Thoughts after a show – on serving ….

So today I had a show… Seems normal but actually only last year & unplanned I suddenly became a ‘band’ on my own & got forced to also become a pianist after nearly 20 years of not touching the keys..And this time, the show was in an old stinky pub round the corner… Sadly as most times they did not have a piano so I had to drag down my mini (=sounding sh**) shaky keyboard & pretend I can play it… And, as usual, with so many friends that “so much want to see me live blah blah”, no one could make it… Ok London is big & there s so many much more fun things to do πŸ™‚ & when there is deluge outside – like tonight – it does not encourage you to go anywhere let alone cross the river πŸ˜‰ but even though you know & understand it all, it still hurts when you realise after 10 years none of the people you know can show up at your show ((thank you so so so SO much to all who ever came to my shows!!! I was nearly physically ill – I knew I could still run away, & I kept asking myself why I keep doing it to myself: why I keep playing live on shit keyboard? Why do I keep sharing my songs at all? when maybe it s all sh** & I should have stopped ages ago… WHY? I promised I would NEVER do it again. EVER. In nervousness, I panicked & texted a friend to feel better. Aren’t you supposed to share...

My TEDx talk & how HONOURED I feel to be invited

YES it s true!   I have been invited to speak at an official TEDx event! For those of you who have not heard of TED yet, let me just say this website will CHANGE your life! It is an incredible resource & well of fabulous talks on million different subjects from speakers from all around the world all in the spirit of SHARING ideas and making the world a better place! There are 2 minute talks,1 hour talks, there are talks on art, on science, on music, there are singing talks and very structured serious talks – there is so much! Just when you thought the world could not surprise you any more or when you need some inspiration, go to TED website: http://www.ted.com & let the world bring you a breath of fresh air from the multitude of passionate speakers πŸ™‚ I have some talks I watch every few months just to get a positive kick right when I need it : these include Brene Brown’s talk on vulnerability Or Steve Jobs passionate speech, or 2 min presentation by Derek Sivers on the wonders of opposite concepts being true depending on where we are, or .. I could go on for hours! If you are new to TED go to their website and chose what category you would like: funny, inspiring or maybe something more scientific? The TED is your oyster πŸ™‚ I have dreamt of attending TED & speaking at TED for a long time.. And recently a local TEDx event organised by students at Royal Holloway university invited me to speak at their event this...

Incredible sounds & vibes at InSpiral, Camden – FREE Wed open mike :)

Last night, Wed 8th Oct 2014, at InSpiral was SO nice…truly soul soothing! πŸ™‚ and it wasn’t even the one when I will be the happy host-ess πŸ™‚ InSpiral has just restarted doing their open mike sessions every Wednesday and the first one, this time was run by my lovely friend musician – super talented mr Tom PS or Price – Stephens (see video below :); website: www.tompricestephens.comΒ ) . We had such a variety of talents: Gaya (https://www.facebook.com/Go.GaYa.Go), a Β Elvis-like guitar genius with a lovely name: Somerset Β (whose link I will share as soon as I will find it!), George – Β a Jamaican sounding Reggea soul from Hungary .. oh such a multitude of talents πŸ™‚ AND of course a featured act: colourful beautiful duo of Pagoda Sun (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pagoda-Sun/181479118661443). AND what really – thank heavens – cheered me up – after a supermega sad day full of tears, thoughts, tears again, more thoughts & more tears πŸ˜‰ – was the super yummy green juice I have been missing so much, since, as much as I loved Valencia, I could not find a juicing place there.. If you find yourself with no plans on a Wednesday night, and are not too far from Camden, do pop in! You do not have to play – but you can πŸ™‚ play, sing, dance, say a poem – share whatever your soul feels like to do πŸ™‚ InSpiral nights are a true source of openess, hugs & joy πŸ™‚ oh and of course DO pop in to the nightΒ I simply cannot wait to be hosting on 29th October πŸ™‚ when I will be...