Posts tagged ‘dez’

This is how we doooo it……

It’s Saturday. My brother from another mother (he has the EXACT birthday as my sister) came in town to get a track written with me and discuss some music biz. So excited. It’s been years since we’ve put pen to paper and I had plenty on my mind to write about. He had a track about a 4th finished and we got to work…….man…this track is FUN-KY. Can’t wait for to share it – sadly, it can only be heard through our headphones since we were in writing mode…..we ALWAYS end up arguing….lol. Guess that’s the fun of collaborating, ha.

Here’s another sneak peak of a song almost finished…listen in the background. This is our song “Bad Love” which will be on our Out Roun’ Back album that we are working hard to finish by the end of this year. Hope you like the little snippet….apparently I like to lipsync to myself, ha! Dork.

 

In other news…..up and coming this week. Singing with The Inspiration Band on the 28th at a private function and got MUUUUCH rehearsing to do for “The Voice” audition next Sunday. Think I’ve narrowed my songs down to Summertime (jazz standard) and/or We Found Love by Rhianna. I’m working on a new website and hopefully later this week I’ll switch to dezdonnell.com!! Will keep you posted. And one more thing……new videos posted on my video page and my youtube channel! If you subscribe on youtube PLEASE go to my channel and subscribe…I would be forever grateful….you can suggest repayment via comments 🙂 Post your youtube channel and I will subscribe to yours…how ’bout dat. Here’s my channel link:  http://www.youtube.com/dezdonnell

 

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July…..are we really halfway through 2012??

Wow this year is flying by.  Where are you with the goals you set for this year? I’m pretty pleased with what I’ve accomplished to date…but still have a long way to go with hitting my 2012 goals. Now that it’s the halfway mark, I need to kick it up a notch!!

My gigging calendar has slowed down and I am excited to get back into the studio this weekend!!! Looong overdue… Out Roun’ Back is wanting to complete our debut album that’s been several years in the making…you hear 3 of the un-finished tracks on my music tab….so I would LOVE to have a completed project by the end of the year. I’ll be heading to Shreveport this weekend to get back in the studio with ORB and see if we can pick up on the mojo where we last left off. Funk voice….activate.

The end of the month also brings The Voice auditions….gonna give it a go….I’m open to any audition song suggestions! So far I’m thinking about Jessie J’s “Mama Knows Best”, Seal’s “Kiss from a Rose”, Teena Marie’s “Loverboy” or “Kiss” by Prince. Song choice is key and yet soooo hard to decide on! Thoughts?!

Would love to get some comments from you guys, anyone out there??

Wishing everyone a happy and safe July 4th!

Dez

Summertime is calling….

It’s halfway through May and already pretty hot here in Texas. Summer is pretty much here…. I am already living in flip flops, sandals and maxi dresses. I also have my favorite foods and music this time of year….watermelon, grilled corn, pasta salads, pina colada cake and chocolate delight dessert is a MUST have at our house!

Certain songs always bring summer memories –  some are memories from movies watched when out of school in the summer, some were played at the skating rink where I pretty much LIVED during summers and some are just always on the radio this time of year:

  • Summertime – Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince
  • I can’t wait – Nu Shooz
  • Higher Love – Steve Winwood
  • Cruel Summer and Venus – Bananarama
  • Rock The Boat – Aaliyah
  • Take My Breath Away – Berlin
  • Wipeout and California Girls-Beach Boys (I know it’s cheesy, but it’s summer!)
  • No Rain – Blind Melon
  • Two Princes – Spin Doctors
  • OPP – Naughty By Nature
  • All I wanna do – Sheryl Crow
  • Under the Bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers – yep, summer I graduated HS, 92!
  • Tennessee – Arrested Development – another out of high school moment!
  • Stay – Lisa Loeb – yep, 92….oh the memories.
  • Praise You – Fatboy Slim….you know you loved it too
  • Ignition – R Kelly

What songs remind you it’s summertime????

The Power of Intention is fo’ realz…

Things are poppin’!!!!  At the top of the year I set out to get more active with my music instead of sitting around complaining. The power of intention is NO JOKE!

I’ve flipped through the tv channels and landed several times on PBS to see that bald guy Wayne Dyer talk about the “power of intention”. I’ve always been, by nature, a skeptic and “poo poo” a lot of hyped up super spiritual – new age-mumbo jumbo cliche catch phrases like “visualize it into being” or “bloom where you’re planted”, “just reach out and grab it”!  So it’s funny to me that I am just now opening up to “get it”. Intention means nothing unless you ACT on it. I can intend on doing laundry all day long and it will just sit there.

So I acted on my intention by creating this blog and continuously working towards small goals. Baby steps. They may seem like no big deal to most people, but I’m excited. I had a gig last Saturday night, Tuesday night, this friday night, next friday night….the following Saturday….it’s crazy! It’s coming out of nowhere! I haven’t called anyone! Duh, the power of intention. Recognize!

So please come check me out at a show this month! And I promise to post videos soon!!

04/14/2012 – Harwood 609 – Dallas, TX  with The Inspiration Band 1-6pm

04/28/2012 – Indigo Jazz with The Inspiration Band 8:30-12:30pm

First blog post

Welcome to my official site!

Over the next few weeks I’ll be adding information and music to this site. I will also upload some videos of me performing with some other artists that I often work with or maybe just me myself and I.

You can find me in the studio backing other artists in their recordings and on the stage performing my own music.

Check back and stay in touch!

Dez

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