Here’s a clip of the first single off Born and Raised, called “Shadow Days.” I’m excited to share the first bit of sound from the album… Been looking forward to a post like this since October 14, 2010, the first day I started writing this group of songs. Enjoy.
Today was such a wonderful day. The weather was beautiful. My students were angelic (even during a fire drill). What more could I ask for? I totally needed a day like today to remind me that my life is fine. True, I think my quarter-life crisis is coming early (4 months early to be exact), but I have faith that I can make it.
I have to channel positivity and reject the negative. I have to pray and release.
You know what really grinds my gears? When I wake up from a nap and I have…that feeling. You know. Hot, sweaty, neck pain, headache. It completely ruins napping for me, which is my 3rd favorite thing in life.
Recently, I’ve been listening to Eric Clapton’s “Change the World”. It moves me to tears every single time (usually John Mayer does that). It’s just such a heartfelt and passionate song. I love songs that I can just close my eyes and listen to/sing with while the world melts away. It’s the best stress reliever I’ve found!
I’ve been attending Southeast Christian Church since I’ve moved. Yeah, yeah, “6 Flags over Jesus”. Haha. Very funny. What I love so much about it is that it’s always fresh, always powerful, always moving. I love the music, sermons, and overall atmosphere. The week of April 25, the sermon was about “Joy When There’s No Reason”. I was absolutely beautiful and totally meant for me. Sometimes, I find myself faking joy because I feel like there is nothing to be joyful about. This sermon, changed my mind. There is ALWAYS something to be joyful about. Have a job in this economy? Be joyful. Have a loving family? Be joyful. Did you wake up this morning? Be joyful. The most poignant thing in the whole sermon was about how just when you think you can’t find the joy, you have nothing left, ask God for his joy. He’ll share it with you. (So right!) It was perfectly timed for my life and has given me a new attitude. I’m learning that I should live my life according to Phil 4:4-9. Such a beautiful and powerful truth from Paul. In addition, to keeping physically healthy, these words give me strength and encouragement keep spiritually and mentally healthy. No toxins allowed!
Last week in Los Angeles I participated in a live Q&A as part of an ASCAP expo on songwriting. When the topic of Twitter came up, I explained my waning interest in it being part of my daily life. By no means do I think it’s over as a medium altogether, but I do think that the days of “Twitter: The…
As usual, Mr. Mayer hits the nail on the head. I’m someone who seeks and longs for intelligence in a world that is mundane. Where’s the thought? Where’s the creativity? Intellect is tough to show in 140 characters. Make me think. Challenge me, because I don’t actually care about what movie you are watching or what you had for lunch.