“Creativity tak…

“Creativity takes courage”- Henri Matisse

Leaving the box of “acceptable”, “digestable”, and “status quo” is not always easy. Sometimes I find myself in this very place- seriously feeling scared to write a song that doesn’t seem to fit a mold! But, why would I do that? As a songwriter, I am the only one who can write my music. It’s like Matisse is saying, “take courage and be yourself”

🙂

Kamber

 

Thanks Mixtus Media for sharing this wonderful quote!

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Favorite Vocalists

I somehow got on a Google kick and started searching for various “female rock vocalists”. Sometimes, they seem like few and far between…but I got excited again because I remembered how many rock goddesses are out there and how much they influence my music. Here are some incredibly talented musicians that I love! 

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Shara Worden- My Brightest Diamond 

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Courtney Love- Hole 

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Brandi Carlile

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Plumb

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Gwen Stefani- No Doubt

 

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Lacey Sturm- Flyleaf (My all-time favorite ^_^)

 

I love vocalists who give it their all! Each one of these singers has such passion, energy and a fierceness that soars through them! They can’t help but SING. 

WHO is your favorite vocalist?? 

 

Kamber

 

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SNAP!

Frustration! Boiling point! EXPLODE!

This is the story of SNAP!

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SNAP! is the fiery, angsty introduction to Tension & Release.

February 2012. Right up until that point, my life was me dragging and heaving some sort of burden that would never let up. As the heaping hill continued its fearsome height, the burden grew all the heavier.

It felt like a cable car. I’m not sure how those skinny black cords carry the enormous weight of a vehicle like that on the hills of San Francisco, but in this story, my cable snapped! And there was no going back!

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Thus, the punk rock song was born. I had never written a song quite like this before, so I went to none other than my good friend Mel Kohr, the fiery punky red head that I had the privilege of befriending at the CMC. We swapped ideas. We brainstromed. I had this chorus in my head. This simple melody that kept hammering in my head. And this picture…a heavy vehicle suspended on a wire that just, snapped. The gravel of the hilly road. The sweltering sun overhead. And the swift winds pushing me forward. AND, all the fierce emotions to go with it. Before I knew it, there it was! It was my first genuine co-write, and it was one of the most enjoyable writing experiences I’ve had so far!

SNAP!

Letting go of something abruptly is liberating and jarring at the same time.

Have you had any experiences where you had to let go of something or someone “abruptly” or “immediately”, because it was only damaging you in some way?

Feel free to share!

Want to hear “SNAP!”? Visit http://www.noisetrade.com/kambermusic

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http://www.facebook.com/MelKohrMusic

“Life is a long…

“Life is a long lesson in humility.” James M. Barrie, Scottish dramatist and novelist

As a musician, as an artist, whatever “hat” I’m wearing today, my heart longs for humility. I think it’s the only way to live peacefully. Even though the bright lights and adrenaline of the music business screams for the opposite. To all my CMC 22 “starving artists” out there, no matter where we go, let’s live humbly together. ❤

Kamber