Yeah, baby. Tonight marks the launch of my revamped website.
The site's logo is designed by Julie after I took a digital photo of Times Square in New York City and a photo of Julie in my living room eating an apple. Julie then photoshopped and layered the two pics and I know I'm prejudiced because Julie is my daughter but she is just so freaking creative...anyway, I think the result is pretty cool...so cool that I showed it to my publisher as a possible idea for the new book cover for Three Days in New York City and they're working on that as we speak, though whether they will use any part of it I have no idea. But even if they don't, I love it for my website so what the hell. My new webmistress, who is just awesome, tweaked it further on my website and added the white edging, and let me take this opportunity to introduce her because she's incredible... Josephine Piraneo of Glass Slipper Web Design. I love the name Glass Slipper...but then again, I adored Cinderella as a kid...in fact, I'm still waiting for my fairy godmother to appear and sprinkle something magical on me. (And no, I'm not talking about mushrooms. Repeat after me. Those days are over. Right.)
Anyway, the MySpace I posted earlier today for SZ3, a/k/a the Sarah Zimmerman Trio, wasn't functioning properly so Sarah went in and fixed it, and I'm totally in love with this song -- Fire -- and not just because Julie wrote it. She's also bassist for the band, Eric is on drums and the amazing, amazing, Sarah Zimmermann is on guitar and vocals...also Julie recorded and mixed it in her new studio. And on this particular cut, Eric is actually playing electric mandolin as the song begins and simultaneously playing the drums with his feet. Yeah, I know, I know, I'm overdoing it with the parental pride here but today is the first day I'm home alone for the next two weeks and I miss my family already. So here's the new link and I hope you think it's as awesome as I do.
Sarah has this to say in the trio's MySpace blog:
"Wednesday, November 01, 2006
1st song is up!
yooo doggies....so the first song is up! we had some trouble there, but i (sarah) came to the resuce and solved the problem because I'm amazing. woooo. thats why they call me Handy Sarah. now, remember its a rough take and sarah's vocals sound like a mouse, BUT it'll do for now. just don't be hatin on us!
also an update, eric and julie left today for a west coast tour with Adrian Belew! so i'm definitely gonna miss them...two weeks with out my slicks..i don't know how i'm going to survive! when they come back I PROMISE we'll have some new better recorded stuff..we just kinda threw this one together to get it out there.
so give a little listen, a little love, and if you're on the west coast check out www.adrianbelew.net for eric and julie's tour dates!!
Ha. She'll hate me for this, but Sarah is really cute, isn't she?
Speaking of Adrian Belew, I know I posted this earlier today, too, but just a reminder that J&E did a podcast over at Krimson News and the interview also includes them joining Jon Anderson of Yes for Heart of the Sunrise -- and you can find that cut as well as some other pretty cool stuff on the Rock School soundtrack.
Finally, today's Gaiman moment comes courtesy of Blog Critics and it's a very interesting/inspiring post - especially if you are a writer. Or hope to be one, anyway.