Friday, May 28, 2010

There Is Peace In This


Midnight. My head feels like scrambled eggs. Email inbox is flooded, album needs to be designed, trying to make a comeback in the Lilith Fair contest, shaking off mean comments left on my page from the Lilith voting, house looks like the Katrina aftermath, booking a tour on a shoestring, songs to learn, rehearsals, logistics, logistics, logistics shmistics.

I dig deep inside. What is there? There is the knowledge that I love making music. All else will sort itself out. There is peace in this.

How can I thank you enough for helping me get to the semi finals of the Lilith Fair Contest? You helped me get from #18 to #1. I believe you can help me make a comeback and move from #9 back to #1. Last round of voting has started and will end Sunday May 30 at 9:59 p.m. MT (8:59 PT, 11:59 p.m. ET). Click here to vote one last time. Don't forget to vote through all 45 match ups. It only takes 10 minutes. Thanks again for all you have done!

15 comments:

  1. Just voted for you again! Don't have one idea why anyone would bother to leave mean comments, don't they have better things to do?

    Good luck!

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  2. Admire the guts it takes to make the risks you are taking...Good luck!

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  3. It seems like the same person/people who left comments for you did it for lots of other contestants too. What's up with some people? I'm sorry they shot their barbs at you.

    Your music is fantastic and your fans are totally behind you!! I hope you stay up top. You deserve to be there.

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  4. I voted again! I was even very honest in what I thought about the other artists. (Why must so many girls with guitars sing with such awful tone about anger?? UGH. I'm glad i can't relate to their darkness.) I'd much rather hear your beautiful tunes anytime!

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  5. Just voted! You are by far the best choice! Thanks for the FYI on voting, I wouldn't have known to do it otherwise. Don't listen to the garbage, totally not true and not worth it!

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  6. People are 5 times more likely to post a negative comment than a positive one. Human nature at its worst. One of the traps we all fall into is putting too much stock into what others think of us. Tricky when you're an artist for sure, but remember when people spew negative judgements of others they're usually talking about themselves. You rock MG.

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  7. Hi Mindy, my last memory before you moved from Eureka was walking along Aggate Beach at 5:00 AM. You sang "Waterfalls" by TLC on repeat. I love your stuff so, so, so much more. It's been fun to keep up with your music journey. Way to go and good luck! I voted.

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  8. It is done! Thanks for asking. :) Good luck!

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  9. Dear Mindy, only you can make it from last to first in mere hours. Your talent is outstanding,and your voice captivates. Never fear! This contest has been one heck of a ride for you but hey it will be for the better! The negative comments are probably from those who fell quickly behind you when you first entered. "They think they have you figured out, they know what you're all about but they don't define you!" There must be opposition in all things. Win or lose this will make you a better person and a better artist. You've gained many new fans and a new perspective. My motto, "Keep looking for the sunlight behind the clouds!" Take care of yourself!

    Sincerely, Steven Ellsworth

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  10. Hey Mindy, I did vote, it's just under 'Wayne'! You sound awesome and I love the photo. Good luck. Cami

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  11. Mindy -

    Your emails will wait. Your friends/family/fans will get you back to number one. Unhappy people will continue to make comments in an attempt to make others as unhappy as they are... but plenty of people disagree with their words and are happy to tell you so. And as much as my mother would cringe if she saw I'd written this, sometimes house cleaning just isn't at the top of the priority list.

    As for the album design, tour booking, etc., I don't know much about that, but I'm sure you'll work it all out. Plenty of people out there believe in you, and you're right.... All else will sort itself out.

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  12. Looks like you're number one again! Must have been my vote!

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  13. Congratulations! You were number two when I voted yesterday, then you were number one and stayed there! Yah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish I could see you perform, but you're just too far away! I hope now you'll be a little less stressful and enjoy the limelight!

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  14. Mindy you have been a huge inspiration to me! You are honest to goodness one of my favorite artists ever, and I'm extremely picky! It's so sad that a few rude comments can totally ruin our day! Just remember that we love you exactly the way you are. Your fans Love your music and eat up every bit of it. Only our opinions matter ;) You are the best! Keep up the good work! We are rooting for you. And we will continue to support you no matter what! GO MINDY!!!!

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  15. So excited for you Mindy! Wanted to be a part of the voting, but it wasn't an option. So glad others could. I surely do hope to see you live one of these days.

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