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I write songs, I sing them... I play the piano and a little bit of the guitar.. I've released 5 albums of music, I love the scent of freshly fallen rain and the scent of lavender on bedsheets. I would drink tea all day long if the caffeine didn't keep me up at night. I hate driving in L.A traffic. I would love to one day catch the squirrel that steals the plums from my tree and make him a pet. I don't watch TV anymore. My 3 year old daughter is more entertaining than any TV show could ever be :)

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Tuesday, June 07, 2005

East Coast Tour

I love the East Coast. Just something about those brick terracotta buildings....and perhaps the fact that you can find a dunkin donuts on every street corner in New York and Massachusetts.
I remember buying a tea with milk and sugar with a donut almost every morning from the Dunkin Donuts across the street from the Berklee College of Music when I was studying there.

So it was nice to taste the familiar again.
And Manhattan has such an energy to it. That juxtaposition of cultures, waiting around every street corner, there for the discovery. I wandered around Union Square, enthralled by the statue of Mahatma Gandhi, had a sample of the eclectic stores in St. Mark's Place (wooden crafts, tibetan beads, you name it...), rode the subway, marvelling at the stoic persistance of buskers in the steamy heat of the underground.....dragged my heavy-*** keyboard through the wet, streets of Chinatown and up and down subway steps (thanks Chris for helping out!).......
bought a pair of $5 sunglasses from a street vendor, experienced getting my eyebrows threaded for the first time (No tweezers...just a piece of string and dexterity...and presto...your eyebrows get shaped and neatened...don't know how the woman did it!...seems like it's practiced mostly by Indian women.)

Next stop after Manhattan was Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
I played at my very first Campfire Festival at the lovely Club Passim. What a great community of songwriters and I love college towns. It was nice to smell the air and be in Massachusetts again. I didn't manage to head down to Boston though (not enough time in the itinerary) and that was a pity. I guess I'll just have to head back there again sometime soon and take that walk down to the Charles River and just watch the river flow by.

I was also in Rhode Island and stayed in a lovely Bed and breakfast. Loved the french toast that we had for breakfast and also met a lovely gentleman from Spain who turned out to be a writer who authored books on socio-bio-diversity. According to him, Ecuador is the country with the greatest biodiversity within the smallest land area. Fascinating.
Had a good time performing at the Tazza Caffe in Providence, R.I with my good friend and fellow singer-songwriter Zachary Provost.

After Rhode Island, we drove 7 and a half hours the next day, to get to Washington, D.C.
What a loooong drive it was.....I was all optimistic that it would be an o.k drive, but really, next time, I'm gonna study my map before I book venues that far apart *grin*

We met Janelle out at the venue, Staccato, in Washington, D.C. She had driven 5 hours from Pennsylvania to see us. Wow. And she had to drive back after our show to get the car back to Pennsylvania by the morning. I think she mentioned that she was loading up on coffee!

After Washington, D.C, we had to return to NYC the next day. What was supposed to be a 4-5 our drive turned out to be a 7 hour drive with all the bad traffic and bad weather.

The Encore performance in the Broadway district of Manhattan was fun. Michael the sound guy did a great job with the lights and sound system and I had such a lovely time playing the REAL piano!
It was also lovely to see friends like Sophia and Phillip again and their family.

Whew.... so I'm back in L.A now. Gotta go get ready for my performance tonight at The Mint.

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Blogger kevin said...

I absolutely love your second album. Definitely a leap from your debut - Fly Away. I was anticipating an acoustic guitar track, somewhat to Mr. Beastly. But still, it's awesome. Keep up the hard work Corrinne!

Cheers (:

- a fan & an aspiring singer

Wednesday, June 08, 2005 1:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Corrinne,

I'm getting my daily dose of your second album as I leave this note :)

Just to let you know: my friends and I absolutely adore your voice and your music. One of them knows how to play the keyboard, and he's trying to figure out the chords so that we can jam, heh.

Thursday, June 09, 2005 10:55:00 PM  
Blogger ... said...

Hi Corrinne,

Just want you to know that your albums brought me closer back to GOD. Your songs are indeed inspiring. Thanks.

Even my little two year old loves your songs and tries to sing along.

Looking forward to hearing you live in August.

Friday, June 10, 2005 10:59:00 AM  
Blogger said...

I love your music ! (:
keep it Up !
take care

Monday, June 13, 2005 3:15:00 AM  
Blogger darylchng said...

Corrinne, just bought your 2nd album. It's great. the lyrics seem to really connect with me. I loved ur first album too. Really hope to be there to support you when u come to singapore!

Monday, June 13, 2005 8:08:00 AM  
Blogger Corrinne May said...

Thanks everyone, for your lovely comments on my new album :)
I'm excited about it too and I'm so happy to know you're enjoying it as well :)


Tuesday, June 14, 2005 12:02:00 PM  
Blogger valiumgrey said...

so corrinne, when are u going to write a chinese song????

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 5:44:00 PM  
Blogger The' said...

Corrinne, i love your new album especially "The Birthday Song" and "Angel in Disguise", definitely songs everyone could connect with so well. I realize that your faith is strong in your music and i think it's pretty awesome that you do it in such a way that people who aren't religious (like me) could enjoy your music too by writing songs that we could all relate too. :-) Keep up the great work!

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 7:36:00 PM  
Blogger Corrinne May said...

Hey valiumgrey, you sound like my friend Alex who has been asking me to write a chinese song too :)

If I ever do, I'll probably collaborate with a lyricist to get some chinese lyrics on it.

Gotta work on getting my language skills in shape :)
Bottom line : no immediate plans to write a song in chinese yet, but I just bought myself a book of chinese poetry :)

And ''the', thanks for the comments :) I'm glad you're able to enjoy the songs :) I guess you've noticed that I like to reflect on the spiritual side of life :)

Thursday, June 16, 2005 1:00:00 AM  
Blogger chunnie.poh said...

you music and lyrics are an inspiration to all around you..
every friend that i introduce to listen you says. you are fantastic.
great voice, inspiring .....

Thursday, July 28, 2005 12:44:00 AM  
Blogger Edvok8 said...

Talking about the East Coast and NYC ... remember when we missed our flight at La Guardia and spent the night at the airport bookshop? =p


Monday, February 13, 2006 10:02:00 PM  
Blogger ~Nimajneb Ees Ney Woh~ said...

wow, i love your music. I borrowed the Fly Away CD from my music teacher and i just kept on playing and playing the CD over and over...:)

Chinese? I not surprised that you are planning to write a song in chinese but its too difficult for me...i need to improve on my chinese... fine some basic chinese for me is ok, but i am completely lost when it comes to literature...

Oh, and BTW i'm a Singaporean Student... RG Pri, RG Sec and RJC?? must be very acadamically inclined! :)

Saturday, April 08, 2006 12:29:00 AM  

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