StreetcredMusic...This blog has followed a quote I heard many years ago..."Sometimes you must leap first, and build your wings on the way down". From nothing it has become a blog containing dozens of Indie artists. Follow me as I introduce you to them, from the place where they breed, New York City! ....and come with us as we document it on film!!

COVER: About Indie Music...
...Here are some badass women.


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Saturday

StreetcredMusic: Cat Women Videos


In ancient times cats were worshiped as gods: 
They have not forgotten this.

Cat woman video HERE 

Tracy Thorne
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Cats know how to obtain food without labor, shelter without confinement, and love without penalties.”

 Cat woman video HERE

Le Meow Gin Bourgeois


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Tuesday

StreetcredMusic: Why I Left New York City Part Vl


  So many of the creative and talented women friends I've gained through this blog, doing shows, making videos and a film, are now gone. Like in, they left NYC. In most cases priced out, by the cost of housing.

  I asked a few of them if they would like to write about it here.
Some do, and I will be posting their words. Some will post their name, others want to do it anonymously, here's the latest in the series...
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 Emily, is a friend of Streetcred for six years, 
...She came to NYC from Idaho in 2012

"Boy have I wanted to do this, how long, 4 years or so.

I want to focus on one area, being a performing musician in New York City.

It sucks. Unless you want to teach, work a day job, a service job, or as I did,

drive for Lyft. Any of the above kill your creative time and desire.

I'm greedy and wanted to earn some money performing, and step up to the next level.
Level: Living off my music alone.
I did, once I acquired a 'reliable' agent. Which required money from my pocket, which required more money coming in. So it was a war of attrition. Yes there were lots of jobs working for others, for a starvation fee.


So an all out war ensued. I lost, well, I retreated.
The enemy had too many weapons. Weather, transportation, parking, taxes,
competition, time, and corporate venues overwhelmed my emotional forces.

And, yes, I retreated. To of all places New Mexico. I was fighting a war on too many fronts.
Now, I was able to make a CD (coming at U soon)
I work for a music company, can pay my bills and still have lots of time to create for myself.

I don't miss NYC, I miss you, and a handful of others. I kept my AirTrain pass on my farewell flight from JFK.
I sleep with my windows and door open all year. I have a residency at two clubs, and write on my own scheduled.

The glitter if you will, of NYC, to me is just a reflection bouncing off the big companies and distribution moguls.
Rejection is their way of keeping control."

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Here is a link to Previous Op/Eds in this series

StreetcredMusic: The Most Beautiful Royal Women in the World, Queens.

I am lucky to be a friend of royalty. Queens, to be precise. 
Queens from different worlds.

The Queen from the land of milk and honey, the Queen Bee. 
Queen of TheHiveNYC Yula Beeri 



Video: An Oldie but Goody, from the Rock Opera "Yulix".
Produced by Yula at TheHiveNYC. The story of a fallen angel, who saves the world by spreading love and joy with her music.:  
   Video:: Enjoy, "Yulix"
 
Yula, Queen Bee of: The HiveNYC
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 Meet the Queen of R&B...HERE: Arika Kane

Meet the Queen of Image...HERE: Olga Kuraeva

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Saturday

StreetcredMusic; Introducing Adam Baker, Unfiltered



Maybe I'm an addict
No morals for me
Maybe I'm a psychopath
That you made me be

I crave for you
Down to my heels
Can't help but feel the gasp
Between my knees
My hands are petrified
From what I've put them through
In your absence I'm calling your name
Guess I’m an addicted, too,
Addicted to you. 


Video:"Polar Bear"


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 I can’t pretend I’m not disgusted
By the visions in my 
mind
You come and go and I keep touching
All 
the scars you left outside 
I can’t pretend 
I need protection
Wouldn’t matter if I’d try
You said 
you’d kill me if I’d leftYou
So why the fuck am I alive 


Video: "EPA"


                          
  

Music: And CDs Here
Facebook page: HERE   
Youtube Page: More Music








One of my very favorite artists. I love her compositions. Her stage presence. In addition to the amazing musical sounds, the visual is so very entertaining. She's wonderful....Pete Carma.
  

 
 

StreetcredMusic: Montreux Jazz Divas, Through The Years.

1987, Nina Simone (Eunice Waymon)

Video::"Someone To Watch Over Me"



Simone recorded more than 40 albums, mostly between 1958, when she made her debut with Little Girl Blue, and 1974. She had a hit in the United States in 1958 with "I Loves You, Porgy".
Simone's musical style fused gospel and pop with classical music, in particular Johann Sebastian Bach, and accompanied expressive, jazz-like singing in her contralto voice.

