Friday, September 03, 2010

the project

Simply put, I think that Mindy Gledhill's new album "Anchor" is the best album I have heard in a very long time.  I used to wait with baited breath for Ben Folds to release his albums. Then more recently I have been anxious for Ingrid Michaelson to put out new stuff.  I had a short love affair with The Weepies and Josh Ritter still makes me sway, but lately, more often than not, you can find me driving car pool, singing along with Mindy at the top of my lungs.

So imagine, just imagine, what I said when she asked me to do some illustrations for her music video.

Hell to the yes. That's what I said. And oh. my word.

After waiting for what seems like forever, I finally get to reveal this little project that has been like pink frosting on my life.

With a cherry and sprinkles. You know the ones. I think they are called nonpareils, which is a French word, so they must come from France. The tiny colorful ones, but, oh just watch the video.




Thanks Mindy, you make my world that much better by being you.

You can purchase "Anchor" and the rest of the album on iTunes, or buy the CD here.

22 comments:

Anne said...

really beautiful, april. amazing.

and i am in the middle of a serious love affair with the weepies. glad to hear that you are a fan as well.

Elizabeth said...

Oh, how beautiful April -- the music, the video AND your illustrations. Thank you for sharing it with us. You are so talented --

Mama Nirvana said...

Someone posted the video to Facebook yesterday and I saw your name in the credits. Congratulations! What a special, beautiful thing you have created!

Amy

Lesley said...

Just finished watching the video. Beautiful! Beautiful! Magical! Beautiful!

With Anchor and Be My Thrill coming out within weeks of each other it is a constant dilema what to play. Both cd's make me ridiculously happy!

Rachel said...

so VERY cool.

margie said...

Sweets...
this is amazing! I had NO idea...YOu Minx...
love love love it...
Spark...1 week away...we will all be together!
love it...
kiss kiss
m

Kari said...

Wow! Well, if you're going for ten seconds of fame, you sure lived it right up. Though somehow, I imagine this is less of ten seconds and more of a launch into all the fabulous things you want to do.
So fun . . . very excited for you.

Shane, Meg, CJ and R-Baby said...

I'm SMITTEN! With you, with your fabulous art, with Mindy and her beautiful voice and music, with the entire video. SO cool. My b-day was yesterday and it was a crummy day ending up at urgent care with my suguarlump having split open her head and needing 4 stitches....I think my hubs will need to humor me picking to buy her album as a b-day gift for myself!

Sherri said...

You are both two talented girls! What a fun project!!

tollestrupfamily said...

My oh my my talented Aprah. You never cease to amaze me.

Faux Martha said...

So uber fabulous! I had never heard of Mindy so I was grateful for the recommendation. I can't wait to see a children's book out someday:)

Jessica Munk said...

Congrats! Its perfect!

A. HOLLAND. ETC. said...

april...what a masterpiece! so breathtakingly beautiful! you are incredible. i am going to go watch it again...

Heather Toller said...

April,
Those illustrations are PERFECT.

Congratulations!

I puffy heart that song.

Going to download the album tonight.

Heather

Melissa said...

That was beautiful! You are so talented! And I just loooove her music! I will buy it :)!

Sharon said...

Wow-what a beautiful few minutes to just sit and breathe...allowing beauty to fill my soul.

Now off to buy the CD. Thank you April!

teresa matheson said...

very, VERY cool! congratulations

Jessa said...

Insane! That is amazing! As are you.

the emily said...

WOW. That is simply incredible! You are one talented chick. It's so very secondsister. Congratulations!

From the Kitchen said...

Kudos, April. It's wonderful! Love Mindy. Love your illustrations. The two of you nicely compliment one another!!

Best,
Bonnie

anneoverbeek.blogspot.com said...

You are one talented woman and so is Mindy!! A perfect pairing ~

Everton Terrace said...

Wonderful! I saw in a benefit concert here in Arizona - she blew us away. This video is a piece of art, beautiful art, the singing and the visual. Bravo to you all.