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Music Mondays - Songs of Love, Heartbreak & Retribution EP (2006)
Monday, 30 June 2014 10:00

To celebrate the listing of my old music on Bandcamp and SoundCloud, I thought I'd share another one of my EPs (Extended Play). This time it's Songs of Love, Heartbreak and Retribuition:

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This EP was released in 2006

Recorded, Produced and Mixed by Andrew J Polzin
Mastered by Grant Wallis mid 2006

Lyrics and Music by Leigh-Chantelle
All instruments performed by Andrew J Polzin

Except for Piece by Piece:
Lyrics by Leigh-Chantelle
Music by Ben Gill
Guitar and backing vocals: Ben Gill

The track Listing:

Go With The Flow
To Your Rescue
Goodbye My Love, Goodbye My Pain - WATCH video version with Ben Gill
Piece by Piece (Spoken Word) - WATCH the video with Ben Gill

My work friend, Danny's brother, Jamie was studying film with another guy, Josh (not to be confused with my work friend Josh!) and they needed a music video to produce for their course. I had these songs and we filmed a clip for Go With The Flow

Watch the Video:

See PHOTOS from the music video shoot. See more PHOTOS with the Crew.

The 5th song on this (physical) CD was a song I featured on with friends (and twins!) Nathan and Daniel's band Oh Tragic Vinyl Night. Some work friends, Josh and Danny and I - along with Danny's brother Jamie - started our own film production company (Corrugated Dolphin Productions) and our first video was for OTVN.

Here's the video for Fast Times at BS High:

See PHOTOS from the OTVN music video shoot. See more PHOTOS with the Crew

When I was younger all I wanted to do was to be a rockstar. I've had a break from music for over 3 years now, I even sold my guitar and practice amp before I went overseas longterm. I've sung here and there but my focus has been on vegan and environmental education for quite awhile now.

Just recently I've been feeling inspired to create music again. I've uploaded my old releases onto Bandcamp and SoundCloud to acknowledge and appreciate where I've come from in my musical journey, and to make way for the future. Stay tuned for my new releases - maybe by the time the year is out!

Listen or Purchase on Bandcamp:

Listen on SoundCloud:

WATCH some live versions of these songs:

 
Friday's Final Say - Mark Twain & Rules Quote
Friday, 27 June 2014 15:00

Friday's Final Say from Mark Twain:

Life_is_Short_-_Mark_Twain

Forget society's rules and pressures - do what is best and happiest for you, now.

 

 
Write Short Wednesday - Each Path on Offer
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 12:10

Each Path on Offer


The dreams that you dream
are they yours alone?
What am I reaching for that
could give me more than you?
Why does each path on offer
bring me further from that truth?
This is my life,
but you are my home.

 

Each_Path_on_Offer

 
Music Mondays - Inspiration Relocation EP (2002)
Monday, 23 June 2014 10:00

To celebrate the listing of my old music on Bandcamp and SoundCloud, I thought I'd share my first music release, the Inspiration Relocation EP (Extended Play).

I'm honestly not happy with how I sound on this EP (and a few other things) - but it was the best I could do at the time and I'm proud of the release!

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Inspiration Relocation was recorded, produced, engineered and mixed by Andrew Polzin for Bombsquad Productions in December 2001 and releases in March 2002.


I wrote the lyrics and music for all 5 songs, with (friend from high school) Angela Turner, (my sister's partner) Ben Gill and (music retail customer and friend) Jaffe adding their musical skills to track 4, Falling.

I sang and played acoustic guitar for all the songs. Jaffe played electric and additional acoustic guitar parts. Ben Gill played bass guitar, Angela Turner played grand piano and (my sister's school friend) Andrew Polzin played extra bass and guitar parts as well as all the drum programming.

Benjamin Tupas (my good friend since year 6!) designed the CD booklet and layout as well as took all the photos which you can VIEW here. I did the lettering.
Here's how the CD booklet looked:
 
Track 1: All You'll Ever Be
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Track 2: Withhold From Dreaming
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Withhold From Dreaming music video was directed by Josu Abrego of 2's Company Productions on the 15th March 2002.

Track 3: Consume

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See the LYRICS here.

Track 4: Falling

Falling_EP_lyric_sheet

See the LYRICS here.

Track 5: Everytime You See Fit (Drowning)

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See the LYRICS here.

Here's how the CD looked when you opened it up:

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Along with the back and the disc - and yes, pink is still my favourite colour!

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One of the loves of my life told me after this was released that I was so jaded for someone so young. Another told me I was a broken-hearted romantic reflectionist. They were both right - at the time. When I was younger all I wanted to do was to be a rockstar. At the stage of recording and releasing this EP, I'd quit my job to do just that - soon realising it's quite a bit harder than it seems... I've had a break from music for over 3 years now - with my last live performances (with guitar) November 2010. I've sung here and there but my focus has been on vegan and environmental education.

 
Just recently I've been feeling inspired to create music again. I've uploaded my old releases onto Bandcamp and SoundCloud to acknowledge and appreciate where I've come from in my musical journey, and to make way for the future. Stay tuned for my new releases - maybe by the time the year is out!

Listen or Purchase on Bandcamp:

Listen on SoundCloud:

 
Friday's Final Say - George Carlin & Life Quote
Friday, 20 June 2014 15:00

Friday's Final Say from George Carlin:

Live_your_Life_-_George_Carlin

Redirect your attention to only positive things that will only bring positivity.

 

 
Write Short Wednesday - With A Smile
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 12:10

With A Smile


I have no idea what he says
but he says it with a smile,
so I know it's okay.
It's probably actually
quite wonderful.
I smile back, wave, walk,
then look back -
straight into his gaze.

 

With_a_Smile

 
Event: Marketing Yourself Using Social Media Intro & Workshop
Monday, 16 June 2014 13:00

I'll be a guest speaker at the July Logan Artworkers Networking Events (LANE) held at the Logan Art Gallery where I'll be speaking about Marketing Yourself Using Social Media - an introduction with a workshop to follow.

This is a FREE event, please share with your networks.

Saturday 5 July 2-4pm at the Logan Art Gallery.

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I'll be giving an overview of various Social Media channels including FaceBook, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube - along with information on blogging, podcasts and online etiquette. There will be a short break before a hands-on segment where I will cover a week's worth of ideas for online sharing.

Hope to see you there!

Read more about the Public Programmes at the Logan Art Gallery & view current workshops: Public Programs May - July 2014 (PDF 1195 KB).

 
Friday's Final Say - Audrey Hepburn & I Believe Quote
Friday, 13 June 2014 15:00

Friday's Final Say from Audrey Hepburn:

I_Believe_-_Audrey_Hepburn

Some great beliefs here - what about you?

 

 
Write Short Wednesday - My Imagination
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 12:10

My Imagination


I think about what exactly
drew me to you,
I'm not certain at all.
But if I can't think of someone
better and more suited,
then my imagination
needs to be re-tuned.

 

My_Imagination

 
Friday's Final Say - Benjamin Franklin & Writing Quote
Friday, 06 June 2014 15:00

Friday's Final Say from Benjamin Franklin:

Writing

Do something different and new always brings great writing material.

 

 
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