Music video shoot

The sun is coming up and its brightening over NYC. I got here around 6am while it was still dark outside. I’m sitting in the hair and makeup trailer getting ready to shoot my first ever bonafide music video.
Check out my facebook and twitter pages for updates and pics throughout the day! Kisses!
Susan

Super duper songwriting contest.

Lemme test my songwriting skills. Everyone email or send me a subject to write about, and whoever’s subject I pick, I’ll write a song about it, and send you a cd sampler of some new tunes. asksusanjustice@gmail.com. haha. this is gonna be fun. Email me! Waiting by the computer guitar and keyboard in hand.

Susan

Hi everyone, sorry I’ve been out of the loop. I’ve been busy rehearsing the band for my new show and getting ready to go out on tour. We’ll kick things off with a performance at Rockwood Music Hall, tuesday July 12th, from 9-9:45 pm. I’ll be posting regular updates from now on.

I’ve also started another project in the east village, opening up a boutique custom furniture and home things store called “Homestead”.As some of you know, I grew up traveling with my family most of the time, and never really felt rooted anywhere. The store is my way to make a statement and do something else that I love, working with antique, reclaimed wood, and interior decorating. I guess it makes sense that I’m obsessed with houses since I’ve lived in so many of them through the years. My partner in crime in this is Daria Shaw, the ceramics artist. And yes, we’re doing everything ourselves. From designing and constructing the space, to the storefront, to the building of the furniture. I can’t tell you how many times in a day we hear, “Are you doing this yourself?” Yes, yes and yes. It’s quite fun.

I’ve also started a duo with the very talented singer/songwriter Ashley Selett. (www.facebook.com/selett)
We’ve been writing together for the past few months, and the songs sound quite pretty if I may say so. I’ll post a song or two on my facebook page and or twitter account soon.

In the meantime, I miss you all and hope to see you in July. Email me at asksusanjustice@gmail.com if you want to say hello.

Susan

August 15th update and video

So today I’m going over to Michaels to finish recording the song we started. I’m super psyched because its a kick ass song. Then we’re having a barbeque after that to celebrate…

Check out this music video I uploaded…

Ok, this is the first music video I’ve ever made. I recorded my own version of Drakes Find your Love, then I threw a bunch of stuff on the video and tried to make it sync up. So please be kind, and forgiving. lol I had fun while doing it, the next one will be better, I promise! ūüôā

Spent the night painting the town Justice

After a day of photoshoots and a video shoot, (I’ll upload some of the pics and the video later), my best friend Lesley and I just wanted to drive out to the Hamptons for the weekend. I drove out to Queens with my assistant Tatianny to wait for Lesley because she wanted to go to her place to pack and whatnot. Once in Queens I decided to meet my friend Carrie at a new beer garden that opened up. It was really cute (I didn’t drink of course, cuz I was driving, but it was cute nonetheless). Tatianny left to go to Pop Burger with her sister and her friends who were visiting from college, so Carrie and I went to Borolo to meet up with a friend of mine; Azhar who was celebrating his birthday there. After wishing him happy birthday and saying hi to everyone, we drove to Lesley’s house. Once there, we decided that we weren’t really ready to head out yet, so we stayed in chatting and just chilling. Tatianny and her crew then showed up at the house to hang out. After we were all there, I called an old friend of mine Tim Sharp who I haven’t seen in a good long time. He was hosting a party at this place called CV Lounge by the Rivington Hotel. We HAD to go. It was a cool party. Carrie, Tatianny, Lesley and I ended up going next door to the Hotel Rivington where there was a great vibe going on. It was soooo good to see Tim. Tim is going to help out with putting a major show together here in NYC for me. Stay tuned and I’ll keep you posted. Lesley and I finally managed to drive out at 4am. It was a nice relaxing drive with no traffic to speak of. Just the way I like it. On the drive, the sky lightened and turned from night to day, it was beautiful. We got to the house and went to sleep around 6am. xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

out and about

Lilith Fair

I’m sitting in the lobby of my hotel. I was going to shoot a video blog, but the lighting is horrible, so I’ll settle on writing a blog instead. I performed at Lilith Fair in San Francisco today. What fun! The audience was so gracious. After the show I did a press conference. I sat next to the Wilsons from Heart. It felt good. Lilith is a great venue just because of the nature of the festival. All women. It was interesting hearing Sarah Mclaughlin during the press conference talk about women in music back in the day when she first started the festival. How you barely even heard women back to back on the radio, amongst other things. One thing I noticed is that besides the Wilson sisters in heart, there really wasn’t any female band members in any of the bands except for mine.

Have you ever read a good book, or heard an amazing song, and wish you wrote it? I wish I wrote Wonderwall. It hurts to listen to it.

So I’m wearing these fish pants/pj’s that I borrowed from my best friend Lesley a few weeks ago. They’re not really “fish pants”, they’re more like pants with fish on them. We were staying at her mom’s place in the hamptons, and I borrowed them and haven’t given them back yet. Meanwhile, they are so comfy and cute, and I wear them all the time. So I’m sitting in the lobby of my hotel and this woman passes by me, sort of eyeing me, then she came back around and commented on how much she liked them. lol. She said her daughter would like them. They are really cute. I really have to give them back. I’m so bad.

It’s half past midnight my time, NY time, but here in San Fran it’s 9:30. I’m not really tired though. It’s probably going to be awhile until I’m tired enough to sleep. I can’t believe my next Lilith gig is the day after tomorrow. I’m psyched and ready to play now. Like ASAP. Tomorrow at least! Well, I’ll be in LA tomorrow, so at least I can show my sister around. I’ve been raving about LA for the longest. We have the whole day off. Staying in downtown San Francisco yesterday and last night was fun. We went out for lunch, and sort of browsed around. We stayed at the hotel for dinner, in spite of my grandiose plans to go to The Wharf and watch the fireworks etc. There was a Tarot card reader in the lobby, I went over and got a reading, was fun. We ended up chatting for the longest time.

I am really feeling Eminem’s new stuff. I”m listening to “Love the way you Lie” with Rihanna. I like it. Nice. “One Day” came on. Wow I like it. It’s from Matisyahu.

My battery is dying, so I’ll go ahead and post this. Maybe I’ll post more later.

All in all, twas a great day. Everyone rocked. Life is good. Love you guys!