How to Survive a Poison Apple is Mindy's Revisionist Fairy Tale Folk-Rock Opera that recasts Princesses as seen and heard; fierce and full; healthy and empowered!
This full-length album is the soundtrack for Mindy's one-woman show which combines spoken word, abstract storytelling and song. In it, Mindy explores gender stereotypes, body image and her own healing journey from anorexia and body dysmorphia. As she steps one foot at a time into the powerful "Wilderness," she grows more and more confident in herself and the truth she has to share. After you listen to this unique and evocative album, you'll come away with a new sense of your own "Fullness!"
Wilderness - Mindy Dillard (from a live performance of How to Survive a Poison Apple)
Praise for Mindy Dillard
"Mindy Dillard is on fire! Her one-woman show How to Survive a Poison Apple is a blend of rare insight tempered by whimsy -- the show feeds you in unexpected and profound ways. Meanwhile her burgeoning singer/songwriter career is captivating audiences and winning awards. Her secret weapon is a musical theater background which underpins a fearless and powerful performance." -- Lisa Lepine, Creative Consultant (Portland, OR)
"If Mindy Dillard keeps doing what she's doing now, you are going to hear about her music. And you will be glad you did." -- John Gorka, Folk Icon
"Mindy is breath of fresh air on stage! Graceful and poised with lyrics that cut straight to the heart. She will make you laugh and cry and you'll leave her performance with a genuine smile and feeling of goodness." -- Ruthie Naccarato, Ricochet House Concerts, Salt Lake City, UT
"How to Survive a Poison Apple resonates with truth and heart and rockstar power!" -- Art Yoga Cat, Santa Cruz Fringe Festival, CA
Experience Mindy's Musical Alchemy Now!! Listen / Purchase at your favorite site:
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Recorded on both coasts with a talented assortment of guest musicians, and mixed in NYC, Philadelphia, and San Francisco, Whet captures the songs Arielle's been entertaining and inspiring audiences with for the past eight years of musical activity.
Featuring fan favorites like "In", "Both Ways" and "Trippin'", and co-produced by Arielle and Phil Robinson, Whet as a whole presents a set of fluid musical stories that are designed to meet you wherever you are right now. Hew your senses! Dive in! Get Whet!
Trippin' - Arielle
Charitable Donation of Proceeds
Arielle is giving a portion of all proceeds from the sale of Whet to Supportive Housing
Network of NY, a nonprofit membership organization, based in New York and Albany, which represents over 220 nonprofits that develop and operate supportive housing.
Hew Your Senses ... Dive in ... Get "Whet" !!
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The Bliss Jockeys, Recorded by... The Bliss Jockeys!
After three years tearing it up at rock venues all around NYC with their exciting live show, The Bliss Jockeys are finally setting their songs down in the recording studio for their highly-anticipated debut album, The Birth of Bliss. And they didn't have to look far to find the perfect production team!
In a stroke of good luck, it turns out that both Bliss Jockeys guitarist, Josh Friedman, and electric bassist, Merter Yildirim, in addition to being stellar musicians, each also has extensive training and experience in the world of audio engineering and a feel for production.
Josh Friedman (guitar) and Merter Yildirim (bass) at The Cutting Room,
during The Bliss Jockeys' set at the 20th Annual Jammy Awards (photo by Brian Lin)
Bliss Jockeys head honcho, Phil Robinson, who had originally started sessions with a different producer, immediately switched gears and started over with Josh and Merter at the helm, deciding to trust his bandmates with the project after their first experiment yielded superior results.
Bliss Jockeys bassist Merter Yildirim manning the controls during recording at Dubway Studios (photo by Phil Robinson)
"This is really an ideal setup for the band," says Robinson. "You always hope that the production and engineering team understands the band's vision and that everyone's aims are in alignment. Well, in this case, that's obviously not a worry-- and Josh and Merter have each more than proven their worth on BOTH sides of the console. I can't wait to get our record out into the hands of our fans. It'll be well worth the wait!"