Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Patchwork Memories

Why is it that a songwriter can sum up my feelings so perfectly with their lyrics.  

"Circumstances change, separation stays the same, I can't wait 'til we're together."

"We built our sails to catch the wind . . ."

"Your life turns pages each and every day . . ."

"If you try you can take me with you, in your heart and memories . . ."

This holds true with a songwriter I'm very proud of,

Lane Davis.

I guess my relationship with Lane goes all the way back to, oh I don't know, her birth!  Lane and I are cousins so I've never not known her (well except for the few years I was alive before she was born).  Anyway, she is EXTREMELYtalented!  And she has finally decided to share that talent with the world through her recently released album, Patchwork Memories.

The Lord has blessed us with a very tight knit family.  Family gatherings are a common occurrence in which we often beg her to sing.  There is often a silly song moment where she entertains my  nephews.  And if she's playing at a local venue you better believe we're there to cheer her on.  We've been lucky enough to enjoy her talent for the past several years and to watch her grow as a musician.  

Plus, B and I were honored to have her sing at our wedding.  

She came by a couple of weeks ago and I peppered her with questions so you could get to know her a little bit better.

What is your favorite song on the album?
No Sorrows.  It came together in a fun way in the studio and I have actually been singing the tune for years.  It has the exact feel of what I wanted and it's fun to perform.

What song was the hardest to write?
Patchwork Memories.  It was not a personal experience making it difficult to write.  I was writing for a friend but I wanted everyone to identify with it.  

What's the hardest thing about songwriting?
Being confident in your work knowing that someone else is going to hear it.  

What's your favorite nail polish color?

OPI On Collins Avenue and Fall You Don't Know Jacques

What book are you reading?
Dan Brown's Angels and Demons

You have a new apartment that I know you've thoroughly enjoyed decorating.  What's your favorite item in your house?
Other than my cat, Poppy, my Karastan Rug.  It's so soft, plush and the perfect burnt persimmon color.

There are a few items every girl can't leave the house without.  What is your item?
My Swiss Army tool.  My dad gave it to me and it has everything.  If it's not in my purse, it's in my pocket.  

So, what are you waiting for, buy the CD!  

Patchwork Memories is available at the Cunningham Hardware Cafe, Carlisle Weekly, and Davis Brothers Farms.  Or you can contact Brooke, Lane, or me.  

Check out lanedavismusic on Facebook for upcoming shows and events!

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Love List

Yes, I drink my coffee black.  However, I have a new discovery that has pulled me to the other side (at least for now).  And I must give credit to my mom for really making the discovery.

Oh how delicious!  You must try it.  I must share with you that B said it tasted like old woman suntan lotion.  What does that mean?

For me, it's divine!  I just add a little bit to the bottom of my favorite coffee cup, fill the rest up with Dunkin' Donuts coffee (another item to add to my love list), stir, and savor.


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Country Living Fair

A few weeks ago I shared about my slight obsession with magazines.  (If you didn’t catch that one click here to read.) At the top of my magazines must read list is Country Living.  This may come as a surprise but taking my vintages/antique/hodge podge style mixed with a love for “crafting” this magazine is a perfect fit.  So . . . when I saw the words, “the pages of Country Living Magazine come to life” I was hooked.

I knew I had to go.  However, the dates didn't work out with my schedule, and they didn't work the next year, or the next.  Each year I would longingly gaze at the pictures of the fair activities.  Someday . . . I would go.  Someday finally came.  This summer when I first saw the advertisement I went straight to my calendar and wrote down the dates.  Then I went to B and presented my sales pitch on why we should go which included golf.  He couldn't say no.  

Just the atmosphere of a planned event like this makes me excited.  The fair was held at Stone Mountain Park in Atlanta, Georgia.  The setting was perfect; a beautiful fall day in the mountains with leaves changing to beautiful golds and reds, endless white tents scattered throughout the clusters of pine trees.

Definitely a trip I would make again.  From antiques to handmade items to tasty treats over 150 vendors were set up for the weekend.  Brooke and I did leave with a few treasures but we came home with just as many ideas for new projects.