Good morning. What’s for breakfast?
Keep warm ladies and germs.
In interstellar burst, I’m back to save the universe. (Taken with Instagram)
How is everyone doing on this lovely Tuesday afternoon? I am spending the day with my energy-smitten dog, and prepping myself for a long day of work. The list of tasks to be completed goes on. (and on) Sometimes I find it hard to take my 11 minutes to myself, and take my moment to breath. (whether ritualistically or otherwise). It is in moments like the last couple months that can deprive a person of drive and energy. I have had moments of feeling completely overwhelmed, encumbered, and smothered.
Even in the heat of the circumstance, it is important for me to remember that these things inevitably happen. I am just as subjective to this experience as anyone else. I am no exclusion to the cycle of good/evil. Coffee has become a close confidant!
With the record dropping soon, to my other responsibilities at home and work, and my new job as a doggie father, life can get so hectic! I have to bring 110% to all of the roles in my life I have adopted. Son, brother, best friend, frontman, teacher, student, server, servant, seeker, vocalist.
When faced with the triggering events, remember we are still capable of great things. Always remember to nurture yourself as well as the people you love. Getting knocked off our wagon is easy to do, and a part of our own evolution.
�I wish people could achieve what they think would bring them happiness in order for them to realize that that’s not really what happiness is.�
Alanis Morissette (via the-incurable-romantic)
I have really neglected Tumblr within the last couple of months. Between working to keep my finances on the up, and being in the studio doing the record things have been frantic. Sure enough, here I am to type my little heart out…
This May made 2 years that me and the boys have been making music. It surely seems like time is quickly passing, and I have so much to do! I remember making our first EP, and the thought processes that mainly contributed to the ideal of what it was to me. Angsty and confused, “The Relative Minor” harnessed the remainder of my teenage delusion and presented my thirst for the feeling of “home”. I know this time in my journey was a very important one. It seems the epicenter of that piece was directed around essences of “vulnerability” and almost seemed like I was out to settle a score as my grand defense mechanism.
Swept away by my tendency for attachment, and inability to eradicate my sense of entitlement, I was not only a confused person. I was a lost person. I was searching for answers I thought I had already answered. I had so much to say, but there was one thing I was lacking- purpose.
It was in the year following that something absolutely magical happened. The songs immediately following TRM that were being written were having a completely different effect on me. I began to let these songs pull out of me what they wanted to be written about. The songs drove themselves, I just followed.
It was in that “following” process, that I found myself taking a new path. A new approach on to this selective, mediocre, micro-version of life. I was spending much more time in nature, taking time to slow down the furious traffic of my ever-conversing inner dialogue, and understanding more about the complexity of our beautiful planet as opposed to the simplicity of the action I must take to defend it. I was discovering a stillness that had never been present in my life before. I could not have been more intrigued. It seems that the music had blessed me with one of the greatest answers I could have wanted to know- My purpose.
Over the course of 2011, many songs were written that were each having a massive impact on me. They were each little lessons I was reminding myself at the time into which they were happening. I was writing all of these songs in “real-time”. Documenting these life experiences in any form into which they manifested. They all started to form together cohesively and I was more than sure we had written the most “in the moment”, true-to-self, and introspective record we could have possibly written at that time. 2011 proved to be a year of healing, knowledge, revolutionary awakening, disillusionment, and kindred respect.
These songs are the very ones that will be on our new record. I feel our journey to Georgia and experience in the studio helped bring these songs full circle for me, and helped me learn to appreciate ALL emotional contributions that are made to the overall process of healing or “convalescence”. I am thrilled for all our friends to hear, and share with us in this magnificent experience of what life is offering. Of what we are ALL grandly capable of. Of what the breath of existence has been whispering in our ears all along- Love always.
With ALL that being said, the title of our new record is “The Convalescing”.
As we move forward into releasing this record, we will be providing everyone with studio footage, a brand new single, some interviews, acoustic performances, and exciting new merchandise news.
2012 has already proven to be a year of testing, chaotic surrounding, and indecision. Let’s stand strong, provide relief to those around us, and continue on our path. Each and every individual one. Much love.
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The “how to page” to this alternative vegetable garden (hidroponia) is purely pictures so easy to follow. Just click a few times where it says “click aquí”.
Quite brilliant if you ask me.