In Jen’s 365 Blog Series, she speaks about the ending of her duo, “Stilettos-n-Steel” and the beginning of the next journey.
When I wake up in the morning, there are two thought patterns that occur, in no particular order. One voice will say, “Good morning world! I am so ready to get this day started!” And the other voice, well, it’s not so kind. That voice will say, “Why even bother. You’ve worked so hard and you still haven’t gotten where you wanna go. Just go back to sleep and do us both a favor.” Now, at this point I have a choice. What voice will I listen to? Obviously, we would all say, listen to the empowering voice, right? That voice will definitely bring forth a day of abundance, peace, serenity and happiness. But… it’s not that easy. I used to think I could just WILL the thoughts out of me, all by myself. Ha…That’s such a joke. I used to think I could do it all on my own with not an ounce of help. Heck, I thought doing it all on my own would make me stronger. False! Oh, the mind is a tricky place and that little snake, it will get you. Maybe not today or tomorrow, but when you’re not paying attention… Whammmm, it[…]
Stopping By To Say Hi! I wanted to stop by and check in. I hope June is treating you well. I just put up a new cover of me performing Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours”. Hope ya like it. Feel free to comment here or at one of my social media sites. “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz
An Unexpected Solo Performance at Yogoccino…. From The Blog Series… 365 Blogs To Finding Pinocchio A Home On My Mind: There comes a time in life when you start to see every obstacle you’re faced with as an opportunity… to grow, to learn and to experience your full and complete self! Yes! Obstacles in life are all opportunities! And Friday’s gig at Yogoccino was one such example. It turned out to be an enjoyable night after all. What happened? Well, Jason got sick last minute and I had to jump on board and put together an acoustic set of my own the night before. Instead of panicking, I dusted off a bunch of new tunes I’d been neglecting, since “Stilettos-n-Steel” has been my primary focus, and then added some “Jennifer Vazquez” favorites to the list and a few covers and I was good to go! I’d say a good night was had by all. The crowd was great, the food… yummy… and the rest of the entertainment delightful!
From The Blog Series… 365 Blogs To Finding Pinocchio A Home Over these past months, since the arrival of 2014, The Universe has been throwing quite a few curve balls my way. As Frank Sinatra sang it so perfectly, “That’s Life”! And since life is naturally filled with up’s and down’s, here’s a little remedy I’ve found has helped to keep my pretty little feet on the ground… Stay In The Moment Be Grateful For All You Do Have Give Back More than You Receive So… While you try out that montra… I’d like to invite you to join Jason and I …. otherwise known as “Stilettos-n-Steel” for a night of music at Yogoccino Cafe in Berkeley Heights, NJ on Friday, April 25 from 7:00 – 10:30pm. We’ve been enjoying our travels outside our home towns, sharing our new original songs with those all around… SXSX at Goorin Bros. SoCo Hat Shop Now it’s time to bring it back home and share it with all of you…
From The Blog Series… 365 Blogs To Finding Pinocchio A Home So, this past weekend “Stilettos-n-Steel” had quite an adventure. We had the pleasure of opening for The Rochester Razorsharks and followed that with a fun coffee house gig at Boulder Coffee Company – Park Ave. The adventure began in Queens, continued in The Bronx and then went all the way up to Rochester. The most outrageous thing about the 7 hour drive there and back? Well, it had to do with the weather…. where the heck did it all come from? I don’t know! We started out fine and then a few hours into the drive, the rain started. That was ok, but then it was followed by a heavy snow storm which transformed the snow into sleet and then hail. We were driving on the highway ALONE for a great part of the time and the roads were not snow plowed at all. Let’s just say we found ourselves in, oh, a bit of a pickle. We did eventually arrive in Rochester around 2:30 in the morning! On the way back home, we thought we were in the clear, but it ended up being even worse! Oh, the things we do for[…]
From The Blog Series… 365 Blogs To Finding Pinocchio A Home I had such a great time at SXSW. I’m finally wrapping my brain around the whole experience. Here’s some photos from the trip, including a shot from the gig “Stilettos-n-Steel” did at Goorin Bros SoCo on March 13th! Enjoy…. Stilettos-n-Steel at SXSW
From The Blog Series… 365 Blogs To Finding Pinocchio A Home So excited to share that Jason and I are at SXSW this week in Austin TX, taking in the sunshine as well as excessive amounts of food, beer and (of course) music. We’ll also be performing in our duo, “Stilettos-n-Steel”, at Goorin Bros. SoCo Hat Shop on Thursday, March 13 from 5:00 – 6:30pm. If you live in Austin or are here for the festival, come grab a free drink with us as we debut some of our newest songs. Oh, and if you’re not here… it’s all good! See ya soon…..
From The Blog Series… 365 Blogs To Finding Pinocchio A Home “Stilettos-n-Steel” Writing Sessions in Rome, NY h, was it cold! Like 15 degrees below zero cold. Like the pipes froze and we had no water for a day cold! And thank God it did ‘cause we were forced to venture out of the cabin and into town and found the most cozy and hip coffee house / eatory / music venue ever: Kikko’s Koffee House. A huge thank you to Tom, the owner, for making our experience one we will never forget!