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Meiko @ Borders, 9/9/08

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Local singer-songwriter Meiko (MySpace) -- featured previously here -- has been having quite a memorable week thus far.

Tuesday marked the re-release of her self-titled debut album (it was previously available as an independent release), with two tracks ("Said and Done" and "Under My Bed") re-recorded and a new track ("Boys With Girlfriends") added. In addition, that night, she did her very first in-store performance and signing at the Borders in Hollywood, which she naturally blogged about:

I did an in-store performance on Tuesday at Borders in Hollywood and so many cool people showed up!) Newbies and OGs! It was really cool! There was actually a line for the meet-and-greet… I was like, "uh- are you sure you want to talk to me???" I was amazed... This whole thing has happened really fast and I’m happy that it’s all coming together...
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And yesterday's edition of The LA Times profiled the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, featuring the former bartender-turned-musician as its poster child. She's also the only artist scheduled to perform for the entire duration of the upcoming Hotel Cafe Tour, starting with the first show on October 9th at SoHo in Santa Barbara and ending on November 18th at the Henry Fonda Theatre.

Tonight, she debuts on late night television with an appearance on Late Night With Conan O'Brien, performing "Boys With Girlfriends" (she also performed the song on the pilot episode of The Bonnie Hunt Show, which aired on Monday).

Special thanks to Meiko and Borders.