To Dance

From the outside, it looks so easy
To dance effortlessly,
Weightlessly through life–
Yet one doesn’t see
The inner fights.

From the dancer’s posture only,
You can tell
He has won.

Midnight Thought #3

A bitch shield is a phenomenon made up by guys who just don’t get when a girl isn’t really into them.

Where The Magic Happens

Mara Kim at Flux Studios NYCI remember the first time I set foot into a professional recording studio. I was 13 and my uncle, a trumpet player from New York had brought me along to record one of my original songs. I was super intrigued by all the equipment and a little intimidated by people talking in a language I would not understand yet. But I also felt that this was where I belonged.

Countless recording sessions later, I still feel the excitement and an instant happiness when I get into the studio. You close the door of the vocal booth and leave the world outside. It’s just you and the song.

Einfach Nicht

Wow… over 35,000 hits on YouTube for my German song “Einfach Nicht” – Thanks for listening!

EPD, BABY!

Why it’s fun to study EPD at Berklee?

You get to play with knobs.

Berklee my boobs!

Midnight thought #2

Sometimes it’s okay not to know where you’re going.
Sometimes it’s better to give your heart time than to force a decision.
Sometimes it’s important to say it out loud and allow the confusion.

Glitterati

11 PM in one of Berlin’s hippest night clubs. Asphalt Club. Poetry slam meets live music. We call it Glitterati. Produced and directed by Rainer Meifert and Marco J. Schuler. Actors and writers get together for a performance that is rebellious, different and creating buzz in Berlin’s arts scene. Ben Becker, Dirk BernemannFranziska Weisz, Mia Ming –and me.

The first time I perform, I’m quite nervous. Accompanying myself at the piano, I sing a bunch of Pop and Rock tunes, translated from English to German with Google Translator. Hilarious results. Turns out, it’s quite fun to leave the comfort zone: Mara meets Gaga.

For our Glitterati Summer Edition we picked an open air location: Café am Neuen See

The Hammond and I

As part of my endorsement, I was invited to Hammond Germany to check out their newest Stage Keyboard. The HAMMOND SK 1. Here’s what it sounds like…