I felt too much today. It happens.
Archive for March 2012
March 16, 2012 16 March 2012
March 15, 2012 15 March 2012
Actually, I am trying to change the world!!! Because the world needs to be changed for the better, and every act of beauty creates a deep, radical change for the better…
My ladybug friend reminded me in the garden today while I was planting carrots, cilantro, Swiss chard and mixed baby salad greens. This little guy happily sitting on my arm was perfectly beautiful, the sun shining on his beetle shell, his little feet holding on with the lightest but tightest grip.
My strings and songs are beautiful too! They’re perfectly imperfect, shining brightly with resonance. A clear channel from one place to this other via my small frame, with only a hint of molding with these hands, not unlike the beds of vegetables that will grow right there, where I placed the seeds today.
They’re going to unfurl as they’re bound to do. I’m just there to sow them, to nurture them and to love them towards their own innate health, vibrance and beauty.
Viva la revolution!!!
March 13, 2012 13 March 2012
I’m not trying to change the world with strings. But this record is so much more than just entertainment. I’m interested in making people happy, more loving, and supporting our community in a meaningful way by creating exceptionally high quality, real music. Exploring intimacy through real songs and real strings.
You know, I’ve got big dreams for these little songs…
March 11, 2012 11 March 2012
There are two covers on this record, to be known as Cover #1 and Cover #2 until my album is released!
I’ve already totally written all the orchestra charts for Cover #1, and it is incredibly romantic and lush and makes me cry when I’m feeling sensitive.
Cover #2 I started actively writing charts for this weekend after a couple of months of playing and singing the song (including one public performance, and one showing to a friend, Demitra). I got to Verse 2 of the orchestra charts tonight, but it’s midnight-ish here in LA. so I’m going to save this next part of Cover #2 for tomorrow. Full of beautiful ideas for this song. This one makes me cry too.
It’s so beautiful…
I think of crying as a hazard of my vocation. I am writing string charts for love songs for an orchestra, and so it could be considered a bit odd if I didn’t feel a little emotional at times. In fact, it’s a requirement for the task at hand to be a little susceptible to emotion!
If I ain’t crying now and then, these strings ain’t good enough!
But I do (sometimes), and so they (probably) are.
Good night xx
Oh, and the cherub jewellery and my custom Fishman AFX Delay pedals are all wrapped and ready to roll out to my Kickstarter patrons first thing tomorrow morning.
March 9, 2012 9 March 2012
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