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Unplugged: Scare Away the Dark

by Lindy

Howdy!

It’s been four months since I’ve written a blog post. No apologies or remorse. I’ve been immersed in living, working, vacationing, socializing, mothering, exercising, surviving.

Santa Cruz

In my element – the great outdoors! | Santa Cruz, CA

Many of my adventures are captured on Instagram for your perusal, but this has been a great year. Highlights from the past four months include:

  • Grand Canyon
  • Bedrock City (Flintstones)
  • Nashville
  • Dollywood
  • #LindysNautical40th – 40th birthday party!
  • Funniest Housewives of Orange County girls night out
  • Family Camp at Campland San Diego
  • Camp Pendleton Mud Run
  • Irish Fair Festival
  • Washington D.C.
  • Celebrating Fourth of July with my visiting Norwegian family
  • Donna’s Manhattan Beach birthday weekend
  • “Camp Annika” birthday party
  • Surgery
  • Week in Santa Cruz – AirBnB cottage
  • Family camp at Montecito Sequoia
  • San Diego family reunion weekend
  • Back to school
  • Job change
  • Frozen ice skating birthday party
  • Running the household solo for two weeks – the ultimate adventure

In the grand scheme of things, blogging (and podcasting) has taken a backseat to enjoying life and all its craziness. I do enjoy writing and publishing, so I’m not giving it up. Just not being as regimented. This new song by Passenger, Scare Away the Dark, so beautifully captures the importance of unplugging from technology and connecting with the outside world and people. Read the lyrics and see the video below.

Lyrics: Scare Away the Dark
well sing
sing at the top of your voice
and love without fear in your heart
feel, feel like you still have a choice
if we all light up we can scare away the dark

we wish our weekdays away
spend our weekends in bed
we drink ourselves stupid
and work ourselves dead
and all just because
that’s what mum and dad said we should do
but we should run through the forests
we should swim in the streams
we should laugh we should cry
we should love we should dream
we should stare at the stars
and not just at screens
you should hear what i’m saying
and know what it means to sing

sing at the top of your voice
and love without fear in your heart
feel, feel like you still have a choice
if we all light up we can scare away the dark

well we wish we were happier, thinner and fitter
we wish we weren’t losers and liars and quitters
we want something more not just nasty and bitter
we want something real not just hashtags and twitter
it’s the meaning of life and it’s streamed live on youtube
but i bet gangnam style would still get more views
and we’re scared of drowning and flyers and shooters
but we’re all slowly dying in front of computers so sing

sing at the top of your voice now
oh and love without fear in your heart
can you feel, feel like you still have a choice
if we all light up we can scare away the dark

oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

well sing
sing at the top of your voice
and love without fear in your heart
feel, feel like you still have a choice
if we all light up we can scare away the dark

Let me know what you do to unplug from computers and connect with the outside world.

Passenger’s new album Whispers is available on Amazon.com. You can even get it on vinyl with a free MP3 download to boot! I’m getting the vinyl for my Crosley retro record player.

Amazon Editorial Review:

“Mike Rosenberg, aka Passenger, presents Whispers, the follow up to 2012 s All The Little Lights, which featured the international hit single and 3x Platinum “Let Her Go.”

Recorded in Sydney and co-produced by Chris Vallejo, Whispers is comprised of 11 tracks that tell tales some real, some imagined of love, death, growing up and getting old. A master of story telling, Passenger yet again strikes the perfect balance between the heartbreaking and the humorous, all wrapped in beautiful instrumentation, creating a sumptuous, symphonic sound.

“This is easily the most “up” album I’ve ever made,” explains Passenger. “It s quite cinematic. There are lots of big stories and big ideas. There are also some somber moments about loneliness and death but, hey, it wouldn’t be a Passenger album without those. Mostly though, it s a really positive album.”

Lead single “Scare Away The Dark,” which is already a fan favorite at live shows, presents listeners with a different side of Passenger than the one they’ve come to know from international smash single “Let Her Go.” It s a riotous rant about technology taking over our lives, calling on listeners to seize the moment and embrace life. Though he didn’t realize it at the time, title track “Whispers” captures the chaos in Passenger’s head as “Let Her Go” began to snowball. “Heart’s On Fire” is the album’s grandest love song, starting sparse on finger picked guitar and building into a dramatic, passionate, strings-soaked plea to the person you can’t get out of your head.”


Operation 40 Anthem

by Lindy
Peter Pan Syndrome | Forever Young

Peter Pan Syndrome | Forever Young | Operation 40 | Pirates go down with their ship

I hear this song practically every morning Monday through Friday on my Pandora Radio alarm clock. It is has been my official ‘Operation 40’ anthem and my ultimate refusal to ‘sit down, shut up and most of all grow up’. I turn 40 this May and I’m not going over that hump without a solid fight!

