Posts Tagged ‘Guitar’

January starts with a Bang!

Filed under: Shows,Updates — Hope on December 16, 2011 @ 3:09 pm

I’m super excited to start the new new year (twenty twelve!!)  with a show at a venue I’ve been dying to rock.

Saturday, January 21st at 7:00pm sharp, the Boys and I will be playing a set at Arlene’s Grocery, it’s gonna be funkaaay!!! We’re constantly writing new tunes, so there will be at least 1 new song. And if you missed out on the A-21 Benefit Concert you can check out the vids here.

DEETS:

Arlene’s Grocery: 95 Stanton St. New York, NY 10002

Jan. 21st, 7:00pm sharp, in other words 6:50. ;)

$10 cover. Must be 21 and older!

 

SO bring your ID and let them know who you’re there to see,

so we can be recognized for rockin dem beats

Bring all your friends, but more importantly bring yourself. ;)

And have a merry Christmas and a happy new year!!!! YAAAAAAAAY!

 

Love,

-Hope G.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, the 25th, Best Buy!

Filed under: Shows — Hope on March 24, 2011 @ 8:17 pm

Tomorrow night from 6:00-7:00p.m. lovuzzz!

Join us at Best Buy in Chelsea (23rd and 6th Ave)

we’ll be rockin’ out to most of our new songs, hope to see you there!

St. Patty’s Poem

Filed under: Shows,Updates — Hope on March 17, 2011 @ 2:37 pm

Lovers, parents, colleagues, friends

come out before St. Patty’s Ends

Strangers, besties, acquaintances

Caffe Vivaldi I recommend

to hear songs of life and love

enjoy thyself and get free hugs

I promise this you won’t regret

and wear your green, don’t forget!

 

Caffe Vivaldi- TONIGHT!

32 Jones St

9:30pm, no cover!

Opening is the very talented Brandon Harris, so don’t be late!

 

More Videos! Live Performance in September 2010

Filed under: Shows,Updates — Hope on December 13, 2010 @ 3:49 am

Hello beautiful people!

Now you can see the full concert from my last performance in September at Recoup Lounge. Go here:  Live Performance at Recoup Lounge!! and watch the first of 7 videos (7 songs). Hopefully the others are easily viewable after going to this link. Please subscribe to my videos and leave comments on Youtube and on here if you like. Thanks so much! Keep a lookout for me in the new year, I am writing new music for 4 different shows! Stay warm ;)

love!

Live Performance- Watch it here!

Filed under: Shows,Updates — Hope on @ 2:39 am

Hey guys, now you can watch a video of my guys (David Glickstein and Jason Arce) and I performing “Closer” at Recoup Lounge in the lower east side, September of this past year (2010). Closer was written by yours truly along with Cheryl Paswater (guitar), Mick Bouschor (piano) and Josh Brown (drums).

Update on Block Party & Caffe Vivaldi

Filed under: Updates — Hope on August 17, 2010 @ 1:09 pm

Thank you so so much to those who made it out to my last two shows! I was able to hit up the East Village and the West Village in one weekend.

The City Light Church blizzock partaaaay (block party) on Saturday (East 7th ST, btwn 1st Ave and Ave A) was a lot of fun, the weather was PERFECT! We had a few technical issues as the keyboard was overheated and we had to switch it out mid song, but it’s amazing that there was even another available to us. The band held it together, tried and true. It still played out very nicely and it was a lot of fun. I also enjoyed watching a crazy man point in random directions and dance in odd motions around the stage during our set. That might have been my favorite part. I’ve included a photo of him here, in which he looks pretty calm and euphoric.

Block Party 8-14-10

The other performers all sounded really great. I enjoyed walking to the different tables and was very tempted to buy something from just about every one. I only ate two hot dogs but I definitely killed a cupcake from Butter Lane afterwards and then I went along to play with the kiddies while monitoring the sack race game. They were excited to be able to win free prizes. Good times.

I was blessed to get a last minute gig this past Sunday night (8/15) at Caffe Vivaldi (32 Jones st, in the West Village). It was such a neat place to play. When I arrived I was graced to hear the beautiful voice of Denitia Odigie (www.denitiaodigie.com/), her music is that of an edgy alternative soul feel. I liked her so much I bought a c.d. My set went really smoothly and it felt great! It was a nice little acoustic show: David Glickstein (guitar) and Jason Arce (keys and sax) killed it in such a beautiful way. It was good to play in such an intimate place to such a new crowd. I stayed after to hear Blessing Offor (www.myspace.com/blessingoffor) perform, which is always an a fun, soulful, jazzy treat. He played a lot of love songs, I admit I cried during one. I know…sap.

New Wave of New Wave

Filed under: Uncategorized — Hope on June 18, 2009 @ 3:04 pm

So not only is there a musical genre referred to as New Wave, but there is actually, in all honesty, one called New Wave of New Wave (which is also known as neo-New Wave).  It was apparently short lived, which kind of makes it seem like an old wave of old wave to me, just sayin’. Can you really be successful by starting anything that includes new in the name? It just doesn’t seem like it wouldn’t ever last. Am I being to frank? But we’re learning here, so I’ll continue.

