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Google Commercial!

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted. Lots of things happening in 2014. One of which was the honor to create and record music for the 2014 Google Philippines OFW campaign. I worked on it in February with longtime bandmate Kevin Camia (when we were all part of the Bobby Banduria Band, with Kevin as Bobby Banduria). We created a very sweet original, that was changed over 10 times into what you hear in the commercial. Check it out here. What do you think?

I played the violin and Kevin played a zillion instruments. We also got to work with an amazing musician, Cyrus of Hot Karate, who was our sound genius.

As a freelance writer, writer of my creative work, and full-time mommy, what’s it like to leave to Los Angeles for 10 days to do this?!!! It was a treat to be stimulated so artistically again and given a lot of great feedback about the music I create. Music is never work to me. I was able to Facetime the little ones and Google+ video chat with them while at the studio and when I wasn’t working. This was the most spontaneous I’ve been in terms of travel and work. It couldn’t have been done if I didn’t have family to help take care of the kids while I was gone.

It was a blast and hopefully, I’ll get a chance to do it again. Or just play in another band or make my kids learn instruments so we can make a family band. Lol. Whichever comes first.

 

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Our last day in the studio

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Past midnight selfie while creating a violin part

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KQED Article

KQED recently did an article and segment on the literary arts journal I co-founded at California College of the Arts, Eleven Eleven. It’s been around for the last 10 years now- which is awesome, and now headed up by poet Hugh Behm-Steimburg. I remember writing the proposal for the journal with co-founder Youmna Chlala. We thought of the idea of the journal at the CCA graduate MFA start of the year dinner at the Headlands Center for the Arts. Wonderful writers and artists have since graced its pages. Though it’s no longer a hard cover you can purchase, Eleven Eleven is available as an online journal. Take a look at the current issue . This all started with a big idea by two friends on a nature hike to the beach before dinner with the CCA MFA class of 2004…I love it when ideas turn out bigger and better than you ever imagined.

Here’s a video of me at the CCA Eleven Eleven 10 year celebration reading introducing writer Teresa Walsh


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