Sunday, January 27, 2008

Rock my World

With music.

I'm a big music fan. Except when the television goes on at night for that one hour of wind-down time, my house is filled with music. It inspires, invigorates, relaxes or excites me. A day without music is a bad day for this Hussy. I have an eclectic taste in music and listen to everything from classic to country, old heavy metal to new age. I'm very non-discriminatory. If a song "gets" me I buy it, listen, enjoy and celebrate the creative talent that went into its creation.

Are you a music addict as well?

I recently found a band from Chicago that "rocked" me. Ballistic Edna. They label themselves as alternative pop with Middle Eastern spice. I label them fresh, fun to listen to, )and their song Smoulder is one I've listened to repeatedly as I've been working on a new book). Their songs have appeared on Dawson's Creek and have been downloaded over 1 million times.

James Reilly, Marcella Donnell,Robin Malott and Jack Jerozal have not only captured the attention of the Hussies, they're an Officially endorsed band of The Hussies. You'll be hearing more about them, and their fantastic track What Was That, which will appear on an upcoming Hussies video.

For now, here's a video of Ballistic Edna's smash hit Smoulder.

Please visit their site ( or their myspace page ( and say hello and hear more of their music.

This is Ciana for the Hussies saying a big thanks to James, Marcella, Robin and Jack. May all your music go Platinum and may you always have fun creating great new sounds.

To our readers, let me know if you're big into music and what "ignites your inner Hussy" when you hear it.

Until next time:)


NathalieGray said...

A cup of face-melting rock, a dash of hot cinnamon, a pinch of exotic saffran...and BOOM BABY, Ballistic Edna.

And yes, I LOVE their name!


Deb said...

Ci, wow, they are great.
I listen to music 90% of my day. My girl are the same way Chloe @5 has been jamming since the age of 1 needs it to sleep.
They site is amazing.

Florida Peach said...

I am so excited about the website the Hussies have put together. I love your books. The music is great. I always have music playing in the background in my class. I told my daughter about the group and she had already seen them on you tube.


Nicole Austin said...

Ballistic Edna's great! Love them! My tastes in music are very eclectic. I love everything except the older cry-in-my-beer country stuff.

James said...

Thank you Ciana and everyone for your comments on Ballistic Edna's music. Please check out a new song, "Woman" by Ballistic Edna on It's a Middle Eastern/Celtic ditty in the vein of "Smoulder" and features Andrea Else on triple violin. We love the Hussies and Ciana!
James Reilly
Ballistic Edna