Friday, November 12, 2010

Update & an open letter to Stacie

Hi everyone :-)
If you've tried visiting So Stacie lately, you will have noticed the domain had expired. After much to-ing and fro-ing over the matter, I decided today to renew it for another year.  HOWEVER, if Stacie still chooses to not let us know what is happening with her musically after this year, I will have no choice but to terminate the website.  Financially, I can't keep investing in this website if it's essentially supporting an artist that no longer wants to be acknowledged and admired for her wonderful music.

Don't get me wrong, I will always love Stacie and the incredible music she has given us, from Genuine right through to the few tracks we've had since Beautiful Awakening, like Knock 'Em Out and more recently Act Like You Know.  But I know with the news that the stunning 'Light Years Apart' which all Stacie fans had anticipated to be on Stacie's upcoming record was evidently given to another artist, a slump in fans' enthusiasm has been rather apparent.

So; DEAR STACIE - if you read this, or if anyone who knows Stacie personally reads this; on behalf of Stacie Orrico fans across the world, we'd be SO grateful for you to update us in some form, whether it be on your MySpace (www.myspace.com/stacieorrico), official website (www.stacieorrico.com), or via direct e-mail to this fansite (staciesbday@gmail.com) or ANY other medium (Twitter, YouTube etc.).  Even if it is the indecision you are experiencing, the excitement over still working on an upcoming album, or the choice to not continue a career as a singer. We really hope that you continue to bless us with your wonderful music, but we respect your decision at the same time. Thank you, take care and God bless.

Now that that's out of the way, in other news;
Wide Receiver of the football team of the University of Notre Dame TJ Jones has admitted in an interview to being a bit of a Stacie Orrico fan!


Stuhldreher: What song on your Ipod would surprise people? 
Jones: I've got two: "There's Got to be More to Life" by Stacie Orrico and "Linger" by The Cranberries.

Cool!

Anyway, hope you are all well, and hope everyone is gearing up for the silly season, including dusting of your copies of Stacie's Christmas CD! I know mine's already been getting quite a few spins!! It's not too early, is it? ;-P

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can't believe she gave Light Years Apart away!!

Who is this lucky artist??

musicaljenius09 said...

I couldn't agree with you more. Thank you curdey for this letter b/c it needed to be said! I'm with you all the way bro! I would like to personally thank you for the time you HAVE had this website available for her fans. I can't thank you enough b/c while stacie was still making music this website was really helpful. Thanks again!
a.

craz4life said...

I totally dreamed last night that Stacie had a new single out and was preparing to release a new album.

Of course it was induced after I took a long Christmas music survey for K-Love(a contemporary christian music station) that was void of Stacie's wonderful Christmas Music.

It's a major bummer to wake up and find it was just a hopeful dream :/

I too could not agree with you more. What's a fan support site worth if the artist isn't putting anything out there? It'd be really nice for Stacie to update her fans because it's been a MIGHTY long time and we're just hanging around wandering.

Thanks so much for hosting this site! Hopefully the open letter will receive a response!

Edgar said...

Really, how much effort would it take for Stacie to post a small message on her website or start a Twitter account to let people know whether she's still pursuing a career as a singer or not? I don't think it's asking too much of her.

Her complete lack of presence on the internet is just mind boggling for someone who was a successful recording artist with a sizeable fanbase. I'm left to guess that she just doesn't think keeping that fanbase is particularly important.

It's her life, though. And if, for whatever reason, she feels like she doesn't want the spotlight on her at all, so be it. I wish her all the best of luck in her life.

musicaljenius09 said...

Honestly, this has NOTHING to do with Stacie being saved or not. No one needs to judge her in her faith and who can judge and say that she has lost her faith? The fact of the matter is is that her music is inspiring and i'm sick of everyone incorporating religion in everything. Until you're perfect don't judge anyone b/c no one is perfect. We should just support her in whatever decision she makes and not judge her for it.

Mico.theamazing said...

OMG. The new "light years" song is amazing but the person that sings it sings it out of her nose and her vocals ruin it.

I'm very upset with Stacie. I still love her, but it's like she doesn't give about her fans anymore... :-(

I hate to say this, but I think she is finished as a performer. To not keep in touch and to just SELL "Light Years" pretty much says it ALL.

Farewell, Stacie...

musicaljenius09 said...

People like you are the reason people think religion is a crock of @#&%! You have NO right to judge so stfu b/c no person is perfect and NEITHER ARE YOU!

Curdey said...

