On the 2nd day of Freakmas I want to give to you
Your mission should you choose to accept it:
Tell all your friends about what exactly you want for Christmas this year (or Freakmas). It doesn’t have to be anything about or from me, but I’m not going to object if it is 😉
Just remember if you want those Christmas treats you have to include the hashtag:
Winner will be announced on the evening of December 14.
A very limited edition Dominique Fricot Song Book complete with lyrics and chords
A signed copy of my debut CD If Baby Could Walk
To win the first day of Freakmas prize all you have to do is share your favourite Dominique Fricot holiday song on twitter or facebook. (A hint, there is only one as far as I know: http://vimeo.com/80975216) and remember to include the hashtag:
The winner will be announced during the evening of Friday December 13th.
It’s that time of year again. Rudolph is polishing his nose for optimal brightness, Santa Claus is probably doing rigorous callisthenics so he can complete a seemingly impossible mission, and I am starting a new Christmas tradition: The 12 Days of Freakmas.
Starting today, every night at the stroke of midnight I will post on my website a new Christmas present that will be up for grabs. I will also explain the simple task that will have to be completed by anyone who wishes to win the Freakmas present. On the following evening I will announce the winner for the day and I will continue through the cycle until all 12 Days of Freakmas have been celebrated.
Being that this is the age of social media, all of the challenges will occur over Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. If you don’t already please follow me on those platforms and remember to always include the hashtag #12daysoffreakmas. That way I can always find everyone who took part in each challenge.
Until midnight PST tonight, Happy Holidays!
Several months ago I was contacted by a mother-daughter team who spoke of big plans to start a music website where they featured local and upcoming artists in a fresh and independent new way. They called their website “Fresh Independence“. Having heard this story from young bloggers and try hards several times, I didn’t think much of it. Most often I find it’s as if most of these bloggers/critics/writers are either trying to get closer to their heroes ala Vampire Weekend and Dallas Green, or they’re merely looking for free tickets to shows. The writing is most often passionless and not engaging. Needless to say my hopes were low.
These ladies, however, have been coming through with some awesome work, high quality footage and well edited personal looks at lesser known artists. Let’s just say I was very happy to have been invited to do a couple sessions with Fresh Independence. Here is the holiday song I did with them and my friends from Four on the Floor. I give to you “What Child is This?”.
Here is also the interview/live song video session I did with them a few months ago.
So I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to spend some time in the central entertainment hub of Canada: Toronto (and surrounding areas). I will be heading to Toronto via rail, thanks so much the VIA Rail Artist on Board program, mid January and spending all of February in and around the Toronto area.
My aim is to get out and play as many shows as possible during that period and make some
fantastic new friends on that side of the country. I’ve already started to book some shows for the month of February but will be continuing to reach out for any available opportunity. Please check back at this site for future show dates. If you’re on that side of the country and want to see me play or have an opportunity that you think I’d be suited for please do not hesitate to contact me via email at email@example.com .
Until then, for those of you that live in Vancouver my show at the Electric Owl on Thursday Dec 19th will likely be my last Vancouver show until March. Hopefully you can make it down for one last hurrah before I vanish for a while
Here’s looking at you Ontario!
Jan 24 Chatham @ Left Wing Tattoo Parlour w/ Leighton Bain Band
Jan 25 Windsor @ Phog w/ Leighton Bain Band
Feb 1 Toronto @ Cameron House w/ David Newberry
Feb 12 Montreal @ Casa de Popolo w/ Field Study
Feb 13 Kingston @ the Artel w/ Field Study
Feb 14 Toronto @ Cameron House w/ Field Study
I played in an absolutely amazing songwriter’s circle last Tuesday as a fundraiser for Music Heals at the Biltmore Cabaret. Flanked by Ryan Guldemond of Mother Mother, Hilary Grist, Head of the Herd and Lydia Hol (the organizer of the event) I was absolutely astounded by the beauty of the songs and the attentiveness of the audience.
Unbeknownst to me Lydia and her awesome team were busy filming the night and captured really great videos of each of the performers. Here is a very new song of mine that I played that night called “I miss the 80’s”. For Jennifer Grey, Cyndi Lauper and Molly Ringwald. Where’d they go go?