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New ambient/chill groove: Elephant Gathering

I’ve started composing in a new genre of ambient dance tracks.� Here is a preview sample of the first fourth of the whole track.� When I finish it, I will release it for sale as a download.

This is my second project called “Elephant Gathering” (the first was “You Are Loved,” still due to be fully released).

This track could be used for many different applications.� I’d like to know your thoughts.� Is this something you would add to your iTunes collection for background music?� Or do you feel called to add your own sound to the mix?� What influences do you hear in this piece? Leave your comment here.

If you would like to be able to download this sample MP3 of “Elephant Gathering,” you may do so by joining my email list or if you are already on my list, simply wait for the next email or leave me a comment here.

Blessings of harmony,

Catherine

Lilith Fair Contest: We are rising up in the ranks – keep judging!

Lilith Fair Contest Update

We’re at 161/600!

If you have been judging online,

THANK YOU! (and please keep going!)

We would like to know more about your experience:

1) How much time have you spent listening to and judging tracks?

2) Have you come across our track, “Right Here Now“? If so, how many times?

3) What do you think of the music you are hearing from other artists?

Leave your response here as a comment.

Lilith Fair Contest: We need your help!

Lilith Fair Contest Update: our track has slid to 365/566!

Can you help? Here’s an incentive for taking some time out of your schedule to help us out.

1) Follow this direct link to judge tracks in the California category

2) Judge tracks until you get to Right Here Now

3) Take a screenshot of the page (how-to tutorial here)

4) Email the screenshot image to info@catherinesmusic.com with your mailing address.

5) We will send you an autographed Whirlwind Girl CD and 2 brand new releases, Right Here Now and You Are Loved (new world-fusion dance track – yummy!).

You can also judge on

Thanks so much for your support!
Stay tuned to my Facebook page for more frequent updates!

New audio sample: Right Here Now v2.0

Michael Logue and I have put in some more hours on Right Here Now, the track we are submitting at the end of this month for the Lilith Fair Contest on OurStage.com. Give this new version of Right Here Now a listen and let us know your thoughts here on my blog. Last time we posted a sample, we got some great, practical feedback from Barry Friedman (shorten the intro.) and Julie Maria Madrona (less reverb on the vocals). Thanks for listening and sharing the production process with us! Here is the new sample of Right Here Now (version 2):

Enjoy! – Catherine and Michael

New Song Sample: You Are Loved

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Here is my first attempt at making music for all you dancers out there…

Special thanks to Michael Logue for guidance with some of the more advanced aspects of audio engineering!

New Instrumental Piece: PianoClarinetMusette #1

Feeling the muse speaking and recorded some new music tonight. Listen here:

Interview with KVMR’s Che Greenwood

Video: “Nothing’s Wrong” by Catherine Scholz LIVE at LadyFest 2008

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This is a live performance of “Nothing’s Wrong” by Catherine Scholz at LadyFest Nevada County, 2008.

Video: “Hammer and the Chimes” by Catherine Scholz LIVE at LadyFest 2008

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This is a live performance of Hammer and the Chimes by Catherine Scholz at LadyFest Nevada County, 2008.

New FabFemmes iMix featuring Catherine Scholz

Lyrics to “Nothing’s Wrong” by Catherine Scholz

Nothing’s Wrong

Music and lyrics by Catherine Scholz

Nothing’s wrong,

nothing’s right.

I think I’ll sleep on the floor tonight.

In the dark, there is a place

where a labyrinth was once a maze

where dreams were born and dreams have died

I lay me down to sleep tonight.

Nothing’s wrong,

nothing’s right,

Good night.

Nothing’s wrong,

nothing’s right,

I think I’ll sleep with the stars tonight.

In stellar arms, in Love’s embrace,

I’ve got the moon to stroke my face.

I know I’ll find another rhyme

and some peace for this heart of mine.

Nothing’s wrong,

nothing’s right,

Good night.

(optional 3rd verse)

Nothing’s wrong,

nothing’s right,

I think I’ll sleep with this song tonight.

This tender heart wears no disguise,

and thankfully, Love never dies.

Like the sun, when on the rise,

I will return to the open skies.

Nothing’s wrong,

nothing’s right,

Good night.


Lyrics to “Pearl” by Catherine Scholz

Pearl

Lyrics and music by Catherine Scholz

So you’ve added up the figures

and counted all the costs.

but a shade of memory lingers

as the dew becomes the frost…

A love of no undoing

has caught you in its web.

Would you like to keep on crashing

Or brave the waves instead?

You’re a pearl – I will meet you by the ocean

You’re a pearl – I’ll be standing by the sea

You’re a pearl – I will meet you by the ocean

You’re a pearl -Meet me in D.C.

Now it’s time to make some choices,

pick your heart up from the floor,

put the sordid past behind you,

chase those ghosts back from your door.

