Friday, February 20, 2009

Coffee Today

Ok, today I’m going to do something that I only rarely do: write about something non-political. And that’s because today I did something that I never do, and that is buy a CD album directly from the artist.

And I don’t know why people don’t do that more often. It’s the same price, you know, if you buy a CD from Border’s or Best Buy. Only the artist gets to keep more of the profit.

And there’s nothing wrong with that.

The artist that benefited from my credit card charge is a singer/songwriter that I had never heard of before last Tuesday. When I drive home from work I listen to the local Houston Pacifica station, KPFT. They have lots of variety for people who truly like all kinds of music. On Tuesdays the format is to play the music of local artists.

And they played the track off of a CD by a local Austin artist named Wendy Colonna. It was called “Coffee Today.”

Over the next couple of days I kept thinking about it, that it was a really well emoted song, and this quality appealed to me. So I finally googled the song title and happened on Wendy Colonna's website where I saw she was selling her CDs.

So what the heck, I bought a couple of them.

Take a listen and tell me if you agree that this singer has some talent.

And the red hair doesn’t detract from anything, does it?


Wendy Lorraine Colonna said...

Hi! A google alert came up this morning with your blog! Hope You're enjoying your CD's. With Love & Blessings, Wendy

Hal said...

Thanks Wendy.

The CDs are still in shipment, but I am OK with that. I generally opt for the slowest conveyance, in this case, by mule train. (USPS). My students will hear your music and hopefully they will be won over as much as I have.

Cheers and much success.

- Hal