Whenever a rough patch comes, clouds cover the sun. When I feel I need to overcome negativity around me, peace is in stillness. Balance of reflection and engaging in a quite cheerful hobby or sometimes a loud past-time so stillness is possible later whether soaking in the negative ions in nature, meditating in solitude or yoga pose under the sun and trees.
DILEE is performing live with an acoustic band Cori Jacobs, fellow Grammy member and Trevor Coppola, distant relative of Francis Ford Coppola in the Voodoo Lounge at the House of Blues, Saturday night, April 25th 6:30pm – 7:30pm. Pre-sale tickets from band members are discounted but $10 at door.
House of Blues closes their doors in July of this year after being there for almost 2 decades. The site has been approved to build a hotel and condominium complex. Catch one of the last shows at this venue EVER!
Dilee Battle Ballad tribute video interview 6:30am PST 9/11/13 Live TV NSS with Bryan Angus
Battle Ballad Feat. Tina Guo, Cello available 9/10/13 on iTunes
Watch “Battle Ballad” with military stats
Written by Dilee and Nel Gerome © 2013 available on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/battle-ballad-feat.-tina-guo/id701025363
A special tribute, Battle Ballad is dedicated to our U.S. troops and any and all victims of war everywhere including 9/11 victims and survivors as well as any and all individuals involved in domestic violence. It is a tear jerker with hope and a message to live and embrace in peace today for there are ripples of negative energy on both sides for and from every violent act. Chorus lyric “kiss me now you fool…” is a metaphor in saying it is up to us in living for today and loving one and all who are important in our lives. Storyboard & Directed by J.R. Griffin (former US military), D.P. Laura Beth Love, Co-starring Tina Guo as Grim Reaper & Angel, Will McMichael former US military as husband soldier, and Jarrald Ingram former US military as enemy soldier. Edited by Brian Porter. Beaded Jewelry by Lea Ingram. Special thanks to the Ingrams for the use of their home to film this project.
April-May 2013 – Europe tour (dates and venues to be announced soon)
Mother’s Day is approaching in less than 2 weeks and Father’s Day in a month and a half. During the rest of the year I should take more time out to just let my parents know I care and appreciate them. Those of you, like me, may really appreciate this poem as a reminder our parents are one of our many gifts. None of them are perfect but in their own they have endured pain for us and tried to raise us with the abilities they have:
MY DEBT TO YOU ©
What have I done to deserve your devotion?
Although this is said with only some emotion
You’ve brought me up and taught me well
How can I repay you for breaking out of my shell?
To repay my debt to you is to love, honor and give
For without your aid how was I to live? Continue reading
DiLee is releasing her brand new EP CD on Sept 29th and submitting her EP and Spoken Word Album to the Grammys as a new member! She just launched her crowd funding campaign with fireworks on July 4th. Pledge to pre-order the EP (re-recorded songs from demo level to pro studio level) and get access to behind-the-scenes content & an opportunity to have your name on the liner notes of the EP to the Grammys.
In return for your pledge to pre-order her EP by the crowd funding deadline mid-August, the EP can be submitted to the Grammy’s by their deadline of August 27th and you will receive video updates on the campaign, audio updates as the songs are getting completed, exclusive studio photos, exclusive album artwork and photography, social media shout-outs and much more. You’ll also have the opportunity to buy products, merchandise or exclusive artist experiences that aren’t available anywhere else in the world.
Our friends remind us that gratitude is the language that is most beautiful. To me, gratitude is LOVE in attitude. A well known quote “It’s not happiness that brings gratitude, it’s gratitude that brings us happiness,” that I found on http://www.verybestquotes.com/ is where you can find an abundant of daily inspiring quotes.
So looking forward to releasing my new song “Holding Onto Nothing (But Love)” with talented teenage artists as background vocalists. My sister in song “Aeone,” was going to do a featured vocal but we will be brainstorming to highlight her lovely voice on a song for the album. The finishing touches are being made then it will be featured on my Kickstarter for the album and released with major label distribution. Stay tuned here or on Twitter!