Category Archives: Band Mom

The Crazy Daysies meet Mr. Peanut

The Crazy Daysies with Mr. Peanut.

The Crazy Daysies loved meeting Mr. Peanut. Shown in front of the Peanutmobile: (L to R) Rebecca Day, Mr. Peanut, Jennifer Day Thompson, and baby Kayla. (Photo: Indie Art South)

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. 🙂

The Crazy Daysies adopt the rescuers: Swamp Haven

(Left to Right) Rebecca Day, Lindsey Kelley (Swamp Haven), Jennifer Day Thompson, and daughter Kayla. The Crazy Daysies have adopted Swamp Haven as their primary charity. (Photo: Indie Art South)

(Left to Right) Rebecca Day, Lindsey Kelley (Swamp Haven) with rescue Rosie, Jennifer Day Thompson, and daughter Kayla. The Crazy Daysies have adopted Swamp Haven as their primary charity. (Photo: Indie Art South)

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

Tribute to veterans includes Nashville songwriter Rob Crosby’s prayer for peace

US government photo/Vietnam Era.

US government photo/Vietnam Era.

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 the night of a full moon, the Crazy Daysies celebrated ‘Mile Markers’

Rebecca Day (left) and Jennifer Day Thompson (right) performed a mini-set at Ragtime Tavern to celebrate the release of 'Mile Markers'.

Rebecca Day (left) and Jennifer Day Thompson (right) performed a mini-set at Ragtime Tavern to celebrate the release of ‘Mile Markers’.

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

Final touches done, Crazy Daysies set to celebrate album release

Rebecca Day Jennifer Day Thompson The Crazy Daysies

Rebecca Day (left) and Jennifer Day Thompson will celebrate the release of their first album CD at Ragtime Tavern on Nov. 4. (Photo: The Crazy Daysies)

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

Crazy Daysies to feature photo exhibit at release party

Sunrise at the Beach by Joel Molotzak, one of the prints featuring in Joel's exhibit at the Crazy Daysies' album release party Nov. 4.

Sunrise at the Beach by Joel Molotzak, one of the prints featuring in Joel’s exhibit at the Crazy Daysies’ album release party Nov. 4.

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

How we saved money when ordering promo merchandise

Crazy Daysies coffee cup

The Crazy Daysies have new merch like this coffee cup.

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

Alachua County Fair brought music, science, magic, and more

The Crazy Daysies, Rebecca Day (left) and Jennifer Day Thompson entertained guests at the Alachua County Fair on Sunday. (Indie Art South photo)

The Crazy Daysies, Rebecca Day (left) and Jennifer Day Thompson entertained guests at the Alachua County Fair on Sunday. (Indie Art South photo)

Alachua County Fair/Indie Art South photo

Alachua County Fair/Indie Art South photo

 

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.

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On music, LeBron James may be cheap, but freebies are irresistible

Spotify message

Spotify, like Pandora, has both a freebie and a budget-friendly premium version. (Snip: spotify.com)

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

Crazy Daysies set for album release, a swampy-tonk DIY

Crazy Daysies coffee cup

The Crazy Daysies have new merch like this coffee cup.

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