People think dreams aren’t real just because they aren’t made of matter, of particles. Dreams are real. But they are made of viewpoints, of images, of memories and puns and lost hopes.
Let me tell you a secret: I have a dream.
I’ve held it close to my chest since the first time I saw this gorgeous piano behind a music shop window when I was three years old.
This is the same dream that danced on my tongue the day I finished my first song four years later as I sat in the backseat of the van my cousins and I were in.
I am twelve-years-old when The Eraserheads accept the coveted Moon Man for MTV’s Viewer’s Choice Award. And seeing this, I tell myself: I want that. I want to be there, one day.
It’s the wish I whisper every day: How I would love it if I could live and just make music for the rest of my life.
It’s not easy living in the urban jungle. Here, metal beasts roar through the streets in the early hours of the morning when I try to sleep because I keep the oddest hours at work. In the midst of all the traffic and the noise, I curl up in a sanctuary I have carved out for myself. My workshop.
I play. I sing.
Come join me. Let me tell you stories.
#upstairsintheworkshop, volume 1 [download]
「listen」To The Moon And Back (Savage Garden cover)
「listen」Shape I Found You In (Girlyman cover)
「listen」The Middle (Jimmy Eat World cover)
「listen」SALISI (original composition)
「listen」Kiss Quick (Matt Nathanson cover)
「listen」A Little Pain (OLIVIA cover)
♥ ← you are here | Demo (2008-2009)
From November 2008 to about February 2009, I put together eleven choice tracks to make up a compilation of current work. Listed below are links to home demos and lyrics to the songs included.
01. Telescope [listen] [lyrics]
03. Coffee and Nonsense [listen]
04. You, Unexpected (Instrumental)
05. For Claire [listen] [lyrics]
06. Jump Into the Ocean
07. One Last Storm
08. Control [listen] [lyrics]
09. Masked [listen]
10. The Coming of Age [listen] [lyrics]
11. For Him
Other Songs for the Road
Life As Viciously Impossible (Drama CD)
In 2009, I was asked to voice Fowl Noula for the drama CD promoting indie comic Life as Viciously Impossible (also known as LAVI -fuzz-) and one of my songs, “For Claire” was featured as the closing theme.
For more information on the comic, you may check in with Dan Martinez and/or Rika Sioson. You may also visit the LAVI-fuzz- Fan Community which is currently hosted over at Livejournal.
Singing Someone Else’s Songs