Pick a Lane

One of the things that always irritated, frustrated and even angered me, when I first began working in the music business, was how many times I heard from male industry professionals, pick a lane. I was told, you can’t mix so many genres as a performer, in pop music, you either do this or that.Continue reading “Pick a Lane”

A West Village Original, ha! Living Large in Small Spaces

Michael D. Minichiello and I spoke over the phone and he summed up my life, career and THE PASS in 7 paragraphs! Now that’s some fine tuning! Really enjoyed speaking with him. And I think the most charming part of New York is The West Village, hands down. Everything is smaller so maybe smaller isContinue reading “A West Village Original, ha! Living Large in Small Spaces”

Writing Remembering

At any given moment, we may write what we think and feel. We put it down, we proclaim, we spit it out, we share with whatever our intentions were/are at the time we write. Saying something is one thing, however writing it down is another. Perhaps we write things down in order to not forget,Continue reading “Writing Remembering”

Requiem For Celeste

A Requiem For Celeste  July 13, 2019       Articles, People Celeste Martin: November 11, 1927—December 13, 2018 By Denise Marsa  How many times have you heard about a New York City landlady giving every tenant in her multiple landmark rental buildings a special gift bag filled with Christmas goodies? Every year Celeste Martin looked forward to takingContinue reading “Requiem For Celeste”

YOUR VOICE by Denise Marsa

I wrote a song after my London premiere of THE PASS. YOUR VOICE. I had the first line of the chorus and the title, and posted that line on Facebook. It was there almost a year. “Your voice is the loudest.” After London I was feeling so much, hard to explain. I had finally spokenContinue reading “YOUR VOICE by Denise Marsa”

Herbes De Provence & a way with seasoning

I love cooking. There was one special person in my life a long time ago that actually said to me while he was enjoying the dinner I had made, “You have a way with seasoning.” The way he said it it was as if I was seducing the salt, pepper, rosemary, tarragon, and whatever IContinue reading “Herbes De Provence & a way with seasoning”

Writing Producing Recording Strangers No More

I love all 3 and have been working over the past few months on a new song I wrote with a new young male artist Tobe Baer singing it. He and I and his brother in Germany are producing the track. The song is being recorded in my apartment in the West Village, NYC, Tobe’sContinue reading “Writing Producing Recording Strangers No More”

The Stillness of Reading, Writing & Sitting at Desks & Pianos

I’ve always had an obsession with wanting to read more. Reading for me is all about keeping my interest and keeping me still enough, not to do, or move or get. That’s why I love desks and pianos. They keep me still. Having just read (at my desk) and really enjoyed it: NY Times “Jonathan Franzen isContinue reading “The Stillness of Reading, Writing & Sitting at Desks & Pianos”

Wow London Premiere The Pass

Words can barely describe how I feel having performed the first ever performance of The Pass on September 27, 218. There were friends in the audience I had not seen for years and I had my niece Stephanie Colorado Trachtenberg and my BMG publisher Kris Munoz by my side, and they were a huge support! Continue reading “Wow London Premiere The Pass”