Entries in happiness (18)
"One day we may think we've found all the answers, and then something suddenly happens that makes us feel completely lost as though nothing makes sense. This is life. Accepting that we are always in transition without attaching a judgment to the experience is freeing. We are always the lost and found."-GP
Music is probably my biggest inspiration. I am constantly on the search for good music, because good music transcends through all barriers whether it is alternative, jazz, electronic, hip hop, film scores ect. If its good it brings us together. This was all very fitting when over the weekend I met a new group of very cool people and I had the pleasure of hearing music by this artist Gretchen Parlato. I have always been a huge Jazz lover my favorite being Jazz percussionist Ahmad Jamal, however hearing vocalist and percussionist Parlato I think I have found a new favorite.
"Weak" by Gretchen Parlato
Her perfectly crafted sound is refreshing and blissful. Her ability to use her voice as an instrument to skew sounds, mimic instruments and transform pitch is utterly amazing. I spent several hours listening to her repertoire of songs and with each song I loved her even more. I think the subtleness and beauty of her voice is really captivating.
So last week I made a video for "Century Girl" by Theophilus London. It was me just being silly and having fun with the video editing software. I posted it on his fan page, but I guess they were not as delighted by it and so they deleted it. Feeling a little rejected I removed all trace of the video's exisitence. However, this week Theophilus put out his own video for this song and I dont think mine was too far off from being great lol. Check out both videos and post your comments. Enjoy!
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