Phoenix Camerah

31 August 2018

  Besides the usual "now what the hell", been cranky with the heartburn. Relief is in sight, just going through some changes... and keeping busy is not helping, but it does take my mind off shit every once in a while...

  A few set backs here & there, a non-stop organizing of things, looking to get this place ready for guests (that start end on next month... give or take), still getting to shows, paying attention to all my socials (which I have been lax as hell on, so sorry for that, I let someone screw with my routine), and your usual "laundry doesn't do itself" shit, have me more behinder than I am comfortable with. Add to the fact that quitting does, indeed, mess with your system... yEah, I am a little furbarred right now. I need to get with a few people to get things straightened out so I can continue..... Sunday mornings will be mine again in a week, so my alone time after shows start up soon. Hubby bowls... ha!

  I already made some changes to my SmugMug, now I just need a couple days to add pics. No more "rick click save as" anymore.... you want pics, freakin talk to me. No one is paying me to do any of this, and honestly, as much as I love everyone, y'all forced my hand.

  September starts tomorrow....... and what is in the calendar comes first from now on... no if ands about it. Keeping my ideas closely guarded these days...

  The show is going well... changes there, as well. I am working on a smoother work flow...... ONLY because I don't get any help, and I do all this myself.

  Sounds like I'm bitching.... and I ain't. OH.... and the last thing I will do is go on Facebook and complain. Doesn't do any freakin good..... but if I get quiet around you, you now know why. It's because I got shit to do... and dropping everything isn't happening right now...

  You know the number? Call me. C'mon over... we talk music and whatever. I take my coffee black.

August 10th, 2018

  I have a lot to do in the next couple weeks, but just wanted to check in with you. I am feeling better, so that is something. Now, if I could find an extra couple days to just catch up, I'd love it..... HA!

  Tomorrow & Saturday (at least) I am actually doing something non-musical for a change of pace. Every once in a while, one must do something that makes our heart smile that we love, and I set this weekend aside for just that...

  I will see you later (Monday is sorta kinda lookin' good), and everyone have a great weekend....

  See you soon!

24 August 2018

  It has been a very busy summer! Trying to get everything organized and sorted for in studio guests again (I plan on starting that in October... maybe a little sooner, like end of September), as we all are busy when it's warm, is proving a little difficult, but we shall get it done. Already got a few lined up, and more to come! My "7 Artist Double Shot" feature on RBX Radio is coming a long. I took a couple "truck weekends", too, for myself so playing a little "catch up". My reformat for this computer has to happen, as well. Never a dull moment here...

  A roller coaster month so far as well. My emotions are in a knot. Really cannot dwell, or I would be completely useless to my shows and other things, but ran into a friend last night, and she & I talked about it. Many changes happening with me and around me... just staying my indie self... true to who I am when I started this because I have to. There is entirely too many people who just don't get that inide music covers many genres, not just what YOU like. This is probably the biggest deciding factor in my shows, because the heavier genres need a champion, too... and this rock chick refuses to let them not get their time.

  Yeah, I been doing a lot of thinking... can ya tell? There happens to be a few really kick-ass things coming up in a lot of different genres, and I am going to try my best to support them ALL! Yes, as a matter of fact... I am crazy!

  The no smoking is coming along... actually too busy to really think about it. This is a good thing... right?

  After this weekend I will be able to update better, but last night was 1 of 4 in a row shows I have lined up. Tomorrow, the 25th of August, there is SO much I would LOVE to be at, that I was stressing myself the hell out, and decided I am going to do what is right for me at this time..... the entire month has been like that for me, and I kind of like it. I have something I always wanted to do, too, and have figured out how I want it done, so my focus has been in honing that...

  I will see you on the interweb radio airwaves next week Wednesday....... and catch Bobby B. every Tuesday on RBX... he is another champion for indie... but I don't really have to remind you of that, do I?

Aug. 17th 2018

  Where do I start? I was going to try and update this earlier this week, but it's been non-stop around here. This is what I get for finding germs a couple weeks ago & getting sick... hahaha.

  My thoughts are with a friend right now... she has her own battle to rage against a set back that hit her all of a sudden. You don't have to always see eye to eye with someone (and if you say you do, all the time, yer lying), but something brought you together as friends years ago, and you silently worry for them. She is improving now that she knows what hit her, so I just hope she's back to doing what she loves soon, and kicking ass.

