm not sure if I'm giddy because I'm excited to know what you think, or because I'm exhausted. It's not all that often that I'm giddy though, and I'm tired all the time. So I think we can reasonably assume that I'm excited. Please let me know what you think!

Love and giddiness,