Enjoy this little ditty by Frank Turner – Photosynthesis!

What is your anthem? Leave a comment or perish!

Lyrics to Photosynthesis by Frank Turner

Well I guess I should confess that I am starting to get old
All the latest music fads all passed me by and left me cold
All the kids are talking slang I won’t pretend to understand
All my friends are getting married, mortgages and pension plans
And it’s obvious my angry adolescent days are done
And I’m happy and I’m settled in the person I’ve become
But that doesn’t mean I’m settled up and sitting out the game
Time may change a lot but some things may stay the same

And I won’t sit down
And I won’t shut up
And most of all I will not grow up
And I won’t sit down
And I won’t shut up
And most of all I yeah I won’t grow up

Oh maturity’s a wrapped up package deal so it seems
And ditching teenage fantasy means ditching all your dreams
All your friends and peers and family solemnly tell you you will
Have to grow up be an adult yeah be bored and unfulfilled
Oh when no ones yet explained to me exactly what’s so great
About slaving 50 years away on something that you hate,
about meekly shuffling down the path of mediocrity
Well if that’s your road then take it but it’s not the road for me

And I won’t sit down
And I won’t shut up
And most of all I will not grow up
And I won’t sit down
And I won’t shut up
And most of all I yeah I won’t grow up
And I won’t sit down
And I won’t shut up
And most of all I will not grow up

And if all you ever do with your life
Is photosynthesize
Then you deserve every hour of these sleepless nights
That you spend wondering when you’re gonna die

Now I’ll play and you sing
The perfect way for the evening to begin
Now I’ll play and you sing
The perfect way for the evening to begin

And I won’t sit down
And I won’t shut up
And most of all yeah I won’t grow up
And I won’t sit down
And I won’t shut up
And most of all I will not grow up
And I won’t sit down
And I won’t shut up And most of all I will not grow up


Denver’s Electro-Pop Band AdrienneO Releases SUPERCHROMATIC

by Lindy
AdrienneO Band

Photo Credit: Simple J Photography | AdrienneO.com

AdrienneO Band SUPERCHROMATIC

If you love to discover new indie music, you should check out my cousin’s band AdrienneO. They are an electro-pop band out of Denver and have a new album out – SUPERCHROMATIC. You can listen to their awesome tunes on Soundcloud – my favorite songs are Two and Two and Innocence. You can play them over and over again and get them stuck in your head very easily (in a good way)! What’s really cool is that they recorded the songs at random locations around Denver, including closets, apartments and the studio.

AdrienneO is comprised of Adrienne Osborn, sultry lead vocalist and bass; Justin Leighton Long, lead guitar; and Craig DeLeone, drummer. Their lyrics are poetic and beautiful; like from Two and Two: 

“The broken world is ours to gain / We play our music loud as pain / Off balance in a fearless kiss / We hope it always feels like this.”

Their unique style of music has been described as:

“AdrienneO’s sound features alternatively seductive and powerful vocals, reminding listeners of a cross between Blondie and Natalie Merchant. Justin’s guitar playing evokes the Edge while he retains alt-rock grit. A clean, hooked-up rhythm section and subtle but creative use of electronic textures and loops all come together to allow the band to deliver well-written, well-arranged electro-rock songs with one of the freshest sounds in Colorado.” – AdrienneO.com

When I spoke to Adrienne about the making of SUPERCHROMATIC, she described the challenging creative and logistical undertaking it was for the band. They did almost everything on their own on the album, from songwriting to recording to production. The only work they had done outside the band was the mixing and mastering!

“Since I split time between Boulder and Denver, I kept carrying my entire recording setup back and forth every week, so parts of this album are recorded in a bathroom in Boulder, parts are recorded in a closet in Denver, and some, like the shaker and tambourine, were recorded at 2 a.m. in a Denver studio apartment.  Strangely, I never got any noise complaints.
It was pretty amazing to step back after it was all done, and realize that we did it all ourselves.  And especially to realize that I recorded or played everything on this album myself except for bass on Solid Ground, and all the drums and guitar.  I didn’t know how to record vocals on my own as little as three years ago, and didn’t know how to use Logic until about two years ago, so it’s pretty amazing to realize how far both I and the band have come in the year since we formed. But already we feel like we have better songs in the works.  We can’t wait to start recording again!” – Adrienne Osborn

The big AdrienneO EP Release Party is scheduled for Friday, July 19th at 7:oo p.m. MDT in Littleton, Colorado. Even if you’re not in the Denver area, you can download a FREE digital version of SUPERCHROMATIC anytime on Bandcamp. If you go to the concert, be sure to say hi to Adrienne for me – I so wish I could see her live on stage!

AdrienneO EP Release Party

Go to the Facebook event page for more details and discounted concert tickets.
Be sure to LIKE the band while you’re at it.


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