Oh my goodness, I forgot this happened.
New song (look up there ^): One day in October, I was bored and overly pensive, and I hadn’t written a song since the summer. I just so happened to be flipping through Steph Hart’s photoblog at the time, so I decided that I would try to write a song based on a picture (above).
Here I will point out: Steph Hart is a superstar photographer and incredibly inspirational.
So about the song: This song turned into a reflection on how much I’ve changed since HS. I used to live like I was supposed to be everybody’s rock and like I didn’t need anybody to be there for me. I’m still like that a lot of the times, but the last 3 1/2 years (in Cuse, Denver, Camden, Texas, the list goes on…) have been slowly stripping that part of me away.
This semester has been hard for me, on all fronts. But, I’m learning (oh so slowly) to find a balance between being there for my loved ones and letting my family and friends be there for me. I love that this song happened, because it shows that it’s making sense. The more time I spend in community with others, sharing and being real about my life, the more I find myself at peace, even in the midst of the hardest storms. I’ve been blessed with incredible people who care about me, who have pushed through all my insecurities and mistrust to make me better (and maybe make it a little easier for future friends). I’m grateful for all of you. Your love has changed my life. Thanks for being awesome.
Minor side-note to my music ppl: Forgive me for the end of the bridge…I recorded it once and didn’t have the energy to re-do. Another time, perhaps.
I Will Always Love Someone Like You - An Adele/Whitney Medley
I promise I won’t overpost this, but it’s at 800 views, and I would be stoked to see it hit 1000, cause that’s brand new territory for me. So, if you like it, hit the reblog button and share it, please! And thanks to everyone that already has =)
Okay Adele lovers. And Whitney lovers too. I tried my hand at a laid back medley of a couple amazing songs.
Posted this a little over a year ago. Stumbled across it today and realized that it is more true now than even then.
I guess it will get out someday, but not quite yet…
I want to do this. Like, full time, eat drink & sleep kind of do this. I’ve always wanted to make a difference, but I’d always thought it would be through being a doctor. I would save lives and reach people at the same time.
I thought I would be sad for longer. And, I hope this isn’t like a “rebound, bury myself so I don’t drown myself in sorrow” kind of thing that I don’t care about anymore in a few months.
But for now…
I want music. Not just to listen to, I want it to make. I want it to share. I want it to be how I change the world.
So, those high aspirations are still there…
There just finding a new way out. Maybe, it’s the right way. Maybe, I’ve been missing it all these years. Or maybe, I just wasn’t ready for this reality yet.
But I am now. Let the music flow.
Sort of. Then it’s going to come back to life as my other blog, which I can reblog and favorite and comment from, here: thispresentlight.tumblr.com
I started this tumblr nearly a year ago, and I’m glad I did. It forced me to focus on my music. Lately, I’ve been putting music on the backburner, and I very much don’t want that to be the case.
I’ll be much more challenged to add music to my tumblr if I don’t feel like it’s my number 2. Plus, I can’t follow, favorite, reblog, or anything else on this blog, soo I only use it to upload things, and that can become tedious.
Sooo, I think I’m gonna basically take everything from this shared tumblr (content, theme, probably title, etc.) and relocate it. Just to make all of our transitions easier!
So, short meets shorter here: if you’re not following my personal tumblr, do it! - thispresentlight.tumblr.com
Thanks a ton for following and listening!
aznmadness asked: So I randomly stumbled upon your tumblr because of your "Almost You" cover by Ernie Halter... and I must say, it is astounding. And I'm following you because I like your taste in music! Anyways, as the question goes: How are you not more famous?! Just sayin that you have a powerful voice!
Haha you’re too kind. And this answer is mad late. My apologies. I’m not trying too hard to get famous, but I always appreciate encouragement like yours. Thanks!
I think you are an AMAZING musician and need more recognition , seriously :) You should send your videos to your ( and my) role models; Gabe Bondoc, Ernie Halter, MP. If you are going to do a MP cover, I suggest “this road” or “feels like home” :)
I think this was meant for the ask box, but thanks!
I swear I’ve been going back and forth between sickness and lack of will for the past month now. One of these days I’m gonna be able to get down to business and record a song.
Gabe Bondoc - Houstatlantavegas (Remix) | “Take my hand, girl I’m strong..”
Damn, this was beautiful.
Had a moment w/ this song on the plane back to Philly. Now, I have an idea that I can’t yet divulge but that may be one of the coolest things I’ll ever do..if I can commit.
In the mean time, this song.
I should start looking this weekly list up. So much good music here.
Shout out to USA TODAY for selecting us!
A Capella and Disney. I approve.
Dear You -
Sometimes, whether it last days, weeks, or years, you’re just going to feel like you don’t amount to anything. We all face it. It’s not an easy thing. Maybe it’s your own doing, maybe it’s the magazine you read, maybe it’s something someone said. Maybe it’s just a bad string of events bringing you down.
Regardless, as you push through and past that time, do me a favor and remember this one thing: Nobody’s perfect, but you are perfectly you. And that makes you perfect to me.
“Give Me Faith” - ELEVATION WORSHIP
“I may be weak, but your spirit’s strong in me. My flesh may fail, but my God you never will.”
“Can You Stand the Rain” - Bluey Robinson (Originally by New Edition/then Boyz II Men)
Great song, Great (beautiful) Singer……no more words.
SNL Michael Buble Duets
Sickness took it’s toll on the little things including me finding good Christmas music, but I’m almost better. Take this as my way of saying, “I’m back!”