Lightning 100, Nashville’s independent radio station, has selected me as one of 32 musical acts of over 300 submissions to receive heavy rotation on-air and a spot at an amazing outdoor concert series in Nashville. Past artists include Alabama Shakes, Trampled By Turtles, The Wallflowers, Band of Horses, Edwin McCain, Moon Taxi, The Wailers and way too many great artists to name here.
WHAT TO DO:
TODAY FRIDAY MARCH 1st, head over to http://www.lightning100.com/musiccitymayhem and click “VOTE” next to my photo and name. They will ask for your name, email, and zip code. YOU MUST CONFIRM YOUR EMAIL.
The great guys at Lightning 100 will be playing my track “Icarus” at 12pm central and 6pm Central time TODAY, FRIDAY March 1st. If you feel like it, you can listen live at www.lightning100.com by clicking the ‘listen live’ option. You will be sent a confirmation email in about 30 minutes.
A song dedicated to everyone I loathe but society says I have to hang out with.
“Who Said We Were Friends? (DEMO!)” lyrics & music by Mercy Bell
Demo video directed by Sara Olivia Moore
Got your invitation she’s bringing me along
Yeah it’s been a while since y’all were all involved
I should just be friends with you
Jesus Loves us both the same
Mea culpa is a latin phrase and it means I’ll take the blame
Folks say you’re in love with her
She’s the one that got away
When she kissed me at the last party
Your face turned deathly gray
You give me booze from your private stash
And invite me to watch the game
But getting closer to me won’t
Get you closer to my babe
Who said we were friends?
Brothers, buddies, guys?
I’ve been watching you undress
My baby with your eyes
I might be a nice fella
I’d buy a beer for this whole place
Mea Culpa, here’s a gulpa, my drink in your face.
Guess I’m kinda backwards
I bet that in LA
People’s exes go get drinks
Giggle, laugh, and play
My mom, my shrink, my preacher
Say let go of yesterday
But when pigs can fly, and I catch mama high,
Is the day that we can hang
All those hugs you give her
they last a little too long
but all those tales she tells about you
I might just tell your mom
MercyBell & I wrote a song tonight and dedicated it to Sara.
Maybe it was just me, though I know MercyBell voiced her appreciation as well, but our voices together were really beautiful. We pulled the basic verse chord structure from a random selection out of an old bluegrass book I own. Here’s…
We did! We wrote this song! I miss you Seth. Why can’t I live in Massachusetts/Brooklyn/Arkansas at once?
You mainly perform in New York City - what made you choose New York, and how has the city treated you?
I moved to New York because I knew I’d have fun there and it’s New York City. The city made me who I am. It’s rough, you have to be lonely with your thoughts and strangers and sing in bars where no one is paying attention. But once you do that nothing phases you. And then those strangers become your best friends. It brings out the brave in you.
I interviewed Mercy Bell for Thank Folk For That, and the link above takes you to it.