Oh, you know, BIG NEWS.

After a rough and wonderful year, half of me is left feeling on top of the world, and the other half of me feels stomped upon.

So, naturally, I'm moving to Ohio.

I know what you're thinking, "Ohio, Hannah? Rubber Capital of the World? But why?"

Well, I think that being around so much rubber will help me find true---


When my two very dear friends, James and Amber, left California a while back, I was devastated. I miss them. They've always been such a huge part of my support system and it's hard not having them around. They're getting married and all I want is to be there for the planning and the wedding fun (I'm a uke-slinging bridesmaid!)

So, come June, I'll be shipping off to Ohio for 6-months-ish.
I'll be playing music with James Pequignot, planning weddings with Amber, and just working on relaxing. It's something that I really think I need and that will be beneficial to my music and myself.

I'll always want to live in California, no doubt about it. 
So, in the infamous words of our Governor,
"I'll be back."

It's the new year, bitches.

It's 2011. Wow.

Where did 2010 go? It seems only yesterday that Justin Beiber was vocally molesting 40-somethings and their daughters, and Glee was just starting to take over.

Oh. What's that? That was yesterday?

Well, then what have you been up to this year so far? Make any spicy resolutions? Do some sort of "deep cleanse" to flush out the mythical toxins that are running throughout your body?

Or maybe you've given a hefty middle finger to the new year and taken advantage of the comfort of your own bed, simultaneously sobbing and laughing over old episodes of Friends while you begin Google searches for "things wrapped in bacon?"

Okay, that may just be me.

But when I'm not cursing my Jewish heritage, I'm working on promoting my debut EP, "Better."

Hurry over to bandcamp and download your very own special copy now.

It would make me the happiest little social leper ever.

Happy New Year, everyone. Still.


hannah vs. Hannah

One of the first things you learn about the Deaf culture is the difference between deaf and Deaf.

"deaf" implies the physical handicap. A deaf person acknowledges it as a disability. A hearing person might more often than not see a deaf person; a person defined by a "disability." A Deaf person, on the other hand, from what I've learned, is a person who has accepted who they are and even more so are proud of it.
I'm struggling in a fight against my former self. This year has been simultaneously the best and worst of my life to date. And I imagine that the next year will be the same. And the year after that. It's always going to be a mixture of the good and the bad, it's how you shift it and how you use it to your advantage that matters.

"hannah", if you will, wants to bury herself in delusions. She believes that if you just pick at something over and over again that it will become what you want it to be. She destroys lasting friendships to pursue a singular course of fantasy.

"Hannah", on the other hand, took over a year to completely come to fruition (Well, really, she took about 21 years to complete, but for our purposes--). It took a complete cleanse of everything to get her to that capital letter. To the point where she was proud of who she was and proud of what she knows and proud of what she will do.

I'm proud of who I am. I'm proud that I've had to make difficult decisions in my life. I'm also proud to have so much help along the way. However, the way I used to be keeps popping in for a visit here and there. It's like that relative, that skeezy second cousin who only comes around on a holiday where gifts are exchanged. You don't really have any control over them being there, all you can do is humor them and count the seconds until they go away.

hannah was the worst possible version of myself. And unfortunately I'm seeing her more and more over the last few weeks. I'm single-handedly destroying the most meaningful friendship I have.

Hannah won't let that happen. So, publicly, I am sorry. I am sorry for poking and prodding where I didn't belong. I am sorry for pushing away the well wishes and sympathy of others for the well wishes and sympathy I will never get. I am sorry for not dropping things that ought be dropped.

It took long enough to get me to this point, I can't afford to backtrack now.

In other news, I fainted in the middle of a grocery store, I've regained my addiction to sparkling apple cider, and Tron is amazing.

Happy New Year, everyone.

Fan Friday! (an intro to love.)

Lately I've been spending a bit of time trying to come up with a few weekly blog features to showcase, but coming up blank. Whereas I am the Queen of Rambling and can write for hours on about any subject, I wanted to tie it in to all the She's in the Band goodness you guys know and love. 

So I thought to myself, what makes up SITB?

Well, duh.

So starting now, and hopefully not ending too soon, I'll spend Fridays blurbing about some awesome fans that you all need to know about. 
I sure as hell love them, so I'm sure you will too.

I'm pleased to announce that our first F.F. feature will be none-other than Shereen!

Shereen is one of the sweetest girls on the planet. Shereen is always there to spread the SITB love and went on record as the first person to own a limited-edition SITB tie-dye t-shirt! She definitely gets all my love, and she should get all of yours too.

Age: Seventeen
Where you from, girl?: West Covina, California

Tell us a little something-something about yourself:
I play kazoo, my favorite number is eleven, and I believe in unicorns.

How did you stumble across SITB?:
I met Hannah at a EvelynEvelyn slash Amanda Palmer slash Jason Webley show and we talked and I found out she did this and checked it out :)

What is your favorite SITB song?:
"Ways To Die" is always a good song to listen to on bad days.

What would you like to see more of from SITB?:
Webchats are funsies! :D

What other music/bands/artists are you listening to?:
I listen to My Chemical Romance and Ke$ha and Amanda Palmer and Muse and Lil' Wayne and Nice Guys Finish First and my best friend who's in a band with a stupid temporary name and all those silly songs on the radio.

Ukulele or Electric Guitar: you must choose one, or the world will end, what do you choose?:
Uke fer sure <3

Everyone show Shereen some love! Be sure to follow her on twitter @shereensunrise and stay tuned for your chance to be featured on Fan Friday!

Also, don't forget, She's in the Band's deubt EP drops digitally this Tuesday, December 21st! 

Dear blog; Getting to know you.

Dear blog;

I have neglected you for some time now.

The weeks proceeding this have been the most amazing and stressful of my life so far. In less than a week's time, I'll be releasing my debut EP, "Better" (She's in the Band). It has been the most rewarding, exhausting, incredible experience of my life, and even though the album is finished and ready to be distributed, I know it really isn't over. Time to take She's in the Band to the streets, the stages, the soapboxes, and the airwaves; time to make it a movement.

My personal life dangled by a thread for a hot minute, and although some things are irreparable, I believe that everything is just the next step in my scientific process for living. Time to learn form my mistakes, clean out the bad things, and move on a better person. So I cut off all my hair, washed my hands of all the nonsense, and here I am, raring and ready to go.

I have so much to share with you all, but for this particular blog's purposes, I really am interested in getting to know all of you. Tell me about yourselves, tell me what you'd like to see here, tell me what you've seen so far; I'm all ears.

I want this to be more than SITB's space for ukulele news and music updates, but really a place where we can interact on as personal a level as you're ready to be on.

Ready? Go.

Hannah Sciurba