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You Want Me To What?

August 8, 2020

In my last post, I announced that I was going to Nashville to record my song. This is what happened during my Zoom meeting with the producer:

Producer: “I’d like to do a video in addition to the song to further tell your story.”

Me: “Okay.” Playing it cool while inside I’m thinking, This is not happening. Someone pinch me.

Producer: “I’d like you to be thinking about what you want that to look like.”

Me: Gulp. Out loud, “I’d like it to look like I’ve lost 20 pounds over the next month.”

Producer: “Well, it really is true that the camera adds 20 pounds.”

Me: “So, what you’re saying is, if I lose 20 pounds, I’ll be right back at zero.”

About Marie de Haan

Marie is a gifted pianist, playing since the age of nine. As a teenager, she composed mainly instrumental piano music. She released her powerful debut single, “I Am Broken,” on October 22, 2020, a song whose creation drew heavily upon the trauma she endured as a victim of childhood sexual abuse. Marie held a benefit concert on September 10, 2021, in Skagit County. A portion of the proceeds went to CrossRoads Youth Ranch; this local organization—through equine therapy—empowers “at-risk and sexually exploited youth to heal, grow, and thrive.” She has continued to write music: Christian, folk, and country. Marie loves hiking, gardening, and photography. The Pacific Northwest—where she lives with her husband—is the backdrop for her favorite activities.