I am super excited to announce a new addition to the band. Lezlee. Yes, she is my wife. That’s why I am so excited! She will be holding down the percussion side of things. New line up is: James Paul, Scott Fowler and Lezlee.
We are also thinking up a new band name. Any suggestions?
Been wanting to do a post on “Lose Your Head” for a long time. This song speaks from a very sincere place in my heart. I find my self lost in all kinds of different thoughts. Worries, Fears, Expectations. And all of them lead me astray, away from where I know I truly belong. Personally, I find when I operate from a place of patience, kindness, and love, my life only becomes more wonderful. Being filled with amazing people and always being taken care of. Awesome.
If one can sift through all the banter that happens in their own heads, they might find a very great place. A place where there is a conversation of one. Your true self, waiting for you to show up and take the wheel. That is the place of true creation.
Would you continue to do something if you knew it caused someone else harm? Sooooo….. would you? On my quest to figure out why things are the way they are, I have been plagued with asking to many questions. I am what they call a skeptic.
Def. : Skeptic: Noun | A person inclined to question or doubt all accepted opinions.
With that being said, I try to take all opinions and see them for what they are. I absolutely love hearing peoples opinions and beliefs. They make us who we are; beautiful. Realizing everyone is seeing the world through a unique set of experiences, allows us to rest in the fact that they are choosing their own state of mind. Respecting an individual is an absolute must in order to gain the respect of others in return.
Lets face it. We live in a BUY, BUY, BUY society. Its plastered everywhere. If I told you that the reason the rest of the world is in such a state of poverty is because of OUR infatuation with STUFF(profit generating), would you believe me? Global poverty doesn’t just happen. It began with military conquest, slavery and colonization that resulted in the seizure of land, minerals, and natural resources.
Today, the problem persists because of unfair debt, trade and tax policies – in other words, wealthy countries taking advantage of poor, developing countries.
I make decisions based on the result. If the result doesn’t match up with my heart and mind, I simply make a new decision. Easy right? I see myself no different than any other human on the planet. We all make decisions on the daily. So what if my decisions directly effect the well being of my fellow man? Should I change my way of life? For me, I do see a direct correlation with my daily choices and the state that the world is in. With that being said, I continue to try and live as aware as I can.
Living a conscience life isn’t easy, but it’s the only life I see worth living. If we don’t make different decisions on an individual basis (micro level), how can we ever expect any amount of charity to fix the world (macro level)? I’m not here to debate, simply to make observations. I want my life to count for something bigger than my paycheck.
Once the children can begin to be what they always have been, before the indoctrination of every man for themselves. To realize that separating ourselves from one another is only making the problem worse. We all know these things, but our fear of the unknown is far greater than we realize. We feel as if everyone is evil and needs to be saved instead of seeing them as they are. No different than ourselves.
After spending countless hours in which creative power was being drained from my body, “Colors” is finished and circulating social media sites, ipods, cd players and the likes. With new music being created all the time, I always like going back and reflecting on what has been done. As I think back on the original purpose or intentions behind each song, often times I find many different connections pertaining to my present life.
Over the next couple months, I am going to take some time to expand upon my previously written songs and bring them into my current state of affairs. “Last Chance” (click to listen) is the first song on “Colors”.
The intention behind this song was strictly written from a relationship point of view. Really.
Now with others hearing it and discussing the song with me, it has taken on a more “Don’t take life for granted” theme. I like this! Though not the original intention, it falls perfectly in line with the whole “Sieze The Day” idea. (Thanks Ray)
I know everyone has had the thought “What if I suddenly died?!” I find myself asking this question far to often. With that being said, I use this question to keep me on track with making good life decisions. Keeps my priorities straight. I see great significance in my family, in my friends, in doing what keeps me happy so that I can make others happy. This is the focus in my life. It will never change.
Lezlee (my wife) and I are making some extremely non-traditional decisions in our lives. We want our lifestyle to fully reflect who we are as people. A lifestyle that Creates time to Create relationship, music, love, and life. (sounds a bit hippyish lol)
So I guess I’m calling my self out. As I listen to the song now, is this my Last Chance?
It is finally time! “Colors” is done and it’s time for everyone to hear. I am so very excited for everyone to hear the new album! I have spent countless hrs (literally, I don’t even know how many) writing, recording, mixing, mastering the same 11 songs. I have heard them probably close to 1000 times already. So I am so ready for other people to hear it besides myself. Wheeww. Lets go!!