I seem to have descended into a funk the last month or two. I've been struggling on a number of fronts, it has been interesting this week listening to a podcast with my words a couple of months ago, which I will post links to on Monday with another blog. Sharing that with Bobbi sparked a conversation about vision, being true to ourselves and if not doing what our hearts desire, then doing what feeds our souls.
So last night's Alive at Five arrived at the perfect time, despite watching the weather, looking outside at the impending black skies I knew that if I headed down there not only would I find what I sought on the end of a lens but incredible musicianship to feed my soul, despite my best friend being a couple of thousand miles away for a few days.
Vinyl Rhino is a band that has been so awesome to work with. I first saw them in their original guise as Mason Vixen and then shot one of their first gigs as Vinyl Rhino. It has been amazing to see them grow in stature, confidence and audience over the last couple of years, despite a torrential downpour a few minutes after they started they came back and absolutely crushed it, turning Carroll Creek into their own personal house party with a set list than ran the gamut of Adle's "Rolling with the Deep" to finishing with a blistering version of Rage Against the Machine's "Bulls on Parade" complete with Danny and Ryan swapping guitar and bass.
And I'm so over my funk ;-)