Chantal Kreviazuk updated fans on her blog at MySpace (@chantalkreviazuk) on Tuesday (January 19), her first post of the new year, revealing that she’s cut her hair off (presumably short not shaved). The Canadian singer songwriter tells readers:
I hope that everyone had a restful and fun and FILLING holiday season.
I feel like I am still recovering.
The year has started out with a BANG for me, as I have some really awesome things happening and cooking up already, starting with the song THE WAY from my latest album being played at a nice collection of stations, including Montreal’s CJFM! That is great news, and gives me reason to be even more excited about upcoming shows, etc!
I CHOPPED my hair OFF….yes, GONZO!
That was (scary) fun.
Chantal Kreviazuk checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@chantalkreviazuk) on Monday (December 14) as her tour in support of ‘Plain Jane’ winds down. The Canadian singer tells readers:
I am sitting in a lounge-type room at the venue in Medicine Hat. There is a piano in here, and I feel like if I sat at it, nothing would happen. I think that I am prepared to play tonight’s show, and knowing that at that point, the tour being over and all, I have nothin left for now. I am sure there is a subconscious defense mechanism thing going on – rejecting playing music, or inspiration or whatever….because I am probably mildly depressed that its coming to an end. It wasn’t a long tour, but wow…such a wonderful bunch of people, and it was all so perfectly timed…..played some shows, went to Costa Rica and reunited with tons of family and friends, had the vacation of a lifetime, renewed my vows, shared it with the whole nation…..some more shows….. It was 5 or 6 weeks, but I feel like so much happened within that time; a really solid and meaningful chapter in my life unfolded.
Chantal Kreviazuk updated fans on her blog at MySpace (@chantalkreviazuk), talking about taking a visit to Costa Rica with husband Raine Maida of Our Lady Peace, inviting ET Canada to share in the joy. The Canadian singer tells readers:
We have been in Costa Rica…. renewing our vows. It has been the greatest time in my life…. and though I wouldn’t want to speak for anyone else, I think my husband and my whole family and some of our closest friends who have joined us have had the time of their lives as well. It has been the ultimate culmination of community/adventure/joy!
Chantal Kreviazuk updated fans on her blog at MySpace (@chantalkreviazuk) on Thursday (November 19) with the latest update from her tour. The Canadian pop singer writes:
I cannot believe that the show is now at an all time length of 2 and a half hours!!!! WHAT the heck? How fun though. Not going to lie, got some symptoms of exhaustion tonight about 2/3rds through the show, until about an hour after the show. Did a meet and greet following the show, could barely raise my arm to shake hands with people. I just felt as though there was nothing left. Probably cuz there wasn’t!
Chantal Kreviazuk checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@chantalkreviazuk) on Thursday (November 12), talking about a scare while on the road after her tour bus drove off the road. The Canadian singer tells readers:
So I woke up to a very disconcerting feeling….all sorts of glass breaking and the feeling that we were tipping over. Cuz, I guess….we were!
The bus went off the road. I am assuming the driver fell asleep. He told the first person out to the front lounge that he stopped to go pee and misjudged the side of the road, but then told my tour manager that he avoided a car that was oncoming and had crossed the median. Either way, its been a long night, not gonna lie, I’m a little miffed. Takes a lot to get me upset. It’s generally a pretty big love fest out here for me. I have only slept an hour and a half, and you know, my safety was compromised. The safety thing- pretty big for me. I am a mama of 3 kids. Its funny…. I have hit the bottom of my spinal tap ceiling!
Chantal Kreviazuk is asking fans for help in raising money for Darfur as the Canadian pop singer prepares to busk in support of War Child. Chantal writes:
I will be out on the streets Busking For Change again this year. I’m asking you to help me in my personal initiative to raise enough money to build and run a youth center in Darfur, Sudan.
That is about $30K.
It is a lot in this economic climate, I know, but I also have faith!
The situation in Darfur is desperate, especially for young people. Forced from their homes, unable to go to school and in physical danger most of the time. It is intolerable.
War Child’s youth centres offer a respite from the difficulties of life in the Displaced camps. Kids can learn, they can play and they can get the skills the need to avoid exploitative work. The Centres are a place of normalcy in a situation that is anything but normal. A place of hope amidst the horror.
Darfur is a problem that won’t go away but it’s often difficult to know how to help. Well, this is how.
It is a lot in this economic climate, I know, but I also have faith!
Check out details on how to sponsor Chantal at warchild.ca/chantal.
