...no smog/ and mama cooked the breakfast with no hog."
Today was a GOOD day!
Started off with some French lessons so I can communicate better with my French producers and promoters. Then I recited some songs in the garage on the treadmill. Nice workout to pump me up before work.
Was very productive during my 3 short hours at the office today. Put out the fires, and left for the gym. Got about an hour in at the gym and decided that it was TOO beautiful outside to be inside. So, I picked up Jaxen (my dog) and walked her to this park I found in my new-ish neighborhood. Sunshine and basketball. It was AMAZING!!!
Took a sunny stroll BACK to the house. Jaxen was exhausted and went straight to sleep - and stayed outta my way lol. I received a bunch of wonderful news from every angle. So unexpected, but VERY exciting. That pumped me up even more. Was contacted about setting up a mini tour on the West Coast for the summer. :) That will be exciting. Close enough to home but active enough to get us (Jenn-Jenn & DJ OD) in shape for the UK.
After handling a few business-related items, I headed over to DJ OD's lab so we can go over some options for upcoming sets. We worked on the set for tomorrow night and it was the FIRST set I have ever put together where I was doing NO love songs at all. ...and THEN, the promoter requested I do at least one love song. So, okay... she can have it. Only because I like her and she's full of stimulation. She's want love, she's got it! Lol.
DJ OD was tough on me tonight. ...but after the session, I stopped wanting to throw my mic at him. Lol. Love working with this guy. We have a lot of work coming up this next 3 weeks and I'm thankful to have someone with the same drive on my team.
After "rehearsal" we had a chance to talk NBA Playoffs. Both of us called Chicago and the LAKE SHOW in the Finals. Phil with another win of course. Just like they say... 20 years ago, the Bulls defeated the Lakers under his coaching. This year, the Lakers will defeat the Bulls under Jackson's guidance. Can't wait! 3-peat baby!!!
Oh, I forgot to mention that when I checked my stats for my website, I had a LOT of hits that came to the website via Google UK. I love the UK for that. 5 years later and they are STILL holdin' it down. We are about to gets BIZZAY!
I also confirmed some of my travels for the remainder of the year....
Dinah Shore - Palm Springs - this weekend | Sweet Heat - Miami - May | SF Pridefest - San Francisco - June | Prep for the Tour - July | Puerto Rico - August | ATL Pride - Atlanta - September | London- October | The UK for several weeks at the end of the year.
I'm very excited to travel and interact with everyone out there. It's time.
With that said, it's also almost time for bed. Early morning workout - 5am - then I'll be at my other shop for most of the day until we head up to Los Angeles for the Isis Invitational.
Will be another fulfilling day, I'm sure.
I hope your days were just as GREAT - and hopefully GREATER - as/than mine has been! Live each day as if you and that day were long lost friends and you were trying to make up for lost time. :) THAT is my new mindset.
Have a great night people. I'll kick out a few lines tomorrow sometime.
Peace be with you!
This is something I posted around 7pm. Forgot that I have a blog on my website now, so it's only right for me to share here! :) I'm excited. I feel way better NOW...but I was pretty disappointed when I initially got this "OUTTA MY SYSTEM."
***Feedback is always welcome - though not always given a f*ck about lol. I'm just sayin..***
My name is Jenn-Jenn Marshall...and I am thoroughly disappointed this evening. SMH. I am handing this over to God and letting him deal with the 3rd parties involved for I AM NOT the one being affected anymore. When I let go on Sunday, I asked God for the strength to do so and I MEANT IT! So, I have to stay on track and not get caught up in that extra. My prayers go out to the parties involved and their insecurities. I'm an ARTIST...and when I support other artists, I do so unconditionally. THAT is not petty, that is called SUPPORT with NO Foul intention. ...and despite this situation, I will continue to support the works of artists that I enjoy - regardless of their insecure third parties. I pray that certain artists in particular take more Pride in the effect that their craft has on their supporters - that effect having NOTHING to do with Anyone else but the artist and the listener/reader/viewer in that moment. Good evening
Alright folks... I'm finally getting this website up. I think adding this blog to it will help prevent me from flooding Twitter with my thoughts. :) I'd like to thank you ALL for joining me here. ALL of you. The newbies...and the ones who have been around since the myspace days. ALL of your support is something I put on my plate and feed off of on a daily basis. So, please keep sending me your energy. Good and Bad. The balance is inevitable.
During the next few days, this site will be updated and we'll be ready to roll. In the meantime, lend me your ears and we can groove together.
Raw and Uncut - THE BLOG!!!