Conveniently, I have a song titled Goodnight New York.
This week, I said Goodbye to New York for a month and jet set off to Honolulu Hawaii. I touched down and immediately felt the cool breeze creep through my tangled airplane hair. It was as if a storm was coming, but there was not a cloud in the sky and the storm never came. It was a perfectly juxtaposed atmosphere to the hustle and bustle of NYC.
See you in a months time NYC.
I don’t need to be in New York City
New York is incredible and its amazing. This week however, I’ve decided it’s not somewhere I’m going to permanently live. Two weeks ago, I was nervous as all hell because I thought this was the scariest thing I’ve ever done in my life. Turns out, moving to New York wasn’t scary at all. It’s just perhaps exactly what I needed in hindsight. I needed to live here amidst the hustle bustle and grind to realise that I already have it all. I don’t need to be in New York City.
Co-writing like crazy.
I’ve been co-writing like crazy. Its only once you write with others – you realise what you were missing. Chemistry. You can’t have chemistry with yourself… but with others – its the missing piece, the energy that drives the song if you will. Its crazy how much more exciting it is writing with others.
So on my travels this past week, I got posed the question “what’s next?” I’ve had time to ponder over the thought of whats next and I’ve realised commitment is whats next for me. I’m committing to being an originals songwriter and performer. I didn’t think I wanted to keep performing. But last night I performed in NYC and it was incredible. When you perform outside of a work environment, you basically get a liberating feeling of just WOW WOW WOW. THIS is what its supposed to feel like. So I’m going to keep writing songs and keep performing them for anyone willing to listen.
Anyway… I got to dash. To be continued!!
This week has been absolutely massive. I have been living in a forest with some of the worlds coolest songwriters; creating pure magic. I’ve never experienced anything like it. It has brought to my senses so much more than I could ever have dreamt. I now know what I am going to be doing with my life. I am so grateful to have had this experience.
I mean… today I woke up to rain. So you could say I haven’t had the best of luck. But I truly believe everything happens for a reason. I was so annoyed yesterday that I missed my bus and then I realised that one of my goals was to shift a bit of weight – so perhaps having to walk across town really was working in my favour. Another thing that happened was I had to wait and hour for an appointment. I was angry for a minute until I realised that by people watching I could learn a great deal about myself. I realised whilst sitting in; i think it was upper east side near the MET; I realised that one day I want to one day be able to afford a better lifestyle. I want to smell nice, look nice and go for expensive pasta without worrying each night if it will break the bank later down the track. I just want to experience that once in my life. Maybe if I’m lucky I will get to help others experience that same thing too. Now for those of you familiar with Australian brands.. I’m not talking about something like Fasta Pasta… I’m talking about where the man in the restaurant is cooking each string of pasta solely for you. Like he is such a professional chef that it is artistry. Like a point where you can pay extra for a service you believe deserves a greater price. Like buy a beautiful painting that took someone hours to finish – and pay that person appropriately for it. Anyway… I best get on with todays mound of paperwork. Over and out! – Eb
So after 8 hours at the airport, 8 hours on the plane and 4 hours in transit. I made it to New York from London. Now I’m only planning on having a short stay here before I move on to Nashville. But let me first just tell you how much I dreamed of this moment as a little kid. I plan to commute back and forth between Australia and America every three months until I develop my songwriting to a level I’m happy with. Bye for now – I’m off to say hello to Times Square.
I know… I go on and on and on about it. It really is a dream come true though.
I’ve decided to quit my job and head to NEW YORK CITY!!!! who does that?????
Anyway, not much of a blog post. More just a “I remember to update and write a post for my website, but I have nothing to write about while I wait for my hair to dry.”
I pray my next blog post has substance.
For your sake…
I absolutely well and truly cannot wait to get to sleep tonight. I have such a big weekend ahead. But more importantly… I have achieved so much this week. I’m finally on my way to mastering sprinting. I’ve alway been a long distance runner, but this week we started circuit training and I’m getting so much better at sprints. I’ve mastered new vocal techniques, new guitar techniques, new piano techniques, new public speaking techniques, new choreography routines, new camera functions, DAW tricks. You name it, I’ve looked over it this week. I’ve also made up my mind to find a second hand saxophone and learn saxophone. But I am literally falling asleep on my feet at work tonight. I still have 7 hours left at work and then I’ve got to go to this gym session we have. Then it will be sleepy sleep sleep time for 6.5 hours before I have to wake up in the morning for our weekly boat drill. I better stop typing and start snoring.
CHAMPAGNE 4 DAYS
LOVE THIS HAIRSTYLE
Its not that hard. Life in general. It’s perhaps one of the most easiet things to do. Thrive and survive. Of course if you’re not striving, you’re not thriving, and if you’re not thriving are you really surviving? They say that when you find a passion, to make it an obsession and then use that obsession to serve people. I have recently become so obsessed with music beyond a level I dreamt impossible. Every second of my day is spent playing music or thinking about playing music. Absolutely nothing else runs through my brain. Its music music music. I’ve never been this in love with something before. I really do think that life will just “click” for you when you find your true calling. Until that day happens, enjoy your mid week coffee. Ahhhh coffee… Alhough I’ve recently started drinking it without milk or sugar. Am I crazy?
I’m really not the best at blogging. Perhaps that why I do it. I love to learn how to get better at things. This week already I’ve learnt new scales on the guitar, I’ve learnt how to do pentatonic vocal runs and I’ve successfully learnt preserving techniques for vocals. Next week I’m moving on to the study of Jazz Piano and perhaps I will finish learning the more complicated original version of Clair De Lune by Debussy. I really would like to set a goal to practise piano more. I’ve been going to the gym everyday. But only practising piano every second day. I think piano rehearsals need to be stepped up a bit. I do believe it is such a positive thing to be setting goals for oneself. Not unrealistic goals of course. But I was talking with some girls today about how setting goals is really great because you could be doing an activity everyday and not progressing because you have no goals. For instance we play music everyday.. but without goals we don’t technique- wise progress any further unless we have specific goals. Because we are simply gigging night after night with no change to the songs. Anyway, its nice to keep it fresh. Todays slogan. Keep it fresh folks x
Whatever is in the heart must come out. Just some random words that struck me today that I thought be worth sharing. Today three of us muzo’s off the ship walked the 8km to and from town. It was sunny in England and a beautiful day. We didn’t walk into town for any other purpose than to walk in to town. But it was perhaps full off the most refreshing communication I’ve had in a week or two. Realy great day. We walked along the beach, well to be fair if you can call it a beach. It was an “English Beach”. Just to clarify. I think exercise is good for the mind and soul. The heart needs to always feel young. Sometimes when you play music, you feel old, ancient and weary. Exercise can help fuel your heart a litle with strength to hold all those emotions that music lets flow out. Whatever is in the heart must come out.
Anyway, here are todays instagram pictures. @ebonyrosemusic xx