hyping up the art and knowing that we as artists NEED to make stuff in order to be our best us out here. thx for sharing T.
I sent an email this week about the inner-hater we all deal with and received some really inspiring responses from folks on this forever path.
My friend Leah from Chicago responded with some powerful words and this great vid that I hope shows us we all share similar fears, we’re all in this together, and getting past the voice of doubt is fully doable!
I came across this NYT Op-Doc this week, which is a really good metaphor for dealing with fear (which is, I think, fundamentally all the inner hater is).
Massive thanks to all the CREW who shared jams and inspired this update.
In the order of the tracks – thanks to Dwight, Greg, Ernesto, Derek, Christian, Tom, Yoni, Becca, Julia, Abigail, Bryan, Tom, Steve, Zack, Megan, Pike, Martina, Matthew.
This update includes the Motëm anthem W that I definitely tried to wait to play until my next Dreams Twitch show on June 6th but failed in < 12hrs…
I also created an archived playlist for all the jams from all the posts and all the buds. This one’s probably better on shuffle but CYOA (always)
There’s so much happening in the world and I’m spending a lot of time with it circling in my head.
Still, the fact is I exist where I’m at. In this case, on the top of Wasson Peak, Tucson, AZ.
Earlier in the week I did an online mediation class with a group of 8 folks mostly from the south. The teacher got us thinking on these lines… asking us to really see what we were going through. How we were existing. What were we really experiencing right then and there?
Someone in the class had just lost an uncle to COVID. Heavy, sad, terrible. I was amazed by how they and the entire class were able to focus on the fact that the 8 of us were existing right there. It is really sad about his uncle, but his uncle’s pain is something we were admittedly bringing into the space.
This isn’t to say don’t process or give energy and love to these types of situations. To me, it’s just another reminder of the control we have over where our thoughts go and a great reason to practice pointing them towards our version of hype.
Also another check on the infinity list of reasons to rep for the moments we get to exist in this form. I have to believe my classmate’s uncle would rather us honor him by repping for our dopeness beyond anything.
So excited to share the launch of my friend Greg’s new project People’s Prayer Library!! “Music for prayer, meditation, and body / mind relaxation created by a community of musicians and artists.”
Hours of beautiful trippy sounds and Greg’s exceptional visuals uploaded to YouTube for all the times they might feel good. Meditations, focussing on work/creativity, environment/room hype-ups, bedtime head-clearers, online yoga class soundtracks… I like to right-click and loop on YouTube to let the vibe settle in for hours.
So far this one is one of my favs.
And I’m grateful to be included with a track and Greg’s artwork as well!
These vibes are EXACTLY what I need right now to tap into how I’m feeling, shake off weird energies, uplift my focus, and feel the dope vibes of friends being creative.
So highly encouraged to peep and share People’s Prayer Libary on YouTube if you dig <3
Thank you Greg! Rad example of the power of CREWVIBES🧡💙
My crew and label Hit+Run put out this comp last week. I’m blown away and honored Tom and I are included… but absolutely fucking floored by the words Brandy shared for why he put this out. So needed right now and pulled me out from beneath all this confusion and pain… I hope they can do the same for you – infinity.
Words from Brandy – Miyagi, Hit+Run:
Checking in with everyone to make sure YOU are doing as good as can be during these challenging times. Being isolated for so long is proof to how much we need each other in our lives. Hopefully you’re remaining focused, courageous and optimistic, finding clarity, spending quality time with loved ones, appreciating the slowness, catching up on personal projects, watching new & favorite movies/tv, listening to records, reading books, appreciating nature, exercising, staying active, eating right & harmonizing with your inner being. Make sure to remind your lovely self to remain confident that we’re gonna get through this unprecedented moment in time very very soon. We’re all rising to this occasion together and with a deeper understanding of ourselves (Who am I?), that to which we desire (What do I want in life?) and what we are truly blessed to possess (loving family, joyful friends, devoted pets, healthy bodies, unique talents, special abilities plus earthly luxuries) will emerge as stronger individuals of a new global community.
Isolated as many are, music remains an extraordinary way to escape the surrounding walls and find comfort in our personal audio dreamland. We want to share another mode of imaginative departure, with a new musical compilation entitled (((VIBRATE HIGH))). This 122-minute / 42-track compilation (!!!) includes both released & previously unreleased tracks from the ninety-five full-length albums, compilations, EPs and 7″ singles H+R has produced over the past eleven years, as well as sneak peeks at three more future classics we have planned for 2020.
We love you all very much, plus appreciate your time & commitment to the arts. Practicing art beautifies our planet, and human beings make the world an amazing and joyful place. We wish you wisdom, patience, self-control & determination on our current committed individual & collective missions. Be well, stay mindful, keep smiling and we hope to see all of you passionate souls very soon!
C R E W 🧡 R U N S 💙 D E E P