Sometimes, girls just gotta’ have fun, as the song goes. So when the Crazy Daysies learned Mr. Peanut (and his ride) would be at the Winn-Dixie in Mandarin on Thursday, they headed over. Baby Kayla didn’t quite know what to think, but she ended up getting ice cream afterwards, so all was well. Kayla did say hello to him, but as for Mr. Peanut, mum’s the word. 🙂
Anyone who has heard my daughters perform knows how much they love animals. Both of them adopted dogs who won the doggie lottery the day they went home with Jen and Rebecca. Now the Daysies are adopting the rescuers. Continue reading
The Crazy Daysies chose to dedicate their weekly show on Thursday to America’s veterans. Among the songs they performed is a tune by Rob Crosby, “‘Til the Last Shot’s Fired.”
There’s a small bit of personal history for our family with Crosby, but there’s also a lot of history related to Veterans Day. Continue reading
On Saturday, the full moon was amazing as the Crazy Daysies wound down their celebration of the release of their album Mile Markers. Jennifer Day Thompson and Rebecca Day had a great time socializing with longtime and new supporters at Ragtime Tavern at Atlantic Beach (FL). Continue reading
I decided doing an album release party is sort of like planning a wedding, complete with last minute surprises and worries about getting everything done. Continue reading
With the Crazy Daysies’ album release party days away, I was thrilled to (finally) receive prints of photographs by Joel Molotzak.
Part of the tension involved in planning an event is caused by fears that all the materials you need and ordered won’t arrive on time. Continue reading
In the last month, we knew we had to replace merchandise because inventories were getting low.
I had no idea how time-consuming this would prove to be. I had no idea how hard it would be to find a company with prices that didn’t require us to buy hundreds of pieces of an item in order to get a good wholesale price. You can only charge so much when you resell a t-shirt, right?
I learned something from Rebecca as we navigated our way through websites and catalogs. Continue reading
On Sunday I visited the Alachua County Fair as part of my ‘Band Mom’ duties and as part of my mission to cover events on the indie art scene in the South. I’ll admit up front I love a county fair—I grew up in a small town where the fair was the annual event just about everyone went to.
The Crazy Daysies did some late afternoon music, and naturally I enjoyed listening. I also found time to go throw a few darts (my favorite carnival game), grab a corndog (only at the fair), and talk to some of the locals.
As I strolled around, I realized what a difference it makes when you visit communities in person.
Going unnoticed among the news gossip cycle is an interview a sports network presenter did with LeBron James. The interview sparked some commentary on a popular music site, leading to the conclusion James is “too cheap” to pay for streaming music.
As the interview disclosed, James still has “Pandora with commercials.”
How cheap is James, really? Continue reading
When you’re an indie band, you are where the buck starts and stops. When you decide to do a full album, it sounds so simple.
Write the songs and get them recorded, right?
If it was only that simple. Continue reading