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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 🙂

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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The year is almost over and I’m still reeling from everything that’s happened in the last 12 months… I couldn’t feel more blessed about this past year’s adventures, unexpected twists and turns, surprises and the most exciting news that kept flooding in, week after week. Looking back on it now, after the month of May, it all changed – drastically. The build up, granted, was intense and very gradual but nevertheless, I couldn’t be more grateful for every bit of it.

After our song, “Is It True?” came second in the Eurovision Song Contest, was later voted the Eurovision Song of the Decade and most recently (or precisely – today) hailed by ESC Awards in Europe as the Song of the Year and yours truly, alongside co-writers Chris Neil and Oskar Pall Sveinsson, Lyricists of the Year, and was also recorded by Swedish Idol winner, Erik Gronwall for his debut record which was released this past Monday, it seems that unlike what we had expected, the song has really brought on some major changes that would have been totally unheard of a year ago. Nothing comes easily, of course, and the amount of work that I had to undertake shortly after the tune took off has still got me reeling from excitement, sleepless nights and incessant creating, planning and executing 24/7.

For those of you who have waited patiently for the book (a work of fiction that is now being reworked as a memoir) – well, I can’t wait either! I’m now on Chapter 9 and quite frankly, writing and rewriting the same story can be a little daunting at times, but also super-exciting. Plus, now I’ve got a fantastic collaborator by my side, Chuck Taylor (if you look him up on Google or Wikipedia, your jaw will drop, I’m so blessed!) so it doesn’t feel all the overwhelming anymore… But it is a major responsibility, nonetheless.

In addition, we’ve got a Broadway project in the works, a record (some very surprising song choices, unlike what you’ve heard on MySpace! Stay tuned for details!) and of course the solo gig at the Metropolitan Room… Be sure to make it! Can’t believe it’s already happening in a matter of weeks. So many songs to master, lyrics to learn by heart (ooooh, hate that part, but it’s a must, what can I say!) and fortunately some of the most incredible musicians to rehearse with in the coming weeks… That’s the best part. Billy Stein, my musical director, co-writer, producer and the most amazing, creative and witty person I’ve come across – it’s really something working with Billy… We played at SteveStocking 2009 last Tuesday and that was so much fun!! Especially the Christmas number… “White Christmas” …. One of my all-time favorites!

So much more to report but daren’t keep this too long. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, Happy Holidays and above all, may the New Year bring you all more happiness, joy, prosperity, inspiration, health, stability (oh yes, in every way!) and peace….

Countless blessings and thanks so very much to each and every one of you for your incredible support throughout this year and all the years past,

Tinatin xxx

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