Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Did I share this with you already?

I loooooooooooooove this?
I wanna be like her when I get old...or better! This made me wanna really get serious on the guitar.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Crazy blessed!

Hey there!!! Sundy B. has got a short set to play this thurs @ Red Devil Lounge. Hope you can make it! We rehearsed last night. I think the faith came back into the group last night. We just needed to jam n get loose. We've still got a bit a work to do. All is in God's hands so I'm hoping for a really fun time. Check it:

Lol OMG! I'm listening to my voice. Lol I need to wake up. Lol Own worst critic right?
K, Peace!

Monday, September 20, 2010

While I was writing a lettter to France...

K, I should be finishing up my letter to a collective in France but I wondered if this worked, adn it does! a little let but enjoy. I'm a little embarrased, cause think I'm still kinda shy in this vid, but whateva. I did it. I'm also thinking about ending or at least post-poning this band to figure out what it is that I really really want; to go to France of course, but also what am I gonna do in France and what's gonna get me there. OM. Needing more clarity with this music thing. Ah! Oh yeah! Give it to God. K, I'm rambling a bit.

Ok so you click the (play) button. Then click (pause). Then let the whole thing load. I think this will help the video not to be choppy. My friends have helped me shoot it : Janella, Rye, Karla, and John Thomas. I edited it myself. Let me know what you think! Thanks

Sundy Bess' Come On In My Kitchen Tour from Kelli Ryan on Vimeo.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Do not worry!

I found out about her from a lady named Liz in a cafe near my house. I love this!!

So inspired!

This is Sister Rossetta Tharpe!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

GOd's first

THat's what I found out! Put him first and DELIGHT yourself in him and all things you need and the desires of your heart will be given you. That's what my tests have taught me this summer.
Now I'm about to paint for the first time in about a year!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

I found and made this today,+Randallstown,+MD+21133,+USA

Click it and try it out.

Monday, August 9, 2010

My praise is my Weapon!

So in a few hours I'm going to meet up with my friend and escort to Paris, Marguerite. I've got somethings to research and look up before I meet up with her. I think I've been a lil slack errrrr more confused than slack about going to France. Like, when should I go? How? Through grants or out of pocket? How long will I be there? Some of the questions I have the answers but I just wanted be sure I was listening to my heart.
I could ramble all day about France, but I won't. At some point all caution might be thrown to the wind and I'll be over there in that far off but not too distant land, doing something new!
I've realized recently that I have many powers (and so do you), and that I don't have to fit myself into any box. I talked to my Dad yesterday and realized that I was my artistic training thus far has been really balanced: at BSA I the classical, fundamentals. At SVA I honed my technical painting/drawing kills and became acquainted with industry standards and trends, and the commercial art world. At SFAI, which times seemed like a total mind fuck, gave me all the conceptual wealth I really always wanted since I was a little girl, but never really knew I wanted. And the quiet little child started singing and playing the guitar!!! Can you believe it?!!

So now I've got a whole artillery. I looked up the word "artillery" (it's cool that it begins with "art") and this was the definition:
mounted projectile-firing guns or missile launchers, mobile or stationary, light or heavy, as distinguished from small arms.
So that means I've got big guns now!! And what an awful shame to have a whole artillery and not use it.....properly.

When you have so much it's hard to know how to direct your weapon(s). Lol. It is. I have sooooooooooo many mediums I'm capable of using and I'm passionate about that it's hard to choose just one and focus on it. I feel now there's a calling to be free. Just be it all, boldly.
Man, I've got a ton of words to even put in this post, but I've got to go meet Marguerite soon. That's one, of many, steps in the right direction.

I didn't want to leave without giving total thanks to the one truly responsible for any greatness that I do and could ever Possess. Thanks God! Thanks Jesus. You made me and gave me courage to be uniquely who I am and that's a whooooooole lot. I hope I do everything you intend for me to. Let your work be done in me through to completion.
There's a song that says something like " No matter who I am or what I do, I must praise." Not praise in a box, but really be free, boldly uniquely you.

