Cecilee Linke

I can write you a story, teach you French, sing you a song.

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Thing A Week #11 – Far From Kankakee

I gave myself a challenge earlier this month: try to write a song about a place. So I wrote about an Illinoisan city of about 30,000 that I’ve never visited. However, I have a connection to Kankakee. In my genealogy hunt, I have been trying to figure out what happened to a family member about […]

Thing A Week #10 – East

I was talking to my mom a few weeks ago when we somehow started talking about what it was like for my parents when they moved to the east coast in the early 80s. They are from southern California, so moving to Maryland in the winter was a bit of a culture shock for both […]

Thing A Week #9 – So Many Airplanes

When I was sixteen, I heard about a local songwriting seminar from my choir teacher. The event details were this: come together for a day and you could learn from industry professionals either how to be a better singer or take a songwriting class from noted songwriter Jason Blume and other pop and country writers. […]

Girl and Piano #2 – Imagination (Clan of Xymox cover)

I may perform with just a keyboard and my voice these days, but I always have a soft spot for 80s synth pop. In some cases, songs don’t hold up without the production. But in many cases, if you strip away the production, you have a song that can stand up on its own. Like […]

Thing A Week #8 – Celestial

I tend to write a lot of songs about space, it seems! Like Nebulous, this song doesn’t mention the title in the lyrics at all! I’m honestly not sure what I will do this this song, though I do like how pretty it is! I wrote this as a part of a personal songwriting challenge […]

Thing A Week #7 – Spirals

Since Valentine’s Day is this week, I figured I’d share a love song of sorts! I say a love song because while this does talk about a romance, it’s unfulfilled. This week’s song, Spirals, was inspired by a story I read in a book about French culture. I think it might’ve been French or Foe. […]

Thing A Week #5 – Nebulous

Sometimes I’m inspired not by an idea but by a word. How it sounds. What it means. One of my favorite artists, Mylène Farmer, often picks words and phrases because they sound cool. Everyone has depths that they hide from other people. I come across as pretty open in this blog series and in my […]

Finding Your Own Singing Voice (Part 4)

I’m going to start this off by saying that by no means am I a professional voice teacher. I haven’t gone to school and studied voice like many professionals. I’m merely an enthusiast with a ton of practice and experience who wants to impart that knowledge to others. Even more than having a decent range […]

Finding Your Own Singing Voice (Part 3)

I’m going to start this off by saying that by no means am I a professional voice teacher. I haven’t gone to school and studied voice like many professionals. I’m merely an enthusiast with a ton of practice and experience who wants to impart that knowledge to others. I was about nine or ten when […]

Finding Your Own Singing Voice (Part 2)

I’m going to start this off by saying that by no means am I a professional voice teacher. I haven’t gone to school and studied voice like many professionals. I’m merely an enthusiast with a ton of practice and experience who wants to impart that knowledge to others. Anyone who’s ever done karaoke can tell […]