Happy Christmas!

It feels like a long time since I wrote.  Another Christmas is here, another island has been visited and another Birthday passed.

 Picture taken of Lettie on Iphone 5 at Southbank on her Birthday on 9th December 2012


Picture taken of Lettie on Iphone 5 at Southbank on her Birthday 9th December 2012 by Graham Barrett

My musical journey is twisting on in unchartered waters.  The world didn’t end, the rains came, the snow fell and terrible things continue to happen.

Will Man Outgrow Earth by Eduardo Paolozzi (1924-2005) Collage from the Bunk series London 1952-3 Photograph copyright of Victoria and Albert Museum

It’s Christmas Eve and I’m very lucky.

Christmas postcard date unknown

Christmas postcard date unknown

Anon old French Christmas Postcard

Anon old French Christmas Postcard

Leavenworth at Christmas Time

Leavenworth at Christmas Time

The album ‘Good Fortune, Bad Weather’ which arrived on my doorstep exactly this time last year, which was two years in the making and I continue to be eternally grateful to David Baron and all the great musicians who played on it who are noted on my music page – I made films for nearly every song.  I did a few gigs and the library music I wrote with my friend Anthony Phillips seems to have been picked up somewhere in the world albeit in a quiet way.  Most recently I contributed vocals for an advert for my friend for transmission in South America.

Old Christmas Postcard

Old Christmas Postcard

My plan for next year is to do a song a month.  I am very pleased about my new track done with my friend called ‘Hold It’.

Alex at Friendly Ghost Studios

Alex at Friendly Ghost Studios

It’s timeless and I shall release it with a homemade film at the end of January.  I will then endeavor to do a song a month for the next twelve months so I can carry on my day job and enjoy the side of music I most enjoy, which is ultimately the writing. It has to be said that the promotional side: the gigs, the selling, the marketing and push I find very difficult.

Sold For A Song A Study of an Arabian Mongoose by Clare Kipps Illustrated by L R Brightwell published by Frederick Muller Ltd London 1956

Sold For A Song A Study of an Arabian Mongoose by Clare Kipps Illustrated by L R Brightwell published by Frederick Muller Ltd London 1956

Despite the good press, I have found the years between my albums have made it much more difficult to get it out there with the demise of myspace and the general speed and attitude people have to music which is basically that it is free.  My costs have been spectacularly cheap thanks to this collaboration, which has taken me from London to New York and the Catskill Mountains.

To A Friends House...(postcard undated)

Happy Christmas and here are some photographs of some places I have visited in the last year and best wishes for 2013!

Mexico shrine January 2012

Mexico shrine January 2012

Mexico in January 2012

Mexico in January 2012

Atlanta Airport Restaurants (Photograph by Lettie January 2012)

Atlanta Airport Restaurants (Photograph by Lettie January 2012)

Martello Tower in Suffolk November 2012

Martello Tower in Suffolk November 2012

Man on beach in Folkestone 2nd December 2012

Man on beach in Folkestone 2nd December 2012

Flats in Folkestone December 2nd 2012

Flats in Folkestone December 2nd 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

XX

Happy New Year Unmarked

Happy New Year Unmarked

About lettiemusic

Part time artist based in London
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