Saturday, February 26, 2011

i love nashville.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

rites, naps & pico vs.

a. vandy has amazing artists for rites of spring this year.
so excited for that.
sara bareilles? matt and kim? yes please.
annnd it just happens to fall on my birthday.
that is swell.

b. today i came home from work and took a 4-hour nap. not sure i can legitimately call 4 hours a nap, but. i am.
it was magical.

c. i have friends doing really cool things and i'm gonna start celebrating them through this blog. check back soon for more, but for tonight,
check out these guys.
they're awesome.
listen to/watch ' the villa sessions' and then go to itunes and buy their record. joy.

ps - it just started thunderstorming and i looove falling asleep to rain and thunder.
this. is wonderful.

night night.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

library stuff

today i took a little adventure to the library.
highlight of my day.
the nashville library is amazingly beautiful.

"hi, i'd like to get a library card please."
(me to front desk guy).

narrow, question eyes.
(front desk man to me).

i guess my enthusiasm surprised him.

also, i'd like to check out anne of green gables; can you direct me to that area?

that's in the chilllldren's section, he said.

"great, thanks."

i think he thought i was quite odd.

now i have a library card, the library is beautiful, and i'm about to read anne of green gables
(somehow missed out on this one and a friend's been telling me i have. to. read. it. i am) and there is joy in this situation.

and also:
tonight, i hosted a springtime spaghetti dinner.
spring and spaghetti don't fit entirely (or at all, really), but that's what i wanted to cook.
so i cooked it.
a few girlfriends came over and we all ate together and twas lovely.
we also watched a walk to remember and all agreed that the soundtrack from that movie is one of the best ever.
i am so excited for the spring.
and now i'm going to read my children's book.

in the words of a dear friend,
sleep with the angels.


ps - check out my friend carolyn's blog.
it's beautiful.

Monday, February 14, 2011

spring :)

the weather was b.e.a.YOOOOtiful.
totally gorge.

we swung the doors to the store open wide and that was all i needed to have a perfect afternoon.

it's so the little things.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

so sometimes life gives you lemons...

and today was one of those days.

for those of you who don't know,
tonight was supposed to be the night of my ep release party.
--my first time playing with a full band, my first show at a bigger nashville venue, my first time publicly performing all that's on the ep (plus several other originals, plus some really fun covers), etc.

so naturally, i've been anticipating and getting excited for this night for months!

i knew what dress i was gonna wear,
had lined up a few opening bands,
hung posters,
put together and rehearsed with my own full band for the first time,
found a suitcase to arrange my cd's in on my merch table,
got a strand of little white lights to hang around the edges of my merch table...
you get the picture.

and then,
it snowed.
a ton.

for my hometown folk from wyo,
an inch or two of snow in january is no big.
it's like. SNOW.SHMO, yeah?

but here in nashville, this is not the case.
nashville shuts down after the tiniest bit of snow.
groceries sell out of bread. school gets canceled for days. work lets out early and/or starts extra late.
everything. shuts. down.

today i get done working at lululemon at 3.
it's just starting to snow.

i drive home, where i'm about to curl my hair, run through a few songs with Christine, eat something, head to sound check, and then perform this baby of a show that i have been pumped for for so many months!

mom and dad and kelley surprise me with a big thing of roses, ernie (sister erin) had sent the sweeeetest thing of bamboo stalks (ernie - perfect!! you know me too well. :)), and my murray cousins had sent another precious thing of flowers - and in the excitement of all of this and trying to get ready pretty quickly before sound check, it never occurred to me that the weather might get bad enough to have to actually cancel the show.

but long story short,
it did.

dad and i kept watching all the snow come down and all the cars creeeeep along the streets, and in the end... it just got too bad out to have the kind of show i'd envisioned / for people to be able to travel there safely, and so we canceled it.

all that to say...
i still had an amazing night. :)

it's funny how things always work out, but they really do.
i was disappointed at first.
and then I was really disappointed and even allowed myself to crylaughrealllllllyisthishappeningrightnowbutwhyyyy?! for a sec.
(hey. sometimes it's just the perfect thing).

but then,
i chose to invite a few friends over for pizza and just have a fun, cozy-in night with my family.
and it was perfect.
we sat around the kitchen table and talked and drank diet coke (and la croix!)
and ate homemade brownies and pizza and also some tortellini soup mom had made this afternoon,
and it was wonderful.

and then we all moved to the couches and played table topics and talked and laughed and told stories a bit more and it was just one of those quality time nights where i was like -
this is awesome.

i'm super bummed the show didn't work out tonight
(esp. cuz my parents and kelley flew especially for it)
i am so, so grateful for the quality time i got to spend with my family and friends tonight.

i cannot wait for the night of the rescheduled release and will keep you all updated about the date and time.
would love for you to join me there. :)

from the very bottom of my (heart? ... too cliche... feet? ...that sounds weird... self? -literal thought process in my mind right now:) ), thank you all for your kind, kind words and messages and encouragement and excitement around my first ep. :)
i feel so loved.

joy to you,

kelley girl.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

my cd is on itunes!!!!

i am so full of joy right now because my very first cd was just released on itunes!!!
it is such an amazing feeling and i am just overjoyed bc of everyone's support and encouragement.

just type 'meg murray' in the itunes searchbox and you'll find the ep!

also, you can check out my website here:

meg :)