If this is your first time reading the Lew Review...welcome! It's only the second one ever so you haven't missed much. I decided to start posting this little weekly mini-blog to catch you guys up on what I'm up to because quite frankly, I'm worn out by social media and this feels like a much more thoughtful and enjoyable way to share what's on my mind and connect with you all. So let's dive in, shall we?
What I'm Working On -This past week I launched a lyrics page on my website. I get lots of people asking me where they can find my lyrics (which is awesome a) because I spend so much time working on them and b) because I love reading lyrics too), so it was time to put them all in one place.
-I also shared a live acoustic video of my song "Year's End" on my Patreon page. If you want to check it out, you can join the Lew Crew on Patreon and get access to more videos like this as well as demos, Behind the Song content, and blooper reels. Just click that panel to the right!
-This coming week I'll be back to recording! I'll be laying down some vocals for the first song of a new EP! Stuff I Like -Ok I don't know if you've seen this video of a dramatic pug literally SCREAMINGhis head off while getting his nails clipped, but it had me dying. I've never heard a dog make a noise like that.
-If you don't already know, I am super into Space. Like outer space, the universe, all that. And my friend tipped me off to something that happened recently called a SPACE HURRICANE.It's described as a "swirling mass of plasma that rains electrons instead of water" (!!!) and apparently there was one over the North Pole. I MEAN, LOOK AT THIS!!! Space is so cool.
Final Thoughts This week marks one year ago that COVID shut everything down (at least in this part of the world). I'm not going to go into a whole big thing about that because we're all exhausted from it, but I will say this. As this nightmare has dragged on, I've heard so many people saying they can't wait for things to go back to "normal". And first I always think...what the hell is "normal" anyway? And second, I think...do we really want things to just go back to the way they were before? COVID has really exposed so much about what is broken in our world and our society. So I don't want to wax poetic about how great "normal" was before. For example, when everyone stopped commuting, so many people realized how exhausted and overworked they were. Our work-life balance (at least in the US) is so out of whack, and I feel like the whole quarantine situation made us pause for a moment and face that. So I don't wish to go back to the way things were before. I wish for better than before.