I must admit, I have never been to a fair before. Not in my adult life at least. Do you know how many puns there could be used at a fair?
Okay. I know that's not a fair question. But life's not fair.
I have been hearing all about the Oregon Country Fair for the last 3 year now. From what it seemed, the Fair was going to be full of festivities. 20 minutes West of Eugene Oregon is a town called Veneta. This is where the fair has been held since 1970. (The first fair was officially was held in Eugene in 1969 before moving it to Veneta) Approximately 45,000 people flock to the fair each year. The OCF also has been known as the Craft Fair and the Oregon Renaissance Faire back in the early early to late 70's.
Where to stay
If you were working as a vendor, staff, or volunteer there are major perks in this. At the top of the list - The fair doesn't stop at the end of the work day. As someone that is working, you don't get swept out at 7:00 P.M (open hours are from 11 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.), when the official day is over. People who are working get to stay for the night activities, where performers and musicians stay up to entertain the staff. If you wanted to become a fair worker, it's good to have patience, persistence and a connection with the people who have been going for years.
I wasn't on the staff list for this event, so I stood by, hearing all about it. Maybe I'll be able to work my way in next time I hope!
There are much more than a handful of options on where to camp on the outside of the fair. I choose to stay at a campground nearby, called Quiet Camp.
Quiet camp was 15-minute walking distance to the fair. They had showers, their own vendors and a few bands that played a few sets. This was good use of the space, where an open field turned was turned into a campground for the weekend.
Other campgrounds that were further from the fair offered shuttle assistance along with other amenities.
The Fair Experience - Open Hours
I wasn't sure what to expect before heading onto the grounds. There were many people walking or taking a shuttle. On the way over, almost everyone working for the fair, and a handful of others would cheerily say "Happy Fair! This was the greeting, and everyone seemed to be as happy as could be. As if the Fair hadn't come any sooner.
It was nice being at an event where it is both drug and alcohol free. Substitute the beer for kombucha or tea, which causes less yelling and aggression in the crowds (and more energy!). Marijuana is now legal in Oregon, but they still don't want it to be a huge presence at the fair. There are multiple designated smoking areas, on and off the path, but since 1997 there has been a well-founded effort in keeping the fair a drug-free event.
There are vendors everywhere. From handmade crafts to food booths. If I had a pocket full of play money, this is where I'd be spending it. However, hand crafted items can be pricey, so it's best to look around at all the booths before deciding on what to get.
"Come In Costume" - as first advertised 1969. I think everyone has taken that role on. From stilt walkers, to face painters, to performers to attendees. I saw old women who made their own matching costumes, to little babies and their parents all dressed up.
There is a lot of walking around to do, and to be honest - not enough places to relax and rest. Especially after a long day of walking down path after path, and getting lost quickly makes you a bit weary. There are 22 stages to see, to enjoy and watch a show; from music, puppet shows, comedic, slam poetry, spoken word, juggling, acrobatic and daredevil stunts. However, because there are so many stages, they all seem to be on the smaller size scale. So, if you show up at an act a few minutes after it has started, there is a big chance that you will miss the opportunity to rest and sit down or to get out of the sun for some shade.
Overall it seems like the OCF has a huge presence that keeps showing up year after year. There had been people going from the very beginning, who hold the OCF into their peach shaped hearts.
Located South of L.A. and tucked between Anaheim and Irvine is a little place called Boogaloo.
This was my first Boogaloo, and I was told it was going to be a party. Friday night a wind storm blew in, and many people (including our camp :( ) lost their pop up tents. So now finding shade during the day was important to some, including us. During the night, the burner vibe came alive. There was dust, wind, lights, hoops, renegade stages, ect...
One of the best things about Boogaloo is that it doesn't overwhelm you with FOMO. I felt, relaxing in camp, even reading a bit, like I wasn’t missing anything too critical.
This isn’t a bad thing in my book.
Other festivals, chock full of workshops, once-in-a-lifetime collaborations, and mind blowing art, they give you that feeling that you’re missing out on what could be a moment that alters the course of your life forever. If you’re sitting at camp, you might just end up the wrong person you were meant to become. How exhausting.
