Singer, Actress, Hopeless Dreamer

    17 Jul 2013

    I felt like I needed to pay tribute to Cory in my own way, so I recorded a version of me singing one of my favourite songs. 

    The song by Sarah McLachlan originally appeared on her 1997 album Surfacing. As McLachlan explained on VH1 Storytellers, the song is about the Smashing Pumpkins touring keyboard player Jonathan Melvoin, who overdosed on heroin and died in 1996.

    It was inspired by articles that she read in Rolling Stone about musicians turning to heroin to cope with the pressures of the music industry and subsequently overdosing. She said that she identified with the feelings that might lead someone to use heroin: “I’ve been in that place where you’ve messed up and you’re so lost that you don’t know who you are anymore, and you’re miserable—and here’s this escape route. I’ve never done heroin, but I’ve done plenty of other things to escape.”[1] She said that the song is about “trying not to take responsibility for other people’s problems and trying to love yourself at the same time”.

    I felt this was somewhat appropriate given the circumstances. He sturggled with his demons but did a lot of good along the way too. I hope people remember him for the kind, caring, happy soul he was.

    4 Apr 2013

    Daym!

    (Source: djchika)

    19 Jun 2012

    One of my favourite, best selling authors tweeted me about my album today and I am flailing a bit! She loved my album especially ‘Still Hurting’ and my cover of Darren’s song ‘Don’t You’. Arrggghhhhhhhh I love her and her books and I cant believe she liked it and has put it on her ipod.

    One of my favourite, best selling authors tweeted me about my album today and I am flailing a bit! She loved my album especially ‘Still Hurting’ and my cover of Darren’s song ‘Don’t You’. 

    Arrggghhhhhhhh I love her and her books and I cant believe she liked it and has put it on her ipod.