Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Black out days...I don't recognize you anymore.

Has it really been since Christmas that I've been on here???  

Good Lord.

Since then, much has happened.  A big highlight was going to a Phantogram concert.  Dear God, I don't think I had felt a rush that big since...well I don't know when, but I assure you...the rush was big.  I had eagerly been working on a cover to Phantogram's, "Black Out Days".  It's rare that I hear a song for the first time, and I'm instantly addicted.  Even without doing my dissection for anything I'd do differently in a song...or..parts that I don't feel fit well..really all of my critiquing.  This song didn't need that.

So naturally I had to cover it.  
Here she is:

Black Out Days - Phantogram cover performed by Raquelashakti

Another big thing that has occurred for me?  In exactly one month from today...I will be leaving to hike a portion of the Appalachian Trail.  This will be a week-long trip, and I'm still not sure if I'm in shock...denial...or numb to the fact that I will be putting myself in a situation that I have never been in, and also something I know nothing about.  

Fortunately, I'm married to a man who lives and breathes the outdoors, and who has also done a section of it before.  He knows what to expect, and how to deal with the wildlife.  I, however, do not.  

I guess you could say (as dramatic as this sounds) I really wanted to make sure to at least get this song up...you know, in  case I get eaten by a bear...or bit by a rattlesnake...Oh the joys of nature!

On a more positive note, I do feel that the experience will be very cleansing, and will get me in touch with God's beautiful creation.  That part I very much look forward to...just keep the animals away from me!

Check out the original:
Black Out Days - Phantogram

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