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Happy Fall, The Time Change and My Super Low-Maintenance Dog

Happy Fall! Hope everyone’s doing great. It’s still like summer in So Cal, which I love, but not happy about the time change. Dark early is no fun and makes us all tired, and I guess there’s no valid reason for it per this clip from Last Week Tonight with John Oliver!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=br0NW9ufUUw

Been writing a lot and deciding which songs to keep for recording (harsh), and an Australian artist just finished a remix of Lucky In Love that I’ll post soon.

And say hello to my little friend who fits in my purse and can do backflips! A good way to practice for real dog but much more low-maintenance, and I won’t feel so left out with all my friends getting dogs. x

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Cool Saying on Wall…

Saw this on a wall and made me think. It can be happy or sad. Love at it’s best or worst…eyes don’t lie…and how complicated it all is. Would be good for song but next one isn’t about that. It’s called “Nothing’s Special”…kinda how I see our culture right now. Have enough songs about love…or maybe not? x

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Happy Summer and Don’t Get Strep Throat Too

Hey, hope everyone’s lovin that it’s summer again. It’s June gloom here and a time for bugs and viruses. Didn’t know that and let myself get run down trying to be my usual invincible self. When will I learn?

Ended up spending a Saturday in the ER getting IV meds cause my throat was so swollen it felt like I couldn’t breath eek. Was the most relaxation I’ve had in awhile. That’s bad. I didn’t want to go but had no choice. So go to the ER if you need to. It was super busy…lots of people have this right now so stay healthy peeps!

Since I couldn’t eat much for awhile I’ve been craving blueberry pancakes. The ones in pic are from the 24/7 diner at The Standard, Hollywood…love their breakys. The lemon ricotta ones are killer too.

Hope to have something I’m happy with recorded before long when the voice recovers. Haven’t been happy with my production so far…a bit bored with the same sound so expect something different…maybe. x

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International Woman’s Day 2015

Happy International Woman’s Day. Celebrating all the women in the world, and sending thoughts of hope to those living under the worst circumstances. It’s a crazy time to be a girl on this planet in lots of ways…but can’t believe we’re still pushing for equality in 2015.
It’s scary how fast technology moves ahead while humanity stays so far behind. Hang in there girlies, stay true to yourself and get the word out that we’re all equal…that goes for everyone. We’re all in this together. x

Thanks to Radio Kaos Caribou (RKC), France, for asking me to contribute and inspiring me to write the above Evolution Revolution – ©2013 lisa monroe.

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Back from Miami

Working on music in South Beach, Miami. Loved the warm nights, architecture, Lincoln Road Antique and Collectible Market and the food. I’ve been before but liked Florida better this time except for my hair. Will see how I’m going to produce latest song…should’ve been done with new EP by now and have full album if I wasn’t such a pain to self with production. x

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LOVE SONGS

My first introduction to romance was being chased by boys who were trying to kiss us girls at recess in first grade. I ran like Hell…ugh what a disgusting thought. But he is cute. Then I fell and split my lip into a bloody mess and got in trouble for it. That’s why there’s so many songs about love.

Little did I know that day in first grade was a preview to my future. How to deal with all these crazy feelings? As a songwriter I write about many things but can’t help writing about love and relationships, and the accompanying joy, ecstasy, heartache, and mental anguish that we all experience at some point in our lives. Being in love is a total high, but when you fall for the wrong person it can make life really miserable. The sad thing is sometimes that’s the person we’re attracted to. Which is how I ended up dating a guy with a major drug problem in high school. He was the best person, but I made the decision not to go down that road with anyone else…especially after learning the hardest lesson…that love doesn’t always conquer all.

Do any of us really know what we’re doing? The whole love-mating thing is so deeply programmed in us over thousands of years. Call it animal attraction, survival of the fittest, or plain old chemistry. I have no idea why it’s better/sexier/hotter kissing one person over another. Chemistry is an enigma. Gay, straight, in cultures all over the world, we’re dealing with the same stuff.

And sometimes we’re never happy. It’s the old “grass is greener” syndrome. When you’re single you’re most likely looking for love, and when you’re in a relationship sometimes you wish you weren’t. Ugh, it’s so confusing being a human being.

I have no answers…let me know if you do. Guess I’ll go write another love song and hope we all end up lucky in love like Johnny Cash. And I’m still not going to answer all the people who’ve asked if “So Familiar” is about me…maybe, maybe not.

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