I've deleted the 'Anonymous' comments as they are completely irrelevant to this blog.

And just to update you guys (I didn't want to post an actual update on the site about this because I'll wait till it actually happens), but I've been in contact with Cannon, whom many of you know is a close friend of Stacie's, and he said that we should know that Stacie loves and appreciates our support and doesn't take it for granted, and that when she does get in touch with us that we'll love the news :-) Sounds like despite our lagging patience, we should stay positive as I guess it's just a matter of playing the waiting game..

Mico.theamazing said...

I hope we do hear something new. After selling "Light Years"... I just feel hopeless for her return.

musicaljenius09 said...

THANK GOD! I'm so happy...even though I said that I started to lose hope and give up, I check her wikipedia and her twitter fan page CONSTANTLY and this site as well. I knew it wasn't the end for her. She's amazing and I'm so glad that she might possibly be coming back! THANK YOU JESUS! HAHAHA!

musicaljenius09 said...

And curdey, thank you for deleting that person, they were getting on MY nerves and everyone elses too hahaha. thanks again!

marcusorrico said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lhv5IZDpH8o

:D

Anonymous said...

hey all!
Have you seen stacie´s facebook... There she published..."2011 is oing to be a very musical years" so wait...

Curdey said...

^I am led to believe that that isn't the real Stacie, but thanks anyway :-)

musicaljenius09 said...

yeah thats definitley not the real stacie...omfg wtf did u not know that? she deleted her facebook months ago.

Mico.theamazing said...

is she trying to COMPLETELY disappear?

Something tells me she is trying to give time for people to forget about the old stacie orrico as she emerges into a new stacie orrico...

Dallas said...

I don't know why you guys keep complaining about selling the song. It wasn't her song, it was Brandon Beals. Stacie was just singing the demo. Brandon even said he wasn't sure what he was going to do with song, and I think we all know what he did with it now. Everysong that Stacie does will not always be heres. She's now a songwriter and does demos, and other artists will get them. The girl needs to make some bank somehow.

musicaljenius09 said...

I agree with you Dallas but thats just our reaction to the situation and our first instinct. Its just human nature because I think we all feel really close to her as an artist and we haven't fully accepted the fact that she's just a songwriter now b/c we ALL know she's way too good for that but I think we should all accept it and move on b/c who knows, she may come back. We just need to have faith in her and support her decisions no matter what path she chooses to take. and come on, you can't say you didn't think that when you fist saw what happened with Light Years.

Rachael martin said...

Wow that sucks about Light Years... But that doesn't mean it can't be Stacie's song either. I don't even know who sings it but Stacie's is much better. Both Katy Perry and Kelly Clarkson have recorded the same song..so it's possible it could still be Stacie's too.Who knows.

After running SOO for so long, I definitely come to realize Stacie is a private person and she has never been very good about updating the fans. I had maybe recieved only a couple emails from her in the past. But I don't think we can take as she not caring about her loyal fans..everyone handles their "celebrity status" differently. I really hope she comes out with new stuff soon, year after year we wait and not much is going on! Hopefully soon guys!!

~Rachael

rachael said...

P.S. - I heard "Christmas Wish" in the mall the other day while leaving work! I think I had totally forgotten about her Xmas cd until that moment! haha.

zam08xoxo said...

i will never lose hope of being a fan of her..i know soon she will be back!i will just WAIT!:p

Good things come for those who wait! HAHA

xoxo

jessica Turkle said...

hey, this looks pretty new to me.
http://vimeo.com/16943151

Dallas said...

Jessica,

That's old...I found that months ago. It's also on youtube.

Bryce said...

So I was looking through pictures of the singer Jewel, and I found a picture that reminded me of a Stacie picture, and the more I looked at it, I noticed that they were very similar... DOWN EVEN TO THE DRESS!

Look at these:
http://www.last.fm/music/Stacie+Orrico/+images/22427103
http://www.last.fm/music/Jewel/+images/22084215

musicaljenius09 said...

OMG BRYCE, you're so right. That picture of her and the piano is almost the exact replication of Staci'e shot for her Beautiful Awakening album...smh.

Dallas said...

Yeah I saw that Jewel pic over a year ago on The Prophet Blog, and was never able to find it again. It was the exact same everything. lol

Mico.theamazing said...

A) Stacie does the pic more justice than Jewel.
B)... Stacie's dress is different, and she is wearing a necklace
C) Stacie only has one hand on the piano.
D) Different face poses...

Sort of the same but not really... just sort of... Which one was taken first, that is the bigger question... Do you think Stacie did it on purpose or accident?

