The Girl Who Hated Tomorrow

Forever is composed of nows – Emily Dickenson

When I was a kid, the worst thing someone could say to me was, “tomorrow”. I wanted everything to be done today. I still feel the same way. It’s so hard for me to wait for anything at all.
But accomplishments and progress can only be achieved through steps.
One has to accept the fact that there isn’t anything more to do at times.
I played at a hospital today. I went from room to room and played on my guitar and sang.
Question; if you could do anything at all today, and there were no limits imposed on you whatsoever, what would you do? Would you sleep the day away? Where would you go, if anywhere?
I only hate tomorrow when thinking about it today, but I love tomorrow if it’s a new day.

Changing of the seasons

It’s times like these, as the weather gets ever colder, that I want to stay inside and avoid the progressing New York cold. Just as things are getting busier for me, what with the prepping to shoot the music video, the signing with the Capitol records team, etc, that I need to be up and on the go. Still I can’t help being ever more cerebral, and I find myself writing much more than I was over the summer. Inspiration strikes when it may in my case, and everyday I am getting more ideas and jotting them down. I suppose the cold weather is a sort of inspiration to me. What are your sources of inspiration? It would be interesting to hear everyone’s perspective on the subject. I went to see one of my favorite DJ’s spin last night for my sisters birthday. DJ Mess Kid, and I do have to say that DJ’s are an inspiration to me. I downloaded the movie Gaslight to play for my friends since that’s one of my favorite movies. Movies are an inspiration to me. People are an inspiration to me. People who have done amazing things with their lives, overcome opposition, lethargy, passivity and the like.
I’ve been enjoying seeing all the lyric inspired art submitted by you guys, http://creativeallies.com/contests/289-Create-Lyric-Inspired-Poster-Art-for-Susan-Justice/project_brief
Listening to lots of music as well. I usually go through different phases, right now a friend told me about David Bazan, so I’m listening to him. As well as my all time favorites, death cab for cutie.
Everything is a journey, or part of the journey; I hope your journey leads you to good things.
Till later.
Susan

Hi everyone! Question for you.

It’s been awhile since my last blog post. There’s lots of fun and exciting things happening on my end which I can’t wait to share with you.
I’m going to start doing some more video blogs on my youtube.com/susanjustice page. I’ll let you know when those are up.
In the meantime, please email me with anything you wanna see, any ideas you have for episodes. asksusanjustice@gmail.com. Can’t wait to hear from you.

Capitol/Kite Records Sign Singer/Songwriter Susan Justice

New York-Based Artist To Release Debut Album Eat Dirt, Produced by Toby Gad, In 2012

November 10, 2011 – New York, NY — Every now and then an artist arrives on the scene and captures your attention not with pyrotechnics, high fashion or cutting edge technology but with an honest voice, an open heart, and songs that touch your soul. Susan Justice just might be one of those rare artists who can speak to a generation. Capitol Records and Kite Records are pleased to announce that it has signed New York-based singer and songwriter Susan Justice to its roster and will release her debut album, Eat Dirt, in 2012.

Justice delivers a collage of emotionally resonant songs that are deeply personal and reflective but at the same time connects with anyone who’s ever tried to figure out who they are and where they belong. Eat Dirt is an inspiring story of survival and a wild joyful ride that puts a smile on your face in these most difficult of times.

Justice co-wrote every song on Eat Dirt with songwriter/producer Toby Gad, who also produced the album. Gad is known for his work with Beyoncé, Kelly Clarkson, Fergie, Alicia Keys, and many other best-selling artists.

Having played guitar since the age of six, Justice began writing lyrics at age 14 after being inspired by hearing such artists as Alanis Morissette, Tracy Chapman, Joan Osborne, Prince, and The Fugees tell their stories through their music. She took to busking in the New York City subway, drawing large, appreciative crowds with her dusky voice and original songs.

In 2007, Justice released The Subway Recordings, compiled from two live sets she performed in Times Square and Grand Central Station. The following year, she met veteran artist managers David Sonenberg and William Derella who introduced Justice to Gad. The two began collaborating, sketching out the songs on Eat Dirt. “Writing this album was a real breakthrough for me,” Justice says. “I had a hard time expressing myself because I had so many secrets about my life. Toby encouraged me to write about what I was feeling. He was like my psychiatrist.”

“Susan is a real artist who can do it all,” Gad says. “She can simply pick up a guitar, command your attention. She moves you to tears of joy and somehow makes you want to stand up and cheer. I love her honesty, vulnerability, and inner beauty.”

An artist in every sense of the word, Justice is also a furniture maker who recently opened a custom woodworking shop called Homestead in New York City.

More details about this exciting young artist will be announced soon. In the meantime, check out her social media pages at the following links:

www.facebook.com/susanjusticemusic
www.twitter.com/susanjustice
www.myspace.com/susanjustice
www.youtube.com/susanjustice