Hi everybody! I want to start off by telling you all how thankful I am for all of you who have supported me and my music throughout the year. I finally released my Robotech acoustic CD and the response from all of you has surpassed my wildest expectations. Although in limited release, the sales have been good and, most of all, the comments (especially from longtime Robotech fans) have been tremendous. Thank you so much for your encouragement! Just hearing the positive reviews made it all worthwhile.
I also noticed some Paul Revere and the Raiders fans (who remember me from those days) made some purchases and I appreciate your comments about the acoustic CD (and my previous Robotech CD)! Considering the fact that you probably were never exposed to Robotech tells me the music stands on it's own...and that is incredibly satisfying. Thank you.
Many servicemen and women, both current and veterans, have always been behind my Robotech remakes. I cannot thank you enough for the sacrifices you have made for our country, and I am honored that you appreciated my songs, such as Lonely Soldier Boy, and continue to listen to them. I am very humbled. There are a few of those acoustic CDs floating around Iraq right now and I hope you guys just keep sharing the love! I'm glad it means something to you.
Well, it's the holidays again and it's a time when I usually reflect on everything that's happened in the last year. I look forward to the new year with great anticipation. As I had mentioned in a previous blog, I may be traveling with a wonderful new artist, Haikaa, who is a Brazilian citizen of Japanese descent. Her message of love and optimism is refreshing in this cynical world we live in, and I cannot tell you how honored I am that they want to include me in their future projects. I hope you come and see us play if we come to your area. Please come up and say hi!
I also am still writing with and producing Erica Shine.
We just started working on a new song...hopefully we will be done by the end of January.
Another rising recording artist, Tanya Fenmore is being co-produced by me and my musical partner, Ross Leitner. She's very talented and creative....nice pop songs which include loops and electronica...but at the same time employing more organic elements (like me beating on the back of my guitar while her dog barks in the background). Looks strange on paper...but we pull it off! She's good!
So, lot's of things going on this year and I can't wait to hit the New Year running!
I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Festivus and whatever else you might be into over the holidays! And above all, I wish you all a prosperous and Happy New Year!
I'm so thankful for all the great, talented people....songwriters, singers, producers and artists that I've gotten to know and/or work with in this past year....Haikaa, (and her husband and songwriting partner Mercuri), Ross Leitner, Erica Shine, Tanya Fenmore, Maxine Sands, Anna Troia, Reid Haessig, Robert Navarro, my band mates at RK Project, and my great friend and MBM administrator Vivian Lanza who has helped me beyond belief. Viv has really straightened out Michael Bradley Music and gotten us on the right track to continue to make great music...hopefully at a faster pace! If I have to perform on the road for an extended period of time, Viv will be holding down the fort at MBM, and I'd be lost without her. So, if you need to get in touch with me, Vivian will know how to do that! Thanks, Viv! You are an angel!
And on that note I will once again thank all the fans and friends for all the support you have shown me this year and wish everyone a wonderful holiday season and an exciting and promising New Year!