I haven’t had the chance to just “talk” about what I’ve been doing these past few weeks so I just wanted to drop a few lines. Mainly I’ve been organizing my business (the most important part of the process), submitting work, partying for my birthday, sending my sister off to college and really grinding this thing called life out. I seriously can’t believe how quickly this year has gone by but thankfully it has been one of the most productive years of my musical life (thanx WIllie). SO everyone around me feels like this is the beginning… I’m like dude- I’ve been doing this for so long that sometimes it feels like the end but the encouragement keeps me focused. Anyway… we’ll probably have a site up soon, and I’m also setting up my Bandcamp page so you guys will have the free download from my 1st project- “Old Spirit, Young Soul.” I think when you hear it, you will fully become a pilgrim on this journey with me… Ok, well I’m about to go but I want to thank everyone that came out to my birthday party last week, I had TOO much fun ;) Deangela- I love you and be good in college, and everyone go to gotpropain.com and download Departure :)
I’ve been up since like 5 or 6 this morning feeling a bit weird and I guess I can blame it on the dream I had last night along with a few anxieties I’ve been having over the state of my life/my birthday coming up next week. I know you’re wondering about the dream so here it goes…
I was at sea with a group of people in this modernized old school ship that could go underwater. After traveling about a day (underwater) we ran into a humongous “school” of gigantic jellyfish. As we began talking about the “fish” (and other randomness) their tentacles started to come closer to the boat and the louder we got, the faster the stingers began to chase us. After some dramatic scenes, that I’ll spare you of, someone said “they won’t chase us if we’re quiet”. Low and behold it was the truth. We made it to our destination like champions but still very shaken up. Everyone in the group lived but had to display bravery beyond belief to keep their lives.
I seriously had a mini movie going but I wonder if God is trying to tell me something lol? Do I have “jellyfish” around or are they coming when I “set sail” very soon? I obviously trust the people around me but I guess my mind is preparing me for something… What do you think?
Just breathing in all of the wonderful sounds that have influenced my musical growth. I (of course) have greats like Sade, The Emotions, The Police, Earth, Wind & Fire, George Michael, Santana, Anita Baker, Prince, Tina Turner, and Phil Collins on deck but India.Arie, E.Badu, Talib Kweli, A. Keys, Beyonce, Sara Bareilles, J.Monae, and Nelly Furtado are killing it too. It makes my heart so full to listen to songs that have in some way helped shape the world and musical universe. I mean there’s nothing like revisiting music and remembering the time when you first heard a song on the radio or when your parents told you the story about where they were the day they first heard something. I just love when simply listening to something inspires me, and I feel like I have the capacity to do anything… and when I’m getting lost in my little musical Utopia I try to respect the potency of music. Music is a powerful yet underestimated nexus… it can connect us in ways we don’t even understand. I wish folks could realize how special that is and how truly special the gift to create music is. I personally hope to never take it for granted.