What was Tom Waits like as a child? I wonder. Sitting in my car, listing to 'Nighthawks at the Diner' on my way to the daily routine, pondering whether or not to cover 'Eggs and Sausage' at my next show- it's a relevant point I think. Not only, what's Tom Waits like (period), but as a child what would this youth of such vastly bordered interest have been like? I guess he grew up nearing the Mexico border
Belief in God comes from life experience, family history, gutteral instinct... There are many things that can help someone to seek out or find out about a higher power. The Beatles on the other hand, are an undeniable source of energy, wisdom, and phenom that none can deny from Detroit to Timbuctoo. A recipe somewhere between the vindaloo and curry sound of a sitar over an English accent with multiple rising harmonies that could tame the wildest of wildebeests and the most rambunctious of children... Which leads us to the point.
I wrote a lot about this book in another post, so I won't elaborate as much about it... But I will say, it's got the link to 'Look Inside' which is cool, it's got nice photos and poetry, it's formatted well... It makes me excited!
Please check it out - let me know what you think - pass the good word about and write me a review!! Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/This-Bodys-Made-Good-Livin/dp/1492309400/
Our lives are made of strictly choice and possibility. I'm a firm believer in this concept and philosophy. What that really means can very by perspective, and for me it creates a lot of possibility in life. Imagine your life being completely dependent on your choices. That's a lot easier said than done, especially considering we typically subscribe to the idea that we're not at all in control of our lives. My personal belief is that control has nothing to do with it.
I was at home this morning, getting out of bed, singing.. I was actually singing a Honey Honey song. But I started imaging this new producer and drummer I'm going to be working with soon, and began shifting into a new song in a totally different style than I've been workin on lately. I got so excited, and was dancing like crazy (mind you, I'm not a coordinated person in the morning, so I was probably more "bobbling" like a Zombie than dancing)... It was the crazy cool, Prince-meets-Black-Keys kind of thing.
I was talking to my friend Alanna the other day, from Alanna Royale, about being an artist and managing bands and the whole "job" of supporting the craft... It occurs to me (and this is no realization), that one of the major misconceptions about artists is that we don't have real jobs. In a town like Nashville, when you say you're a singer/songwriter, or a recording artist, the reply is usually "So where do you bartend?", or "So what's your day job?" In LA it's the same kind of thing.
This long awaited EP (for me anyway) marks many accomplishments over the last year. Getting the Documentary filmed and ready for editing, beginning a new life in my hometown - Nashville, the many personal goals acheived including an Emmy Nomination last year... It also reflects some life changing events that have occured over the last year.