You’re a pearl – I will meet you by the ocean

You’re a pearl – I’ll be standing by the sea

You’re a pearl – I will meet you by the ocean

You’re a pearl -Meet me in D.C.

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Lyrics to “Butterfly” by Catherine Scholz

Butterfly

Lyrics and music by Catherine Scholz

I am a butterfly

sailing on the wings of night.

This is how I fly.

Up above the city lights,

far beyond the rain.

I caress the sky.

This is how I fly.

I am a butterfly

sailing on the wings of night.

This is how I fly.

There’s no peace like I feel inside,

I’m far beyond the pain.

My love fills up the sky.

This is how I fly.

I am a butterfly

sailing on the wings of night.

This is how I fly.

Through the struggle I fight.

But look how much I’ve gained.

Don’t have to know why.

This is how I fly.

I am a butterfly

sailing on the wings of night.

This is how I fly.

Lyrics to “How does it Feel” by Catherine Scholz

How Does it Feel?

Lyrics and music by Catherine Scholz

How does it feel to be whole?

How does it feel to be whole?

To stop the world just to listen to your soul,

becoming whole.


How does it feel to be found?

How does it feel to be found?

Walking alone or just standing on the ground,

you will be found.


(instrumental)


How does it feel to be you?

How does it feel to be you?

There is nothing in this world I would not do,

my friend, for you.


How does it feel to be free?

How does it feel to be free?

Wish you were here standing right in front of me,

feeling free.


(instrumental)

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Lyrics to “Cactus Flower” by Catherine Scholz

Cactus Flower

Lyrics and music by Catherine Scholz

Honey, I’m just sittin’ here thinkin’ on you.

Funny, I wasn’t expecting to feel so blue.

But darlin’ you’ve got me eatin’ from the palm of your hand.

I’m just pinin’ like a cactus flower in the desert sand.

Now when I said I love you, I did not lie.

Did you mean it when you said goodbye?

Honey, I’d be so tickled if you’d knock on my door.

Funny, I guess I’m not your sweetheart anymore.

But darlin’ you’ve got me eatin’ from the palm of your hand.

I’m just pinin’ like a cactus flower in the desert sand.

Now when I said I love you, I did not lie.

Did you mean it when you said goodbye?

(instrumental verse)

Honey, you’re shoulder’s colder than the Brainerd snow.

Funny, I never thought I’d have to let you go.

Cuz darlin’ you’ve got me eatin’ from the palm of your hand.

I’m just pinin’ like a cactus flower in the desert sand.

Now when I said I love you, I did not lie.

Did you mean it when you said goodbye?

Now honey, I’m not fixin’ on someone new.

Funny, all I’m thinkin’ ’bout is loving you.

Cuz darlin’ you’ve got me eatin’ from the palm of your hand.

I’m just pinin’ like a cactus flower in the desert sand.

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Lyrics to “Movin’ On” by Catherine Scholz

Movin’ On

Lyrics and music by Catherine Scholz

Rain is falling, I’m movin’ on.

Oh my soul, the time has come.

Oh my soul, the time has come.

Placed my heart into your hands.

Oh my soul, it understands.

You came to me quickly.

You caught me mid-air.

You loved me so neatly.

And now you’re not here to see me fly.

Rain is falling, I’m movin’ on.

Oh my soul, the time has come.

Love is all around.

Oh my soul, should know by now.

You came to me quickly.

You caught me mid-air.

You loved me so neatly.

And now you’re not here to see me fly.

Rain is falling, I’m movin’ on.

Oh my soul, the time has come.

Love is all around.

Oh my soul, should know by now.

Oh my soul, should know by now.

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Lyrics to “President” by Catherine Scholz

President

Lyrics and music by Catherine Scholz

I’m looking for a President

Who knows how to speak his mind

You know I haven’t found one yet

And we’re running out of time.

I’m looking for a President

Who knows what can be justified

This world has gotten so complex

And nothing’s black or white.

What are you afraid of?

What do you desire?

Dive into the water.

Walk through the fire.

I’m looking for a President

Who knows what’s wrong and right.

It doesn’t take intelligence

To order up a fight.

I’m looking for a President

To get this planet unified

Don’t matter if she’s black or red

Or even left or right.

What are we afraid of?

What do we desire?

Dive into the water.

Walk through the fire.


Lyrics to “Last Long, Blue Day” by Catherine Scholz

Last Long, Blue Day

Lyrics and music by Catherine Scholz

Last long, blue day.

Last longer than damp night.

Last longer than human promise.

Last a long time…


And If I could change your mind

I’d buy you a little time and

Find you a peaceful place inside

To unwind.


Shake hard, blue sky.

Shake harder than shame.

Shake the blues right out of yourself.

Shake harder.


If I could change your mind

I’d buy you a little time and

Find you a peaceful place inside

To unwind.