Here's that song, and below it someone who I think really exemplifies what I mean in a slightly more alternative way. You've gotta listen to words. I think she's partially referring to an internal war. Lol I'm saying this for myself (cause I sure need it, and I know I talk a lot about what I'm gonna do, sometimes without much follow through) but hopefully you take something from it.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I severely have to stay inspired under these grey SF summer clouds!

I officially love Andrea Crews and want to work with this group in Paris!!!

Check it out:

Once I start touring all around the world and such....

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sometimes you have to encourage yourself!!!!!

in the Lord.
Well I'm not sure if my langauge was really the Lord's, but I just made this song called "I'm not broke!" It goes "I'm not broke(4x), I'm Rich (bitch), I'm rich, I'm rich!!!
So that "b" word part, not sure is was so holy, but it all got me through this break down, downward spiral/ wake up call I had today. Totally sucked. I was just tired of being broke financially, which can make ya sometimes feel broke inside like all your work and effort isn't amounting to anything.

I had a lil talk with my Mom, and she was like get a damn job!! err..a 2nd one. Cause I already have one at Bimbo's but it doesn't pay enough. I don't make enough to save much anything "Just keep your mind or Paris and work for that."

This was before my song epiphany, though. So on the next tab on my screen I've got a whole job list open. I just needed to vent. I can't keep this stress on my chest.

So I'm in a cafe and i needed to get my headphones. On the way, I made that song. Whole lot better.

Thanks Ma for your help.

Here's another song I made the day b4 yesterday...they all mush togehter.
I heard a marching band while i was on the bus, and it inspred me to make this:

That's all for the moment. I might perform these tomorrow.......Oh!!! I've got a new band (we still need a bass player though) and we all just met for the first time last night. And it was great! Well I met Michael the other day. I yelled to him out of my back window something like " I need a band!" He plays flute.

Anyway, time to get paid!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The day got better!

Before it got better, I did make this song before I left the house. I was feeling pretty bummed, like where the heck am I headed? What am I doing anything for? It's called "I'm Bored"
(I'm not used to singing and playing the guitar too much so don't judge me, lol)

As the day continued on I made two more songs ( they don't have titles or lyrics yet). I did vow to do a song a day. Well I have...for the most part. Sometime 2 or 3; sometimes none. I just haven't been posting them. So they're coming. Enjoy....

Any freestyler should get a lil free over this... ( i feel like I sound so corny saying that, LOL)..4 reall I had my Aunt Money freestylin' at the Common concert once. So good! If she can do it.....

Well that's it for now.
(I still feel a little vulnerable posting my songs/ audio. Good thing I guess)
I really wanna go to Paris!
I'm going I'm going I'm going.....

Monday, July 26, 2010

Everyday is a new day....

I 'm so bored tho. So I made this song about being bored. Check it....

I guess it's this friggin SF weather. It is July and it is always cold and cloudy! I can't take this anymore. Grey evryday. I just want a little bit of heat. I hate the cold!
Lol I'm really complaing here. geez.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Been preparing for a shizow! Come one! Come all!

Sundy Bess' "Come on In my Kitchen" tour VIDEO screening and installation this weekend here:

The video will be apart of an installation, documenting the musical tour of Kitchens that Sundy Bess has been playing since mid April, 2010. As the band regroups from a lot of busyness we wanted to share the love and success of our travels with you in this group exhibition at the wonderful Tedda Hughes Gallery and Boutique.

This is my first time screening our footage! Wowsaz~!
See you there!!!...and in hopefully in your kitchen too!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Been awhile....a week.

