in other news if someone has a nice site with nice themes send em my way?
Thanks guys for all the super nice feedback, and for sharing and everything!! Don’t forget it’s available for free at nellie.bandcamp.com along with the Pompeii cover I did.
I feel really good about have done something simple yet successfully, hopefully I ride this momentum and get more content prepared for you soon!
Thanks again, you guys are awesome.
Nellie, you need to do more covers like this. No one is expecting videos with a larger production value. Things like this are cooler and more personal/intimate (and I thought the sound quality was great!) I'd love to see one video like this per month, as you had originally promised. We love watching them, and I hope you love doing them. Keep up the good work!
Thanks for saying this. That’s exactly what I hope to do. I realize just actually doing something is inspiring enough to keep me moving.
Wake Me Up by Avicci mashed up up with Counting Stars by One Republic
The only reason butterflies fly around is because they’re totally panicked that they’re not caterpillars anymore.
What looks like gleeful gliding from flower to flower is actually just short bursts of unimaginable rage and confusion as they flap their strange new wings in a feeble attempt to…
Here’s the deal.
I know I often do this thing where I get really excited about something and make all these promises and then suddenly it’s like “hey where’d Nellie go she was going to do all these things.”
I’m definitely trying to work on that.
If you don’t know, I DID actually cover Pompeii. You can find it on my bandcamp. Unfortunately the person who recorded the video for it was going through some stuff of their own, so I have no real idea or estimate when you’ll see that. It does exist though…
It was kind of discouraging because I got so so excited for this whole project and then the first thing that I tried to put together fell apart and it was like..oh..bummer. Now what?
I’ve also realized that when I actually set goals, I sometimes (slash often slash always) make them maybe a little TOO big. I get a flurry of all these ideas at once and I’m like I MUST DO IT ALL RIGHT NOW. AND IT’S ALL GOING TO BE VERY EXTRAVAGANT AND COMPLICATED. And then I get worn out in 2.7 seconds and no one wins.
So I’m going to try a new approach where I just try and meet my goals without all the crazy fluff that goes with it. I wanna cover a song? Cool. Gonna do it, even if it’s just on a webcam. That way I don’t get discouraged by the sheer production of it.
Then once I’m meeting my smaller goals, I’ll actually feel ENcouraged and be able to work towards the bigger stuffs.
I wanted to write this all out because I want you to know I’m not just straight up lying to you when I say I wanna do all this stuff. It’s just hard for me, and I know there’s people out there that can relate to lack of motivation, inability to properly set goals, and problems following through. So yeah. Me too.
Back to “gonna do it, even if it’s just on a webcam…”
I had this really interesting idea for a cover…and then I had a million more ideas. But I stripped it down and made it simple and executable and I’m still not even sure if it really works but I had a great time singing it.
So look out for a webcam style recording of a MASHUP (wheee) of Wake Me Up by Avicii and Counting Stars by One Republic. It’s a little odd but I hope you maybe like listening to it almost as much as I like singin it. As usual it will be available for FREE on nellie.bandcamp.com
I’ve just finished recording it, so I’ll be uploading it and doing all that stuff in the hours to come. Not making any super strict deadlines this time, because apparently those just freak me out. But it will be very very soon. ish.
Thank you guys for reading and for being nice about my terrible procrastination.