John Rivera said...

Well said everyone. We cannot believe that she gave the song light years apart away. Hopefully she can bring us more music soon. I just recently saw the movie Burlesque and wished someone like Stacie could have been in the movie. Still Cher and Christina Aguilera are 2 of the greatest singers and actresses I have seen together in a movie and from what I heard Cher is coming out with a new CD soon. After 10 years she finally comes out with a new CD since we last heard her in her song believe.

Anyways fans I am with you so do not loose hope on anything. I am sure Stacie will be back soon even if she takes 10 years to do a new CD like Cher took. God Bless and hopefully things will work out. John

musicaljenius09 said...

Hey John! I love your attitude and your spirit and I think I speak for everyone when I saw thank you for waking us up and making us believe again! This is great b/c i can honestly say that i lost a lot of hope in her a long time ago but ur comment really enlightened the group and fans and i just wanna say thanks again! God bless you as well, take care!

John Rivera said...

No problem. I just wanted people to realize that just because Stacie is not here now there is still a bunch of other celebrities that we have not heard of over the years but yet they seem to come back to us eventually even if it does take them 10 or whatever many years. So yes I do believe Stacie will be back. I have made it set in my mind that she will be back but until then I am dealing with this by just not thinking of her so much. Then when I hear an update on some celebrity site or something then I can start to follow up on her. But until then if we keep thinking too much we might just loose hope while as not thinking so much I recently found I still had her self entitled Stacie Orrico sitting on my shelf catching years of dust but then I said hey I have not heard of Stacie in years so I came here to find she is still not here. So fear not my fellow post and fan mates for Stacie will be back sooner than you think! :)

Frisco Kinomoto said...

You know not for nothing but this is so rude of her on her part.

She knows very well that she has fans out here who are worried and wondering what happened to her and she fails to update us on whats going on with her life? Its really unfair to the people who have supported her.

I am very upset with her cause I thought she would be the type of artist to care about her fans but obviously she could care less.

Anonymous said...

According to a video on youtube Stacie is coming out with a new album called "Time Changes". Hopefully this information is accurate. I've been a fan of hers for about eight years and I can not wait until her new album comes out.

Dallas said...

If you don't mind me asking...can you find or post the youtube video link to where you found this info? It def sounds interesting!

Michael Curd said...

I found the video - it's made by someone with very bad spelling, and their source is Wikipedia. I'm 99% certain this is untrue. Sorry to put out the flame of hope so fast lol..

John Rivera said...

@Curdey

I just saw this video you speak of and I can say this is a fake. Over the past few weeks I have received youtube comments and messages from Stacie fans telling me about this video that claims she will do a new CD. I went to see the video and this guy has no sources or anything. So I kindly replied back telling people it was a fake video that someone did. Just thought you might want to know that people are starting to believe this is her new CD but I say do not get ahead of ourselves. The so called CD is Time Changes but I am sure if Stacie was doing anything new we would have heard a promo by now or at least some update from a record company.

remington said...

good music curdy!! :)

merry faith said...

fyi,STACIE FINALLY HAS A TWITTER GUYS: http://twitter.com/#!/stacie_orrico

musicaljenius09 said...

That's not really her twitter...her good friend Novel has told us that she doesn't have one and she doesn't care to have one any time soon.

John Rivera said...

People who say that the link posted is not her official twitter page- Well she does have personal pictures uploaded. She had one of her and her nephew and she has a few from Twit Pic that looks like she took it from a camera or camera phone. So how can this not be her official page? I doubt anyone can get a hold of pictures that personal unless you have Stacie's phone or know her personally. I still say this is her official page unless you can other wise provide some sort of proof that this is not hers.

Just saying :)

Dallas said...

John,

The twitter account is fake. The pictures were taken from Stacie's personal Facebook when she still had one. It's not her, and has been proven countless of times that it is a poser

Dallas said...

Also, her friends including Novel and Cannon Mapp have said that it was not her.

musicaljenius09 said...

Thank you, omg like where have you been all this time we've been telling people that its fake? That how people make fake facebook and myspace accounts of celebrities, they steal their images from their ACTUAL pages and try and make it look legit, but its NOT HER.

Michael Curd said...

Thanks remington! :D

And so sorry guys I completely forgot about Stacie's birthday this month - I guess considering she seems to have forgotten about us I guess it's no biggie any more :/ Hope everyone's been well, and I do hope one day Stacie does decide to reignite communication with her fans, preferably before I close down stacieorrico.org..!