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More than a pretty face, and a voice…

I somehow stumbled across this artist Mara Hruby last night. I vaguely remember how, as these last few days have been a blur of work, thought, real work, limited creativity…everything just running the gamut, and somehow I “discovered” a new artist and listened to her offering “Stereolab (Lose Myself),” and pardon the pun, I lost myself in the track. I actually intended to suggest another artist recently, then was blindsided by Miss Hruby’s talent.

Upon further listening, and downloading her EP that she offers on her page, the work is a grouping of covers she performs with highlights spanning Andre 3000/Norah Jones’s epic “Take Off Your Cool,” and Mos Def’s “The Panties,” although I cannot forget the aforementioned The Roots cover.

This amazing collection sounds great to sit back and cool out to, write to, make love to…whatever to. AND shes from the beautiful state of CALIFORNIA too!!! I cannot wait for her own material.

The manuscript Blue Lines is the fictional coming of age narrative of a young California woman Key Yemaya Walker, and her 2 year growing journey through school, love, and life period piece, written by Kenneth Suffern, Jr., taking place at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill between the years of 1997 – 1998. Loosely based on true events, and experiences during that time, told through the eyes and voice of the main female protagonist, a freshman first attending the school.