Saturday, May 01, 2010

Spring has sprung and time to catch up. First off, playing at the Olympics and Paralympics was outstanding! The crowds were awesome, I chronicled the event on my facebook. The first gig at the Richmond Olympic Oval I was swamped with folks wanting pics with me AS I played and sang, very difficult to play and sing with arms wrapped around you! It was a hoot for sure! The next curling gig folks tossed loonies, twoonies and quarters, lots of sparkling coins at my feet at the end :) of the set, at another gig mascot Quatchi danced to my songs and hugged me. The Men's Gold Sledge Hockey game had a wild crowd with fans dressed as Japanese Samurai warriors dancing to Evolution of the Blood Star (my medal song) fun times!


After the performances the experiences were just as grand. I stood beside

Olympian Cindy Klassan at speedskating, shook hands with John Furlong the president of the Olympics, sat in the Royalty booth at speed skating and warmed the seat for the Crown Prince of Holland, the Prince of Norway sat right behind me and I witnessed the amazingly beautiful ice dances, so incredible I wept. I will certainly remember this once in a lifetime experience.


Thank you for voting for me for the Pride In The Arts Awards and congrats to all the recipients and nominees! It was a great show and so proud to have been nominated and to have been a presenter on the award show of this year's Group Award going to Sugarbeach.


I have uploaded a new music video of my song Conformity 451 and enjoying this new found creative outlet of mini movie making. You can see on my video page. Let me know what you think and tell me what song to do for my next music video. Thrilled to say my DIY Conformity 451 music video is now airing on NOVUS TV here in Vancouver and the lower mainland.


GIG this past Sunday April 25 at 8:30 pm (no cover), at Cafe Barcelona 1049 Granville downtown Vancouver. Alice Fraser joined for a few tunes on keys and Sherri Chisholm on percussion. I played a couple of new tunes I finished writing last week and now working on plans for a new album. I have 8 new songs on the go but only about 2 are in the bag.


Acoustically Inclined charted at #3 for March on Outvoice the online GLBT Top 40 and Climb the Mountain was the #9 on the top 10 songs for the month to boot! Thanks to all who have been voting, so glad you like that cd and tune!


All is well here and I trust all is well for you.

Love,

Norine

www.norinebraun.com

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