And, just so you know, it was a pretty intense and fruitful week of new song finding, so there are plenty of others I could have chosen. Hit me up on Spotify and I’ll share the entire playlist with you.
Archives for October 2012
This past weekend, I saw the band Stars perform at The Granada Theater in Dallas.
It was my first time seeing Stars, and it was my first show at The Granada, and overall the experience was just absolutely awesome.
I actually hadn’t even heard of Stars, a well-established and popular band from Canada, until the girlfriend of one of my best friends posted about them on Facebook. I took a listen, liked what I heard, and became a fan.
A Sublime Song
The more I listen to one Stars song in particular, the more I absolutely love it.
The title of that song doubles as the title of this post: “Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It.”
Sometimes, things kind of suck. Or at least they feel that way.
Sometimes, shit happens.
Sometimes, you just feel a bit…negative. You might not even know why.
If you’ve read any other post on this blog, these statements might surprise you coming from me. Usually I’m full of sunshine and daffodils and have Disney songs stuck in my head when I write posts here. And that’s because, usually, that’s how I feel in real life.
But not always. I bet the same is true for you.
And it’s okay.
Yesterday, I wrote a 5,000+ word email to a friend of mine.
The impetus for the email and the thoughts it contained are largely irrelevant to the topic of this post. I mention it because usually when I write something that long, I end up finding, upon a re-read, numerous areas I would change if I could write it again.
But not this time.
My friend Genesis asked me last night to go with her to visit her pregnant friend Katie at the hospital. Katie’s water had broken earlier in the day, and it was thought that the baby could be mere hours away.
Over 24 hours later, I am finally getting home, pretty exhausted, yet so totally consumed with joy and happiness that I have to tell you about it.