As I sit here eating Chinese food, I am reflecting on a lot that has happened in these past few weeks. I haven’t been able to write a blog because I have been ridiculously busy with school and writing new songs. Every day, two hours or more of homework is what I get to look forward to. I’m not complaining, as I am definitely learning a lot, which I love, but I just have to really watch my time management. Actually, my AP European History class is really enjoyable because I love the material and the teaching style of taking notes from a lecture then immediately applying what I have learned. I never want to stop learning!
Even though I have been busy with work and school, I have had time to do fun things as well. My best friend and I ran the Color Run 5k - messy, but oh so much fun. A bunch of my friends and I went to Kings Island and had a blast. On another free weekend, we spent time in West Virginia hiking, fishing, and riding ATVs all over. We also added to our family by adopting another rescue dog, who is now settling in nicely with my family.
On the business side of my life, I have been working on getting my next two albums together for recording - one blues, the other rock. I will be getting back into the studio very soon to record. I am also working on some collaborations with a couple of other musicians. Can’t wait to share these projects.
This week, I had a video shoot at Poor Indiana Man Productions in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. I have to say, Joshua Wickizer’s studio is AWESOME! It has a great vibe and the room has the most wonderful sound. Joshua is very talented and knows how to shoot videos and make them sound great! I’ll be getting the videos posted as soon as I can.
I have played so many places since writing my last blog. The BEST thing when I am playing live is when the audience feeds me energy. It’s a symbiotic relationship. I benefit from their energy and they benefit from my music by letting them forget about some of the things going on in their lives for awhile. If you want to see where I am playing next, check out my SHOWS page: http://erincoburnmusic.com/shows
On one of my favorite topics - food, I am no longer a vegetarian. I noticed it was making me very tired, so just yesterday I switched back over to eating meat. At least adding chicken, eggs, and fish back into my diet. The recipe I want to share for this blog is Healthy Muffin Cups. I made these for my boyfriend on our one month anniversary and he loved them. My parents even stole a few and wanted more!
The songs I have been listening to:
Can’t Sleep by Gary Clark Jr.
Float by Switchfoot
Hot Blood by Kaleo
Is This Love by Corinne Bailey Rae (cover of Bob Marley’s “Is This Love”)
Thank you for keeping up with my blog! Stay tuned for more to come and check out the rest of my Erin Coburn Music website!