Good News & Bad News

Welp... I've got good news and bad news... The bad news: I tripped and fell last week. I wound up with a comminuted fractured radial head (i.e. multiple fractures of the end of the radius bone in the elbow). This means I won't be playing guitar for the foreseeable future, as the radius is the forearm bone responsible for rotation of the arm (among other things). I cannot lift or basically use my left arm for much. I am in a sling until further notice. I also cannot drive, until cleared by my specialist. I think the emotional side of…

Show Tonight @ Steilacoom Pub!

Tonight, Monday September 23, 2019, I'll be playing some live acoustic music at the Steilacoom Pub and Grill from 8-10pm. I'd love to see some familiar faces at the pub... so, reasons for you to come and join us for the fun (other than coming to hear yours truly) include: Free poolMeatloaf dinnerHappy hour 3-7pmAll ages in the deli until 10pm!Bobbi Jo (who is seriously the BEST) will be behind the bar pouring your drinks! Let's start the week out on the right note!

I’ve Got Big News!

Wowza, it's been a while since I've shared any news, hasn't it? Well, have I got a doozy for you! Last September I quit my legal assistant day job and moved to from Victoria, BC, Canada, to Tacoma, WA, USA on a K1 Fiancee Visa (yes, it's the same 90 Day Fiance visa mentioned in the famous TV show... and no, I wasn't ON the show). I married Tacoma based singer-songwriter Dave Hannon last November. (I will fill you in on those details later, I promise!) Because immigration has all sorts of paperwork and waiting time, I've been on a…

September 2018 Newsletter

So.... I have news! It's a bit of a big announcement of sorts: I was approved for my K1 Visa to move to the US and marry my love, Dave Hannon! With the news of my relocation also comes the news that for the foreseeable future I will officially be on a musical hiatus, while waiting for paperwork to finalize. It's sad, but it will only be temporary - and it is SO worth the wait! My cat, Aria, and I officially moved to Tacoma, Washington, on September 15, 2018, and we couldn't be happier (now, if only I could find…

New September 2018 Show!

This Friday, Sept 14, I will be playing some songs opening up the Green Day Tribute Show at The Well Casino Nanaimo. All information for this show can be found on the Facebook event page. My teenage self is squealing in excitement! I've been a fan of Green Day since Longview first hit the airwaves (and in the days before Google, I found their first 2 albums, 1039 Smoothed Out Slappy Hours and Kerplunk, at the local skate shop soon after Dookie's release). Dare I admit that I had the dudes plastered on my walls throughout high school? Yeah... I was THAT…

August 2018 Newsletter

Just like how I eluded in my new song "All I Need" (see June 2018 Newsletter), when things get hard I turn to the ocean to centre myself... there's something about the proximity to water that is balancing and gets the creative juices flowing! This month, I was challenged by some things in my personal life that really got me questioning my direction... so I packed my guitar and took to the beach. I drove up and down the west coast of the island, looking for a good place to perch myself next to the water, with my guitar. I…

July 2018 Newsletter

This month, my personal life brought me on a trip all the way to Montreal, QC! I had an amazing time seeing all the historic places - and, oh, so many churches! This church, in particular, took my breath away! This is the Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal, where Celine Dion married Rene Angelil.   My first night in Montreal (literally, we are talking fresh off the plane), I found an open mic about a block and a half away from my hotel, at a pub called Brutopia. The pub reminded me so much of the old Steamer's Pub in Victoria; I felt…

June 2018 Newsletter

Songwriting! Sometimes it ebbs and sometimes it flows... this month the inspiration hit and it kept coming! I wrote two new songs this month and, man, did it ever feel good! It's such a catharsis when I put the guitar down after an entire day obsessing over chord structure, arrangement, lyrics, emphasis, metering, etc. It feels soooo amazing when the song is finished! Some songs take time to steep, like tea, until they're perfect. Others are written in as much time it takes to put pen to paper. "All I Need" The first song steeped like a tea. I had…

May 2018 Newsletter

I think as a musician, if you want to be a part of a local scene, you have to support a local scene. This is imperative for a scene to survive. Seeing as my personal life has made gigging challenging (right now, I travel a lot and don't know when I'll be in town with enough notice to book a show...), I've been spending more time getting out and watching my friends play. Here are some highlights (and my random thoughts on them)... Tom Hooper: Tom's a favourite here in Victoria. He has played quite a bit at the Bard…

April 2018 Newsletter

While writing last month's newsletter I went looking for old archives of music from my old band lateforbingo and came across possibly the last of the internet presence we had left... our CBC Artist page. It made me realize... I don't remember the last time I actually updated my Nicola Linde CBC Artist page. I'm happy to say I've updated my band profile on CBC, so now you can stream my tracks on their site. As artists there are so many mediums for us to get our music out, it's hard to keep track sometimes. Does anyone remember MySpace? Yeah,…
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