Thursday, July 16, 2015

#TBT Project Spotlight "Pretty Bird, Song Bird" Vol. 2

For me this BirdieTape project was pretty awesome to put together with the help of my friend Oji.

Just some short stories from my life experiences. You know I call it how I see it. With a true eagle eye perception that sometimes has rose colored sunglasses filtered because I have a Pisces rising. Things can get tragic with Pisces in the cosmic alignment.

Stream on Soundcloud here...

And download on Bandcamp!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Birdie had ONE job. #TBT traveling on that eighties spaceship edition.

My life path number is #3 which is pretty cool considering what #3's contribute to the planet.

But then things got really interesting when my soul number is also 3 as well as my destiny number, also a 3. I am like on the angel vibration path of #333. love flowing all up and thru me.

I read that at a young age I knew what I wanted to do and that has always been an artist (everything artistic.) and I expressed that to my mom at an early age. So she made sure to put me in all the artistic shindigs around SF.

I find it funny at this particular performance my Job was to hold up the "T" in Christmas.

That's me right there in the top row with my woes. Holding it down at our Christmas performance. I don't even know how I was able to focus. That was my boyfriend Jon Jon holding the "I". I was upset about being the "T". I just wanted to be the "S" next to him. I think I even got in trouble for talking to him while we were up there. I also had to make sure ole girl with the "S" wasn't talking to my pup.

Ya'll Ready?

BAM! Had to make mom proud. I knew she was taking my picture. I held it down for the "T" bro! I was the "T" in Christmas ya'll! Look at the guy next to me.. He was not ready for what the birdie was cooking. lol

Black girl was feeling herself after like. Like total black girl power. Gotta start somewhere!

Thanks for traveling in time with me.

Friday, July 3, 2015

SF Pride 2015 was amazing.

On January 1st, 1989 my life changed. As you may know, I am a San Francisco Native. Born at Mt. Zion hospital in 82 and such and when I was born cute music played but my dad missed the Champagne and Steak dinner at the hospital. Anywho back to the storyline! So on January 1st, We moved into our new home on 15th st about two blocks from the historical Castro. We called 15th and Noe our (Sister Mary Frances'mom' and I) home from 1989-2001. As a little girl, I learned quickly about what Pride meant to my community and I enjoyed waving from my window as my street was backed up filled with traffic from the intense parking situations. Cars would honk at the little black girl waving from the window. It became a yearly expected event to see me in that window I am sure. It was routine for me to be in that window as soon as we got home from church, smiling and waving! Fast forward to my teen years. Pride was really big in my life because I was young, wild, free, and down with my clique, my crew the Castro Kids. I had big dreams to perform at Pride and this year that dream came true.

I performed at Pride guys! I don't know what feeling to feel but the day started off really somber and I was a bit nervous! I would say you can want to do something so long and when it finally happens its a strange feeling but you are all happy and such. A true Blessing!! The bart ride over was pretty packed. No one on the train knew my story line or what I was headed to do. I didn't get the chance to do my makeup at home because I did not want to be late and I almost did not make the train because the line to purchase bart tickets was out of this world. But somehow I randomly made it on the BART train! God surely was on my side! I performed on The Faerie Freedom Village stage and it was fabulous. It was everything I knew SF PRIDE to be. Colorful, vibrant, and free.

Now lets get all the way into some flicks of the fun!

Me with DJ Justime. You must now press Play and Listen To Justime's Mix from Spinning at Pride while reading the rest of this article. Trust me it is So good!

Justime is only The most amazing DJ/Party Promoter you could ever meet while looking to have some fun on the Rainbow! I thank him and Joshua so much for always just being so good to me. Also if you are in need of hardcore Disco Dancing come to Afternoon Delight at the NEW Parish every last Sunday of the month from 3-8PM.

My friend Anna was there to help spread the word about the bird!

Anna and I on the dance floor!

Made a new friend by the name of @GlitterusWolfus!

and I rocked the crowd! Look how beautiful and colorful we are!

Maya Ivy #MayaSongbird #PrideSF2015

Posted by Anna Bear on Sunday, 28 June 2015

Press Play of that Video to See us Get on down to our MAYAMRA jam. "You Should Be Dancin"

And Tada! The babes loved it!

Pride was everything to me!Every year its so different but evident of evolution. New Faces with a variety of expression of Pride, But it is always peaceful and love! SF PRIDE continues to GROW in to more than just a parade! Pride is a Global celebration of Liberation! Liberation to love and be who you want to be! I am proud to be a derivative of the rainbow!

This feels so good to say Always Aim high! The Most High provides right on time! Keep Going in all you do! Dreams do come true!


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

#MAYAMRA goes VIRAL....on Facebook?

Fun times on the island cause for a Sneak Peak into our Debut full length collaboration...

Here goes a Live performance of a song we call "Disco Bill" and everyone wants to know who is Disco Bill? He's a mesh up of all the Pups I have met who made promises to me that they could not act upon. All you Disco Bills seeking pleasure nothing real. Yeah. Bye bye.

Enjoy "Disco Bill"

Disco Bill. Catch us live tonight on Snatch Power Radio and tomorrow evening at Coolworldparty La.

Posted by Amel Rad on Thursday, 14 May 2015

Produced by AMRAisland

Lyrics by Maya Songbird

Video, Hair, and Style by Jeff Zilla

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

MAYAMRA on Snatch Power Radio!

The best thing ever was making our collaborative efforts debut on Snatch Power Radio with the awesome liberated ladies of Snatch Power Collective!

We Shared our Debut EP collaboration with the Ladies and also got to debut a new song live on air!

(All Photos by @SondriaWrites)

As you can see we had lots of fun! Artist REBDUCE was also in the building!

Take a Listen HERE.

Follow the Snatch Power ladies on Instagram at @SnatchPower and like them on Facebook HERE.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

SAVE THE DATE...MAYAMRA performs Debut Concert online May 14th!!!

What do you get when you pair two whimsical adventurous ladies together for an ultra musical collaboration? Lets ADD IT UP!

The answer is MAYAMRA! Literally! And we make our Official Debut online May 14th on! A MAYAMRA INTERNET TAKEOVER!

What do we have up our sleeves? Oh we are just going to take over your online experience with some fun girl power pussy popping party time jams! AKA our Debut EP "Live Again" (which can be downloaded here on bandcamp) and we will sneak in a new song or two...

So reserve your seat now by pressing this Link ~~~~> ConcertWindow.Com

There will be rewards for the highest tippers like Our Undies...:)