Pandora sent me an email saying that they've approved THIEF OF DREAMS for their roster. It will be live soon, and I'll tweet when that happens.
May 20, 2015: "Not Dead Yet: I've Got A New Book Out, A Film Score And Am About To Write A Play And An Album."I don’t even know where to begin with this blog entry. So much has happened. After February’s concussion, I recouped and found a drummer with whom I had good musical chemistry to play April’s NYC gigs with. I also received an invitation to play with Danse de Sade in NY, the same weekend I was already there to play a festival, and that was to prove an eye-opening experience. More on that later.
I was also contacted by actress and filmmaker Dylan Silver. She had used my book Aspergirls to research a character and was inspired to make a short film on a woman with AS. She and her partner met with me on Skype. I played them some of my music—they fell in love with it and have chosen several selections for their film festival short, Water Colors; songs from Gothic Blues, possibly from Thief Of Dreams, and also one from my next album, Penny Dreadful. Watercolors will also star Rain Phoenix and this is my two degrees of separation from one of my favorite actors, Joaquin….maybe I’ll meet him at a festival? Who knows.
Then, apparently, I almost died... read more
On Thief of Dreams, Rudy Simone blends eerie sonic textures and edgy lyrics as she sings of inner ghosts, the great void, love, and past lives. Echoes of Dead Can Dance, Portishead, Moby, Billie Holiday, Leonard Cohen, and trance-inducing North Mississippi hill country blues reverberate through her songs, which she skillfully orchestrates with layers of hypnotic fingerpicked guitar, strings, and keys. Simone’s ethereal voice alternately whispers, moans, and soars as she beckons the listener into her mysterious musical world.
—Andy Ellis, Senior Editor
Thief of Dreams is alternately a howl and a purr. Its songs of aching longing and snarky scolding embrace you with their eclectic instrumentation and Rudy Simone's gorgeous voice. This is the music of broken hearts who believe they can be mended, and mended hearts who know they can be broken again.—Alex Bledsoe, author The Hum and the Shiver