Guest post from: Constance Rodgers
Moving to Texas has been the best thing in the world for me. I used to live in Portland which I loved. The community there was awesome and everyone got how important it was to me to be good to the environment. I’m really into saving water and living a “green” life. Anyway, since I moved to Texas I’ve already gotten a lot of things set up to my liking. I bought an adorable bungalow and have already contracted a guy to put in solar panels. After that I’m going to go to www.ElectricCompaniesTexas.net (as referred to me by my sister) to check out which company in my area is the most eco-friendly. I’m also going to start a relatively large vegetable garden in the backyard because the reason I bought this house was the land. I’ve been in talks with my neighbors, too, about whether or not they would mind if I set up a beekeeping station! I really love fresh honey and it’s also really great for the immune system, too, if you hadn’t heard. If they aren’t okay with bees I’m going to see what the city’s rules are about a chicken coop in the back. I know the neighbors would like that but I’d only have one rooster! It’s been a really fun adventure moving here (I moved back to help take care of my ailing mom) and I can’t wait to see where the next few years takes me. I’m going to start a community garden, I think, and I’m going to do here what I did in Oregon and go around to the local elementary schools to talk about recycling and saving water. It’s been a great few months but I can’t wait to see how this house comes together when it’s a little more eco-friendly. I can’t stand how all these homes built in the 50’s are just such energy suckers! Hopefully I can whip this house into shape by the time I’m done with it.
In the land of Joss Stone, there isn’t much going on. Well, there’s some, but not as much as we fans would like!
For starters, she is releasing a new single. Reports say that it’s “Teardrops,” which is her cover of the Womack & Womack track.
As far as touring, it’s slim pickings! Joss has upcoming gigs in Philippines, Indonesia, and Singapore next month. If you’re not fortunate enough to get to those shows, you may have to look elsewhere for entertainment, for the time being. If spending hours on YouTube watching past Joss performances, interviews, and appearances isn’t your thing, you might want to get out and see something different!
If you’re a New York City Joss Stone fan, why not get to a sporting event. I know, I know. But trust me. You can go hard for music and still enjoy sports! I know I do! The NY Knicks are having a really great season and should make a run in the NBA playoffs this year. Might want to jump at the chance to see them and get some Madison Square Garden Tickets to see what the buzz is about!
If sports aren’t your idea of a good time, then why not check out a music or dance show? You can also pick up Jersey Boys Tickets or Cirque du Soleil Tickets. Going to a Broadway show is on my bucket list!
In times where your favorite artist isn’t widely touring, we need to find a way to keep ourselves occupied. I like to replay the audio I recorded from the first time I saw (and met) Joss perform, almost 10 years ago (where does the time go?!?!). “Spoiled” really stood out. Ahhh, the good ol days!
Joss Stone has recorded a few live performances of her Soul Sessions 2 songs for AOL’s Music Sessions, which is something I didn’t even know AOL was still doing. I’m glad they are, though, because Joss sounds fantastic!
Check out the videos below!
I know I’m real late with this! Sometimes life (and the Olympics) get in the way! Anyway, this is the video of Joss Stone performing “The High Road” on The Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno on Friday. No clue what happened to the Craig Ferguson performance. I think she wasn’t yet in the country when that taped… Stuff happens! She’s still set to be on Live! with Kelly on Wednesday morning!
FINALLY! I’ve been wondering why US iTunes has been dragging their feet with promo for our Joss Stone. I even tweeted the iTunes account, asking why fans were unable to pre-order Soul Sessions Vol. 2. Better late than never, though, right?
You can now stream the entire album for free, via iTunes. And if you like what you hear, go ahead and pre-order. Click here to start listening!
Also, iTunes Music is hosting a Twitter chat with Joss, this Friday, at 5PM (ET). RSVP to the event using the following link: https://www.facebook.com/events/153617368095915/.
You can ask questions, via Twitter, using the #AskJoss hashtag! Let’s get creative!
Joss Stone appeared on BBC Breakfast bright and early this morning where she performed a new track from The Soul Sessions Vol. 2, “Teardrops”, and also sat down for an interview.