Happy belated 4th. This weekend has been a lot of fun! Tell you more about it in a sec. Right now, I'm seated in this cafe (....Starbucks, shhh don't tell my educated arty friends. lol) looking for another job, and sorting out somethings online...Saying "hello" to you! As I was signing online this video popped up, and I thought it'd be great to have a radio station for kids in Baltimore...for local people everywhere. They are sponsored by Starbucks, so I'm assuming that would make it easier for their band with to reach pretty far and come in clear. SFAI some needs to step it up a notch, with or without Starbucks (though I'm sure we'd never want that). Here's this video...and oh! I DO still have those daily songs. (on the way to post) ( I feel so corny posting this up, but whatever. It's relevant creative info) I just HAD to post SOMETHING. It's been so long

Monday, June 28, 2010

On to the next...

I was so pent up that I just made a whole song. I decided to do one song a day.
lol. I'll post it later today

On to the next? Yes!

Ok, worked two nights at Bimbo's two nights in a row. It was cool. It was an old old band singing old covers. Giving ol folks tips....which was great.
But I really could use some discipline in saving and spending wisely, or else it's not worth the work. Advice anyone?

Yesterday was Young Adult day at church. It was really great message. One that really let me know I'm not and can't afford to act like a kid anymore. It's time to stand up and really show out! It's time out for all the fear n all that. That has held me back soooo much. So tired of being scared. It makes you sit on your talent, and that's not cool. I'm starting to consider that some of the content of the artwork that I've been doing and have done in school, was kinda safe, in a way. I'm starting to feel like i need to create something with more flavor, impact, and boom!
Something that I feel so deep in my soul that the only way to really live is to create it and let it out. I think some of my artwork has been a little timid, and I'm not really satisfied with that too much.

So now since yesterday , this passion to propel forward and reach all the stars with my name on it has been festering in me, until I do something about it. I'm totally ready dude!

I trust God will guide all the way and as given me what I need, just need to use it NOW!

K. Expect some great things on the way very soon! and at the very least some steps in that direction. ( i need to post this blog to a bigger audience)
...Keeping my head up!


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Get it, Lord!

So in my cover letter I mentioned that working there as a waitress would enhance my art and career because it relates to the art work ("come on in my kitcken" know) I am currently involved in.

And so goes it!
I'm working here now! Check it out!

$$$ yes!

Today was good!

  • I made $40 selling my old clothes! girl is still looking 4 a job, tho.
  • Final Cut pro worked perfectly without one mess up, for me, today (Which is a complete miracle)!
  • Met up with "Elle Terraval" of The House of MUNI (which is the SF public transportation system) to consider dressing in drag or doing some other crazy performance.
  • Later, at choir rehearsal we were all reminded that we are "covered!", with the help of this crazy drum beat. It sounded like DC go-go music. It was on n poppin, tonight. Praise the Laaaaaaaawd!

    Ready to go to bed now, but I had to post something, after not posting awhile.
    So hear I am!... and I'm soon to go; to beddie bye.

    But first a little from Sundy Bess: "Out of the Kitchen Tour - Live at Bolinas Museum" Full (Unedited) Recording from this weekend's performance at the Bolinas Museum.

    Major thanks to Clare Rojas and Barry McGee!!! That was a great show! and it was awesome to connect with you both!!
Also Big Thanks to my beautiful friend Michelle - We wouldn't have made it there if it weren't for her. Thank you! Lol...she was also the photographer, and assistant sound engineer on this gig. Lol oh these titles!
Even more thanks to the cooks for this gig; Janella and Shelby! They made really good dumplings!
Thanks John Thomas for shooting video...again!
You actually do need a crew for these things, huh? YES!
Thanks Lisa n Sergio! You two are awesome!
LOl why am I giving shout outs?! I don't even have blog followers....yet. lol

Honestly, I'm kinda shy to post this blog somewhere more public, like facebook er something. It's so personal at times...most times. So... I'll figure it out.

I'm kinda nervous to post this recording, for whatever reason. Maybe cause the drums are low in the recording or I think I need voice work. Aaaaaw too blessed right? Well, "I'll give it over to the Lord..." lol

Regardless, we really had a great time this past Saturday! 4 real! That was an extremely beautiful day!!! Great veggie dinner and beer on the beach. Finches and humming birds flying close by as we played. A SOUND GUY! YES! FINALLY! It's all about the journey, man! The journey is the point. It's the best!
Aaaaaand! we totally got paid and it was awesome to meet Barry McGee! and Clare Rojas. They are totally sweet, and are fans of ours now!! Yeah!!!!
I can't wait for the next show!

