This blog entry is going to be about several things, but mostly about my friendship w/ singer-songwriter extraordinaire Jason Min.
Several years ago, a good mutual friend of ours by the name of Eugene Kim introduced us, and I'll be forever grateful to him for that. Since then, I've watched Jason go through so much growth in his music - the beginning and the sad end of Miss Vintage, the start of his solo career - driving around from gig to gig w/ his little dog Mozart - getting married (breaking many young girls' hearts :)) - and then, a few years back I had the honor of producing his first solo project! If you haven't already, go get it on iTunes pronto!!
It was during this project that Jase became one of my best friends in life. There were so many times we've both wanted to throw in the towel w/ music, and I'm so thankful we were both able to spur each other on during many pivotal moments in our lives. And right now, I think it's just about one of those times for the both of us. And I hope that we can do music individually and together for a long time to come!
I'll probably get into it all in a different blog entry, but for those who've supported my music career in the past you'll know that for nearly 6 years I've completely stopped doing music minus the 1 or 2 shows I did a year. It's a bit of a long story, but it was probably the most difficult season of life I've been through, and in the last few months, through the help of several good friends, and a faithful God - I've taken on the courage to get my feet wet w/ music again. I've really missed it, and I'm so incredibly thankful for the opportunities I've been receiving as of late!
About a year ago, Jason and I performed one of my old songs "Better Be You" together, and I was so sad that it wasn't recorded, and that it was something that only existed in my memory - so last month I asked him if he'd help me to document it so that I can always have it in video form to look back on :) For so long, I've had a chip on my shoulder about putting stuff up on youtube, and I'd always have some reason or excuse for it, but if I was being truthful w/ myself - it really just boiled down to my extreme insecurities - and frankly youtube commenters are just plain MEAN sometimes! But thanks to my good friend/youtube star Arden Cho - I got the kick in the butt I needed to just start getting some stuff out there in the meantime while I'm working on new material.
So, without further ado, here's one of my favorite versions ever, of my song "Better Be You" that Jase helped me out with! Also, below are some photos I took during the time we were working on his EP. They were taken years ago, but I didn't really get to edit them till today - Photogs, you know how that goes :)
Enjoy - and share it in your "youtwitface" world if you like it!