  This past weekend, I was at a truck show for 3 days.... BOY did I sleep good on Monday! I still have not gone through a lot of photos, but it was a diesel smoke kind of weekend, thanks to the good people over at Joseph Haulage & the organizers for The Great Canadian Truck Show. There was a band, too, but my focus this past weekend, for a change, was those big trucks. Made some new friends, artists on my playlist made new fans, and I got to discuss things about the road that some actually knew what the hell I was talking about! Even though it was a bit wet and hot as hell, it was one of those things I loved doing. This weekend coming up, another truck show, but no 3 days in a truck bunk. The Dodge is my way there and back, and nfw am I staying there that long. I got shit to do here, lol...

  The next few weeks, and into next month, is busy busy for me... with a ton of this on the musical side happening...

  For August... starting next Thursday with Nicklebach at Big Texas the 23rd (CDC Entertainment), Durty Little Secrets at The Corktown the 24th, 'way too many things on the 25th like Cruedfest for one, The Brains on the 26th at Warehouse (Up Yours Productions), Eklectik, Social-Strife & more at The Rockpile the 30th.

  Then into September... the 1st Superchucker at The Rockpile, the 7th, 8th & 9th is Livestock (local festival) with a gig from Lyric Dubee at Willie John's on the 8th (both these happening in Niagara Falls), Iron Priest at The Rockpile the 14th, and then the 21st kicks off Grape and Wine the goes to Sept. 30th. In September, also, is the 11th annual NMAs (Niagara Music Awards)...

  I'm a little tired just looking at all that... hahahahaha... but so much more is out there, and the air will be so alive with music of all kinds. You have to smile...

  Working on in studio once the summer turns into fall for some awesome guests to keep you warm in the cooler months, and trying to redo this cluster I call an office all at the same time. The recent quit smoking is going ok, just wish I didn't have to change my diet. Eating different now that my taste buds are getting fussier.

 I have been doing some work on my socials, too, with trying to utilize my Minds account into the changes I have happening for me (first & foremost) and the shows. A bit of a revamp...

  SO... join me every Wednesday 8PM EST/ 1 AM GMT on RBX Radio, and check out Bobby B. every Tuesday starting at 7 PM EST/ Midnight GMT.......... and keep rockin'!

Get out & support your local music scene!

August 3rd, 2018

  My summer has gone 'way too fast... in to August already! Keeping really busy, and time is just rolling on by! Caught a bug a few weeks ago that put me on hold for about a week or two, but didn't totally slow down... kept *just busy enough* in between being forced to rest a little. This year has been weird, weather-wise.... Looking into some of my own changes coming up, and all for the good, stay tuned... OH and still not smoking, fyi, but now I can't seem to shut my brain off!

  Tonight is the start of Canal Days in Port Colborne, celebrating 40 years this year! With great music, food, vendors and, of course, ships! A place for family fun all day with something around every corner to either do, eat, drink, or shop! Hubby and I go every year even if only for a little while, and take in the sites before relaxing with friends in the evening. If you've never been, check it out...

  Tonight, also, MindMaze kicks off their mini tour at the Hard Luck Bar in Toronto. This female fronted metal band has been a staple on the playlist for a few years now, and looking forward to seeing them soon. I have heard nothing but good when it comes to them live, so checking them out is on the serious to do list.... and tonight might be my chance...

  With the long weekend this weekend, there is great shows and things to do going on around here & the Golden Horseshoe.... check Live Entertainment Calendar for Canada to see what's happening!

  One thing I want to mention, for sure, is tomorrow's benefit at The Rockpile.... The Colin McAllistar 1st annual Memorial Trust Concert. You have heard me talk about him, and how the loss touched many people... and this is a way to keep his memory & love for music alive. A fixture at The Rockpile for as long as I can remember, he was always there with a hug, a smile, and an honest opinion, if you wanted it... and we miss him dearly. Somewhere around 14 bands & a jam is going to be an awesome time celebrating the man & his love the the indie music scene... starts at 3 PM...

  Next week is the second annual Great Canadian Truck show in at The Flamboro Speedway, and one of the major sponsors is Joseph Haulage... where hubby works.... TONS of trucks and some racing as well! It will be a great time and I am looking forward to it! I love big trucks!!!! If you drive, check out Joseph's Facebook page to get to the event...

  I will be in and out of Da Nest over the next week, working on a few things... and will see you on Wednesday (8 PM EST/1 AM GMT) for my show on RBX Radio... and be sure to catch All Indie with Bobby B. on Tuesdays with the lovely Miss Christie Hails (7 PM EST/ Midnight GMT).

  Support your local music scene... They work hard to entertain you!