New song

My band is working on finishing up a few more original tunes for our second album. Here’s our latest. I’m pretty in love with the resonator guitar we used on it.


Band gig!

My band used to gig relatively regularly, especially when Kevin, our bass player, was working on the last Hubble servicing mission. He worked for a guy that liked to throw parties (on his own dime), and we played a bunch of them. But after that, two band members started work on a mission where they were in Japan a lot … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up to – November, part 3

Angela really sweetly sent me a little gift to cheer me up. Thank you! Beatles pencils!


Stop Dragging My Heart Around

My friend Joe and I did this quick cover of the Stevie Nicks/Tom Petty song “Stop Dragging My Heart Around” a couple months ago. I finally uploaded it. And I realized I never posted it here! We learned it and did a quick recording all in the same day, so it’s not super polished. But it was fun!


More Guster…

I’ve already posted about the amazingness that was getting the chance to actually be a part of the band Guster for one song. You can read all about it here: http://lovelyrita-mm.com/2014/12/guster/ But I didn’t get the chance to post here about the next coolest part to singing with Guster. The guy who after me got up on stage to sing … Continue Reading →


So this happened last night…

So here’s a thing that happened last night! I totally sang with Guster. You know, no big – just one of my favorite bands and one of my fav songs, in front of like 200 people in DC. (Also the whole show was super fun and awesome all around!) Apologies for what is essentially a FB repost, but it was … Continue Reading →


Sunshine

Kjetil, my friend and one of my fav musicians, had a birthday this week. So my band recorded one of his songs as a birthday present. I’m really happy with how our version of his song came out. I used my new Rickenbacker (which I heart so much!) and we tried a few other new tricks. Please have a listen!


What I’ve Been Up to – June

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  • July 18, 2014
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These are kind of out of chronological order because I didn’t order my Flickr set right. But never mind that. The Goddard Godzillas moved again: Kitty!


What I’ve Been Up To – May

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  • June 8, 2014
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Finally found some time to do a little catching up, so here is some of what I’ve been up to in May! Pretty flowers: I was able to get to the book release party for one of Silence in the Library Publishing’s new authors, Rori Shay. Her book, Elected is really, really good. http://www.silenceinthelibrarypublishing.com/product/elected-rori-shay/ And they had these cute cupcakes … Continue Reading →


What I’ve been up to – February/March

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  • March 29, 2014
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I haven’t posted about stuff going on lately, so let’s have a picture post! Snow! Ice and snow! My mom sent me these old pictures of me with our neighbors collie, Shanna. Doug and my ongoing quest to try the recipes in the Disney Food and Wine cookbook. These are the South Korea lettuce wraps with roast pork and kimchi … Continue Reading →


What I’ve been up to – November

Time for another catch-all post in between wrapping Christmas presents. The last vestiges of fall: Working on some new tunes at band:


More What I’m Up To (Furlough edition)

Here’s Furlough lunch #2 – Mexican this time. Also, cupcakes, round 2. NOM NOM Willow:


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