It’s quite special to look at what we now hold in our hands, this music album that evolved out of so many moments of the past couple of months. It is now born, bearing its name and unique identity, ready to make its own journey, speaking to your ears in its own language and growing up independently from the 6 of us who had the chance to craft it. We were its crafters, but the real creators are much more numerous…they actually are reading these lines right now… 😉 You will realize this even more as you’ll allow your ears and heart to be lulled by its sound, your own story, and let the words invite you to contemplate parts of yourself we all tend to forget as soon as we turn away from the mirror. At least that’s how I lived Vague Souvenir when I listened to it all for the first time.
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My dear family,
I definitely want to share with you what’s going on during a week that looked like all the others but that also had a fresh and deep meaning… just like all the others.
First, it’s quite incredible to realize that the interview series of the Red Crown Crane collection are all completed and exposed fully to the world. I have to admit it was quite an adventure to do all these videos, digging deeper every time as we didn’t want to talk only about fashion or beautiful jewelry. We wanted to explore something that would gather us even more, giving us a sense of belonging, we wanted to expose how with silver and glass we crafted wings to touch you, to heal you, to allow you to touch us and to heal us.
I had the time to read what you guys wrote on the chat during the last ”Bla Bla Bla: The Live Show” and even though almost two whole weeks have passed, I could still live the intensity of that moment through your expressions, your generous openness, your colorful hearts displayed by black letters on a white screen. First, I want to thank you because through sharing you decided to jump into that day, you allowed the music and all that is within our hearts, to travel so much further than we could ever have alone. Music can be sterile when there’s no heart to receive it and words have no wings if no one is listening and allowing them to fly with the heartfelt message that is attached to them.
I remember how, as a teenager, I simultaneously tried to move away from what defined me in my environment in order to forge my own identity and, at the same time, desperately strived to be included, to fit in, to belong. Discovering who we are is a long journey with many ruptures and junctions, dead ends and crossroads, not only within our own self, our own perceptions of the world and how we evolve but also how we walk with others around us, letting them BE and letting them (or not ) touch us, change us, challenge us, question us, build us… I believe that quest for identity is an unfinished business as long as we allow ourselves the right and the privilege, to change our mind,to make mistakes, to aspire for a better life and the chance to live something fresh, true and unexpected every day.
As I try to organize the ideas in my mind, struggle to find the ONE emotion, the MOST significant event, the MAIN direction of what we lived during the Bla Bla Bla I just can’t make up my mind… I come to the conclusion that this time the words “ONE” “MOST” and “MAIN” aren’t what I should look for… what’s really IMPORTANT is everything, every single little thing we lived from the intense soulful live music performance to the ecstatic draw of Jeff’s guitar, passing by all the little glimpses of life, of fun and of pure nonsense.
My mind is like a ping pong ball in a tornado…lol. Am I stressed??? euh…
I guess a little bit but more excited and happy 🙂
The Bla Bla Bla: The Live Show is around the corner and the whole crew here is very focused, busy, persevering to reach the goals each have to reach in order to make this HUGE event a complete success and a time that we’ll all enjoy and remember for years to come.
Lately have you watched an old movie you saw a zillion times when you were a child? It’s sometimes a bit tricky to do as we may realize that so many years later what was so incredible is in fact a really poorly made movie and now, as grown ups, we can’t even watch the whole thing without feeling stupid or bored! Lol!! But on a quiet YFE night off, we decided to take a big risk…lol… together we watched the famous movie from the 80’s “Back To The Future”. As some of us weren’t even born when that movie came out, many didn’t even know who Marty McFly or Dr. Emmett Brown were! 😉 We had an AMAZINGLY fun time as we just let ourselves dive in this movie where every character is bigger than life, where situations are so dramatic but always one second, one “eureka!” away from being solved and happiness is back! So much simplicity… so much magic. But the real magic was that we were all there in our “café”, a whole family formed from people so different, different religions, ages, cultures, different dreams, but yet, deciding to live another day of our precious life together, deciding that the most important thing wasn’t really what we were about to watch or do, but to have a good time and to do it together.
At this very moment, I’m sitting alone in the biggest room of our Church/Studio, except for the dim light right above my head, it’s dark around me … In this humongous sanctuary, my space feels as small as a bubble as I have my headphones on, surrounding my mind with the rough cut of the new song we have been working on this week… I’m absorbed completely by the music, my soul beats with the drums, my blood flows with the guitar melodies, my head dances with the bass, my fingers are writing this blog as I would play on my synths and organs… so peaceful…nothing can come between the music, this blog, you and I… until Ben jumps beside me and scares the hell out of me!lol… he’s a champion at that…I hate that! lol but I love him…so I guess it evens out.