This year has been the most confronting, difficult and emotionally draining year of my life. I’ve spent so long investing myself and my life in other people. Trying to be the best person for them. The truth is, I’m a wuss. I’m so scared of upsetting people - it kills me. It eats me up whole and I think about it for days on end. It’s taken me a long time to realise but people that constantly bring you down don’t really care about you, they just want you to care about them. Now is the time to focus on myself. Be the person I want to be. Do the things I want to do. No more excuses.
This has taken quite a fair bit of time to finally come into fruition but my band Stone Hearts has released what could be considered our “debut” EP I guess. 6 songs that I’m (surprisingly) not sick of after about a year of playing them. Anyone who has come and seen us in the last year has probably heard all of these songs already but I’m glad to finally get this out for everyone else to hear. Thank you for anyone who has supported us and to Josh Howes at Death’s Grip Records for releasing it on cassette (and for his description of the ep/insight into a confronting experience in his life…..fuck).
Anyway, we are playing with Basement at The Lab on Saturday so if you live in Brisbane and are attending make sure you come out early and see us play the EP in full. Hope you enjoy it :)
I constantly complain about my job and school and everything but today I found out that the sweetest guy I work with came here on a boat from Pakistan after escaping the Taliban. His father was murdered for being a teacher in Afghanistan and he came here all alone hoping to support his family and get an education.
He works minimum wage and often for free and still has a smile on his face everyday.
Makes you realise there is so much to be grateful for.
I need to stop being such a little bitch and start cutting out the toxic people from my life. Here is a big fuck you to those who compulsively lie and talk shit about others to build their reputations and make themselves look better.
You know that feeling when you just want to go home? Maybe it’s after a long day or you’ve been away for a while or you’ve just had a bad day. That’s how I feel all the time but even when I get home it’s still there. Homesick for a place I do not know.