Thanksgiving is a complicated holiday. I think of the stories I was falsely taught growing up about peaceful gathering has jaded my view. The holiday looks so much like colonialism & capitalism. And yet I had a wonderful dinner with family & had turkey for the first time in 6 years, finally allowing myself to veer off the strict vegetarian course because I felt like it. Playing poker with espresso martinis with family was fun, but returning home to the bed I freshly made before I left & the cat waiting for me filled me with warmth and something like gratitude. I hope you felt gratitude for the life you've created for yourself, and enjoyed whatever feelings, family & food your November holiday presented you with.
Best of the Month
Sylvia Massy is a genius, innovator, and badass engineer. And yet, I stumbled upon this ridiculous video of her recording an electric guitar through a pickle. This is just...so ridiculous and amazing so please enjoy.
"Make all your recordings adventures, and your listeners will know the joy of your discoveries." - Sylvia Massy
My Pre-Holiday What I'm Listening To...
So Much Wine by Phoebe Bridgers
Silent Night by Christian Lee Hutson
If We Make it Through December by Phoebe Bridgers
Linus n' Lucy by Ginger Root
I'll Be Home for Christmas by Joy
7 O'Clock News/Silent Night by Simon & Garfunkel
The Christmas Song by Christian Lee Hutson
Winter Song by The Head and the Heart
What I'm Listening To
Other people being awesome...
"Girls at Parties" by Shallow Alcove
My friend Grace has become a pop princess! This song is so catchy & wonderful. I love few things in this world more than listening to Grace sing, and I'm sure you'd agree... Listen up! >>
"I'll Be Home for Christmas" by Joy
My friend & fellow audio engineer Joy put out this beautiful song. I've been singing it all week and this came at the perfect time. She sings & records beautifully. But don't just trust me, listen for yourself >>
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Gillian Pelkonen is a musician & audio engineer based in New York. She makes her own music and is always looking to collaborate. As an Audio Engineer, she helps people elevate their sound, and specializes in techniques that enhance natural vocal texture & dynamics (aka the best parts of your unique voice).