It’s our month! The perfect one during which to work on Lederhosen Lucil and my first ‘collaboration’ entitled “Guten tag, Gemini!” – ha ha! Surreal, silly and beautiful it shall be. We are busy writing, re-writing, recording, deliberating…all those things that go into making a DIY album. At the same time I’ve been going through dusty old boxes and sleeves of unmarked CDRs and came across this vintage Lucil live at Clyde’s (Pointe-Claire, Quebec) video. Friend and local legend Bloodshot Bill shared the night and you can see him rocking out in the video – such FUN was had!
And there’s more to come…till then, I leave you with this:
You can pre-order your copy of “Guten tag, Gemini!” here.
It’s been two years since I released the album “Between Atoms” and I have a new project that I’d like to record this summer and release in September 2013! It’s a Lederhosen Lucil/Krista Muir album called “Guten tag, Gemini!” and I’m raising funds to make it happen via friends, fans and family. Click HERE to find out more about the project and how you can become one of my patron saints.
Two new Krista songs to hear!
I have long loved making lo-fi videos. Here’s a wicked remix of my song “Between Atoms” by Pierre Crube (of Numéro). For the video featuring Shane Watt (Semi-fictional Mapmaker), I used prisms, lenses, a variety of sunglasses, a retro shower cap, beautiful marble moon (Justin Parr – Glassmaker, San Antonio) PhotoBooth, iMovie and LOT of imagination. DIY DIY DIY!
If you want to add this track to your collection you can download it exclusively on bandcamp and help support my upcoming project: http://kristamuir.bandcamp.com/
Well the wind is whipping dust all over the place and I’ve been busy writing in this adobe bungalow on Texas street in the heart of Marfa. I performed at the patio at the historic El Paisano hotel on Saturday for locals, tourists and a gaggle of fancy wedding goers! Tomorrow night I’ll be playing a special set (with KM and Lederhosen Lucil songs) as “Pickwick & the Twisted Satyr.” 8pm at the Lonely Horse Saloon (formerly known as Ray’s Bar). “Drunken Parents,” an Italian punk cover band will play afterwards.
A few days ago I just couldn’t resist penning this little country love song to Miss Marfa herself. Enjoy!
Spring! Le printemps arrive et j’ai recu cette feedback (qui a me fit rougir) de mon chanson d’amour pour le fiancé d’André Péloquin - journaliste culturel, blogueur, chroniqueur, animateur de radio, podcasteur et réalisateur indépendant québecois.
“Le service qu’offre Krista est totalement à l’image de cette artiste : unique et chaleureux. En quelques questions aussi amusantes que touchantes, Krista a pondu une oeuvre très personnelle et, surtout, rafraichissante. Bref, on ne parle pas ici d’une chanson à l’eau de rose hyper clichée ou un truc générique, mais bien d’une oeuvre – abordable! – signée par une artiste locale (qui, bien sûr, compte des années d’expérience en plus d’une réputation incroyable) et qui porte sur une personne tout aussi formidable : ma fiancée. Merci encore, Krista!”
Et maintenant…Texas! I’m heading south to Marfa to work, play and reunite with bicycle gang “Middle Earth.” A new album is in the works with the single to be released soooon so I’ll keep you posted!
And for Lederhosen Lucil fans…Lucil has been peeking out of the pantry more and more and will be playing at Montreal’s Onemanband festival in May. A new album is in the works…
Inspired by another lovely artist Goh Nakamura I created a “Chanson-O-Gramme” service in which friends and fans of my music could order custom songs written en Francais ou in English. It was launched during this past Valentine’s season to rave reviews! I got to hear inspiring stories of love and friendship and crafted these into songs (beautiful, whimsical, comical…) - weaving in words, images, inside jokes, etc.
You can hear a few samples of these love songs here:
Testimonials from happy Chanson-O-Gramme customers:
I LOVED THE SONG!! STEFFI LOVED THE SONG!! CAPITAL LETTERS CANNOT ADEQUATELY CONVEY MY EXCITEMENT!! Thank you so much! Tears all around, but the good kind. We were both very moved and delighted and Steffi was very surprised. V. Blackbourn – Ontario
My God, it is so brilliant! Krista, she loved it! I haven’t seen her so happy and surprised in a long time! It’s so wonderful! I love it too! F. Roberts – Germany
A. Peloquin – Quebec
Wow that is absolutely beautiful!!! We’ll be playing this song at our 50th, 60th, and 70th anniversary and more through our golden years together!!! S. Bhanu – California
If you would like more info on how to order your own Chanson-O-Gramme for a special moment – birthday, anniversary, get well, wedding – email me at krista muir *at* gmail *dot* com.
Bonjour les amis! Je sais que c’est toujours le Saint-Valentin mais…why not send your best mate, lover, neighbor, husband, wife, crush – whomever! a custom song dedication this February 14th? J’ai chanté les video dédicaces dans le passé…this time I’ll pen/record a sweet 60-second song that you can send to your special someone. Un MP3 cadeau from you via me and my baritone ukulele! All I need is a bit of information about your special someone and the style you’d prefer – serious ballad, upbeat light-hearted, rockabilly silly…some people even have specific prose all ready that just needs a song behind it. Don’t hesitate – get in touch today. Francais ou Anglais – c’est le temps de chanter!