Saturday, December 22, 2012

X & Y Bar

This week has been quite busy. Actually this whole month has been quite busy.
On Monday I had my MRI scan, I wasn't worried about it until I got there and they told me I HAD TO GET A CONTRAST INJECTED INTO ME. I THOUGHT THERE WAS NO NEEDLES INVOLVED. Okay so I freaked.

I'm not scared of needles... just it going through my inner arm is what bothered me... and they wouldn't let me take it any other way.

Anyway the machine was actually quite scary too. It was real noisy and loud and shook me about while my head was locked up into this cage thing. Lol a claustrophobic would have nightmares in there.

I've just been fishing a lot in my spare time as well. It keeps me relaxed during these stressful times. I also caught a massive 40cm bream. Bigger than any of the bream the boys have caught! I was so happy. I was catching everything inedible and small up until that breadwinner.

I had rehearsals too for my big day on Wednesday. It was my music video launch at X&Y Bar in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. We had SOOOOO many frustrations and technical difficulties that day but in the end it was a great turn out, a great night and probably my most favourite gig as of yet. I had a lot of fun. Even all the workers and sound guy bought my album. I can't wait to record again, I had such a positive response from my new songs (I played 3 new ones that night) that I can't wait to get back into the studio so I can share it properly with everyone. I love my band too. They are more than I could've asked for!

I also had another gig on Friday night as well. It was hot and sweaty and I played to about 10 people haha. But you still gotta give it your all no matter how different the crowd and vibe is... because I sold 2 albums at that gig and that was unexpected because of such a small crowd.

November/December has been so busy and tiring for me but my tour is nearly over. One show left now. But... then I have one like 5 days later and then a few more after that.. so it doesn't really feel like I get a break like I planned for January haha.

However, I do have a road trip planned for January 1st until I have to go back to school. My uni friends are I are trekking down to Melbourne and then up through Sydney and then back to the Gold Coast. They thought I was crazy that I wanted to go to the countryside on my own for my 21st. I still wanna do that.. lol.

Keeping busy has kept my heart off my mind.

Thursday, December 13, 2012


And he's off again.

I came down to Melbourne for one day, slightly excited by the fact that we had made afternoon/dinner plans after my gig.

I didn't hear from him for one week. He didn't answer his calls or reply to my messages. I felt totally devastated at my gig that I was on the verge of crying, but that just meant I threw out an emotional performance and the audience response was good. I just thought maybe he'd swing by, that he was ignoring me to surprise me. All just wishful thinking.

Instead of what I thought were my premeditated Melbourne plans, I went to a lovely gig with fellow artists I played with, Maddison and Nay to go support some other independent bands. I drank Sailor Jerry rum and coke and tried to numb how sad I felt.

Oh well, it was too good to be true. I just wish he
1) had the respect to tell me he needed space or changed his mind about seeing me or whatever it was
2) left me alone if this is what he was going to put me through again
3) I don't have a number 3 but I wonder what happened in his head or what evil scheme he was up to

All I can do is tell myself that this pain is great for my music, and it really has been! The afternoon gig brought on some new fans and a Foxtel TV host said he'd slip me into his newsletter and pass my album onto his radio friend.
Too much flying for my guitar...

Then I flew back up to Brisbane where the flight got delayed in the air for 3 hours. I went fishing with the boys from school to get my mind off things and we caught a stingray, shark and two breams. The rest of the week was spent studying hard for our last exam.

I think we all did pretty well in our exams due to cramming. Glad to have my first semester over!
Straight after my exams I drove home, packed my bags, went to the shops to grab 7 Time Off Magazines with my interview in it, grabbed dinner for mum and I then came home.

My friend came over to buy two tshirts, I ate my dinner, read my article then headed to the airport.

So busy busy! I will get to relax once the 21st is over!
The plane got delayed by 2 hours and then an additional extra hour was spent on the plane. So all up I spent 3 hours wasting time haha. I couldn't even sleep because there was the tallest lankiest boy next to me and I felt bad that he had such little space for his spider body, so I let him creep into my personal bubble a little.

Today I will go Christmas shopping and to the Regina Spektor concert.

Thanks for all the lovely comments. It was good to finally meet one of my Blog buddies, Anita at my gig! 

Instagram: @deenamusic

Friday, November 30, 2012

Busy Bee

Oh wow I've been so busy that I've neglected this for nearly a month.
A lot has been happening I guess, its that crazy time with all of my university assessments and music tour going on at the same time so I've just been in way over my head.

All of my university assessments are finished, I just have two exams left that I gotta study for.
I've also done 3 gigs from my tour so far. I went down to Melbourne and performed 5 times over 3 days. It was really tiring. Now I'm super sick and got the worst cold and my very first performance in my hometown, Brisbane is tomorrow. I hope I'll be okay.

Bailey has also come back into my life now a little bit. I texted him while I was in Melbourne and he surprisingly messaged back. I was certain that he didn't want to hear from me ever again. Unfortunately he was in Tasmania so we couldn't meet up but we did continue messaging. I don't know what I'm doing really, because we won't ever work out with the current situation. So we're really just putting up our hearts to get toyed. I'll see him in Melbourne on my next gig (where I only fly down for one day) and figure it out then.

I've had to find a brand new car.. my beautiful green bean is in its dying days unfortunately. So far its done about 330k so its a solid effort for a 1998 car haha. I put in a deposit for a car yesterday and I love it to bits, but just sad to be moving on from my corolla.

Time Off Magazine interviewed me for their December issue so that's really cool. It took me ages to conjure up some answers. Interviews are a tough one when you have to sit down and write it knowing its going to get printed for people to read.

I've also been working on trying to shave a semester off my uni degree by transferring my University of Melbourne engineering subjects as electives and then overloading for 2 semesters. I just wanna be done with school. I'm enjoying it but yeah, would be nice to finish quicker seeing as I spent 2 years working, traveling or recording.

My cousin, aunty and uncle from my dad's side are interested in coming to see me play tomorrow, which is really nice... but I haven't seen them since I was probably like 13. I'm happy and flattered but also a little disappointed that it has taken this much with my music for them to care and make an effort. That's just me being begrudging to the Lynch family though. I am happy that they might be coming, that's all that matters.