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BLACKBIRD FLY

We fell in love with this song by Volary and chose to cover it in the hopes of cheering up Sam. Follow her journey here: http://unfamousblog.tumblr.com/

Letting Go of Perfection

As I come to the end of a four-year recording project, I look back on vocal tracks I did two years ago versus a month ago. The difference is striking. After trying so many versions of the same song, I have come to understand something so fundamental but which has eluded me for years:


A good vocal track is not about being perfect.


I am a classically trained chorus girl ‘til the end. I’ve spent my entire musical career aiming to sound as perfect as possible. And while I have managed to make an impression on many, I know now that this attitude held me back from truly finding my voice and delivering my message.


To let go of perfection is to let go of fear.


I recently played at Volary’s (@unfamousblogmusic video release party. Keeping in mind the things I had learned during the recording process, I didn’t push my voice too hard, but instead let it settle into its “sweet spot”. I used my eyes to communicate with the audience, which instantly translated through my voice. I playfully played with dynamics, which kept my listeners’ interest.


Enveloping myself in the song’s message, my voice became expressive in a way that it never could if I simply thought “sing expressively”. I don’t know if I sang any wrong notes because there were no wrong notes.


The biggest difference though, was how firmly I now believed in the songs. In the past, I have often rushed through my tunes with the mindset that I have to fit in as many as possible before people get bored. But after recording them and hearing them with lush string arrangements, I knew that, as long as I hear those parts in my mind, the pared down versions would hold up. And they did! The trick was to not be impatient with them and to give them room to breathe.


True, many other factors came together to help create this magical set. The audience was extremely receptive and patient (there were plenty of technical delays which they happily drank through), and I had received a great introduction. But I would like to think that, should circumstances not be so forgiving, I would be just as confident in my delivery having learned these lessons.

This really awesome skybridge opened between Otay Mesa and the Tijuana Airport, which is great because this removes the middle man of crossing the border, getting a taxi, and then going though security at the airport. Which isn’t really that much work, but it’s been enough work to deter me from flying out of Tijuana. You get to the bridge, go through customs and airport security, and then you just walk into the airport. 

This is a game changer in San Diego travel, especially since I’m trying to plan a trip to South America within the next year in a half or so, after I’ve been teaching full time for a few months. The flights tend to be non-stop and way cheaper than flying from SAN or LAX. Also, direct flights to Havana!!

The other thing that will regularly benefit me are those amazingly cheap Volaris and Aeromexico to basically anywhere in Mexico. $160 roundtrip to Cabo or Puerto Vallarta when I’m needing a quick little tropical vacation and $140 to Mexico City and Guadalajara!

I’m very happy my job comes with many breaks and long weekends because I have a feeling I’m gonna want to go somewhere all the time. 

VIVAAEROBÚS TERMINARÁ EL 2016 SIENDO LA AEROLÍNEA CON LA FLOTA MÁS JOVEN DE MÉXICO

VIVAAEROBÚS TERMINARÁ EL 2016 SIENDO LA AEROLÍNEA CON LA FLOTA MÁS JOVEN DE MÉXICO

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Al cierre de este 2016, la “low cost” mexicana VivaAerobús finalizará el programa de reemplazo de flota en la que se encuentra desde el 2014, lo que le permitirá que la edad promedio de sus aviones pase de 23 a 4.5 años, convirtiéndose en la más joven de México por encima de la flota de Interjet (que cuenta con una edad promedio de 6.3 años) y de Volaris (6.5 años promedio). El Director de la…

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Cargo Traffic At The Ontario International Airport

The passenger and cargo traffic has seen a recent upsurge at the Ontario International Airport after the airport authorities regained the control back from Los Angeles authorities. The officials from the airport have reported 4% increase in the passenger traffic and 13% increase in cargo services in the month of November 2015 as compared to the last year statistics.

According to the airport news international traffic is showing an upward trend. Though the latest number of passenger traffic is not out as yet but in the year 2014 it was 4.1 million as compared to 4 million in the year 2013. Before the recession the airport received 7.2 million passengers in the year 2005. The volume of cargo services was 474,502 tons in 2014 as compared to 465,537 tons in 2013. In the year 2005 the cargo volume was recorded as 576,791 tons.

The Mexican airlines such as, Aero Mexico and Volaris are experiencing increase in the number of passengers and they are expected to keep their scheduled services strong throughout the year. Airport news also reported that these airlines served 10,240 passengers, which was a 26 percent increase from the year 2014.The reason cited by John Husing, the chief economist of Inland Empire Economic Partnership for growth in cargo business at ONT, is the recent rise of e-commerce platforms across the globe and the strong dollar value. The high value of dollar has caused imports to become less expensive since the cost of manufacturing is low in the Asian countries. This has led to increase in the number of flights coming from Asia carrying import goods under the services of courier companies like UPS and FedEx.

The airport’s cargo traffic may also step up due to high imports as the US economy strengthens in comparison with  the global economy which is not that stable particularly China. As per the latest airport news with the final transfer of control from Los Angeles to Ontario, local officials hope to make even further cargo gains and expect more passenger traffic at the ONT.

The re-acquisition of airport has brought back the things on tracks and the efforts which were derailed in past many years, since earlier the focus was only on increasing business of the Los Angeles airport. There were also reports that the officials at the Ontario International Airport are planning to develop land around the airport to generate revenue. This will help them to offset landing fees costs and therefore attracting more airlines to start their services from the Ontario airport. Many airlines have already shown interest to start their operations from the Ontario International Airport in the year 2016.

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Instrumentos musicales menores a 25kg pueden documentarse sin cargo extra, se recomienda en estuche rígido.

Consulta aquí las especificaciones que deben cumplir los instrumentos musicales para ser llevados como equipaje.

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Puedes llevar:

  • Guitarras
  • Bajos
  • Violines
  • Instrumentos de cuerdas
  • Flautas o trompetas
  • Accesorios para batería (como platillos)
  • Mandolinas
  • Teclados
  • Saxofones

Consideraciones:

  • Si tu instrumento mide hasta 130 cm. en total (sumando su ancho, largo y alto) puede ir como equipaje de mano
  • Si la suma de todas sus dimensiones es mayor a 130 cm totales deberá viajar como equipaje documentado
  • Ninguno de tus instrumentos, viajando como equipaje de mano,  puede pesar más de 10 kg.
  • Si quieres viajar con alguno que no mencionamos, puedes hacerlo siempre y cuando cumpla con las especificaciones de tamaño y peso permitidas
  • Es necesario que todo instrumento esté empacado en un estuche adecuado para transporte (preferentemente rígido)
  • Ten en cuenta que aplicarán cargos por exceso de equipaje si tu instrumento musical viaja documentado y excede los 25kg.
  • De igual forma aplican cargos por sobredimensión si el instrumento excede los 158 cm. totales (ancho + largo + alto)
  • Considera que el tamaño máximo permitido para instrumento documentado es de 200 cm totales (ancho + largo + alto)