Cecilee Linke

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

music

My Musical Production Beginnings: Techno Ejay

Sometime in high school, my mom and I were browsing in a computer store like we always did. I can’t remember the exact store, but I know it’s a chain that doesn’t exist anymore (likely Circuit City or Comp USA). Next to bookstores, computer stores were my favorite places to visit. See, I’d had a […]

Cecilee: Singer/Songwriter or…. Something Else? That Is The Question

In my area, there’s an annual contest for up-and-coming local singer/songwriters. You sign up, submit some songs, and if you’re chosen, you get to perform your song for judges and you win prizes and all sorts of prestige and yay yay yay! And every year, I can’t join. One of the rules of the contest […]

How I Discovered French Music, or: The Internet is Awesome

For some, their favorite school subjects are the core classes like science, math and English. Mine were the elective classes. Band, then choir from my sophomore year on, and French class. I began taking French in eighth grade (when I was about 14 years old) and I continued taking French through high school. Every day at school, […]

If only it were that easy

When a new season of The Voice begins in the early part of the year, I’m glued to the TV set. Well, sort of. In the sense that I set my DVR to record every episode so that I can watch it an hour into the show (avoiding commercials, hehe!) or the next day, commercial-free. […]

Doing Online Concerts

“Let me give you a kiss before you go upstairs and be a rock star.” Those are usually the words that my husband says to me right before I take the stage for another concert. Except that the stage I usually perform on is not a tangible stage like in an auditorium or even a […]

It’s Almost Here!

My new album of songs, that is! I’ve said it to my husband after listening to it in the car on the way to and from work on day, and now I’m saying it online for the world to read: I have never been prouder of any music album I’ve ever made. At last, everything works […]

Loving What You Have

A few days ago I wrote about finding your own voice and the importance of that in any creative pursuit. And today, I thought I’d talk about some of my journey in finding my own voice when it comes to making music. More specifically, how to love what you already have. For the first time ever, […]

Finding Your Own Voice

There are many things I have realized as I’ve gotten older. That I was a part of the last generation to grow up without the Internet in my everyday life is one important thing (my middle-school/high-school students don’t know a world without YouTube and all the other social networks). That being an adult can be fun […]

Just Release It Already!

There comes a time when I find myself staring at my latest book in Scrivener, all ready to release it. I’ve poured hours of my days into this work, and now that it’s ready, I want to just put it out there for people to read. Except that I hesitate. For weeks. Andrew, my loving husband, […]

Cantare in italiano

After playing the clarinet since fifth grade, I was ready for something new. When my sophomore year of high school rolled around, I decided to join the high school choir instead of continuing with band. My parents didn’t mind what school activity my brother and I did, as long as we did something we liked. Since […]