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The Lovebirds were recently involved in an interview for The SongStream Project's latest episode on resilience as it relates to mental illness and our relationship as a couple and band. The episode gained attention from The Huffington Post, who published an article written by our friend and colleague Vanessa Contopulos (one of the founding members of The SongStream Project). We are so blessed to be able to contribute to this wonderful organization and we can't wait to see what other great things they do together! Read the article here and download the episode here (or listen below).

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Hi friends! I was recently asked to speak at the SD Songwriter Meetup about social media for songwriters, and I thought I'd share some highlights/tips for anyone who finds the world of social media interesting/confusing/frustrating, etc. There's something for everyone! I definitely don't claim to be an "professional" expert on social media, but I utilize it for all of my jobs and bands, so I definitely have learned a lot through trial/error and am happy to share it with you. Enjoy!

 
Social Media Highlights and Tips
 
1. There are so many options. What social media platforms do I use?
Come up with a list of goals and ask yourself which social media platforms will help you achieve those goals.
 
For example: 
Goal: Connect with fans/friends on a daily basis. Grow following.
Social Media Platform: Facebook
 
Goal: Share new original music and covers.
Social Media Platform: Youtube
 
Goal: Give people updates about upcoming shows/news
Social Media Platform: Reverbnation
 
 
2. What type of content gets most response from your social media followings?
Visual Content: (Photos/Videos, etc.) Visuals are always the best.

 

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Check out this great blog post featuring The Lovebirds from T.M. Opperman. What lovely things she had to say!

 

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Did you know you can now create a Spotify radio station based on the music of your favorite singing lesbian duo The Lovebirds? Get to it!


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Based on your requests on our Facebook page, The Lovebirds will now be posting a new cover song every other Friday. Here's our first - hope you likey!

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A couple great shows are coming up this month. Hope to see you at one/both of them!

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Track by Track - Episode #3 "Landmine"

WRITING: The third track off our new album was originally written as one of Cathryn Beeks'/ Listen Local SD's "Game" songs under the title "Every Second." Lindsay plucked out the finger-picky guitar part and wrote the first verse and chorus, then asked V to contribute another chorus. Weeks before, Lindsay had tried to write a song with the lyrics "I'm on the edge of a whip, moved by the flip of your wrist/Every crack of the bat is worth every swing and a miss" - nothing ever came of that song so she decided to use a portion of those lyrics for this tune instead. The concept/meaning of the song is that you can't rebuild (anything: relationships, trust, stability, etc.) when you are living in a constant state of fear, thinking the worst will happen at any moment. At some point you have to just put your faith into love and life despite the fact it may one day blow up in your face. Essentially, we have to learn how to live in the present moment and appreciate what we have when we have it, regardless of the past, regardless of the future. It's a little strange to comment on this song after breaking up romantically, because in a lot of ways, the landmine did end up detonating. But the message still rings true...despite the explosion, despite the swing and a miss, we danced and we made lemonade while we could, and we don't regret it for a second.

PRODUCTION: Veronica really made this song come to life. It was her vision to add a marching snare and crash cymbals to make the song feel like it was taking place on the battlefield. Our producer Jeff called in Mitch Manker for the trumpet part, which really polishes off that effect. The contrast of this with the dainty little guitar part works well in conjunction with the lyrics. It's a sweet little love song sang in the middle of a war zone.

DOWNLOAD: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/and-a-one-and-a-two/id630583579

LYRICS:
1. We walk together dear,
though sometimes out of sync
But doesn't it always get better dear?
We're stronger than we think
We hold our breathe
Cross our fingers and our toes
Wasting the daylight left
Hoping darkness won't approach

chorus
So let's dance on a landmine
And juggle with grenades
Cause we don't know when the pin will pull again
So darling let's make lemonade
Every second with you is love so pure
Every crack of the bat is worth so much more
Than every swing and a miss, I'm telling you this
I'll love you til the end
So let's dance on a landmine til then

2. We dance together babe
On steps 1,2,3 and 4
But when we waltz in 3/4 time
We stumble to the floor
So we get the rabbit's foot
A heads-up penny too
Throwing a dash of salt behind our backs
It's all that we can do

repeat chorus

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It's time for the next Track by Track, where we tell you the story behind every song on our new album "and a one, and a two." Next up is song #2, Colors. (Download it here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/and-a-one-and-a-two/id630583579 ) This song is unique in that it is one of the only songs The Lovebirds perform regularly that was written before the formation of their band:

"Making a record is exactly that. It's a historical marking in a person's life. Veronica wrote the song, "Colors" before she was with Lindsay White. Coincidently, the person she wrote the song for also had a last name that was a color. No, it wasn't Robert REDford or Shaun White...obviously.

The opening line, "i knew what your favorite color was, I just didn't wanna guess" surfaced in Veronica's mind after she had correctly guessed a line of questions about this persons preferences, likes and dislikes, for example, favorite coffee drink, favorite candy bar etc. V thought her favorite color was red but she guessed another color for some reason. The eerie line of correct guesses had come to an end.

The person the song was written for also happened to be a very good artist which is where all of the canvas/painting references came from.

There is a twist in the story, "I met someone I liked, she had everything I could need. She would sing and swing and rock into the night, but she didn't hold a candle to your light." A second person is referenced. A person who fit all the qualities but "paled in comparison" to person number one. No we won't divulge any names. Vulnerability has a threshold."

Lyrics
I knew what your favorite color was.
I just didn't wanna guess.
I didn't want you to think that I could know you best.

Your purples and your blacks, they all got your back.
And your dashing shades of red.
The paintings on the canvas are better off dead.

CHORUS
They paled in comparison, paled in comparison to you.

I met someone I liked.
They had everything I could need.
They would sing, and swing, and rock into the night.
But they didn't hold a candle to your light.

CHORUS

Paled. Paled. Paled in comparison to you.

 




























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The Lovebirds

Give her a soul mate and a major key. This is Lindsay White in love. In this duo, Lindsay is joined by her partner & San Diego Music Award-winner Veronica May. You may be tempted to compare them to the Indigo Girls, but that’s gay. Their music is more closely related in style to other duos like The Weepies or She & Him. The Lovebirds will ...

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The Forget Me Nots

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