Terrell Jackson who chose my song “Paradise Comes With a Price” to put in his audio drama podcast story, Alone, wrote such a beautiful blog about me and my music. Please check it out. He is such a gifted writer. Please read down below:
There’s something about listening to music that just makes everything better. It can be a bad day, but if you put on your favorite song, it suddenly doesn’t seem so bad. Music has been called a form of therapy, and I think there’s some truth to that. For me, listening to my favorite songs always makes me feel better – it’s like they’re my own personal therapy sessions. If you’re a music lover too, then you know what I mean. And if you’re not, then you should definitely give it a try – I promise you won’t be disappointed. So whatever mood you’re in, grab your headphones or turn up your stereo and let the music wash over you. You’ll be glad you did!
I’d like to share my first blog entry with a female rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist from Ottawa, Ontario: Sabrina Fallah. So I’m always open-minded when it comes to music, I try and listen to a variety of different music, and not be close-minded based on the genre. So I would just sit there, relax, and let the song take control of me, let it flow through my head, throughout my body, and let me feel the beat, the instruments, and the voice.
Sabrina’s music catalog really inspired me, but it was her lyrics that touched me in so many ways that I actually felt each song as it was being played. It was crazy! like really crazy, the more I listened the more I was really enjoying it. While listening I was paying close attention to how she transformed each song into a possibly personal experience? I don’t know if it was or not, but I was CONNECTED and it definitely had me listening to certain tracks more than once.
I decided to do some research on her but before we start that, you are probably wondering how did I come across her songs when I live way over here in the sunny skies of Central California. The answer to that question, well, as you browse throughout this website you will come across my audio stories with The After Dark Collections, the particular one that connected me to Sabrina and this blog is an audio story called, ALONE, which actually debuts on Memorial Day, (soon, very soon it will be out). As I was writing, and editing this story, I realized I needed some background music other than the sound effects, etc. So I used Facebook groups to post an ad seeking music artists that would like to share their music and incorporate it into the story in scenes that I felt it would fit in. After my posting, I get this email from Sabrina sending me samples of her music, the main one that really caught my attention was a song called “Paradise Comes With A Price” and after listening to it I immediately made the decision to inform Sabrina seeking permission in using that track in one of the scenes. We message each other for a hot minute and from that night up to now, we had this connection that we both shared, not only from the story I wrote, which is about a female dealing with anxiety and depression but from the previous past experiences that we’ve both separately encountered with the same challenges the female character had in the story, of course, different situations but it was just amazing how we bonded as perfect strangers from different geographic locations.
I recently found out that she is also a co-host of the morning show “Brian Sullivan’s Early show” which is every Saturday at 6 am est on WBLQ 1230 AM. She also shared during a discussion with Mr. Sullivan about her involvement with the audio story and touched basis of sharing a conversation concerning Mental Health Awareness.
Throughout this whole experience, with Sabrina’s songs, her interviews, her involvement with the audio story this is why I need to share this blog and I encourage you to listen as I once again connect with Sabrina in an exclusive podcast interview coming soon, so please check out What’s The 411 as I will post the date the interview will be available to listen.
Feel free to follow Sabrina and check out her website, and her social media platforms.