Sharing the Love with Ohestee and Ride the Tempo

Sharing the Love with Ohestee and Ride the Tempo

I'm super grateful today. Grateful for those who take the time to listen, and if they like what they hear, pass it on. Grateful for those offering kind words. We put our work out there and it begins to become something else. Every time I hear another person speak about a song of mine, the song changes for me. Its meaning deepens. I know connections are being made and that is a beautiful thing.

This past week Beauty Bright was shared on a couple of great Canadian music blogs - Ride the Tempo and Ohestee

#LetsTalk About Mental Illness

#LetsTalk About Mental Illness

My whole life I have tried to understand what was going on with my mom. Sometimes I did understand. Most times, still, I do not.

But this post is not actually about my mother's mental illness. It's about mine.

Two years ago I started taking medication for Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I was terrified to see the doctor. I was afraid to even entertain medication. Driving into the parking lot that morning was a big accomplishment. I recall the details clearly.

How I Made And Released an EP for $140

How I Made And Released an EP for $140

It may be hard to make a living from music these days, but at least it doesn’t cost a living anymore. Thanks to some internet magic and good friends, I was able to record and release Where The Air Is Thin, my latest EP, for just under a hundred and fifty bucks. All in.

Here’s how I did it.

Coming Down from Where The Air Is Thin

Coming Down from Where The Air Is Thin

It’s hard to believe, but October 15 has come and gone. Where The Air Is Thin, my first EP, is now available on iTunesApple MusicSpotifyGoogle PlayAmazon and of course this website right here.

Saturday night I got to celebrate this milestone in the best way possible–playing these songs to a room full of friends. And I do mean full.

Twenty Four

Twenty Four

I've been home now for less than 24 hours. Half that, and most of it spent soaking up sleep. In this short time, the complicated beauty of belonging has unfurled itself like a blooming rose. Or a venus flytrap. 

Already, I have sensed the transference of a psychic weight that comes to any who dares proclaim themselves a parent. It came in sighs and knowing glances, and it came quickly. Which is fair. This is expected. This is heavy.

When CS Lewis Predicted the Internet, it Was Hell

When CS Lewis Predicted the Internet, it Was Hell

Where the internet draws us together, I am grateful. But is the web is benign–simply a tool without bias? I'm not convinced. What I see looks more like a spider's web, where you and I sit trapped in a cycle of interactions that are not healthy, but easy. 

The internet is looking a lot like CS Lewis 'Grey Town' – a singular vision of hell he lays out in his book The Great Divorce.