All of the greats instruct inspiring writers to do the same thing: write every day. Each Christmas, my dad gives me a new journal in hopes to encourage me to do just that. Another thing many aspiring writers know is that writing can sometimes feel like a chore. The best times in our lives are when we feel inspired to write. Sometimes it comes from big events…and sometimes it comes from love.
From the first day we hung out late into the night–making music and talking about life’s mysteries– I felt a huge wave of inspiration to write again. It came with almost an urgency; I wanted to record every little thing that happened when I was with him. I went with it. Writing is writing, right? (Say that three times fast.)
Sketchy Suburbia is a new video project I am working on with Jessica Staedter. If you’re familiar with the show “Catfish” on MTV, we hope you’ll appreciate our spoofs of Nev and some doe-eyed internet lovers.
It’s crazy how music can conjure up emotions, moods, memories we haven’t even made. A true musician can pick up an instrument and take the listener on a trip to somewhere she’s never been, yet seems so familiar. Music can invoke the strongest deja-vu. Something so powerful must be used wisely, similar to pen and paper or any other art.
Listening to him play music, explore a guitar on such an in-depth level–and sounding so beautiful– is really inspiring. When I’m with him, surrounded by his dedication, or even when he sneaks through my mind as a fleeting thought, I am inspired. I want to be working on a song, practicing instruments, creating art: lettering, painting, the art of words.
I was able to produce and live mix the audio as The Apuli Brothers played songs for us on Girls Night Out with Hannah Stanley. It sounds amazing…and I’ve gotta admit, they could sound amazing produced by a monkey. But I am still proud of this recording. :)