Just a thought
“I think when you’ve done anything for a long time,you’re always seeking for ways to re-engage in a process which is rewardingly familiar, but also challenging to keep fresh.I would have been a singer whether I’d set out to be an classical singer, a beat poet, or a town crier. The use of the body as a sounding board has always fascinate me – particularly when it’s put to good use for inspiration, philosophical or spiritual communication, or as an instrument for protest and change. I just wanna be firing on all cylinders – and then take apart those cylinders, dissect them, re-invent them, and then fire’m again! Ha! (And whew.)” -Measha
International Women’s Day
Happy International Women’s Day!!! Today, I Skyped with my mom and two of my favourite-est girlfriends have come to join me in Montreal for a sleepover. One thing I wished I’d mentioned in this interview (link below) is the importance, nay necessity, of surrounding yourself with inspirational influences. Is there someone you admire? Is there someone whose planet you’d love to orbit? Well, on this most important day where we celebrate and educate, reach out to that lucky person and expand your world!
Whole To My Half
This music video was a delight to make. It represents some lovely “firsts”: the first song I co-wrote, the first time Shepherd appears on camera (he totally nails it:-)), the first time David Myles’ daughter, Maria, appears on screen (an equally star-worthy performance), and both of our debuts onscreen as parents! This video will forever serve as the bar for authenticity because we’re being filmed with our own babies!
I thought we should release the video during a time of year that sees so many families together. But I also hope it serves as a bonafide pick-me-up to those whose holiday might not be so bright. It’s jam-packed with wall-to-wall baby cuteness!! Please enjoy and share.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
Christmas FanFair Concert
Well, it finally happened! Someone gave me a conductors baton and put me in front of an orchestra. The culprits were the National Arts Center Orchestra and it was for such a good cause, how could I resist? Plentiful donations were given to the Snowsuit Fund and The Food Bank by the generous crowd that attended the concert this past Sunday afternoon. I wish them, and all of you, a very Merry Christmas and the happiest of holidays.
Festival On Ice
I can scratch something off my bucket list: I GOT TO SING IN HOLIDAY FESTIVAL ON ICE.
Kurt Browning, Elvis Stoiko, Jeffrey Buttle! There was no shortage of awesomeness in St John’s, Nfld a few weeks ago when we taped Holiday Festival On Ice in front of a crowd so enthusiastic that you knew, you just HAD to be in Newfoundland. So please tune it to see it TONIGHT on CBC (I don’t think I stop smiling through the whole thing.)
Holiday Festival on Ice
December 12th 8:00 pm EST / 8:30 pm NFLD
On CBC Television
Measha presenting at the Giller prize
Hugely excited to be a presenter at the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Truth be told, it’s one of my very favourite happenings because it’s always SUCH an insane mix of people (picture Gorden Pinsent next to Jacob Hoggard next to Michael Ondaatje) and everyone is having a good ol’ sloshy, Canadian time. Not that I’ve ever been, but I kinda see it as our version of the Golden Globes: there’s a meal, there’s booze, there’s friendly betting…;-). And ALL in justifiable celebration of glorious CanLit. I honestly can’t wait.