At long last, the video we've all been waiting for! Directed by the legendary Doug Silton, starring Brad Whelan, Doug Silton, Robin Robinson, Dax Hock, Pete Green, Shannon Aree, Kerry Ward, Leify Green, and the one and only Chuck “Dance Sensation” Brown
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I wrote this song years ago but recently made some changes to the arrangement that I'm excited about. I've found a lot of inspiration in the violin lately so I looped my guitar and added violin to the instrumental buildup. I also discovered that my Boomerang III looper has a reverse loop feature, and I love the sound of reverse guitar, so I used that to add some texture throughout. Got a great live take of this a few nights ago during an intimate show at Caitlin's Kitchen. Here it is for your enjoyment! What do you think?
I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Cameron Dorsey and Carlos Reyes for an episode of their thought-provoking podcast, The Blank Sutra. We talked for nearly two hours, exploring a variety of topics that all intersect with me and my music. We touched on how I got into music and chose my path, street life in Northern California, what inspires me and how I write my songs, how my study of economics has influenced my approach and benefited me as a professional artist and musician, and some pivotal moments in my journey.
One of my personal highlights of the episode was when Cameron asked me if I felt like the act of "cutting off that safety net by going out to a land that you're not fully acclimated in and comfortable in" opened the door for some important life-changing experiences and defining moments. This prompted an examination and discussion of how a sense of security can actually sometimes hold us back in life. It's a concept I have observed throughout my life but it really hit home for me in the course of this conversation.
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” -Laozi
It has been on my mind to start writing a blog for a long time now and, until today, I have never even made it to step one. To be honest, I feel intimidated by this undertaking. What am I going to say? Who am I even writing to?
There is no definitive answer to the latter question, and I struggle with that. It is hard to know what to say when I don’t know who I am saying it to. But I realized today that there is one member of my audience who I do know: me.
It could be that no one else ever reads this blog. It could be that a small handful of people I know read it. It could be that millions of total strangers read it. I have no idea. But I do know that I will come back and read these entries in the future. So I am going to start by writing to myself, and I invite you (whoever you are) to read along as well!
And that, my friend, is the first step on this journey.