Wednesday, May 20, 2009

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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Hey everybody.

I want to begin by saying sorry for never updating, when really there's a lot to share.

I do think that more of an update on my goings about will be available through my new blog/bandwebsite: So be sure to subscribe to that.

I am planning on sharing about my dream and vision for Mouvement soon on this blog though.

But, until then...

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Ok so, this past week starts the recording process for my upcoming EP. So far we have the acoustic guitar and full drum kit tracks layed down. Today Paul and I are making our way to Hillcrest Baptist to make use of their grand piano, percussion instruments and anything else we can get our hands on. Tracking is moving pretty quickly and is sounding great. I am more than excited to share it with everyone.

So if your reading this and your reaction is something along the lines of: "Man, I'm really excited to hear what Filipe has been blabbling about all this time. I wonder how I could help him out in his endevour." Wonder no longer!

If theres anything I have learned about this whole music business its that there is very little that stands next to the power of the actuall people who listen to and spread the music.

So at this point you may help by giving your opinion on what this music project should be called. The options at this point are:

Joyeux - French word for merry
Mouvement - French word for movement
Filipe - French way of saying my name, Filipe

Main reason for using French being that I really like the way French words are spelled.

Joyeux looks and sounds bettter than the other, but doesn't quite fit the sound of the overall project.
Mouvement fits better with what I write about and the overall feel of the band, but doesn't look or sound as cool as Joyeux.
Filipe is just my name and the reason I am trying to vere away from using that is because I want this whole thing to ecompess something much larger than me. It's not about me.

Mouvement is growing on me though... Your opinions would be much appreciated!

More news will come. Hope all is well.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I first heard and saw Anathallo a couple years ago at Cornerstone FL. There have been only a couple of shows that I've gone to where I leave feeling different than I did going in, and Anathallo was one of those shows. Since I have got most of their music and I just recieved their newest album "Canopy Glow" in the mail. It's a really great album and their a really great band. You should check them out if your so inclined.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

My first show is going to be next Friday, the 21st. I'm excited/nervous about it. The band isn't really that ready, at least not as ready as I'd like us to be. I'm sure it will go fine.

Here's the flier


Friday, November 7, 2008

Yep, has been over a month since a blog post. I look up to you steady bloggers. Ryan, Jimmy, to you I tip my hat.

So, to get back into the swing of things.

I was first introduced to Fredrick Buechner by my 11th and 12th grade english teacher. She lent me his book Telling the Truth and since then he has become one of my favorite authors. I picked up his daily meditations book Listening to Your Life and have found myself more often times amazed than not after reading the little tid bits he throws out at us the reader.

Often times when reading books having to do with spirituality one misses the whole art aspect of writing because the authors are usually pastors who write, not writers who pastor, as is the case with Buechner. When such authors as C.S. Lewis and Madeleine L'Engle write, the experience of the reader becomes something much greater than just reading a book. It's something I find hard to express sometimes, and so I can only urge you to pick something up by one of these authors and experience it yourself.

Here's one of the shorter tid bits I was talking about from Listening to Your Life

Theology - November 5

Theology is the study of God and his ways. For all we know, dung beetles may study man and his ways and call it humanology. If so, we would probably be more touched and amused then irritated. One hopes that God feels likewise.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

here are some sketches