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That’s Not Something You Do Every Day #20

November 10, 2023

This is not what I was expecting to do today.

Ken made me sing into a microphone so that he could work on his recording software before tomorrow when we have two vocalists coming to lay down tracks for the song we practiced back on May 1.

It’s no secret that I’m petrified to sing in front of people. It’s definitely worse when you know that it’s being recorded. 😳

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.