Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Due to recent inquiries, I wanted to share a bit of information. This is not an attempt to explain myself, as that would imply that I think myself sane. On the contrary, this is simply an attempt to eliminate one more question from the world; though, it may just end up sparking more. Oh the vicious cycle of words.
Positive assertions have always been my favorite. Growing up, my parents always said that I didn’t know the meaning of the word “no.” To clarify, it wasn’t that I didn’t know what the word “no” meant; it was simply that I preferred the word “yes.” I’m sure a lot of people can relate ;) So this is where the word “fowsh” comes in.
I think a lot of you know the two-word phrase “for sure.” It is often used as an expression of confirmation. An extension of the word yes, this word allows you to state the certainty of any situation without any hint of pretention or arrogance. This is due mostly to generational differences (and a different subject altogether), but there seems to be a certain properness attributed to the exactness of pronouncing the word yes. No? For sure.
After a while, “for sure” developed into a shortened version, “fo sho.” This version was even better because of the playful phonetic nature. Without pronouncing the “r’s,” it allows the mouth to just have a little but more fun with the expression. What’s more, the expression is a highly positive one. So not only are you having fun speaking, you are also using a word with a positive connotation. If you take that idea one step further, you get “Fowsh”: The funnest way to say “yes.”
I have so much fun with words. I really don’t even know how one would even begin to categorize words in this world. Language has always been one of my favorite subjects because of its depth and how closely it relates to personal philosophy and personal taste. The variation is infinite, not only from country to country, or from one group of friends to another, but from one person to the next. Fowsh ;)

Saturday, September 26, 2009


Just thought I’d shoot everyone an update on some things ☺ I have finally gotten the album all finished!!! OMG! We have also released the actual release date. January 26th 2010. There ya go! I know it may seem like a ways away to some of you, but we will be releasing tracks and giving plenty of sneak peeks over the next few months… don’t worry!
So now I’ll be working with the wonderfully creative people in the art department at Vanguard to get the artwork and layout all figured out. How fun is that?! I get to figure out if I’d like to use artwork on the front, or a photo, or both. What kind of packaging. Color schemes. Is there a theme? Is there a message? Of course there is! It’s a lot of thought that goes into it and I just love getting all wrapped up with the whole process ☺
So we have this album. And we have this date. And we have TONS to do to get ready for the release. So I wanted to reach out to those of you who read this ;) It takes a lot for a new artist like myself to spread the word and let people know what I’m all about. Word of mouth is always how I hear about new artists… friends are always turning me on to new music. So I’m going to be working with Vanguard to create a strong “street team” to try and help with some of these things. We will come up with super easy ways for you guys to help, whether it’s online, or in your area. We’ll be offering up all kinds of stuff for your contributions too… t-shirts, posters, stickers, free tickets etc….
Anyway, I’ll be posting links for street teaming opportunities and please feel free to ask questions or come up with some interesting ways to help! You guys are the best and I appreciate everything you do to help out ☺
For now, here is an initial link for the Vanguard team so you guys can check it out and get started…. If you’d like to. ☺ We will be posting more and more opportunities in the next few months so stay tuned! Hope everyone is doin’ well!!!