Monday, June 4, 2012

2012 IS MY YEAR!!!

This year is simply out of control.  I am overwhelmed by the support of my friends and fans (which are one in the same), and the opportunities they have provided me!! I pinch myself all the time and thank the good Lord for surrounding me this year with such amazing people.  I have learned this year, more than ever before, that everything happens for a reason, and that everything will work out in the end.  I am sooo happy with life, and pinch myself and regularly ask 'Is this all for real?'  I am going to be doing some catch up blogs to get you up to speed on 2012.......

I am one of the newest additions to WILD RECORDS!!

Back in January I auditioned for WILD on a whim, with one song I wrote and a Janis Martin cover 'Here Today and Gone Tomorrow'.

I played my first show as a WILD RECORDS artist on March 31, 2012 at the Observatory in Santa Ana as apart of their showcase after being totally bed-ridden with the worst strep throat I have ever had that whole week, but the show must go on! HEHE

Thank you Marlene of The Rhythm Shakers for the photo.

Thanks Jim Harris for the pic.

Thanks Bebo for the pic.

Thanks Michael Stadnick for the picture.
WILD RECORDS photographer, the most talented Daniel Funaki of Funaki Photography, captured this photo!!

Set list:
I Said I Loved You No More.
Where Ever You May Be
Pale Moon-Betty Cody Cover

I went to audition for Wild Records, not expecting anything to come from it.....

This is only the beginning, and if the beginning is this great, I soooo am looking forward to the future. 

Thank you friends for taking this ride along with me.

P.S. I have a facebook fan page, be a pal and like it? MARY SIMICH

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Pale Moon

I fell instantly in love with Pale Moon when I first heard Betty Cody singing it!! The only thing I have every purchased on eBay was the 78 of this record; once I heard it, I had to have it!!

Hear about Betty Cody from Betty herself:

I love this song, and this is just my silly attempt at trying to sing it!!

Happy Trails!!

Friday, January 13, 2012

oxox-I Want to be a Cowboy's Sweetheart-xoxo

These photos were taken by one of my very talented friends!! Jessie Stopnik of the blogs, Jessica Stopnik and Miss Messy Jessie!! We have another photo shoot in the works!! She knows her way around a camera and is for hire! So HIRE her!!
I edited this one for fun!

I'm in a bit of a cowpoke mood today, and I had been meaning to learn this song for awhile. So I did, and made a silly little recording this afternoon....what do you think?

Happy Trails to you!!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

I Wanted a Hippopotamus for Christmas.....

........but I got something much better. This here is my favorite Christmas dress. It was decided that for the evening I was channeling Miss Yvonne.
Being silly in front of the Christmas tree!!
This dress was hand made for me by Mr. Tiny of Mr. Tiny's Southside Market, and of the Wacky Tacky blog. The top is made of an old table cloth that was beyond repair, and thrifted green fabric makes up the skirt. The shoes were thrifted long ago.

What a nice guitar, to bad it doesn't belong to me!!
But why should I covet someone else's lovely instrument when for Christmas I got a MOUSEKULELE!!!

To be quite honest I was not hip to the Mousekulele until I saw one in my friends studio, and thought it was the neatest. I have a cheap ukulele that I taught myself to play on, but this is much more than just a regular old ukulele this is a Mousekulele. This ukulele was produced by Oscar Schmidt, but the graphics which make it super awesome were created by my friend's Kevin and Jody! I am not going to lie, I am a crier. When they gave it to me in front of a room full of people I started crying, I was beside myself. Go ahead laugh at me, but at the end of the day I am crying with a beautiful ukulele in hand.

I am so grateful for my new Mousekulele!! It is way easier to care for than a hippopatomus.

And I leave you with a little jingle I was messing around with this evening with my new Mousekulele.