“It’s the way of the world, or maybe it’s just me… I only survive when I love relentlessly”
~ Cindy Alexander
The word “Survivor” comes up a lot in a my life. Usually other people introduce me that way and at first, it felt so awkward. Then I owned it. And now, I’m kind of over it. Any of us who wakes up on January 1, 2017 SURVIVED 2016. We have all overcome obstacles, whether they be physical, emotional, psychological, or spiritual. So in essence, we are all survivors. But I really want to go into 2017 as so much more. Surviving implies a battle against the odds. I’m much more than surviving. I’m thriving. I’m living and loving and manifesting my dreams. Yeah, I have my moments that aren’t so blissful. But underneath the hurt, frustration or anger is always the knowledge that I am blessed. I am surrounded by an incredible support system that includes a loving family, loyal friends, genius professionals and creative soul mates. I am happy to say goodbye to 2016, but I take with me immense gratitude that only grows deeper. Wishing you all a Healthy and Happy New Year full of peace ~ in your hearts and in the world, prosperity and beautiful music. Love, Cindy
Me & January = Juggling the clutter I’m trying to move out to Good Will while pining over the ultimate release of things to which I’m inappropriately or dysfunctionally attached. Meanwhile, I create piles and more piles of all the paperwork that didn’t find a proper place over the last year. I avoid completing that task by making multiple trips to Office Depot to buy file folders, a label maker, and Junior Mints from the impulse aisle so that I can organize the year that hasn’t happened yet (on a sugar high). Did I just admit that? So that I can avoid organizing ANYTHING, I thought I’d pop in and say Happy New Year to anyone who has taken the time to stop by my corner of cyberspace. Some things to add to my Happy List:
I am honored to have received the L.A. Music Critic Award for Best Female CD for CURVE (2nd half 2014) as well as be named Comeback Artist of the Year. Although we did a “soft” release to our friends and fans in October, my team at Blue Élan Records knew that the holidays were a difficult time to promote an independent CD. But NOW is our time ~ and CURVE is about to reach a larger audience. We’re “going for adds” at radio next week!! Check back in to find out what stations will be spinning “Heels Over Head” but as of now, I’d like to thank i105 WFIV fm in Knoxville, TN for being the first to jump on board and give me an early add. As this is my first ever radio campaign, I will never forget that leap of faith and show of support.
Although I love the writing and recording process, it’s playing live that gives me the deepest satisfaction. I am thrilled to be able to tour this year and sing for so many of you in person. Upcoming tour dates include the following:
January 24, 2015 Private House Concert – Studio 519, Redondo Beach
January 31, 2015 Vezer Family Vineyard, Fairfield, CA
February 1, 2015 Fenix Live, San Rafael, CA
February 14, 2015 Molly Malone’s, L.A., CA Single’s Awareness/ Valentine’s Day show – take your pick!
March 2 & 3, 2015 opening up for Beth Hart at the Birchmere, Alexandria, VA
March 26-April 3 NC and TN dates to be announced soon! The Home Invasion Tour of 2015 is coming together with house concerts all over the USA. If you are interested in hosting one, by all means reach out by email or on Facebook, and let’s put something together!
Another happy note: I’m cancer FREE and excited to being doing more work this year as Ambassador to BreastCancer.org. More info on upcoming events and campaigns with BCO coming soon! In the meantime, feel yourselves up (that includes MEN TOO) and let’s be reminded that although Drs. know the art and science of medicine, YOU know your body. You’ve lived in it your whole life. 🙂
PS: Here’s a picture of The Giving Key. I received one when I was in the hospital before my double mastectomy. It meant the world to me – I hung on to it for a year before I gave it away. It’s meant to be passed on – at a time when you realize someone needs it more than you do. This is my own version of the Giving Key – one side says BELIEVE, and other side says CURVE. They are available at www.blueelan.com and at my shows.