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December 18, 2013

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Being a musician can be lonely, when u spend hours rehearsing in solitude, so it’s great to get together with friends and have a release. It’s good for your soul, in order to stay sane. Friends become your family, and it’s important to choose wisely. Tonight I am grateful for my friends from all over the world that treat me like family. I love u.
X MShay

You will be exc…

December 14, 2013

You will be exceedingly glad you never settled for less. -The Universe

Hello World, 

I wanted to update people on my journey of following my heart, and where my musical journey has been leading me as of late.  Yet, again, I have re-established my intentions into the universe of following my path to becoming a songwriter, and I have suddenly been overwhelmed with a wave of energy, where I feel invigorated, and I am able to accomplish what I need to accomplish.  I truly feel that when I’m moving in the direction that is in alignment with my authentic self, I am given the strength from the Universe in order to do what needs to be done.  It’s truly amazing, and the energy and passion that I gain is further affirmation that I am indeed headed in the right direction.  

One of the barriers and “excuses” I had told my self was, “how could I possibly have the energy to work two jobs and still rehearse for tour 4 hours a day???”…. Well- somehow I have the energy, and it’s the Universe’s way of helping me out.  I can’t explain things, but I just wanted to tell people about my experience along the way in hopes that it will inspire someone to follow their dream.  I will report back with new experience, and let you know how things are going.  

Until next time…Yours truly, 

Morah Shay 

Recording in the studio!

June 17, 2013

Recording in the studio!

up hill

April 1, 2013

Hey,

It’s Easter, and I was reflecting on what I was doing this time last year (which was eating AMAZING Italian food in Italy)!! It was amazing, and this year I got to work for Easter and make that money! Cha-Ching! I have had a rough couple of weeks- and I feel as though I am climbing an uphill battle.  It is not always easy following your heart, and there are no short cuts.  I have been over worked, trying to get by, while simultaneously saving to some cash so i can record my next project.  I am ready to make sacrifices, which for me means my money goes to my future, not my wardrobe.  i really want to share some new tunes with you guys, and get my music out for the world to hear.  haha Timing is everything and I need to wait for things to fall into place, all the mean while be preparing for any opportunities that may come my way.  I think the main thing that I am learning through this entire process thus far is how important my mental attitude is, and that no matter what I must remain positive, hopeful and have faith.  There’s no room for doubt!

xx Mshayy

First Music Video with Kosha Dillz

February 13, 2013

First Music Video with Kosha Dillz

Hey guys,

So I wanted to tell you about this cool opportunity I got this past Saturday here in LA!! Last week a friend of mine said he was playing this live show and needed a bass player, so I said I played bass and could help him.  The funny thing is that I don’t really play bass, I play guitar, but I thought this was a good opportunity to play with a artist that is established here in LA, so naturally I would do what I took to learn the tunes.  This artist is known as Kosha Dillz (http://www.koshadillzworld.com/ ) – he’s a super talented Jewish rapper, with a very original sound and has toured with MATISYAHU!! I love his energy, and his style, so it was a great opportunity to shoot a music video with him outside the legendary Roxy venue in LA!  What was even more dope was that the video was filmed in this pimped out van….and there’s a pretty interesting story behind this van as well! This van has traveled all over the United States featuring and recording music videos for hundreds of independent artists.  It’s a way to promote cool music, and it was awesome to play in the van! Super grateful for the opportunity, and my next goal to to perform my original songs in the van!!!! 

i will post pics and the video footage SOON!!!!

XOXO #followyourheart, 

 

MShay

World Peace Theme Song

February 13, 2013

World Peace Theme Song

Hey peeps,

So it’s been a while since I’ve checked in, and I have some exciting news! As of a month ago I moved to LA to pursue a career as a professional singer/songwriter.  This past weekend was Grammy weekend in LA and I got to be a part of history, at the World Peace One Grammy Party.  During this event which celebrated an amazing organization that is committed to promoting world peace they recorded the official theme song for the organization.  This theme song is titled, “PEACE” and they recorded it at the legendary Jim Henson Studios (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jim_Henson_Company) which was formally known as A&M records.  Lot’s of musical history has taken place at this facility where some of my favorite artists have recorded amazing music.  Anyway…the theme song was written and Produced by Ricky Perez (multi-Grammy award winning producer, Billboard Latin Music Producer of the Decade!!!) and I had the great pleasure and opportunity to sing with a big chorus on the hook of the song.  I can’t wait to share this song with everyone, which will feature a wide variety of some of music’s biggest stars including, Aretha Frankiln, Marvin Gaye, Lady Gaga and many more.  This song is strictly promoting PEACE, and making the world a better place.  I feel blessed to have been in the right place at the right time, and be a part of history. 

The experience was magical, and World Peace One is using the universal language to send a message to the world, the permanent peace is possible.  I believe music has the ability to touch more people then almost any other vehicle, and my job as an artist is to use my talents wisely for peace, and making the world a better place, and speak from my heart.  While we were in the studio Claes Nobel (from the Nobel Peace Prize family) spoke to us, and he quoted his Great-Grand uncle Alfred Nobel, “War is the Horror of Horrors, the Crime of Crimes.”  and those words resonated deep with in my spirit.  I am lucky enough to have never experienced this, but others in this world have experienced war, and I believe we all have a duty to work together to make peace possible. 

Check out the organizations website, and I will post the song when it’s released!

Much Love, #followyourheart

Morah Shay

Follow Your Dream

November 22, 2012

 Hey World,

So I am on a journey to become a career renegade and FOLLOW MY DREAM of becoming financially successful singer/songwriter, and I want to blog to you about this journey and what it takes on a day to day grind.  I’m at the beginning and I want to share this experience with you, all the ups the downs, the highs and the lows.  I hope this will inspire someone to follow their dream, and realize all the fears, and doubts can be crushed!!!! (I hope so at least 😉 

Anyway… my first step toward achieving my this dream was to quit my day job! Whee, YES I DID IT! I quit the 9-5 job, and I got a job at a upscale Italian restaurant.  The thought behind this decision was to make more time in my life for my passion, and less time for things that I don’t like to do.  I needed more time and energy to play, and write, and only working 5 hours a day will afford me this luxury.    

The second step I took was to come up with a 45 minute set to start performing my original tunes at local venues in throughout the twin cities.  In the past two months I have performed at a variety of venues including; The Nomad World Pub, The Blue Nile, Nina’s Coffee, Claddagh Coffee, Artist Quarter, Honey Mpls, and The Wild Times Cafe!  I hope to gradually increase this list!  

Throughout these blog entries, I want to include my emotional process as well, because it’s been my attitude of positivity and strength that I believe that has allowed me to really achieve these goals along the way.  So how did I have the balls to quit my day job you may ask?  Well, It was a respected mentor in my industry that sat me down and believed in me, and told me I was good enough.  Left to my own devices, I would have not believed in my self enough to make that decision, so I am grateful for those people in my life that I believe were placed in my life for a reason.  So I guess I saw a sign and decided to follow the message, and that’s how I quit the job!

Well, today is thanksgiving, and I gotta get my eat on! Will check in soon!