Saturday, May 30, 2009

Closer to Love

New song from Mat Kearney, so good.

http://www.myspace.com/matkearney

She got the call today
One out of the gray
And when the smoke cleared
It took her breath away
She said she didn't believe
It could happen to me
I guess we're all one phone call
from our knees
We're gonna get there soon

If every building falls
And all the stars fade
We'll still be singing this song
The one they can't take away
I'm gonna get there soon
She's gonna be there too
Cryin' in her room
Prayin' Lord come through
We're gonna get there soon

Oh it's your life
Oh it's your way
Pull me out of the dark
Just to show me the way
Cryin out now
From so far away
You pull me closer to love
Closer to love

Meet me once again
Down off Lake Michigan
Where we could feel the storm blowin
Down with the wind
And don't apologize
For all the tears you've cried
You've been way too strong now for all your life

I'm gonna get there soon
You're gonna be there too
Cryin' in your room
Prayin' Lord come through
We're gonna get there soon

Oh it's your life
Oh it's your way
Pull me out of the dark
Just to show me the way
Cryin out now

From so far away
You pull me closer to love
Closer to love

Cause you are all that I've waited for
All of my life
(We're gonna get there)
You are all that I've waited for
All of my life

You pull me closer to love hu huuh
Closer to love hu huuuh
Pull me closer to love
You pull me closer to love
Closer to love oh no
Closer to love
Closer to love

Pull me closer to love

Mat Kearney - Closer to Love

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Name Intro - w/ sound



So this took me about 20-25 hours for 18 seconds... Shoooweee, finally I finished...I had a lot of family time this weekend, the weekend cookouts are my favorite times. Noah is growing up sooo fast, and he's been our entertainment. I'm thankful for having such a great family though — not sure what I would do without them.

Off to bed, rain all next week...sweet.


I'm lost for you, I'm so lost for you.

-DMB

Friday, May 22, 2009

Chancellor Soccer

Tonight my friends and I went over to Spotsy to catch the district championship for soccer. Chancellor (my highs school) was playing Courtland for the title...I saw my coach before the game, he was doing his pre-game ritual, pacing the field and playing situations over in his head with strategies to conquer the opponent. High School soccer at Chancellor isn't just any ol' soccer. It was a tradition, and to wear the jersey was to honor the players that came before you and play with pride and passion for the program. It was something that was drilled in our heads since we were freshman, but was something I learned to love while being there. Every school envied us, simply because the way our program was run. We had the best gear, the best fans, the best fields and the best coach. We didn't always have the most talented team but we damn sure had the hardest working team and tonight 5 years after I graduated continued that tradition. The game started slow, the play was sloppy in the midfield...Courtland had a few good chances and broke down the defensive at will, but then Chancellor caught fire and had some chances to go ahead. The score remained 0-0 for 80 minutes and then in overtime off of a free-kick the boys willed in a goal where the ball was bouncing around in the box. Chancellor went ahead 1-0 and never looked back as they took the district title and that will add another trophy to Webb's case.

I enjoyed watching the game tonight, and watching those kids get fired up before the game brought back memories of our friday night games, under the lights, big crowd, championship on the line...and to hear that final whistle is a feeling you just can't get with anything else.

So congrats to Chancellor and Coach Webb and good luck in Regionals.

-Michael

Thursday, May 21, 2009

so long, farewell NYC.

So I was gonna write my farewell New York post as soon as I got back but I didn't want to so quick. I still didn't believe I was gone already, it just felt so fast...My mom and grans dropped me off at my hotel and five months later I was headed home. On the ride home I thought about all the awesome times I had...the late night pinkberry outings, the sunday brunch at double crown, sugars, and public, the basketball pickup games and of course all the city explorations we made. I also thought about how amazing the people I worked with were, and the amazing location I was in. All these things kept buzzing through my mind and I realized how much I would miss it. I'm so glad I took the opportunity and went through all the crap I did to make it there. I was only there for such a short time but I made some really close friends and got thrown into the fire at work and learned more than I ever have. I wouldn't trade my experience for anything and I'll never forget how amazing it was. I will say the first night I got home, I got to drive my car again, and I didn't wake up in the middle of the night to someone barging in the room, and I fell asleep to my fan instead of the sirens and horns of the city. That was the first homey feeling I've had since christmas. When I woke up, I missed my breakfast at work, and going in the retouching room to ask Kris what's going on for the day, I missed catching the train into work and getting to read 5-10 pages of my book. I missed being able to choose from hundreds of places to eat at after work. The chance to catch all my favorite bands were less than a few train stops away, the amount of opportunity there was endless. But I can't say I'm a New Yorker, but I can say that I lived there and I had a great experience. (minus my iphone getting stolen)

My time there was brief, but the memories were vast. Another chapter ends as another is about to begin. I accepted an internship this summer at Ogilvy and I'll be heading to San Francisco in a few weeks. East cost to west coast...I can't wait for this opportunity and I can only hope that I'll have as good of a time there that I had in New York. I'm sure I'll make reference to New York on the reg, but as for now...the page is closed.

I already miss Pinkberry. ahhhhhhhh.

Reid and Pedro — we'll have to meet up at Double Crown sometime down the road, hopefully they'll still have the whiskey french toast.

Friday, May 1, 2009

zoooomm

I have one week left in New York City before I peace outta here, I'm not sure where I'll be this summer but I sure will miss the nature of 'the city.' Instead of feeling scared and embracing for the real world, I'm relieved to know I'm heading back to school for two semesters. The status updates that read "It's over, I'm done with college," or "nooooo..I don't want college to be over," are terrifying to me, but thankfully I'm not in that boat just yet. But on this bleak day in New York I took the time to hit the rewind button and fast-forward through my memories here...it was exactly what I wanted it to be. And as the days wind down, I am scared at the fact that I'm leaving. Bereft—but knowing a new chapter is about to begin makes the whole transition bittersweet. 

So I will embark on my time here in more detail when I finally leave but a simple intro to my final week here was needed. 

and...I know this book came out a while ago and the bandwagon is out of sight, but I'm reading Kite Runner and it's effin fantastic.