Friday, August 24, 2012

Cowgirl Photo Shoot

Hey Team,
Life is crazy, and I'm frantically trying to get my DVD site up and running before Shadow Lane. I've been thinking a lot about my blog lately, and I have some announcements to make I think pretty soon. But for now, I was going through photos trying to get things for the site, and I stumbled upon these gems.

They are over a year old at least (as noticed by the lack of bangs)- from around my last birthday I believe. And I hated all of them at the time they were taken. With a bit of good cropping and a better acceptance of my body (and not even looking at the majority of the 200 photos from this day) I have come to like these enough to want to share them.

I had this concept I wanted to shoot, that was based on this jean jacket I have had since I was 10 years old. I've grown into it :). When I was in middle school and high school, and I wanted to feel sexy, I would pretend to do a photo shoot in my bathroom, and I would often wear nothing but my panties (I only had white cotton back then) and this jean jacket. My boobs were all anyone (including me) ever noticed about me at that point in time, and this emphasized them, and made me feel like the models in the magazines.

Well my body has changed (no longer a size 6) and my boobs have grown even more, but I still love that jacket, and our friends have a house out in the country that we film at sometimes, and I knew they had a wagon. And Johnny Ravage had just gotten a new camera. Thus, this shoot.

The light was perfect, and it was one of the last bearable days in Texas (late May around sunset). Should have done my hair, should have put on make-up, but whatever, we just went with it.

So yeah, no reason to post these, except that I don't feel like putting them on fetlife, but I want to share :)

Princess Kelley

This is the closest to the shot I really wanted, but my face is blurry and contorted so I cropped it. But great shot of the girls! :)
The artist in me dies for the light in this shot! Again, credits to Johnny Ravage for the great photography 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Singing Videos from TASSP

Hey Team,

So, by popular demand, here are the videos of me singing at this year's TASSP. I lost my voice during the party, so I had to change a couple notes, but I'm not sure anyone but me noticed. Stressed me the fuck out though, lol. I'm actually still pretty happy with the way they turned out.

Let Me Be Your Star- Smash

The backing track for this song did not yet exist at the time of the performance, so I chose to sing it acapella. I'm quite proud of how it turned out. The song is about Marilyn Monroe, and is a Broadway number. Sung from her point of view, it's quite the painful ballad. I chose this song because it felt really personal for me, and I love singing it. It's challenging but doable, and the message is right on. I am begging for people to just love me, and let me be the star for that moment. I will deal with the consequences of my decisions later, but I can forget the past in those minutes I'm performing, and everyone will know my name.
This one was definitely my favorite.

Redneck Woman- original by Gretchen Wilson

So I never sing country. I am from Texas, but I am not a country girl, lol. I chose to do this song primarily because it is Texas All State after all, and I thought that the British Amelia and Pandora would get a kick out of it (which they definitely did). And anyone who knows me thinks it's hysterical given just how un-me it really is. :) This was my first time performing this and I had a great time with it. Really wish my voice had been at full capacity, but still pretty strong in my opinion.

Born this Way- original by Lady Gaga

(so for some reason in the recording the first two lines of the song got cut off)
The last song I performed was an acapella version of Lady Gaga's born this way. I was supposed to be singing an acoustic version with a guitarist, but we just couldn't get it together in time and I ended up just doing it acapella, which is really not the sound I was going for. The acoustic version feels really real and honest, and it makes you listen to the words. So anywho, the ending when I performed kinda sucked, and I wasn't sure where I was going to end it (with my voice gone and suddenly no accompaniment I hadn't had a chance to practice it), so I am just cutting it where I should have stopped singing, lol. 

I think why I chose this song it obvious. I believe strongly that we, as spankos, are born this way, and I think we should be proud of who we are. I wanted to celebrate that, and this was actually the first song that I picked when I came up with my set list. :)

Princess Kelley