“A writer — and, I believe, generally all persons — must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art.”—Jorge Luis Borges (via laesenbog)
Things are going swell! Just yesterday I recorded the lead vocals to a song for the album. Took me all of today to edit together the final vocal track- first time doing so myself, with a new system to boot. But, it’s turned out great. I can’t wait to hear it with a proper mix!
This is my plan of attack for the next while. To record all the lead vocals for all of the songs. And with the first song going so well, I’m stoked to do it over and over and over again. :)
I’ve been really inspired the past few days. Part of it may have something to do with the first gallery I put together on my Flickr account. I thought, why not? Since I can. It’s of my musical inspirations. There are a lot of fantastic photos on Flickr of Michelle Branch, Sheryl, Crow, Imogen Heap, Chris August, Jason Reeves and so on, performing live. I had fun compiling my favorites. And it appeared to compel me to record yesterday.
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL BETTER WHEN YOU ARE IN A BAD MOOD?
Remembering how lucky I am, 500 Days of Summer/Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, listening to uplifting music, going outside, collaging personal photos/inspirational ones and quotes, writing a song, jamming, doing something fun with friends, laughing, talking with my brother, going somewhere new or somewhere I love, tea/coffee, the colour yellow…
Surrounding myself with the beautiful parts of this life.