Sunday, June 5, 2016

Beneath a Boston Street Lamp

I've lost many things in this world, some sharply stolen, torn and shorn, ripped from me by the teeth of betrayal. How is it that the taste of love can sour and bitter life shriveling everything into gray? And yet, without love there is no sunshine. I yearn for the steam between two souls, it's connectiveness, the building bond of creativity. There are too many nights wasted on lust and loneliness, too many. Yet, I find delight in the things I have won. Things, occurrences more than things, when our eyes met, when in that sacred moment our lips met. Your scent, your intellect, your gestures became my sunlight. And though I have lost in loving others. I find you to still be that spark that whisks me forward into the path that I am to forge. And if words become my only footprint in this world, I will leave a trail of them. Only asking that you make your own for me to follow.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Pole Dance is an Art

Sometimes art catches us, challenges us, dares us or even seduces us in ways where we begin to question who we are or who we are to become.

In the depths of our soul lies so many truths. Some are difficult to accept. Some are beautiful beyond expression.

Somehow within us is a craving, a hunger to express what words can barely touch. We want the beautiful. We want it's expression. So many of us will find art, yet too few embrace it. Many have and will speculate and critique art, yet too few will ever experience it. Too few have surrendered their lives to the expression of their souls, and our world misses their talent, misses the chance to witness the depths of human beauty.

If this dance challenges you, evokes changes in you, inspires you or any of the contrary. Then DO something about it for your sake!

An hour involving yourself in any art form is more fulfilling than a year watching others doing it.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Barn & Noble

I wrote this a while back. Just found the notebook. Thought I would jot it down on my blog:

What I asked of life was to give me roses
and daisies, zebras and leopards
and spiders and lizards.

I never thought much more of it.
Until sitting in Barnes and Noble
reading Alice and Wonderland,
and not knowing the difference
between Tweedle Dee and the Carpenter
or a Rabbit and a Hatter.

I want a cup
but there isn't a good tea
to drink anymore.
Just poetry
Poetry. God, I love

I could chamomile
all the while I sip and stir
caramel into an ocean of creativity.

Words salt me.
And I can't shake the notion
that maybe a rose isn't a rose
and nobody knows a Daisy
like I know her
or think I know her.
There's always a fork in my tongue.

Slipping my Pen from brain to ink
ink to stains on pages
spotted and striped.

Poetry though, ensnares me,
bleeds me,
twists me,
until I push roses and pop daisies

I must be Mad after all.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Kentucky Friend Chicken

Ok so I just finished up some therapy at the VA Hospital today, took the bus, and on the way home got hungry and randomly pulled the stop cord right outside a KFC. I didn't think that it would turn into such a great experience. I of course had my guitar with me. I had been teaching my self "Can't Help Falling in Love" using that link on my iPhone. (Sorry for the annoying popup that the website tosses at you; it's not mine.)

When I got into the KFC after ordering some lunch. I met a really cute old couple. The old man got up and was massaging the old woman's back. It was super adorable. So I told her, that he had asked me to Sing her a song. And I broke out my Best Elvis sounding voice. I didn't expect to have such a fun conversation with anyone over my fried chicken but that's exactly what happened.

He told me, "You know if you are that passionate about music and you are already this great at it. Stick with it. It will eventually pay you more than you can even handle." And then he handed me a $10 dollar bill. It is so amazing to me how willing to support artists people are. I of course thanked him, to which he said, "No, thank you. It's not every day you meet a star."

I cried.

Thank you who ever you are.


Friday, February 25, 2011

The Ball is Rolling!

It is kind of crazy watching how things come together so quickly.

A week ago I was on set for a Sitcom (which I cannot name or give any details until the pilot episode is complete or out on the network).

Two days ago I just won first place for the State of Utah in the Veteran's Art Festival, in the category of Solo Rock, performing an original song!

I am super excited as I am now in the semi-finals competing against 50 other winners from the other states. And if I make the top ten, I will then perform live in front of the national veteran's competition and of course I am going for number 1!  The greatest thing is that it will give my song "Mountain Tops" a chance to be heard in front of hundreds and hundreds if not thousands of people. I hope that that song really has a strong impact on others as it has me.

Life is Amazing!


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Massive Changes

Wow okay so things have been crazy and I missed blogging for the past I don't know four months. But here's a quick low down on what's going down:
  • Moved to Salt Lake City, no more in Provo, Utah. I miss a bunch of people but love the faster pace and more artistic nature of the bigger city.
  • Had 4 roommates.
  • Doing open mics around the town, music and poetry. Have been building a nice fan base at several coffee shops. 
  • Had a job at a Ski Resort.
  • Learned how to snowboard.
  • Had my car get repo'd because I couldn't afford the increase to my insurance due to a car accident last year.
  • Got my 1985 Touring Van fixed up, and now use it as transportation when I am not taking the public transit.
  • Quit my job at the Ski resort. Who would have thought that making $8.50 an hour would be something political?
  • Been involved with the filming of several things from Music videos to short films to acting in an episode of a sitcom and I just might wind up on TV.
  • My cat is in heat, looking for companionship. But NO that is not an invention. She is staying quite single and will be fixed once her cycle changes.
  • Only 2 roommates now. Don't want to talk about the drama tonight.
  • And Back to Blogging.

So there's a quick run down of what's gone on. Hope to keep you all updated back to a daily schedule.

Much Love,

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Thank You Veterans

It wasn't too long ago that it was Veteran's day...

and I just want to say THANK YOU to everyone that thanks a vet. I cannot tell you how someone giving me a big hug for being in the military and for serving the country has brought me to tears. Thank you fellow veterans for your service!