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New audio sample: Right Here Now v2.0

Michael Logue and I have put in some more hours on Right Here Now, the track we are submitting at the end of this month for the Lilith Fair Contest on OurStage.com.  Give this new version of Right Here Now a listen and let us know your thoughts here on my blog.  Last time we posted a sample, we got some great, practical feedback from Barry Friedman (shorten the intro.) and Julie Maria Madrona (less reverb on the vocals).  Thanks for listening and sharing the production process with us!  Here is the new sample of Right Here Now (version 2):

[audio:RightHereNowV2.mp3]

Enjoy! – Catherine and Michael

New Instrumental Piece: PianoClarinetMusette #1

Feeling the muse speaking and recorded some new music tonight.  Listen here:

[audio:PianoClarinetMusette1.mp3]

Video: “Nothing’s Wrong” by Catherine Scholz LIVE at LadyFest 2008

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This is a live performance of “Nothing’s Wrong” by Catherine Scholz at LadyFest Nevada County, 2008.

Video: “Hammer and the Chimes” by Catherine Scholz LIVE at LadyFest 2008

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This is a live performance of Hammer and the Chimes by Catherine Scholz at LadyFest Nevada County, 2008.

Lyrics to “Nothing’s Wrong” by Catherine Scholz

Nothing’s Wrong

Music and lyrics by Catherine Scholz

Nothing’s wrong,

nothing’s right.

I think I’ll sleep on the floor tonight.

In the dark, there is a place

where a labyrinth was once a maze

where dreams were born and dreams have died

I lay me down to sleep tonight.

Nothing’s wrong,

nothing’s right,

Good night.

Nothing’s wrong,

nothing’s right,

I think I’ll sleep with the stars tonight.

In stellar arms, in Love’s embrace,

I’ve got the moon to stroke my face.

I know I’ll find another rhyme

and some peace for this heart of mine.

Nothing’s wrong,

nothing’s right,

Good night.

(optional 3rd verse)

Nothing’s wrong,

nothing’s right,

I think I’ll sleep with this song tonight.

This tender heart wears no disguise,

and thankfully, Love never dies.

Like the sun, when on the rise,

I will return to the open skies.

Nothing’s wrong,

nothing’s right,

Good night.


Lyrics to “Pearl” by Catherine Scholz

Pearl

Lyrics and music by Catherine Scholz

So you’ve added up the figures

and counted all the costs.

but a shade of memory lingers

as the dew becomes the frost…

A love of no undoing

has caught you in its web.

Would you like to keep on crashing

Or brave the waves instead?

You’re a pearl – I will meet you by the ocean

You’re a pearl – I’ll be standing by the sea

You’re a pearl – I will meet you by the ocean

You’re a pearl -Meet me in D.C.

Now it’s time to make some choices,

pick your heart up from the floor,

put the sordid past behind you,

chase those ghosts back from your door.

You’re a pearl – I will meet you by the ocean

You’re a pearl – I’ll be standing by the sea

You’re a pearl – I will meet you by the ocean

You’re a pearl -Meet me in D.C.

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Lyrics to “Butterfly” by Catherine Scholz

Butterfly

Lyrics and music by Catherine Scholz

I am a butterfly

sailing on the wings of night.

This is how I fly.

Up above the city lights,

far beyond the rain.

I caress the sky.

This is how I fly.

I am a butterfly

sailing on the wings of night.

This is how I fly.

There’s no peace like I feel inside,

I’m far beyond the pain.

My love fills up the sky.

This is how I fly.

I am a butterfly

sailing on the wings of night.

This is how I fly.

Through the struggle I fight.

But look how much I’ve gained.

Don’t have to know why.

This is how I fly.

I am a butterfly

sailing on the wings of night.

This is how I fly.

Lyrics to “How does it Feel” by Catherine Scholz

How Does it Feel?

Lyrics and music by Catherine Scholz

How does it feel to be whole?

How does it feel to be whole?

To stop the world just to listen to your soul,

becoming whole.


How does it feel to be found?

How does it feel to be found?

Walking alone or just standing on the ground,

you will be found.


(instrumental)


How does it feel to be you?

How does it feel to be you?

There is nothing in this world I would not do,

my friend, for you.


How does it feel to be free?

How does it feel to be free?

Wish you were here standing right in front of me,

feeling free.


(instrumental)

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Lyrics to “Cactus Flower” by Catherine Scholz

Cactus Flower

Lyrics and music by Catherine Scholz

Honey, I’m just sittin’ here thinkin’ on you.

Funny, I wasn’t expecting to feel so blue.

But darlin’ you’ve got me eatin’ from the palm of your hand.

I’m just pinin’ like a cactus flower in the desert sand.

Now when I said I love you, I did not lie.

Did you mean it when you said goodbye?

Honey, I’d be so tickled if you’d knock on my door.

Funny, I guess I’m not your sweetheart anymore.

But darlin’ you’ve got me eatin’ from the palm of your hand.

I’m just pinin’ like a cactus flower in the desert sand.

Now when I said I love you, I did not lie.

Did you mean it when you said goodbye?