More to come (ooooooooooooof course!) soon!

I gotta admit, it's petty amazing to see how far my voice has taken me (and some other people). Like really! It's kinda crazy. What was meant for my downfall has totally flipped, and there's one who get's the credit for that. And this is just the very, very beginning. Just think of where this gift will take me (us all.....use yours!) in a year...shoot, gimme 6 months.


(more on Clare and Barry)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Mmmm my coffee sho is good!!

It's the only thing that gets me awake on these early summer monrings(My aunt thinks I have an addiction...I decline). Well there's that and World famous Barry McGee was standing there listening to my band's (Sundy Bess) performance this past weekend at Queens Nails Annex. Oh I didn't tell you bout that show did I? I know, It's been a busy week and weekend. Very eventful. Very fun!! flyers or nothing. Sorry.
CBack to Barry McGee for a moment. He's shown everywhere. The first time I saw his work I was about 16 or 17 years old, in New York on a class trip to visit NY museums. Barry's work was in the MOMA NYC. The first time in my life I had personally seen graffiti-style work in a museum...displayed seriously in that environment (it was always outside for me. Anyway, just an amazing sense of journey because I came to San Francisco with a graffiti inspired portfolio of 2-D work and came out of school majoring in New Genres, focusing on performance.....and Barry McGee sees me sing, Lisa ripping, and Sergio drumming! Just cool!
Here's a sample of his work:



and we thought this past Friday at Queens Nails was our last show. Ha!

God is good!!! Whatever your passion and hearts dream aspiration KEEP PUSHING, WITH FAITH, for it will come to pass. His promises WILL come to pass!! He will pour you out a blessing so much that you will not room enough to receive it. Thank you God!
totally unexpected!

So the show on saturday is at Bolinas Museum! You can check out details on the Barry McGee and (his wife) Clare Rojas exhibition this Saturday. We will perform after Clare Rojas, who in addition to painting performs. If you're in town come on out! You know it's gonna be amazing!

Here's the link:

K. and these are just a few photos from Friday's video group show "OCD" at Queen's Nails Annex (June 11, 2010) (Thanks Susan!!! Thanks Tomo - He served up Lisa's good fried rice!!)

(That's me, Lisa, and Sergio)

(There Barry McGee, below, with the light behind his head!)


Monday, June 7, 2010

I made it!!!!

Ok, so right here I'm thinking of how proud my family is to see me finally walk across that stage, and my mom is crying.... and I'm hoping this lady (Clair Daigle) doesn't flip my name card to the side where I wrote "Michelle Obama" ha ha. I should have wrote "Claire Daigle".

TODAY! I'm beginning my graduate blog! Just a month ago TicTic Boom exploded on the lovely day of May 15, 2010 aka my graduation!! (GO! SFAI....we never do that there, do we? rep our click? shame. anyway....) It's been nearly a month since then and I've been trying to catch a break since then. Though it's still been somewhat busy, I at least got a week in and weekend to chill with the homies. Soooooo very much needed!! Now I'm back on it with a show to prepare for that opens this Friday (flyer coming soon...I hope). It's at Queen's Nails Annex in the Mission here n SF,CA. Gonna be really fun!!! Epecially cause there's no heavy critque right after you show your soul. Phew! Talk about waiting to exhale. The exhalation has been AWESOME!!
I still freak out a little, cause I still hope my work is really good. But after just typing that it I starting to feel that need has started to float away. I just intend for the art to be soul fulfilling. If that's what happens, all that happens, its perfect. Ready to release again!! Sang girl!!!

Anyway. The last blog was the beginning of the end. Dis heeah! is the BEGINNING!

(he he! Renee Green was great! )