Seems like my new album goes down well with the magazine people. Another 4 stars from Hennes Magazine. Thanks ladies!
I just got news that one of my songs won an award for Best Score/Soundtrack at the Connecticut Film Festival this weekend!
This is from the Music Supervisor/Associate Producer:
This is your award! We are very proud of Joe and all the great bands that have contributed to the soundtrack of this film.
We are very grateful for this award and are not surprised in getting it due to the incredible talent that you all have contributed. Even before the film was officially premiered, the soundtrack always tested very high.
Please share your accomplishment with your fans and friends…you all deserve a share in the praise!
The next stops for the film will be: The Rhode Island International Film Festival and the Woods Hole Film Festival. Both of these festivals are very well thought of and have premiered some pretty big films in the past (e.g. Rhode Island premiered the hit “Something about Mary”) so keep your figures crossed 🙂
As far as GoodNight Film, we have been very busy in preproduction with two new films that will be co-produced by Baldwin Entertainment Group (producers of the academy award winning film “Ray” ). Both of these films will be directed by A.D.Calvo (director/writer/editor/producer of “The Other Side of the Tracks”). One of these two projects is a new script written by A.D. Both of these projects are amazing (I’m especially excited about the creepy script written by A.D.!). I really wish I could say more about both these projects and will soon…
Again, the producers and myself want to extend a huge THANK YOU for your contributions to the “Award Winning” soundtrack of this film…this is your award and something to be very proud of….THANK YOU!
Music Supervisor/Associate Producer
“The Other Side of the Tracks”
I don’t think so, but this upcoming monday the hair stylist that is known for making celebs like Simpson, Kate Moss, Alicia Keyes and others look their best is going to work his miracles on my not so fab, scandinavian hair. I’m not going to make this into a beauty blog (not yet anyways) but I’m quite excited to see just how glamourous I can get with the help from Michael Kanyon. And if you want to see the results too, just turn on The Voice TV (eh I don’t know when yet but probably monday night or something)…
appoints December their mp3 of the month in their upcoming issue. Read it first here!
MP3 of the Month
Sofia Talvik – December
It’s not very often I come across Folk music that’s to my taste. Maybe it’s just a genre that doesn’t really do that much for me, I don’t know. Now, before all Folk artists out there get all defensive and start writing in complaining that I’m dissing them as a collective, please, save your venting, you couldn’t be further from the truth.
You see, although I’m not the biggest lover of Folk music in general, when it’s done properly, like pretty much any genre (especially Classical but that’s a totally different story), it can be stunning.
Look at artists like Gemma Hayes, Kathryn Williams, Nick Drake, Tom McRae or Cara Dillon, with the latter especially being truly sublime. Folk absolutely is a genre that’s both under appreciated whilst also being a backbone to music as a whole and one we must all embrace ‘for the greater good’.
That’s what leads me onto Sofia. We decided to choose December as our MP3 of the month above all other tracks off her most recent long playing effort Street of Dreams as it would be too easy to choose the single It’s Just Love based on the facts that 1 – it’s a single already and 2 – it’s a duet with one of my personal heroes, Bernard Butler, now, that would bias the vote ten fold.
No, what sets December apart from the bunch is that it’s just so much more delicate than the others.
With a vocal range tinged by echoes of Dolores Mary O'Riordan Burton from the Cranberries blended with a light heartedness that in some ways isn’t too distant from Joni Mitchell in her heyday all those years ago, December has managed to remain on constant replay for a good while now and will continue to do so until another track off the album takes our fancy.
Featuring an accent that does at times sound Irish it’s almost unnoticeable that she is in fact from Sweden. Don’t worry. We’ll keep the Abba references to a minimum.
Sofia has obviously been working as a solo artist for long enough now to realise where she wants to get, it’s abundantly clear that she’s working with people who are on her wavelength and are helping her do that
If there was ever a time for artists like Sofia to be in the forefront it’s got to be now, we’ve got others Acoustic Soloists like James Morrison and Blunt pushing acoustic based song writing into the mainstream and whilst we really shouldn’t pin all of our hopes on artists like these, god help us if we did, it is great to see that every now and then artists like Sofia do get the spotlight shone in their direction. 2007 should be the year that spotlight gets turned to face her and we wish her all the best when it does.
I am also green with envy that she’s worked with a hero, but I’ll get over that so don’t worry too much..