(instrumental verse)

Honey, you’re shoulder’s colder than the Brainerd snow.

Funny, I never thought I’d have to let you go.

Cuz darlin’ you’ve got me eatin’ from the palm of your hand.

I’m just pinin’ like a cactus flower in the desert sand.

Now when I said I love you, I did not lie.

Did you mean it when you said goodbye?

Now honey, I’m not fixin’ on someone new.

Funny, all I’m thinkin’ ’bout is loving you.

Cuz darlin’ you’ve got me eatin’ from the palm of your hand.

I’m just pinin’ like a cactus flower in the desert sand.

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Lyrics to “Movin’ On” by Catherine Scholz

Movin’ On

Lyrics and music by Catherine Scholz

Rain is falling, I’m movin’ on.

Oh my soul, the time has come.

Oh my soul, the time has come.

Placed my heart into your hands.

Oh my soul, it understands.

You came to me quickly.

You caught me mid-air.

You loved me so neatly.

And now you’re not here to see me fly.

Rain is falling, I’m movin’ on.

Oh my soul, the time has come.

Love is all around.

Oh my soul, should know by now.

You came to me quickly.

You caught me mid-air.

You loved me so neatly.

And now you’re not here to see me fly.

Rain is falling, I’m movin’ on.

Oh my soul, the time has come.

Love is all around.

Oh my soul, should know by now.

Oh my soul, should know by now.

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Lyrics to “President” by Catherine Scholz

President

Lyrics and music by Catherine Scholz

I’m looking for a President

Who knows how to speak his mind

You know I haven’t found one yet

And we’re running out of time.

I’m looking for a President

Who knows what can be justified

This world has gotten so complex

And nothing’s black or white.

What are you afraid of?

What do you desire?

Dive into the water.

Walk through the fire.

I’m looking for a President

Who knows what’s wrong and right.

It doesn’t take intelligence

To order up a fight.

I’m looking for a President

To get this planet unified

Don’t matter if she’s black or red

Or even left or right.

What are we afraid of?

What do we desire?

Dive into the water.

Walk through the fire.


Lyrics to “Just Not Like Her”

Just Not Like Her

Lyrics and music by Catherine Scholz

Some say she rations her kisses.

Some say she’s selling the lot.

Some say she’s smoking the smidgens of something she simply is not.

Come drink from her wineglass of wishes.

Maybe she’ll give you a shot.

‘Cause brother, you’re just standing witness.

Remember the love that you’ve got.

You see, this is her reckless memory of kisses and sweetness and wine.

Some say that she’s pining for penance,

dropping light-years down endless heart-mines.

But silence is all she requires for dancing and diving within.

So no one can make her a promise.

No one can do that again.

Can love track her down in the darkness?

She bids love to wring out the red.

Can lovers reshape the old treasons that run like the wind through her head?

She’s never been quite so forsaken.

She’s never been quite so unsure.

Her soul has not been quite this shaken.

She’s never allowed this before.

And it’s just not like her to be waiting around,

Standing alone with her feet on the ground.

No, it’s just not like her to be humble and free,

Hungry for humor and mystery.

Please come to her garden of wishes

and maybe she’ll give you a plot.

‘Cause brother you’re just standing witness.

Remember the love that you’ve got.

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Lyrics to “Whirlwind Girl” by Catherine Scholz

Whirlwind Girl

Lyrics and music by Catherine Scholz (©2008)

Whirlwind girl, spinning dust.
Spinning Tree, she must be lost by now.

By now her leaves have gone from green
to shades of yellow, orange, red,
to bridges, then to rivers,
then to sea…

Whirlwind girl, spinning time.
Spinning Tree, she must be fine right now.
By now she’s light, though lost and nameless,
hungrier, though young and blameless,
strange to be given something free.

CHORUS:

Growing her roots straight down,
waving her leafless crown,
holding the cryin’ ground,
Spinning Tree.

Whirlwind girl, spinning gold.
Spinning stars, she must be old by now.
And like the nights, her sighs grow longer.
And as her tender roots grow stronger,
Her heart becomes a whirlwind spreading dust,
as it must.

Whirlwind girl, spinning round.
Holding Earth, she knows to kiss the ground.
Forever home, though lost and nameless,
Hungrier, though young and blameless,
Strange to be given something free. Spinning Tree.

CHORUS

Whirlwind Woman, spinning fire.
Spinning sound, her own desires near.
Happier, her name is faceless,
Healthier, though old and blameless,
strange to be given something free,
and now it’s strange to be GIVING something free,
Spinning Tree.

CHORUS

My first podcast: “Whirlwind Girl” by Catherine Scholz with Michael Logue

This is my first Podcast – a sample of the title track of my 2008 release, “Whirlwind Girl (available on iTunes).” I recorded this album at SunSound Studios in Grass Valley, CA with guitarist/engineer, Michael Logue. For reviews, videos, photos, interviews and more, please visit my website. And if you like what you hear, you can sample the rest of my tracks here: “Listen to Whirlwind Girl.”

Make music, not war…

– Catherine Scholz (artist website)