30.11.11

Some Oldies But Goodies

I kind of forgot I had a youtube channel for awhile and just remembered I had one a few moments ago.  I looked through some of my old videos of covers of songs I had done and, crazy, I have over 6,000 hits on one of them.  God bless you sweet souls who sat through blurry old macbook video recordings with that horrible weird ringing noise in the background of all of them.  I kind of just let these old things float into the depths of the deep dark interwebs.  But hey, let's resurrect them again.  I think the last video I recorded of me singing/playing a cover was over 2 years ago!  I guess that when I am single (which I haven't been for almost 2 years now) I replace boyfriend with playing guitar and singing.  Aka, I've been dating a wonderful dude for almost 2 years now and I haven't written a song in 2 years + I haven't performed anywhere since my band I called it quits almost 2 years ago.  Most of the songs I used to write were pretty dang sad.  I guess my life is too happy now to be writing sad songs ;)
Anyway, anyway, here is a little musical trip down memory lane.  You'll get to see me in my "vintage, girly, zooey deschanel style, dark hair and thick bangs" phase which was circa 2009.  I ditched the cutesy girl schtick pretty quickly.  Not my style.  And then there is the Moorea with a septum piercing and a huge stack of friendship bracelets in my sort of angsty hippy phase circa 2007.  Having a septum ring actually was a really eye opening experience in recognizing how some people treat you so strangely if you just look kind of different.  Just because someone has piercings or tattoos does not mean they are that different from you!  Oh the styles I have tested, well at least my voice seems to sound the same no matter what I look like.
Check out some of my silly old musical videos.  Goodness gracious, I was such a kid just 2+ years ago!  Please pardon some of the long ridiculous talking intros.

Circa 2007 //  Cover of "And I love Her" by the Beatles
(Good lord, I was so serious during this phase of life!)

Circa 2008 //  Cover of "Our Own Pretty Ways" by First Aid Kit
(Oh...Timid little Moorea)

Circa 2009 // Cover of "Dance Me to the End of Love" by Leonard Cohen
(I was so dorky and nervous!  Ai yi yi... The days of when I had first started my blog.  
I feel like I'm 20 years older than this now.)

13 comments:

Arielle said...

I didn't know you could sing! Your voice is beautiful :)

-Arielle
www.humblepievintage.com

Woosey said...

Oh wow your voice is beautiful! I love the last one. Its sad you don't sing or play anymore but at least your happy :)

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Kim said...

I actually came across these through the sidebar link a few months ago while exploring your blog. I'm glad you're sharing them.. you have a beautiful voice! Also love your style of music :)

Liz said...

I remember hearing you sing back when I first started reading your blog and you were promoting your EP {LP?}& thinking how much I enjoyed your voice. It's so classic & beautiful. I wish I could sing!

Magical Day Dream said...

Moorea I love your voice! I knew you make music, but I never heard you sing and I think the sound of your voice is so soothing and beautiful. I would listen to you sing while drawing... Perhaps you should start singing happy boyfriend songs.. ;)

x

Marielle

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

gorgeous voice! never knew you sung!

Jodi Ann said...

You have such a beautiful voice! I LOVE these videos!

katrina said...

oh moorea. your voice is LOVELY. i prefer your voice to ZD --- SERIOUSLY. just lovely.

katrina said...

and by the way... these videos are not silly. charming, yes. silly --- no.

my best friend jules said...

I love First Aid Kit and your interpretation of Our Own Pretty Ways is just darling. I'm almost in tears here, your voice is so pretty <3
So when can I buy your album? ;)

xxx mervi

Trish said...

These are amazing! You have such a beautiful voice.

kelly ann said...

Your First Aid Kit cover is my MOST fave. So. Dang. GOOD. You're such a talent, my friend. Your voice warms my heart. <3

Jill - lune said...

Really, your a beautiful songstress. Why don't we see more if this? I want more!