15 August, 2009

I cannot play any one instrument well, in fact I will come out and say that I can’t play any instrument period. But I love music, and the feelings it makes me feel. More recently, I have been able to let my body lose itself to music and just dance. If you knew me 2 years ago, you would know that seeing me dance would have been a ridiculous site, to say the least. But ever since The Rescue, I have been able to break that barrier and just dance. It feels so good, you should give it a try.

But I didn’t intend for this post to be about my dancing habits, but rather an introduction to music in general as I attempt to post more. If you have ever heard of an artist named Beirut, they are an amazing group of individuals headed up by Zach Condon. I have been listening to more “folky” music lately, including Fleet Foxes, but Beirut is one I’ve had on repeat for awhile. This video is part of the Take Away Show performances and just demonstrates how wonderful music can be, no matter where you are.

See it HERE. (Sorry I couldn’t embed, I can’t afford that feature, haha)

Thanks to that video, I am now on the hunt for one of these beauties:



F***ing Dream It

5 August, 2009

We had an intense day of training today, and all I could think of during the training was how secure I feel with working for this organization. I had many questions and many doubts about the transparency of the company and what the company actually does on the ground in Uganda. Despite my fears of the company, I still knew I needed to become a Roadie and make a difference. So I was pleasantly surprised with how quickly and how in depth the officials of the company reassured my worries.

I am meant to be here.

Though I have known for over a month now, the fact that I am a Roadie set in this morning as I sat down at my “desk” to begin our training for the epic tour to come. This tour is unique. This tour will be different. And it all fits.

Delicious ambiguity.

Jason made an amazing statement today, or rather he told all of us all of a phrase that the 3 film makers use with one another…

“F***ing Dream It”

Dream it I will. And while I’m at it, I’ll shoot for the moon.

60 People… 1 House

3 August, 2009

The VillaThe time has come! I have officially moved into the Roadie House!!!! I got here at around 11am and the only other person here was Claire, my other teammate from PNW! We chatted it up for awhile until the others started pouring in. It’s about 11pm now and there are 35/60 of the Roadies here now and the house is already insane… to say the least. But I am excited about the remaining 25 people to come! I have to leave now to be entertained by my fellow Roadies…. this is going to be an experience of a lifetime.

The View