Tuesday, April 14, 2009

New friends....

Hey guys!  This past week was quite a whirlwind... lots of fun and interesting possibilities for this summer... and the road, but can't make any official announcements yet, sooooorrryy!  So I can tell you that yes, Idol was a lot of fun, but what was more fun was the rest of the week. 

 The day after the taping, I was called to meet with some people at a studio out in North Hollywood so I trustingly typed the address into my GPS (Anne Margaret, for short) and follow her British accent to a strange and unpretentious part of town.  I pull up to this small studio and as I am walking in the door, I am greeted by 3 friendly brunette lads (as Anne Margaret would say).  It took a couple seconds to put the pieces together, but sure enough, they were the Jonas Brothers.  I got a kick out of how sweet and gracious they were as they were offering us coffee and a place to sit.  I am not crazy familiar with their music, but all this was to say that I was pleasantly surprised at the humility that still exists in this business =).

Immediately following the meeting, I jetted to the Dreamcenter where I was to be singing that night.  *Sidenote: the Dreamcenter is a wonderful church that gets out into the neighborhoods and does what Jesus asks us to do, take care of each other, LOVE these people! www.dreamcenter.org*   Anyhoozer, so I get a call that a fan of mine wants to meet me and would love to spend some time together... later in the call I find out that its my fav American Idol contestant, Danny Gokey!  I am an unashamed Idol watcher so it was cool to spend some time with him.  He is a stand up guy, loves God,  has a genuine heart, and has a freaking crazy voice! (That's my way of saying he can SANG).  SO, if you find yourself just aching to vote for something on a Tuesday night, let it be Danny Gokey on AI, k?!  K.  More to come!


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Well, I'm busted.. it has officially been a long time since I last connected with you!  I hope you can cut me a little slack since I have had the flu for the past week =(.  No fun!  For everyone who was planning to attend my cancelled San Diego show, I promise I will make it up to you somehow!  

Well, I am currently at a Starbucks in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA.... which, I could safely say is one of my favorite places in America.  Beach, mountains and amazing people are 3 things high up on my checklist.  I am starting the second week of my time on the west coast and its already been an eventful trip.  Tomorrow, however, could be a highlight of the trip.  I am attending the taping for... American Idol!! Haha... should I be admitting that?  Oh well, I did... I'm stoked and I can't help it.  (You like my west coast language?).  Yea, so look for me making a scene in the crowd somewhere.  I'm small and brown so you might need to wear your strongest prescription glasses.  I'll make sure and have some little fun fact about it all to report back to you.

For everyone living in or around the SoCal area, I'd love to see your face either on Thursday at the Dreamcenter in Los Angeles or at the Way World Outreach in San Bernardino, CA on Easter Sunday.  You can find details at www.myspace.com/rachaellampa under the "Upcoming Shows" section.

Again, sorry for my tardiness, but I am feeling so much better now and am planning on keeping you in the loop from now on =).  Love you all... Happy week before Easter!