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2012, Cezara Lucia Vladescu

Video: Her Composition, "EPA"

 

Cezara-Lucia Vlădescu started her piano studies with her mother, also a pianist, Carmen Giorgiana Vlădescu. At the age of fourteen she was admitted under exceptional circumstances and with the
highest score at the Music Academy in Karlsruhe. 
Here she pursued her studies at the special division of ´Young Students` with Prof. Günter Reinhold. She completed her studies earning her Bachelor degree and Artist Diploma at the Music Academy in Karlsruhe (Germany) in the piano class of Prof. Dr. h.c. Fany Solter.
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  Nikki Yanofsky, 2012

Video: "I'd Rather Go Blind"

Nikki on FB



Nikki began her professional singing career by performing at the 2006 Montreal International Jazz Festival. Only 12 at the time, this performance made her the youngest performer ever to headline at the festival.

She has returned each year since, including a special outdoor performance for the festival's 30th Anniversary in 2009 and a performance with l'Orchestre Métropolitain in 2011.


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Sunday

StreetcredMusic; Why I Left New York City. Part V

  So many of the creative and talented women friends I've gained through this blog, doing shows, making videos and a film, are now gone. Like in, they left NYC. In most cases priced out, by the cost of housing.

  I asked a few of them if they would like to write about it here.
Some do, and I will be posting their words. Some will post their name, others want to do it anonymously, here's the latest in the series...

Elle:
 How many times have we talked about this Pete? OK, here goes.
 Unless you have a trust fund, being in New York in your 20s can feel more like surviving than living.


...Yes to free/cheap theatre! also great ethnic food. If you take housing out of the equation, NYC can actually be really affordable, and even more interesting than the full-priced variety.

When I arrived from Canada, nothing was irrevocable; everything was within reach. Just around every corner lay something curious and interesting, something I had never before seen or done or known about. I could go to a party and meet someone who called himself Mr. Emotional Appeal and ran The Emotional Appeal Institute or Tina Onassis Blandford or a Florida cracker who was then a regular on what they called the Big C.


In fact it was difficult in the extreme for me to understand those young women for whom New York was not simply an ephemeral Estoril but a real place, girls who bought toasters and installed new cabinets in their apartments and committed themselves to some reasonable furniture. I never bought any furniture in New York. For a year or so I lived in other people’s apartments;
Yeah, I played all the venues that don't pay artists. I was a fool. That's one of your pet peeves, and a great one to pass on, cuz it only delays the inevitable.
So, the cost of rent wore me out. A centrally located apartment, ground level one subway stop from Grand Central, if you didn't mind the smell of the trash cans in Summer...went from $1700 a month to $2300 a month in 2 years. Bye Bye. So I'm off to Montreal (Oh, did I mention Health Care) and I'll soon be able to get 100 bucks when I perform.  
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Elle, is a woman who became a friend of mine after we met at a Keren Botoro show on the upper west side. She left NYC, August 2018. 
See the other articles in this series:: HERE!

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Wednesday

StreetcredMusic: What Kind of Music Would They Make Together, Lucine Fyelon & Maya Beiser

  Don't know. But it would be as entertaining as any music being created today.

Creative genius: First up, Lucine Fyelon
....her new album "LUCINE" will be available May 25th 2018. 

Enjoy this video, one of my favorites.... 
Lucine Violin and Vocals
 
Lucine on Facebook
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Creative genius: Maya Beiser
...Maya will be part of NYC Central Park SummerStage 
June 9th, 2018 

Enjoy this video and feel the magic...
Maya Beiser, "Khse Buon"

Maya Beiser Cello Goddess on FB

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Sunday

StreetcredMusic: Songstresses, "Why I Left New York" ...Andrea.

  So many of the creative and talented women friends I've gained through this blog, doing shows, making videos and a film, are now gone. Like in, they left NYC. In most cases priced out, by the cost of housing.

  I asked a few of them if they would like to write about it here.
Some do, and I will be posting their words. Some will post their name, others want to do it anonymously, here's the latest in the series...
Andrea: From Broadway to LA.

"I found that people interested in theater were very serious and heavy. It was a very inbred group.
 I could not be a part of that. So, if I was going to be an actress, I would have to sing my way into it.
 I guess what I didn't like about theater on the academic level was the feeling of always being defeated.
 How could any 18-year-old girl be expected to play Amanda in The Glass Menagerie? You just couldn't be successful at what you were doing. 
 And although I might not have then been able to articulate this, I must have sensed it at the time"
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In my move to Los Angeles, I gave up the convenience of my Manhattan apartment. In return I got sunshine every day, and the option of singing, TV, and acting, all in the garden basket. 
Having roles on some of the longest running TV shows, a "New Star of the Year" at the  Golden Globe Awards, AND I still managed to get back to Broadway to do 3 shows.
So, there is life after The Big Apple. 
Thank you Pete!

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