NJ DISCOVER SPOTLIGHT ATTRACTION: LINDA CHORNEY, Premiere’s Her New Film, ‘When I Sing’ June 20th Atlantic Highlands NJ by Calvin Schwartz 6-7-18

NJ DISCOVER SPOTLIGHT ATTRACTION:  LINDA CHORNEY, Premiere’s Her New Film, ‘When I Sing’ June 20th Atlantic Highlands NJ   by Calvin Schwartz  6-7-18

 

 

 

 

 

Me and Linda Chorney in Asbury Park

Linda at Fenway Park before National Anthem

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Me and Linda Chorney. “Let me count the ways..” (from Elizabeth Barrett Browning Sonnet, “How Do I Love Thee”)  How we met. How she changed my direction; how she illuminated and always impressed me.  Actually, it’s a great story of evolution of a friendship, revelation of talent, vision, drive, belief and dedication. All descriptive Linda Chorney words.

So here goes the story. Cut to Summer 2011. Linda Chorney is a muse of sorts; a force inspiring thought and creativity.  I know firsthand.  It seems like only yesterday when Scott invited me to hear her sing at Olde Freehold Day. That was August, 2011. Scott saw my posts on Facebook and thought I was a quirky writer/blogger, so he reached out. He is always promoting Linda. It was also my second month as a journalist. A few months later, I did my very first journalistic interview with Linda in Sea Bright, overlooking the Shrewsbury River with Jersey seagulls flying overhead. Perhaps the birds were harbingers. Linda’s interview that day helped to launch my new career. And now, seven years later, there’s a full circle here.  And no treatise or interview with Linda should proceed without mentioning the fact she made history for being the first Independent artist to be nominated for Best Americana Album Grammy; after playing in bars for 30 years.

 

 

Linda & Scott

She was a facilitator and yes, a friend, who took me into a brave new world of journalism. Like my first day at school, she taught, helped mold me and sent me out into the world.  All these seven years, I’ve watched pridefully at her accomplishments, talent, frenetic energy. Now with her film, ‘When I Sing,’ more Linda Chorney is showcased. Just thinking, there’s enough material out there to do a biography. Her Grammy nomination, book describing the journey, singing the National Anthem for the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, the movie, ‘When I Sing.’  And on and on.

Instead of a bio, I would urge everyone to catch the New Jersey premiere of ‘When I Sing,’ at Atlantic Cinemas, June 20th. More info at end.  In the meantime, here are some excerpts from a past interview I did with Linda. All relevant, timely, pertinent and expeditious.

I did see excerpts of the film. Linda asked me in a childlike enthusiasm and innocence, “You really liked it?”    I answered, “Yes, it was a purist form of frenetic Linda.” “What’s frenetic?” she asked. “Frenetic Linda means frenzied but in a good way. You are non-stop energy and spontaneity.”

  Q2 – Is there a philosophy by which you live? She was quick to answer, “Keep it real.”  Q3 – Is there a best time in your life? “When I am creating.” Q4 – Is there a worst time? “When I am standing still, not creating.” Linda is often awake at night. “Everything keeps me up. My brain.” Q5 – Strongest childhood memory?  “Piano Lessons, listening to great music and dancing with my family, lots of Beatles, being bribed through quiet contests in the car, and rewarded with Chinese food every Sunday…I always lost.” Q6 – I wondered if there was a big misconception about her. “My honesty is misconstrued for being blunt or rude.”

 I asked about her fondest memory of the Jersey Shore. I knew her answer. I’ve been there with her and Scott a few times. “Sea Bright Pizza!”

Calvin Schwartz   6-7-18     

 

 

Calvin Schwartz

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linda Chorney website:  http://www.lindachorney.com

http://www. whenising.com 

Tickets to EVENT BRITE  June 20th   https://bit.ly/2rq3IaG

OFFICIAL FILM TRAILER ‘WHEN I SING’  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayj3_iItFk0&feature=youtu.be 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NJ DISCOVER SPOTLIGHT ATTRACTION:  LINDA CHORNEY, Premiere’s Her New Film, ‘When I Sing’ June 20th Atlantic Highlands NJ   by Calvin Schwartz  6-7-18

 

 

Me and Linda Chorney. Let me the count the ways. How we met. How she changed my direction; how she illuminated and always impressed me.  Actually, it’s a great story of evolution of a friendship, revelation of talent, vision, drive, belief and dedication. All descriptive Linda Chorney words.

So here goes the story. Cut to Summer 2011. Linda Chorney is a muse of sorts; a force inspiring thought and creativity.  I know firsthand.  It seems like only yesterday when Scott invited me to hear her sing at Olde Freehold Day. That was August, 2011. Scott saw my posts on Facebook and thought I was a quirky writer/blogger, so he reached out. He is always promoting Linda. It was also my second month as a journalist. A few months later, I did my very first journalistic interview with Linda in Sea Bright, overlooking the Shrewsbury River with Jersey seagulls flying overhead. Perhaps the birds were harbingers. Linda’s interview that day helped to launch my new career. And now, seven years later, there’s a full circle here.  And no treatise or interview with Linda should proceed without mentioning the fact she made history for being the first Independent artist to be nominated for Best Americana Album Grammy; after playing in bars for 30 years.

She was a facilitator and yes, a friend, who took me into a brave new world of journalism. Like my first day at school, she taught, helped mold me and sent me out into the world.  All these seven years, I’ve watched pridefully at her accomplishments, talent, frenetic energy. Now with her film, ‘When I Sing,’ more Linda Chorney is showcased. Just thinking, there’s enough material out there to do a biography. Her Grammy nomination, book describing the journey, singing the National Anthem for the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, the movie, ‘When I Sing.’  And on and on.

Instead of a bio, I would urge everyone to catch the New Jersey premiere of ‘When I Sing,’ at Atlantic Cinemas, June 20th. More info at end.  In the meantime, here are some excerpts from a past interview I did with Linda. All relevant, timely, pertinent and expeditious.

“I did see excerpts of the film. Linda asked me in a childlike enthusiasm and innocence, “You really liked it?”    I answered, “Yes, it was a purist form of frenetic Linda.” “What’s frenetic?” she asked. “Frenetic Linda means frenzied but in a good way. You are non-stop energy and spontaneity.”

Q2 – Is there a philosophy by which you live? She was quick to answer, “Keep it real.”  Q3 – Is there a best time in your life? “When I am creating.” Q4 – Is there a worst time? “When I am standing still, not creating.” Linda is often awake at night. “Everything keeps me up. My brain.” Q5 – Strongest childhood memory?  “Piano Lessons, listening to great music and dancing with my family, lots of Beatles, being bribed through quiet contests in the car, and rewarded with Chinese food every Sunday…I always lost.” Q6 – I wondered if there was a big misconception

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