January 10, 2013 - 2:48am
Roll with the punches. Stay off the ropes. It’s been one of my fighter mentalities in recent years. Times like these are such a trial. I wish I could go into detail but for now you’ll just have to trust me when I say these past few months have been so wavering, and all I can say is I just feel.. truly blessed.
I wear a brave face and a smile each day no matter what murky waters may surround me or what storm is in the forecast. Cause no matter what, in each moment I have faith and from Him I have strength. The sun will shine another day, if you will. I wasn’t always this way. No one has always been or will always be strong. At times, it’s best to be vulnerable and open. I’m one of those who was saved by the music. I was one of those secretly angsty teenagers who found solace in songs. The ones that know you better than you know yourself. It’s what’s led me here.
Back in 2007, a friend I’d met because of a band we both love(d) gave me a copy of a CD called “Say It” by some random girl named Britt Nicole. At the time, "Don’t Worry Now" and "Set The World On Fire" immediately became two of the most impactful songs to be scratched by my car’s cd player. They were exactly what I needed to hear on repeat. I knew nothing about which artist was on which label back then (aside form DriveThru or Hollywood), nor did I care to know. But switch to present day and I’m fortunate enough to somehow get to work with her AND her new songs like "All This Time" "Gold" and "Ready or Not" couldn’t be more inspiring or on point with how I’ve been feeling about life right now. I’ll start to dub songs like these “milestone” songs. It’s seriously
crazy bizarre bewildering to me how things come full circle, and in the strangest of times. Thankful is all I am.
Now.. I’m not one to ever really speak on religion or my own views so this will be one of the very rare times I’ll tie it in. But sometimes, I’m just in awe of how the journey of my life came to be… purpose vs passion vs vision vs naivety vs conviction and pure serendipity… all adding up to direction and where we’re headed. This mystery is probably the most intriguing thing I’ve ever (not) known.
The water is still murky, but it’s blessed. You can never really know what’s in store but I’m going to trust that wherever we end up is exactly where we’re meant to be. I didn’t always believe that.. but life sure has shown me.
How do I know what I believe?
Well I’m not the same me
And that’s all the proof I need
Britt Nicole / All This Time
- g.sauce, out
There were TWO bands in high school that ignited a fire in me. That gave me a secret life (no pun intended) and possessed me to sneak out to Hollywood or San Diego casinos on school nights alone when I said I was at a friend’s studying late. That gave me a fearless love for all music. That made me join my first street team. That invited me to my first SIR rehearsal. That inspired me to make my first fan art, and toy with graphic design and teach myself guitar (Heavily Broken was the first “picking” song I ever learned and is now how I tune things by ear lol). That had me wearing pinstriped blazers, classic rock shirts, and the hideous belts that I did haha. This is one of them. From their very first SIR rehearsal and on. 6 years. Still fighting. Welcome back (The) Veronicas. It’s about fucking time.
LIFE CHANGING. WORLD CHANGING… officially a SPOTIFY user. So. Much. Power.
After one hectic and draining Coachella (update on that coming soon…) seeing Eliza Doolittle put on yet another spectacular performance at the El Rey Theatre tonight was the cherry on top to this weekend.
Congratulations, Eliza on your US debut album! Happy release day. If you haven’t yet, be sure to pick up or download a copy of Eliza’s self-titled now :)
#13 on iTunes Pop Charts and #50 Overall .. http://shar.es/H3eJ9 .. woot woot.. inspired to do another lyrical art piece.. keep an eye out ;)