Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Range Of Light - A tale of boyhood and youth

This is my very first post about an artist and individual besides myself. I am very happy to say that it is my boyfriend! This is something I have been so excited and anxious to showcase! I will begin with the title of the post and why I chose it. It is inspired by a book I borrowed from my boyfriend Christopher Arthur, and also the creator behind the music project 'Range of Light'. The book is written by the wonderful John Muir, an American naturalist, and focuses on his early years of growing up and stories of his youth and his boyhood. Youth and childhood are exactly what I dream of when I listen to Range Of Light. We all have a childhood and that is something we will never forget, and never cease to stop and remember as if it were yesterday. I am ready to see what the future brings but I will always hold certain memories dear to my heart, and this is what Range Of Light provokes in me.
A few basic details about his venture:
Are you working on an album?  
Yes, the album is called WAVES.
How are you recording the album? 
Oh, a little thing called garageband baby!
What was your inspiration in writing this album? 
I've been going through this nostalgic trip lately thanks to netflix and the wonder years. Nostalgia seems to be a main topic lately with everyone writing about their younger days.
What genre would you describe your music?
 I feel like the sound of my music is forever changing. I feel like I'm going into a little more structured verse, chorus, and bridge with this new album. I would say it has a very world pop feel to it. I think my song WAVES best describes what sound I'm trying to go for.

Range Of Light is currently in the process of recording his new album WAVES and I am patiently awaiting to hear this nostalgic tale of boyhood and youth.
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Monday, February 18, 2013

A discovery

I am very grateful for sunshine, flowers, meadows, my friends, dreams, clouds, stories, oak trees, mornings, hope, lace, my family and my boyfriend, gifts, giving, poetry, lemons, lavender, honey, pie, and the list goes on.

Yes, this is a completely random list of things that floated off the top of my head. It feels good for once to focus on positive things that actually do bring me peaceful feelings. Peace and positivity weren't emotions I had felt for too long of a time. During that time I had so much to express about my pain, and my fear and anxiety. So many songs, so many words and emotions flowing through me constantly. I was basically an expressive machine. Once I had produced all I could within me, I lost the ability to communicate my feelings. A heavy drought came upon me and I lacked the words, melody, and form to communicate. It was fine though. It wasn't bad, really. I said what was needed to say. I "spoke my peace", and I was done.

These days I am feeling something I was not quite so used to before, hope. Hope feels so good! Not to be cheesy. I feel so strong and confident in myself! When I first started feeling hopeful, I felt a small relapse almost, and actually felt somewhat guilty and fearful at the same time. I had a feeling of, "What new badness will come of this joy?". Then I really started to be honest with this new-found discovery. Maybe, quite possibly, I could deserve this. This could really be a part of who I am now. I decided to accept it. My life is not perfect by any means, but by accepting this hope my dreams seam more possible. My body has also developed more strength to persevere as well. Maybe I can do anything! I feel so urged to go forth into life and really feel the warmth of the sunshine, pick fresh flowers, nap on meadows, spend quality time with my friends! Yes, and also getting to know new friends. I have always been shy and afraid but there is so much yearning inside of me to know others that I don't always act upon because I am awkward and fearful. I know, it is stupid. I just need to be braver. I really want to know others though, and actually know them. The online world is so strange sometimes and it can make me upset because you can be anyone online but I love truth and honesty and realness. It is the most important thing in the world when you get to know someone.

Anyhow, from where I last left off, I want to keep dreaming, relax under a big shady tree, wake up early in the morning and enjoy the newness of the day, plant a garden and eat delicious food that I grew and that isn't killing my body! I want to explore lovely places, eat lunch on a mountain top, find baby animals and play with them! And most importantly, trying to stay hopeful even if doom is to come upon me at any time. Life is so short and us living and breathing is the most important thing in the world. I just want to appreciate the moment and not take it for granted.