Why would someone want a blog?
Well the truth is, I have no idea.
A blog is set up to share thoughts, photos, videos and ideas…. that sounds nice… right?
I like to share.
I also now live 3,000 miles from many people that I love and I see this tumblr as a platform to share with all of them. Keep them informed about my new fabulous life here is Los Angles, California!
Anyway, this tumblr will be an experiment and an adventure for those who read it.
I promise that most of this will be full of diverse ideas and thoughts, based around random inspiration and people. I have tons of amazing people in my life here in LA and back home in good old Rhode Island, that inspire me everyday in various ways.
So hello, my name is Sara and here are my thoughts.
The thoughts of a lovely gal.
Growing up I always knew there were something different about my relationship with music viruses other kids my age.
I have a vivid memory of driving in my father’s red Mustang convertible with the top down on they way to grab some ice cream singing, Meat Loaf’s “I Would Do Anything for Love”.
I remember the opening of that album scared the s**t out of me because I knew the album cover featured a man on a motorcycle coming face to face with a huge red bat! Yikes! At 8 years-old, that could make a kid wonder, “Why are my parents letting me listen to this music?”
Well, I am sure glad they did.
The thing I remember most about music in the Scoggins’ household was sneaking down into the basement and looking at my parent’s vinyl collection. I say I was sneaking down because I knew the collection was special to them (it was all alphabetized) and that it was a collection that had been cultivated for years and years.
Most of the collection belonged to my father, Led Zeppelin, Dire Straits, The Rolling Stones, Santana, and Cream to name a few. But my mother had her contributions also, The Original ‘Annie’ Soundtrack (which I would later play constantly and sing along to) and my favorite, The Beatles ‘Rubber Soul’. But the one that stands out most in my mind was Fleetwood Mac ‘Rumors’.
Being that he was around in the hay day of rockin’ roll, it had always seemed like my father had a rather large collecting of his favorite records, (I would guess he currently has 60-80) but he revealed to me that as a young man his mother got rid of his records when he left the nest.
I guess I take for granted my iPod can hold all of my music and is accessible at my fingertips.
Now I have begun my own small collection of vinyl record and feel a small connection to my parents because of it. Must have been exciting to go buy a big record, carry it under your arm home, plop it on your hi-fi, listen to it and check out the album artwork.
How music has changed.
Don’t protect the innocent
Break the bad news
Be a friend?
…Be a man!
In the morning she must have,
Make your ex-it,
You could never,
Make me laugh
Like a new broken heart they split in two
Never finding the glue to put them back.
She didn’t want him to find someone new
She knew her honesty was not in lack.
She thought hard and long to find the answer
To find if it was something she had said.
The anguish ate at her heart like cancer
Months of depressing thoughts ran in her head.
“It’s hard to be strong when I feel so weak
It’s hard to love when I have been broken
It’s hard to be certain when hope is meek
It’s hard to say after all words are spoken”
Then the solution came slowly and dim
She realized she was better without him.
To my surprise, I had a lot of fun this past Halloween. I have disliked it ever since I graduated elementary school. I always hated having to dress up … but I have always enjoyed the candy…. but this year I decided to embrace Halloween.
Dressed up with my roommate and pal as the Lost Boys… you know those outcast kids that roll with Peter Pan. Anyway I got to wear war paint, put feathers in my hair and carry a cool sword! Not bad.
Here are some cool pictures from that night a friend took with his amazing camera. Learned it is important for me to act like a 24 year-old gal and enjoy silly things like Halloween. Realized I need to have a little more fun these days and savor my young adult status — and I had a great time doing it.
I have never wanted to put someone in my pocket so much. Would you want to live in my pocket? I promise not to crush you with my keys. I have never been this awake to all senses. I sense, that you haven’t either. This cold apartment has never been filled with so many honest laughs. I have never felt lips that soft, tasted so sweet. Never had a best friend, someone I can trust with personal thoughts, someone I can feel safe with. Maybe we can get matching necklaces I can wear around my neck. Around my neck that you kiss with your soft lips. I have never felt so alone in my own bed without you here. This bed is much too large for a little person like me. We fit in flawlessly together in the perfect white sheets. This apartment has never been this empty. Maybe I should move closer to you. The driving has become too much for my tires. And do you have any idea how much tolls cost? I have never been this alone. I blame it all on that damn train.
Why do they always come on time?
“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…”
Just like that the holidays are upon us!
Here are some pictures I took at The Grove tonight of their very festive Christmas decorations.
I am a huge fan of Christmas trees and lights… white lights only please.
Every year I am the one that decorates the tree at my parent’s house and take it very seriously, but this year I will not be able to. I am however very confident that my parents can hold it down and will have a beautiful tree!
This will mark the first Thanksgiving and Christmas that will not be spent in chilly Rhode Island. I will admit the weather in California has been a confusing for a gal from the East Coast- but these decorations have been a delightful reminder that it is time to play some holiday music and get my shopping list together!
I will be spending Christmas in Ohio this year and am most looking forward to watching a four year old and one year old wake up on Christmas morning and tear open packages that Santa Clause has left form them… That is what this season is all about, family <3
What is your favorite thing about the holidays?
you got me
Here are some pictures I took today when The Ready Set come by the Hollywire office. The lovely Chelsea Briggs got a change to sit down with Jordan and talk about his music and where not to take a gal on the first date!
Even played a song for us! The interview will be up on soon but I wanted to share these photos!
Oh and I will be seeing their show tonight with Hey Monday and Cartel! Wooohooo!