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