Tunes and Tones
What I'm listening to: The Catalog Song by Before Summer Ends
All of you bloggers know that being captivated is always just a page load away. Over the past few weeks, I have been commenting on a few sites of a group of friends that I only know through this blogland. It is the familiar scenario of one blog led to another and so on. You understand. They are pretty amazing guys with all sorts of talents in photography and music. They are regulars here on my blog so you may have seen them around already.
After putting two and two together I realized that Corey, Kyle and Jake have a band called Before Summer Ends. (I know guys, it took a while for me to figure it out...sorry). Corey is the drummer, Kyle plays bass, keys and backup vocals and Jake plays guitar and keyboards as well. The fourth member Cobey (Coreys brother) sings lead vocals and plays guitar. I checked out their bandsite & myspace page and was completely hooked and of course ordered their CD. Please check it out their music and blogs, tell them what you think and pass along I sent you!
Evan's site is where this story all started because his was the first of the sites I visited. I would see comments from Corey and Jake on his images he posted. He also has taken a lot (if not all) of the band pics for Before Summer Ends. Now I sometimes see photos as having an Evan-esque quality. Obviously it has left an impression on me. He is a spectacular photographer not to mention the other pursuits he has going on. One visit to his site and I was wishing I had picked up a camera at his age...very talented.
I have written before of how much I love music. It stirs up feelings that are hard to describe but surely I would never choose to live without. Check out my post from November called Melodies to read more there. I don't want to rewrite that post. Here I want to share what joy I get personally to watch flourishing talent like this as it unravels. It makes me a happier person and makes my life that much more sweet to be living. Not only am I challenged as a photographer but I love listening to their sound which simply pleasing to me. So thanks guys!
I took these images today of John's guitar I bought for him a few years ago. There were a couple of shots I liked so I posted both! I would love to hear what inspires you...faith, music, art, family, friends...do tell!
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