Right then...I've begun the 3rd album (the follow-up to 'Speak For Yourself'). I'm going to write a more frequent blog as I did with the last one so you can keep an eye on me and make sure I'm not slacking! I wonder how it's gonna turn out? How exciting! You're very welcome to comment but please don't ask me questions on here or i'll never get any work done. You can email me with any questions you have and every month we'll pick 20 from the virtual 'hat' and post them. Send your questions to: igrill@imogenheap.com

Much much more to come! Love, fluv x i x Wheeeeee!!!


Click here and here to see 360s of my cosy studio in London where I wrote and recorded the last album "Speak for Yourself" xxx

Thursday, February 17, 2005

I'm back....

Girl with the red balloon
Originally uploaded by immi.

On a jet plane…Just woken up…I’ve actually been sleeping…almost seven hours…I don’t think I can say the same for Mark my manager. I did wake up briefly and saw him lying on the floor, wrapped up in a blanket in front of his seat to try to get some kip. I thought I’d fill you in while I’ve got an hour or so before touch down.

These last few days in the States have been totally fun packed to the brim with meeting after meeting. Not that I am complaining! It’s been such a great trip. Well worth the dollars. The general consensus seems to be everyone LOVES the record and after Mark and I have had a good old chin wag about all the various goings ons we’ll have our chosen choice of US label announced in no time. There is of course all of that contractual stuff to be dealt with because sadly not all relationships in life are based purely on trust. Such is life in the music industry. So I’m SUPER excited at the moment. We’ve met some really good people this week re: licensing this album. When the lawyers start to chit chat we have some pretty creative suggestions too (touches nose in a I know something you don’t kind of fashion). We were wined and dined pretty much throughout the trip too which kept the pennies in pockets. Mm mmmm…Lapping It all up.

Also while we were there, we did manage to squeeze in some time for a couple of good friends…won a game of darts?? Er, um (may have had a slight handicap), bought a crazy expensive red fluffy hat I’ll probably never wear to make up for all those pennies I’d saved from the dinners, did plenty of cross-Atlantic video ichatting, so cool, did a small photo shoot with Michael crook, feel a bit bad though for Michael coz we only had a couple of hours between meetings and I’d had about 4 hours sleep and didn’t look my usual radiant self to say the least…but hey. I’ve had a look at the contact sheets and we’ve definitely got a couple of really good ones. We must do a PROPER, lights and stuff shoot next time I’m in LA so you can show off to me coz I KNOW how good you are! Got given some very sexy little “bootlets” by a very talented lady who lives in Toronto who fed-exed me four pairs for the shoot. THANKYOU! I loved the pink suede ones the most…fit me perfectly. Have a peek at what she does here .I’ve also been working on the artwork for the album. Before I left the UK I did a couple of photo shoots, so I’ve been sieving through those piccis too and piecing it together. Showed the w.i.p artwork in some of the meetings and it went down really well too…so basically ALL GOOD!

Saw a film just before I got on the plane to the UK. Went to a place in Hollywood to watch this movie in an editing suite, just for me, I felt very important….I don’t know if I’m allowed to mention it but I will…it was called “The sisterhood of the travelling pants”. I did actually bawl my eyes out at regular intervals throughout. I’m such a big 6 foot baby. I really liked the film. They are looking for songs. Of course the success from Garden State doesn’t do any harm in situations such as these…incase you didn’t know…Garden State won a Grammy for the best soundtrack while I was out there…HOW COOL IS THAT!

Hooked up with Jeff Beck in LA…we found ourselves in a secret (not anymore) studio in the basement of the Sunset Marquee listening to,….yup, you guessed it…me me me. It was really fantastic hearing the album on a HUGE system in someone else’s studio for a change. Jeff bought in about a dozen other people and they all clapped at me…ha ha. All the attention…it’s too much, si can’t take it! Not... Ended up at singing a couple of songs on a keyboard in one of the live rooms by about 2am…The night bizarrely ended up for us all in Jamie Cullam’s hotel room armed with much vodka. Met up with Joel Peissig (Dumbing down of Love video) too that night talking about more video ideas….nice…

What else…erm…hooked up with the guys who choose what music goes in the OC. Nice peeps…we met at Zync music, another VERY important part of this whole album into the big wide world of coffee tables and ipods thing. Shout out to Marisa and Sanne! I think they may have something up their sleeve for you and me…all rather hush hush right now but let’s just say I came home to some REALLY good news.

Also hooked up with Jenna at CAA (my agents for gigs) which was cool. I’m glad she’s into this record. She was Frou Frou’s agent too. Responsible for all those cool spaceland gigs for all you LA folk. Also Brian, who hooked me up with that film thang. Fingers crossed they dig something on the album. Me thinks it could be another Garden state! I sholdn’t tempt fate…forget I mentioned it.

Erm… Happy belated valentines day...here’s some more wise words from ze frank

Um. I think that’s gotta be about it. Phew I’m all typed out.
Speak soon you guys. I’m on top of the world right now.
Love love
Immi xxx


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Tuesday, February 08, 2005

feet in heathrow airport

feet in heathrow airport
Originally uploaded by immi.

Hello there mi darlins...I am in heathrow...STILL..after 5 hours! ugh... thank goodness for wireless internet and my booofitool laptop. These are my new red shoes for walking the streets of New York City baby...here I come. I'm over for a week in the states (NYC and LA) to find me a US label to license my beloved "speak for yourself" ASAP! Looking good...
I've had 1/2 an hours sleep. Wasn't counting on the plane being cancelled...was up all night tying up loose ends. Trying to find my frequent flyer card, finishing some studio thangs, packing...deciding what lurvely outfits to strutt around in...

Going to be hooking up wiht sooo many people! I can't fit everyone in...so if anyone's reading this and is like "why hasn't she phoned me"...i'm sorry! I'm coming back mid march...let's do lunch...

Got I am sooooo tired!

Gonna be late for our first meetings thatnks to stoopid aircraft being diverted. Must have had about 10 coffees by now.

I am soooper excited. I feel all grown up. Me and my manager flying out to the states to find us a gaggle of people to take the record into great hights...think BIG...I am the eternal optimist. Going to hook up with old friends too and a birthday lunch in hollywood with a mate from London.

Did a couple of photo shoots over the weekend. Came out really well. Very happy. Looking through all the shots now. Will get one of them up here soon. Going to do another photo shoot in LA wiht Michael Crook. (girl who took the bed shot if me in my green japaneseee top). Crashing a Grammy party or two...gotta be done...

We have found a press agent for the record over here in the UK. Her name is Judy Shaw and she ROCKS! she LOVES the album which is best of all...I'm really happy she's on board. Yippeeee...and so it begins...

Also we have our UK marketing guy in place too...Dave Mather...very excited to have him on our "team" too...still looking for TV and Radio peeps...and distribution. Been hearing back from lots of keen parties so all in all...we're rollin rollin rollin rawhide!

what else...er um...Have been getting various peeps to take video footage of stuff going on like the photo shoot-thank you Emma (leon)...she did my hair and make up too, lookin good...she's a DOLL!- also Emma did the hair and make up for Good to be in love video (up on the site soon i hear!) and tons of other shoots for me over the years...

that's as much as my concentration is going to let me have...I'm fading...fading...


another one on it's way in a couple of days...

Love fluv
heapy xxx


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