Songwriting is such an interesting creature. For some reason, of late, David and I have been writing song again, and I find it really interesting that a couple of the songs we wrote have somewhat depressing topics that tackle different aspects of mental illness. Then it occurred to me what a soul crushing winter it's been here in Saskatchewan and I thought....oh yeah....
Ha. Funny, not funny.
I think for me, I'm mostly ok, but not immune to feeling dark bleak thoughts in winter. Winter is hard! It's not an easy thing to get through, and as tough as I thought I might be, Saskatchewan winter is just meaner and tougher than me. And I can feel it.
It's funny because when we first got here, our songs reflected hope and excitement at starting over in a new life. Now we are hardened and crusty, thinking dark thoughts. No no no, we are ok. I promise. I even feel better than usual because I can see much better numbers in the forecast. It's just an interesting observation about the types of songs that emerge in different times. And I guess that's why they call it the blues....da da da dap da, da da da dap da....
In other news, we are really pleased with how some live video turned out in Feral Studios. We are going to see what folks think of that pretty soon, maybe this week even.
Hey, I hope you are ok this Monday. It's a prime day to feel discouraged, but let's not. Hope is out there. I can hear the insanity birds that chirp all winter. I think they sound slightly more enthusiastic. It might actually be happening just super slowly. Let's plant a seed of hope.