Jump into the cycle

We just had our first couple of kick off brainstorming sessions for the new music video. And we’ve already got a concept and a possible location. It feels crazy to think that we all went through the exact same process last year at around the same time, when I met up with my friend who was one of the writers for the concept for the first music video, Porcelain Doll: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XlkTAQogqr4. We then met the director of the video and the rest, as they say, is history. Amazing how quickly this year went by and equally amazing that we all decided to do it all over again.

Super excited about it–my energy levels are really high these days, I can’t help myself. I almost feel like I could convince myself to run a marathon on the fly. Almost. It’s magical, I can sit in front of a computer for hours and hours a day at a job that is rewarding only because my co-workers are awesome, and fantasize about the beautiful locations we may be shooting at.

Flow

The producer I’m working with sent me a rough draft of his work on one of the songs on the album last night. I got it this morning first thing after I woke up and spent the next 30 minutes listening. What he’s done with it sounds amazing. Simply amazing. He’s used really sparse instrumentation just as I had envisioned it, and I’m glad we both fell into the same wavelength on the first try with this one. It brought me to tears as I kept listening to it. Really looking forward to the next draft!

Fresh

Happy new year to everyone! I’ve got high hopes for this year…I’m feeling pretty optimistic about the projects I’ll be working on. Grateful for the people in my life. And despite any mood shifts or changes in my day to day situation, I’m pretty darn lucky to be living my life.