Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Let Go...cause there's Beauty in the Breakdown...

"Music can be like perfume," suggests a Frou Frou. "It's almost a scent, you know, where the right smell changes an environment and makes life more bearable."

Running from the Cops

Last night, I escaped from prison and managed to not get caught, lucky for me, they were focused on capturing someone else and didn't see me slip by... when you dream, sometimes it feels like you can't run fast enough, but this time, I was able to flee, hide behind buildings, climb fences.
Finally free, I walked along the street, still wearing oversized sweats and hair a mess, I realized I would never be "free" again, but would be constantly living in fear of getting caught. I am sure this dream alludes to the movie I saw a few nights ago, La Misma Luna, about a young boy who tries to cross the border to see his mother.

Anyways, I had one of those half-conscious moments where I realized how shitty the dream was and tried to wake up. Those are always intensely frustrating.

More realistic and exciting... I finished the "Best Of" segments that I had worked so hard on. Another editor put the final touches on it, but the prep, camera work, and most editing was done by me

and the rest of the clips:
Best Interview
Most Memorable
Best Live Performance
Best of Songwriters Stage
Best of Vlaze Metal

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Flying in the Sky with People in Planes

i had this reassuring thought while driving in to work...
As a child we read picture books and watch animated movies where the colors are so bright and the images so smooth--Where everything feels light and whimsical and pleasant.
But all of the images we take for these fantasy worlds are from our reality. The clouds in the sky can be as fluffy as the ones in the simpsons intro or the Care Bear's whimsical city. The moon is as crisp as the storybooks about Santa flying across the starry night sky.
So, what an amazing thought----to think that we live in a "picture book" world, where everything is at our fingertips, and anything is possible.
We can fly in the sky, we can have a fairy tale romance. Sometimes the world is so beautiful I can't take it.
December 18, 2008
I am almost done with my Vlaze Music "Best" clips series. It's going to be a round-up of the best music clips from this year.
I have a new favorite in this live performance by People in Planes shot in May of this year. It is amazing. Take a look.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

rain drop notes

the rain is so great because it is so musical.
relaxing, soothing, intricate, and spontaneous.
there are some songs that give me the feeling I feel when I am listening to the rain. This song has been in my head all day.
Enjoy

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Sky art

Lately, I have felt as if I am getting a new piece of art to look at every day-when I look up at the sky.
The only thing is -I wish I could better capture how they look with my camera. But it never compares.
Last night was amazing. At about 1:30 am, the moon was bright and most of the "light pollution" had died down. I can't even put into words how delicate and lovely the sky looked. It was like looking at a picture book. We watched the clouds move slowly across the moon and the sky was a crisp, navy blue.
This morning, I could see some snow on the mountains and great rippling and cumulous white clouds in the sky. greek mythology sky

one other thing that is on my mind. I love that we all have diverse and conflicting ideas and opinions.. but do we need to daily prove that our way is the best way? What of a life that is just that?

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Rain is coming...

I had the heaviest dreams last night, I woke up feeling like I had lived an entire month of life.
There were moments where I didn't think I would wake up and was debating the benefits of staying in "dreamland" versus waking up.

I was happy today.

I said why can't we feel happy all the time? Why can't we be smiling always?
He said, then how would we know what it meant to be happy?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

On the horizon

When inspiration feels so near,
When a new opportunity is always possible.
A time for reflection and appreciation.
Time for thinking and accepting.

Always looking forward,
sensing that understanding will come.
A day for reflection,
a day to meditate
Not fully sure,
comprehending.

Remembering that there is more time,
that there is further to go
And things keep progressing,
keep shining, improving.

Upset with set backs,
coping with frustrations
Hoping to get nearer to
A feeling of completeness.

Using the best of my abilities,
trying to find their place
pushing for a purpose
Getting slowed down,

Loving what I do have,
creating something new
working with the best parts that exist
Peacefully waiting for an inspired thought, action

Monday, December 8, 2008

Rumspringa at Vlaze

I was going through the year of Music at Vlaze, because I am going to compile a "Best Of" for 2008. There are some videos that I just don't get tired of. Ever heard of Rumspringa? Probably not, I mean I hadn't. Shame because they are unique and groovy, and totally radical.
I haven't had a chance to see them live yet, but the video should give you an idea of how they sound and look live. Mind me in the wide shot..I was getting so into filming, I didn't even get out of the way!
Anyways, enjoy this video--it's extremely awesome.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Thanksgiving.

This holiday was very different that others in the past. I felt like I had more of an awareness-of where I am at in life, who belongs to my life, and who I want to be. I guess I mean to say a closeness with my family, and appreciation for what I have. That is always the purpose of this holiday, but for some reason, this year, it was more apparent to me, I thought on it every minute of my vacation.
There is also this new excitement with the blog I created for my family, which I am having so much fun putting together!! I take photos with a purpose now, to document my family, which I am proud to be a part of.
I am also thankful for my dear boyfriend, as I have learned a lot about myself through being with him.
I have this travel bug inside me, that is itching to get out. I am up for anything right now, I feel like something is going to happen, either naturally or by some action that I will take. It is December. And a new year is coming.
A beautiful day!!