According to Wiki, New Wave of New Wave “was a term coined by music journalists to describe a sub-genre of the British alternative rock scene in the early 90s. NWONW bands typically consisted of young, white, working class males playing guitar-based rock music.”

But even though the movement was short lived..”several of the bands involved were later linked with the more popular and commercially successful Britpop.” So I really shouldn’t make fun, or I should but don’t really have the grounds to, but it’s fun, so I’ll continue.

“The term “New Wave of New Wave” referred to the apparent parallels between the music scene emerging in the early 90s and that of the New Wave or Punk scenes of the 1970s and 80s. NWONW bands were often politically outspoken and critical of the then British Prime Minister, John Major, but lacked any specific political ideology.” (Sounds to me that they just wanted something to rant about, kind of like me…right now).

“The NWONW movement was linked with use of the drug, speed, which led to the band members being characterized as skinny and pale.”

So Wiki, what you’re basically telling me is New Wave of New Wave, was a bunch of skinny punks on speed yelling about what they didn’t like in Britain? Awesome. What have we learned today kids? Name your stuff Old that way no one will be disappointed. Oh and don’t do speed..right.

Speaking of new I spent a good amount of my day today looking up phones online, trying to find the newest and most improved phone for Sprint (which, at the moment, seems to be the Palm Pre) and comparing it to the newest iphone and what it would cost. But seeing all of this NEW and improved terminology gets kind of ridiculous because I know in another month they’re just going to have something even smaller and faster and NEWER! I just can’t keep up…so what am I going to do? Stay with my old Samsung until I actually have money for an iphone I guess…but I’ll be happy about it. I really like my phone, I can’t get on the internet whenever I want to, without being charged on it..but I’m on the internet right now aren’t I? So I can’t pull up large documents, so I can’t plug in a USB to my phone, and I don’t have unlimited texting, so I’m going to stop talking about it before I get sad.

I should just be happy knowing that my music will one day fade and if people start to hate it I can still love it and I can always write more that I love, which in turn others will love as well. I’m also happy with keeping my name Hope instead of changing it to New Gilmore.

P.S. Someone commented on my last blog about movie scenes and soundtracks. I thought of another classic one. In “Say Anything”, in efforts to win her back,  Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack) goes to Diane Court’s (Ione Skye’s) House, and holds up his boombox as high as he can, with the volume as loud as possible, so that she can hear it from her window, while “In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel plays on it. Those who have seen the movie know that the song was in an earlier scene and is thus quite significant for the sappy film. Gotta love it!

Oh and another!!!…at the very end of Wicker Park…after all of Matthew’s (Josh Harnett’s) toil and searching for his lost love, Lisa (Diane Kruger), who has been hidden from him by a pyscho stalker.. he searches for her in an airport. And what better song than “The Scientist” by Coldplay has begun playing in the background and as the crowd parts Josh spots her where she is kneeling on the ground and has just tried to call him for what seems like the last time…and with all of his anticipation he doesn’t run up to her…instead it looks as if he may cry and he gently approaches from behind…she sits there a moment in sadness, then she begins to feel his presence and turns slowly to find it’s finally him. And ofcourse …no words…just lovely kisses. :) That has to be one of the best scenes of all..and to me makes the whole movie worth it.

Benjamin

Filed under: Uncategorized — Hope on May 26, 2009 @ 1:37 pm

Hello there,
Several people have asked that I post the lyrics to the song Benjamin, from the album “Waking Up the Ruins”. For those that care here they are and sorry for the delay. ;)
Have a beautiful day!

Benjamin, you went away
Benjamin, I never thought you’d stay
Cause you played your guitar like you didn’t love me
You held my hand like it wasn’t there
When you looked at me you were starin’ above me
I always knew it wasn’t there
Benjamin, you were never mine
Benjamin, it wasn’t wasted time
It’s water now under the bridge
Elementary, it all makes sense
How could I resent you, you were young
High school love was just for fun
With my heart now I easily see
Ben your love how it brings me ease

But you who are, yeah you know your name
Caught me off guard, said you felt the same
I took your word and now I’m scarred
A chance I took with love in your arms
Don’t always know what’s goin’ on
I can’t pretend to be so strong
I’m older now and what have I to show
A broken heart and where can I go
May never understand how it works
Perhaps one day it won’t hurt

You my after-youth heartache
I loved you with everything at stake
Benjamin, at least you told me straight
Benji Boy, you didn’t play with fate

Benjamin, I liked your name
Benjamin, you were a pretty face
But I found love after you
I found love after you
I knew deep down you weren’t for me
Benjamin, we knew it couldn’t be

Benjamin, ‘least losing you made sense

Lyrics and Melody by: Hope Gilmore
Guitar by: Christopher Ware


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