- log onto myspace
- gold star away.. no limits.
it’s the last day!
thanks lovers and friends!
Please be sweet! reblog/retweet!
For $1 or more if you feel like it’s worth more than that :)
This is one of the many ways I’m raising money to study abroad this summer so it would really help me out a lot. I have to try and raise $5,000……… [SAD FACE HERE]
I know it’s a song many of you enjoyed and I had fun recording it in a huge studio a couple years back with Johnny Yang, Kevin Kim, Daniel Choo, and Ben Clement - all thanks to the wonderful Huy Vu who directed the music video that went with this recording. You can watch that here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54nqaLYJxGY
So please do retweet, reblog, and enjoy the song. <3
p.s. everyone who purchases a track will get a shoutout on my next video <3
Fact: I didn’t start driving until the summer of 2009 so it’ll be almost a year since I’ve been driving regularly.
Fact: Thus, I had not listened to the radio or knew what was “in” until the summer of 2009.
When I first started making videos, the only way I would record a song that was NEW or POPULAR was if my friend requested it and I had to somehow find a version of it online and learn a part of it (ie NO ONE by alicia keys) I would grasp tightly on the fact that I really didn’t know what was going on in the world and this allowed me to explore what immediately caught my attention: indie folk acoustic la dee daa. This was a great time for me considering it opened my ears up to beautiful music written by india arie, rachael yamagata, chris thile, ingrid michaelson, sara bareilles, fiona apple, etc. Before, I felt forced to cover the songs on the radio because they never were my jam.
This time around things are different because as I drive, I do listen to the radio and hear the same songs over and over again. Most of these songs I probably wouldn’t have given a time of day to just because they wouldn’t have caught my attention initially or because I wanted to be “different.”
I just thought I should let my viewers know, the songs I cover are songs that I actually ENJOY singing along to in the car, in my home, in front of my computer, etc. I’m more on top of it these days because I discovered multiple radio stations that exist in southern california. (I sound like an ancient individual.)
What I meant earlier about being “different,” is that I know a lot of musicians, even friends of mine, who turn away from things that seem like they’re just all about the hype because they want to seem as if they’re above that- but essentially the hype is what should drive us to better ourselves. I want to write great music and perform awesomely so that it can inspire others and challenge what’s popular out there, especially if it isn’t my cup of tea. I could hate what’s out there, but that would be unproductive. I have respect for the people who write those ridiculously catchy songs that make me tap my foot, bob my head, and mimic “baby, baby, baby, ooooh!” because they are doing their THING.
Everybody’s hustlin’ so let them get theirs, you get yours, and I’ll get mine.
There should be no shame in enjoying music as long as you keep an open mind to diversity.
except I don’t have a yard.
I’m thinking of selling clothes/books/gadgets on the web to anyone who’s interested.
Good stuff that I just don’t wear/use anymore or never have worn or used before.
The moment we realize that we may have to live without any final truths the situation changes; we may have to readjust ourselves to living with less exalted aims and by doing so become more humble, more receptive, less exposed to violent disappointments and crises of conscience-and therefore in the last resort happier and better-adjusted people, simply because we then live in closer accord with reality. - Martin Esslin, his reflection on The Theatre of the Absurd
So how can I apply this to my life?
I’ve been having a lot of discussions here and there about Christianity to the people I care about the most. There will be a lot of uncertainties and we’ll have questions for God that won’t all necessarily be answered, but with that we can be humbled by God who is too great for us to contain, receptive to those around us/who we are/why we are while being thankful for even being where we are and really just live life for a bigger purpose other than ourselves.
Some people say that to believe in Jesus is absurd but just because it’s difficult to understand, doesn’t mean it’s untrue or wrong. I feel lost all the time.
But He always keeps me coming back.
I’m thinking of doing a meet and greet/goodbye for now event as soon as summer begins and school ends.
If I did a small going away jam/singing session at at a public park before I leave for France, would you come?
I haven’t made a video in a really long time - purposefully.
why? i’m figuring myself out, going back to my roots.
Putting an emphasis on FUN; I’m too young to be done.