I’m on my way back from the river. I’m feeling like I’ve spent a good deal of time in the sun. Oof. Much needed rest. Not as eventful as the time my buddy Matt Fairweather and I got stranded out in Parker when his car broke down. Or the time that my friend Mike Schwartzer and I went late and ended up renting a room at the casino and renting skidoo’s to chase down our friends. Fun stuff always seems to happen there. Not to say this time wasn’t fun, instead it was a plain ol’ good time.
Today’s pick comes from a recent outing I had on rollerblades. I was hanging with my buddy Simeon. We like to cruise from his joint in Marina Del Rey to Santa Monica along 3rd Street Promenade. It also makes for a good workout. 3rd Street is known for the street performers that vie to get spots to perform. You have to obtain a permit and then you’ve to got to get there early to get a space to setup.
On this particular day I happened to see a lovely looking woman by the name of Holly Gleason. I didn’t actually catch her play but I heard her chatting to some people and she had a guitar on her back. That’s when I stepped up and asked about her music. Always have to be on the lookout for tunes for the blog.
Holly is a relative newcomer to getting her music out into the world. She’s working on getting her music properly recorded. That’s a good first step. This song that you’re hearing now is the first one she’s got recorded. There’s a certain spark in there. I’d like to hear a slightly less overbearing style to the production, but that’s merely a personal taste. I do like the instrumentation. There’s lots of little instruments in there that help to propel the sound forward.
There’s something very silky about her vocal. There’s a moving rasp that I envision to be very captivating. Holly just played at Room 5 last friday and has another show coming up this week. Check her myspace page to find out where and when. Probably a good idea to also befriend her or get on her contact list. This first attempt is certainly a good step in the right direction. I could hear it as a song on a film soundtrack. That’s a good thing.
Tell Holly you want to buy the music. Encourage her to get more of her music recorded and up onto CD Baby and iTunes! It’s another one of those treasures that you end up finding here at Single of the Day.
Hope you had a weekend full of treasures, like I did.