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I Was Born To Make Mistakes /// PatternDaily

A few months ago I was contacted by Eliza Cerdeiros, the creator of the Motivational Monday project, to do a guest post. I said yes & started think of a motivational phrase to letter. As time went on I found myself struggling trying to come up with something. One day while at work I decided to listen to my Erykah Badu collection, especially since she’s coming to town in August as part of the Twilight Concert Series. I put the songs on random & two songs in “Didn’t Cha Know” came on & the line “I was born to make mistakes, but I ain’t scared to take the weight” hit me & I knew I had to letter it. You can buy this print on my Big Cartel Shop or My Etsy Shop.

I know I’ve talked about the Twilight Concert Series on this blog before… basically it’s one of the best things the city of Salt Lake has to offer. Every summer the City Arts Council continues impress me with the quality of artists they bring to the stage. This year the beautiful & inspirational Erykah Badu with grace the stage on August 8th.

My love for Badu began in the late 90s while I was working a record store. For months my best friend & coworker would pop in her 1997 debut Baduizm or Live album in during our morning shifts & jam our day away. Luckily the two of us were still working the same store when Badu released her 2000 release, Mama’s Gun. Whoa!!! The album instantly became a favorite! The track that seems to stick with me is “Didn’t Cha Know”, I always find myself relating to it with each listen.

In 2007 an opportunity the two of us thought would never happen, happened. Erykah Badu visited SLC! The evening blew our minds. We cried, we carried big ass smiles on our faces, it was a true night to remember. In 2008, Badu released the brilliant, New Amerykah Pt. 1: 4th World War, this to me is the record that could very well top them all.

Okay, okay, the fact that Badu is returning to SLC is a blessing in my eyes. Thank you City Arts Council.

Recently, I was contacted by Lance Saunders of S&S Presents, to do some poster work. If you frequent Kilby Court or Urban Lounge, chances are you have been to a S&S event. Lance along with Will Sartain, are the two heads behind S&S AND they happen to own both venues. Yeah, they’re kind of a big deal around the SLC area. The moment I was asked to design a poster, I jumped at the opportunity. You can purchase it poster here.

Animal Collective /// PatternDaily

Let me tell you a little bit about Jana, she’s co-owner of The Vintage Whites Market, a market that takes place yearly in Kalispell, Montana. For the past two years, the market has been named one of the top 25 markets in the U.S. by Flea Market Style & Romantic Homes. Besides the market, Jana and her market co-owner, Vanessa, operate The Vintage Whites Blog and contribute to FOLK Magazine.

Recently the two gals decided to expand the Market into new territories, and guess what? Come this March, The Vintage Whites Market will take place in Salt Lake City. What a great way to kick off spring! I couldn’t have been more delighted to be asked by Jana to design the poster for the event.

The Vintage Whites Market /// PatternDaily

October

November 6, 2012 — 1 Comment

So October was kind of a whirlwind for me. It was full of overwhelming stress and overflowing with many amazing things.

  • KRCL’s fall Radiothon took place during early October. Our listeners, as always, came together to raise over $229,000 for the station!!! Woot woot!
  • I was interviewed by Gavin Sheehan of Gavin’s Underground (a Salt Lake City Weekly blog), You can read the interview here.
  • I was asked by SLUG Magazine (Salt Lake UnderGround) to interview Oliver Ackermann of New York noise-rockers A Place To Bury Strangers. The interview ended up becoming the cover story, you can read it here
  • I was asked by the amazing SLUG Magazine to be involved with “A Dash Of Local Art“, an art show that takes place in conjunction with various local Whole Foods. I jumped at the opportunity and my gig posters were on display at the Sugar House location through October.
  • My Sleigh Bells gig poster was featured on the design blog From Up North.
  • My husband & I celebrated our seventh wedding anniversary.
  • KRCL, KRCL & more KRCL. Every year, KRCL hosts an even called ‘The Polar Jubilee’… it’s basically KRCL’s birthday party. I was delighted to be asked to produce the visuals for this years event. I should mention that the theme of the party changes year to year, last year was a circus theme, this years theme is ‘Surfin’ Safari’. 

I need to thank those who kept pushing me, believing in me & kept me on task throughout October. I am truly blessed to be surrounded by you.

I’m back, bring on November!

Three years ago this month I got my hands on a little EP titled Life Of Leisure by Washed Out, the lo-fi electronic bedroom project of Ernest Greene. I pumped a few tracks on my KRCL program and started noticing the listeners were interested in hearing more. Well, thanks to the brilliantly funny comedy series Portlandia, for using Washed Out’s track ‘Feel It All Around’ as the opening theme and sending him down a road to indie success. In 2011 Washed Out signed to Seattle’s Sub Pop label and released the solid album Within Without.

Thursday, September 20th, Washed Out will return to SLC. The fist time through was a sold out show. This time around will be close to a sell out.

Well, summer is quickly coming to a close & it’s time to welcome fall. Fall: the season of  Radiothon & me trying to hit a string of shows stopping in town. I’m looking forward to School of Seven Bells who will kick off September with their dream pop that I’m sure will mesmerize me into the extended Labor Day weekend!