In just a few short days, we’ve finished recording my cover of Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours” at Gawain Mathews Studios, mixed the song with Adam Muñoz at Fantasy and had it mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound. The mechanical rights were approved and we’re still working on negotiating the synchronization rights down to an affordable fee. Wish us luck! We have such a cute idea for a video to accompany the song. I’d hate to shelve it.
We also finalized the master of my new album, dos, and uploaded it to the manufacturer.
Sunday morning, I flew to San Diego to meet up with Oona Garthwaite and Tamarind Free Jones to shoot footage for the “Mothers of the World” music video with moms and children from the Encinitas SCI club. We spent all day at the beach (I love this job) generally playing, running, hugging, chasing seagulls, laughing, rolling down dunes, dancing and getting wet. All for art.
Sunday evening I flew back to the Bay Area and slept 11 hours.
The CD’s will ship to Yonas Media from the manufacturer Thursday! Pre-orders are being taken now, so your CD’s will ship as scheduled on December 13, in plenty of time for the holidays.
We also reviewed t-shirt, hoodie, poster and latte cup designs for the first wave of merchandise that will be offered on www.valeriejanlois.com to support the Mother Divine and Purusha programs and PermanentPeace.Org. All fabric is organic and all ink eco-friendly. Each wave of designs will be printed in limited editions and we have more cool t-shirts, etc., lined up to roll out. The fundraising drives will have their own, new webpage and will commence soon. Stay tuned.
Oh, and did I mention the new website went live? Check it out! www.valeriejanlois.com. Come visit the ‘Music‘ page and sample the songs from the new album, dos. Visit ‘Featured Artists‘ and meet the musicians and engineers who made this recording possible. Leave a comment in the ‘Guestbook‘.
I hope you like this new album as much as I do. It’s a really fun record.
Jai Guru Dev