Chantal Kreviazuk updated fans on her blog at MySpace (@chantalkreviazuk) on Monday (November 10), discussing motherhood, the U.S. elections, and progress on her fifth album. The Canadian singer songwriter tells readers:
I am SUPER psyched, getting it all together.
There are about 12 songs, but I think there will be 10 songs on the album and 1 or 2 of the others will be bonus’ that will be made available….for fun.
This album is different I think for me. However, it feels really natural to me.
One thing that writing for other people has taught me, is not to feel like such a foreigner when touching on other musical ground.
Don’t worry I didn’t make an acid jazz record or a dance album.
However, I think I am definitely exploring new musical territory, and it has been really fun and NOT boring in the least.
The album has a lot of subjects – love, its maturing process (Raine and I are going to be celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary next year!) and helplessness – still wish I could save the world, and it also (I think from now having 3 kids, and being so overwhelmed) has a lot of “connection” on it- I feel like having a pretty big family and a lot of responsibility makes me feel closer to the whole world – we’re all in it together, working hard, doing our best.
‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ is a new 13-part genealogical series in which well known Canadians go on a journey to discover their family history. It airs this fall on CBC Television, launching Thursday, October 11 at 7:30pm. Chantal Kreviazuk is one of the thirteen stars who took part and blogged about it at her MySpace (@chantalkreviazuk). “I was moved to tears on several occasions already in this process,” she writes. “Learning about what my grandparents and my great grandparents went through, to try to make a decent life for themselves… only to get to the promise land Canada, and endure more disparity and struggle… essentially their dream to make life easier did not come until a few generations later, for me… and I was so humbled by this. Never in my life have I believed more that all that we are has everything to do with where and when we are born. Our circumstances play such a massive role in who we are, who we become, and essentially what our opportunities are in general.”
Chantal Kreviazuk posted the following blog to fans on her MySpace on Tuesday (July 10):
The Music/Entertainment business is a CRAZY business! Despite the ups and downs of this crazy business, I wanted to share with you my many positive and exciting experiences of recent. The past few years, I have collaborated with such artists as Gwen Stefani, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Hilary Duff, Mandy Moore and The Veronicas, to name a few. These women are incredible and have inspired me greatly. They are all unique visionaries, and talented beyond their years. I am humbled to have co-written such enormous hit songs as Gwen Stefani’s ‘Rich Girl’ and Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Walk Away’. I am blessed and grateful to be able to work with such great artists, as well as maintain my career as a solo artist.
Speaking of my solo career!!!…..
I will begin writing for my new album in the next month or so, and I plan to draw from all of these positive, poised and strong women whom I have encountered.
Stay tuned for some new music! I will be posting short clips of new songs as I write.
Billboard reports Chantal Kreviazuk has issued the following statement on Tuesday (July 10): “I would like to apologize for any misconceptions concerning Avril Lavigne, which may have resulted from statements I made in my interview with Performing Songwriter Magazine. It was not my intention to call Avril’s songwriting ability or ethics into question. My statements and any inference from my statements, which call into question Avril’s ethics or ability as a respected and acclaimed songwriter, should be disregarded and are retracted. Avril is an accomplished songwriter and it has been my privilege to work with her.”
Avril Lavigne Misses Live Earth But Does Her Part
July 11, 2007 – Carson Daly joked during his ‘Last Call’ monologue on Tuesday night, “I just got back from New York. I was helping out with the Live Earth concerts this weekend. Great concerts for a great cause. Save the planet. Incredible music, over 150 bands were playing, all 7 continents. Madonna played. Alicia Keys, Beastie Boys. Avril Lavigne, by the way, did not perform at the show, but she was doing her part by recycling songs from ’70s bands. She was helping out. Wow, I didn’t think any of you would get that. Awesome. That internet, you’re reading. That’s good.”
Avril Facing Another Song Theft Allegation… Did She Even Write Her Own Blog?
July 10, 2007 – Avril Lavigne is again facing questions about a song off her new album ‘The Best Damn Thing’ sounding a lot like someone else’s work. One of Avril’s chief antagonists, Perez Hilton, says the track ‘I Don’t Have To Try’ has some similarities to the Peaches track ‘I’m The Kinda’, off her album ‘Fatherfu**er’. Listen to a brief clip comparing each at YouTube. Meanwhile, some are questioning whether Avril’s statement on Friday was actually written with help by someone else, given how professionally crafted it appeared to be.