Lynette Diaz

The Cyclone Gita Demo Session (2018)

by Lynette Diaz

As Cyclone Gita passes through the South Island and rain starting to fall heavy, playing around with, what I'll call a freshly written, "Category 5" tune on Garageband. Song still in raw musical infancy.
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    Still Waitin' On You (Demo)

    Sometimes a high way

    Sometimes a low

    Sometimes a straight path

    then a fork in the road

    A fork in the road

    **

    A shock to the system

    A jolt to the heart

    The strangest sensations

    A stop and a start

    A stop and a start

    **

    A kiss on the lips

    A soul searching drug

    Electric and charged

    Goodbye with a hug

    Goodbye with a hug

    **

    A flight or a fancy

    A like or a love

    A past and a present

    Matched from above

    Matched from above

    **

    A shock to the system

    A jolt to the heart

    The strangest sensations

    A stop and a start

    A stop and a start

    **

    A story unfolding

    A one or a two

    A song and a harmony

    Still waiting on you

    Still waiting on you

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Recorded/Written/Performed by: Lynette Diaz

The Wardrop Sessions (2015)

by Lynette Diaz

Femacoustica
Femacoustica
A one-day/one-take session of acoustic guitar/vocal recordings of what was a hodgepodge of previously unrecorded original music. Recorded/Engineered in Graham Wardrop's home studio, Christchurch, New Zealand.
NOTES
There was a hopeful theme to some of the new material being written at the time. Approaching music more whimsically and being willing to sometimes make a dorky fool of oneself for the notion of love or devotion. Wearing emotions on my sleeve, it does pour out, embarrassingly so at times, into the music, but catharsis and authenticity are intertwined and permeate the essence of everything to me.

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The New Mexico Demo Sessions (2007)

by Lynette Diaz

Recorded in 2007 in a home studio session in New Mexico. Re-discovered on an old hard drive..very special early demo recordings in all their raw emotional beauty.
NOTES
The songs in this mid-2007 recording session (four in total) were all in their infancy and were as raw and tender as my psyche at the time. So on the last day of this rare and special trip home, a family friend said he'd be keen to record a few of my tunes. We ended up recording in a late night home studio session that went into the morning, up until I had to catch …
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Lynette Diaz
09/02/2017
Lynette Diaz

Story

I've been working on a musical piece for several months but my heart hadn't really been into making music of recent. Tonight something opened up, and some lyrics came through for the melody. Here's the early demo, because if you are waiting for a 'proper' recording that could take a while.

Lynette Diaz
2017-02-26
Pete/Lynette

Story

'Circles' is a song that was almost lost. Lyrics (mostly) by the late Pete Love. I've done a musical arrangement and interpretation of lyrics with additional lyrics based around how I remember the original intent of his song.  I've been performing it live occasionally for a few years but a friend recorded this in a single take during a recent practice at his home studio. So, there is now a decent acoustic recording.
Recorded by Paul Cavanaugh
Lynette Diaz
2015
Lynette Diaz

Story

Playing around with Garageband. Original tune with all bits performed by me on a song that may or may not have a 'proper' recording one day.

Lyrics

Rhythm of The Road (Lynette Diaz)

Some say you're a mystery,

I see you, I see you, yeah, as poetry;

You see beauty in little things

And acknowledge, what the day, the day it brings

The day it brings.

 

You ain't lived, ain't lived no perfect life

Oh, you've been through hell, through hell

You've seen some strife

And for all, for all you've had to face

You have also seen amazing grace,

Amazing Grace.

Chorus:

There's a rhythm of the road

A song and dance when times get low

A happy face when you're feeling blue

It always seems to get, to get, to get you through;

It always seems to get, to get, to get you through;

To get you through.

--

You got a lot of future plans

Always busy, busy, always in demand;

Heart is breaking over freedom's cause

And finding harmony in divine law, in divine law.

Bridge:

The music constant in your ear

It heals and soothes and casts out fear

And freedom for is freedom true

The dream the dream that lives inside of you;

The dream the dream the dream that lives inside of you.

Chorus

Manuka Hunnies
2012
Lynette Diaz

Story

Recorded "Live at Greendale" in a converted country church.

Written by: Lynette Diaz

Vocals/Rhythm Guitar: Lynette Diaz

Lead Guitar: Susan L Grant

Drums: Kirsty Watkins

Harmonica: Pauline Richards

Viola: Mayzie Cocco Wallen

Engineered/Recorded by: Barry Clubb

Angel

by Lynette Diaz

Released 2012
Released 2012
Lynette Diaz is an American/New Zealand Singer-Songwriter with a voice and style that evokes flashes of female folk singers of the 60’s. while writing contemporary themes of Universal love and dignity.
NOTES
The single, 'Angel' is a collaborative inspiration by New Zealand songwriters, Lynette Diaz and the late, Pete Love.

"Angel is a song that speaks from the heart of despair. It's a lamentation for help from within and beyond oneself. It's a call to the Divine. Pete Love wrote the bones of 'Angel' and played it during one of our practice sessions. We continued to work on the song that evening, including washing out some of …
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Play Me

by Lynette Diaz

Released 2012
Released 2012
Lynette Diaz is an American/New Zealand Singer-Songwriter with a voice and style that evokes flashes of female folk singers of the 60’s. while writing contemporary themes of Universal love and dignity.
NOTES
The original classic was recorded by Neil Diamond in 1972. This, newly licensed, alt-folk version was recorded forty years later in the hollows of an earthquake damaged garage in Christchurch, New Zealand (Wardrop Studios) in January 2012.

Lyrics In My Head

by Lynette Diaz

Released 2008
Released 2008
Original Acoustic tracks With Heart-Driven and Distinct Passionate Vocals.
NOTES
Lynette grew up in the high desert of New Mexico and brings to her music the fiery passion of her Mexican-American roots, along with a sense of adventure forged from years living abroad, including three continents before settling in New Zealand.

The 14-tracks on her debut CD release, ‘Lyrics In My Head’ are a testament to a long journey of self-discovery. The tracks resonate with the universal pangs of heartbreak, loss, growth, new-found clarity, love …
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Me For You, You For Me

by Lynette Diaz

Released 2010
FemAcoustica
Released 2010
FemAcoustica
'Me For You, You For Me' was born from a Universal understanding of community and dignity. "One person can make a difference in the world and many of us, resonating with the spirit of social and moral justice, can create positive large-scale changes."
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Lynette Diaz w/Susan L. Grant
0000-00-00
Lynette Diaz

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Special guest, Finger-style guitarist, Susan L. Grant, on guitar.

Lynette Diaz
2011-01-00
Lynette Diaz

Story

These are the first song lyrics that I'd ever written. I hadn't learnt an instrument at the time. I titled it 'Everyday Song' and put down the verses but never a chorus. When I began playing guitar about 10 years later, I found the lyrics in an old notebook and the chorus was born quite quickly. 'Everyday Song' became a real song.

Lynette Diaz
2011
Lynette Diaz

Story

Written by: Lynette Diaz

Vocals: Lynette Diaz

Guitar: Susan L. Grant

Written on a family dare for a close family member. The last verse, the redemptive verse..well, he definitely pulled through. What a beautiful human being!