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I could list about 101 reasons as to why I have not written a new blog since 2009… But the truth is, it really has been so manic, time and again it came down to either writing a blog or a new chapter for the book. A tough call when you’re on a deadline, but at the same time, I’ve missed blogging so much – it’s good to be back!

On the one hand, I’d love to write a whole update of what’s been happening since the back end of the year… But I wonder if it might be a handful to digest – and a fine line between enthusiasm and, quite frankly, narcissism. Ha, I’ll save myself the aggravation ๐Ÿ™‚

While I’m nearly halfway through the memoir with Chuck Taylor and my amazing agent, Colleen, music has really become the central point of my career – and quite rightly so. I feel that I’ve been blessed with so many different opportunities (and jobs!) over the past few years, I barely had any time to make music… Until I came straight back to what I love the most since the Kobalt Publishing deal knocked on my door in July of last year (shortly after Eurovision).

I’ve been blessed to have met so many wonderful songwriters and producers since then – and have written for some fabulous artists, which is an honor in itself, and a great source of fun and creativity, too. Would list their names but let’s wait for the records to “drop” in the digital stores first, OK? Particularly excited about the French cut AND a new record coming out in Britain… No escape from my London days, that’s for sure!

Before I dash off to my rehearsal on Memorial Day Weekend (Aww, did I mention we started rehearsing for the Broadway show? Yippee…) I’d like to thank you all for hanging in there and being so patient with my insane schedule — it’s all really falling into place now, hallelujah, I feel so blessed and fortunate… And so very excited, it’s surreal!

Do promise to try my best and stay in touch… And watch this space for a super-fun new website (official Tinatin Music homepage) in the works and due to be launched very soon!

Blessings to you all,

T xx

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sod_logo_smallThere are times when I really miss the daily blogs followed by instant reactions that usually developed into full-on electronic dialogues. But for better or worse, I can only count on a few minutes here and there to post my regular (or nowadays “irregular”… My bad!) updates. Not surprisingly, though, it takes me so long to actually get to the computer for these overdue “news blogs” that I tend to forget half of them by the time I’m typing away yet again!
So, first things first… Earlier this afternoon, we heard from our European counterpart that the authors of “Is It True” (Christopher Neil, Oskar Pall and yours truly) performed most gloriously by Yohanna, have been awarded for the #1 Eurovision Song of the Decade as voted by the ESC viewers and ESC Today readers worldwide. Did we really beat some of the greats, such as Andrew Lloyd Webber, Diane Warren, Ronan Keating, Patricia Kaas, etc. to name but a few? I’m still reeling from this, to be honest!
And from Sweden – this very song was performed at the Swedish Idol semi-finals (and won the semi’s!) by Erik Gronwall last week… which, by the way, you can hear (and see) rightย here.
Now, on a political note… As I’m getting ready to return to the UN Radio HQ next week to resume my weekly UN Uncovered show on Progressive Radio Network (it’s been over a month, I can’t believe it!) I am still trying to keep up with international political affairs… Believe it or not, I do read the Financial Times – still, even a year after the August War back home… So…. The other day, as I was surfing the web and reading the online Friday edition of the FT, I came across this article:
“Iceland after a year of financial crisis
Financial Times – London, England, UK
‘Is it true? Is it over? Did I throw it away?’ Seldom can the words
from an entry in the Eurovision Song Contest be more appropriate…”
To read more, please go to:ย FT.com
If you read on, you’ll be equally surprised by the sudden twist – a pop song lyric in a heavily political piece? I couldn’t be more excited, though, I admit!
And pop songs aside, I can proudly confirm that I am about to start working with the great Timothy Graphenreed, who wrote my very first song for me back when I was 16 years old, on our Broadway-themed concert to take place in NYC (theater, date, etc. TBC) in the new year – a variety of songs, ranging from American standards and some of my own tunes… Quite a challenge, but I’m extremely excited and really, really psyched!
While brand new material is on its way, I can already give you a quick hint – there’s about 4-5 new tunes that I’m dying to post on here asap, but it will have to wait until it’s been sent to my publishers at Kobalt Music and straight onto myย homepage.
Please do stay tuned for more news and I promise to keep this blog up to date as much as possible… But for now, happy holiday to everyone (Columbus Day, if you haven’t noticed – some of the stores are closed today…. Brrrr…..!)

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