somebody that i used to know…

It’s about that time to pick up my pen again.. and start writing.. and creating. I may never fit in with typical on-time music bloggers but am somehow perfectly content because what I share is based only when I’m moved by something. However, I really have missed sharing music while getting overwhelmed in the bubble of this so-called life. My little side project or hobby as my family likes to call it, of having the jewelry line *Couture by Lolita* has now rushed me into my big real-time dreams, and my heart is beginning to finally open up all the opportunities that I’ve always wanted to maintain as apart of my secret. In the last year, I overworked myself to the point of severe exhaustion, but believe my own business has lead to doing the most fulfilling work that I ever have.

Although I do love designing jewelry & accessories, my dreams will forever love the beauty and power of music — and that’s how it will remain. Sounds and lyrics effect my day to day, and are what I plan to always base my entire world on.  The way colors of notes, and wavelengths border patterns of beats to visual images are something that will continue to be embedded in my mind. Writing about the passion behind a musician’s biography, interviewing a genius who provides an extended amount of vulnerability and intensity, and standing underneath the lime lights of an electrifying live show are all things that challenge and lead to the success of why I even bother to express how these details inspire my sun-drenched, gypsy soul.

In the last few months, I’ve gathered music is art ideas under my sleeves and have been educating myself to strive harder not to only be a good woman, but to utilize my strengths into helping others who deserve the time and effort. This past January, I turned the adult age of 30 and celebrated my birthday as if I was gifted with the notion of finally understanding who I am. There are no more excuses, and there are no more past mistakes anymore. To my family, friends, strangers, people I may never know, and most importantly to myself, I promise that I will continue to be better in everything that I do, share, and am as a person this year. Even if it’s the simplest and smallest degree of change, deep down I know it will be worth all that I can give. It’s time! More soon…


Art: Eric Fortune

Listen: Gotye – Somebody That I Used to Know

(Making Mirrors, 2011)


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“One glimpse is all it takes to tell you that Music Is Art is something special. You can start by judging this blog by its cover—it’s one of the best-designed, most aesthetically aware music blogs around—but there’s much more to it than just a pretty template. For one, Danielle Maree, the “dreamer/designer” behind MIA, focuses not only on excellent music, but on art, photography and writing and how they all intersect and inform the music. By sharing the sounds and sights that inspire her, she’s inspiring a growing number of readers on a daily basis. By documenting artists’ creative processes, she’s, in the process, creating a pretty substantial, always-evolving work of art herself.” - Nerd Litter

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5 Responses

  1. Sven

    Always nice to see a Belgian artist noticed abroad…
    For me, this was thé song of 2011, and for my children, it definitely was!