The Lovespies

singing of brightness and beauty

It’s Picture Day Tomorrow May 30, 2009

Filed under: By Julie,Dreaming,Waiting For You — thelovespies @ 11:20 pm

Tomorrow we have the First Official Lovespies Photo Shoot. The photographs will be taken by our lovely friend, Kristen. She found a fabulous field with some woods nearby and got permission to use it. And she is SO creative and a brilliant photographer. I can’t wait to see what she does with us.

I just had a lot of fun trying on a million outfits, trying to create something interesting out of my wardrobe, added to some of my friend Linda’s clothes I found in her closet today. I came up with a couple of options; we’ll see how they look in the field. I have no idea what Rob is wearing.

And then my friend Christina is doing my eye makeup. Now if I could just figure out the hair….

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Houston, We Have (Possible) Contact May 18, 2009

Filed under: By Julie,Dreaming,Waiting For You — thelovespies @ 2:10 pm

We are trying to get our song “Waiting For You” in a movie called “The Time Traveler’s Wife”.  A few years ago we both read the book, and it inspired Rob so much that he had to write a song about it.  (I’m sure there will be an upcoming blog entry about that.)  Well, now a movie has been made of the book and it is due to be released in August of this year.

As it happens, we just finished the final recording and mix of our song a couple of weeks ago.  Since then, we have been asking everyone we know if they know any movie people or song pluggers.  Because we live in Nashville, one of the song writing capitals of the world, it turns out that we know quite a few people with the proper contacts.

Today, I got an email from my friend Leslie who has a screenwriter cousin in Los Angeles, and guess what!  It turns out that he knows the movie’s director and will be happy to pass something along to him.  We are just waiting to hear back about what to send.

In the meantime, we are saying little prayers, wishing on stars, crossing our fingers and recording more songs.

***Update:  It turns out that the cousin knows the director well enough that he convinced him to cast the little girl who appears in the film.  Wow.

***Another update:  It also turns out that the movie was completely finished by the time we got anything to them.  O well.  Maybe it could go in another movie.

 

The Birth Of A Band May 14, 2009

Filed under: By Julie,Dreaming — thelovespies @ 3:14 pm

Hello internets!  

We are The Lovespies, a husband and wife duo from Nashville, Tennessee who try to make pretty music.  Our names are Rob and Julie, and we’ve just mixed the final recording of our very first song.  We are currently working on recording more songs, booking shows, creating a website, joining Twitter and all those other things that smart musicians do in the 21st century.

In this blog, we will try to give you a little window into our world of music.  We hope to talk about the following:   

  • starting a band
  • writing songs
  • arranging and recording those songs, including some techie stuff
  • what inspires us
  • playing live shows
  • selling tons of records
  • getting songs played in movies and television shows
  • making a living on the money you get from playing music
  • touring around the country in a posh tour bus
  • winning Oscars and Grammys
  • retiring to our private island with all our royalties

Ok, so maybe we won’t talk about ALL of those things.  But you never know….   We will go where the music takes us, and we’d love for you to come along and dream with us.  Tell us what you’d like to hear about.  Any questions or suggested topics?

We do think it is fair to warn you of all possible outcomes, though.  We really don’t plan on making shabby music, and we know real people who have had their songs in movies, sold lots of records and have lived on their royalties.  Granted, none of them have retired to a private island, but we were just joking about that part.  

The posh tour bus, though?  We’d like ours in a silvery-purple.