No, Boogaloo has dropped the Mountain Jam from its name. And in its place, it’s finding the moniker of an “Art Car Festival” to be quite effective. Gone was the dirty grit from these dung beetles. The new aesthetic is art deco and LEDs.
The day time vibes are full of shaded hangouts, warm weather urging you to dress as minimally as possible. Come sundown, the Burner feel is in full effect.
In fact, the dress code could be defined as “Burning Man Casual.” This isn’t the overdone and over-manicured look of a night at A-Bun-Dance. No one seemed all that focused on looking like they were getting ready for the Festival Golden Globes. Plenty of jeans and t-shirts to go around.
Also, take a listen to a soundscape he put together - A collection of moments and sounds from Boogaloo 2017
Lucidity has been bringing back the tribe vibes for the last 6 years now. For 6 years Lucidity has set up at the Live Oak Camp each year in the early spring, bringing together people who want to create something beautiful and magical. I have seen this place fill up with thousands of people who come to express themselves in many fashions, from learning how to build a community, to taking art classes, to dance, laughing a yoga... there are MANY WAYS Lucidity has brought together people in this time. From new friendships to marriages.... it has had it all.
Lucid University Graduation
Branches Mobile Gallery
Partner Yoga With Home Free Yogis
Trip To Koh Lanta
We jumped back into the long boat, but we had to get 2 boats this time. We gained quite a following with us while in Tonsai. Instead of there being 16 of us traveling to Koh Lanta together, there were now 8 more people added to this adventure ahead. It was a party! A big party.
I don't think I stopped laughing throughout my time with the group, and I was getting mini stomach cramps because of it! To me it's one of the best feelings in the world. My face hurt from grinning so much and I felt in a state of exuberant bliss.
We were leaving Tonsai, and as we did, two in the group got sick, and my heart hurt for them. We were going to be on this long boat for an hour, and then hop onto the ferry for another 2 hours. Puking ensued on them for the next 48 hours...
We all had got off the ferry, most of us slept most of the way. It was chaos from the moment our feet hit the pavement. From dozens and dozens of people asking all of us if we needed a tuk-tuk. We found a guy named Usmam, and he had a group of 3 tuk-tuk driver's take our group to the new bungalow location. We had about a 20 minute drive down the road, and that was the first time I had seen a bit of what Thailand really looks like. Motorbikes, shops, and many 7/11's. It was also my official first time in a tuk-tuk,.
I realized another thing, dogs were everywhere. From the street dogs to the resort roamers, they each had an area where they felt comfortable in. Some places had a pack of dogs that took care of one another, others were trotting solo in hopes for scraps and a minute of companionship.
We arrived with more people than Pang had planned. The Sanctuary didn't have any extra rooms from the ones that were already reserved, so we as a group decided to bunk up. Some rooms having 2-3 people, and another with 4. The season was coming to an end, so having such a big group there for the last weeks of their summer was going to have an impact.
The property held as many as 15 bungalows, each equipt with a hammock on the front porch, a restaurant and a bar around the corner, overlooking the beach. The Sanctuary already had a number of bungalows booked up with others travelers when we arrived. We met a group of people from Norway, who were a hoot and a holler and sure knew how to drink and hold a conversation with laughter and honesty.
The sunsets were..... you guessed it, insane and unimaginable. The food was terrific, and the people who ran the place were quiet, calm and understanding of how big our group was, and how loud we could be at times. Bless their hearts. Seriously, we were a loud bunch here.
Motorbike Adventure – Our Scooter Gang
It was all of us, the huge group. Most of us got our own motorbike, and a few jumped on the back of some others. 20 + ride or dies and we decided we had to have a motorcycle gang name, there were a few that got thrown around, but nothing completely stuck. A few that had come up were the Cocaine Motorcycle Gang, to the Chongs For Life Crew.
We had a few people biff it off of their motorbikes in the crew. Every time someone went down, it was scary, it looked like it hurt, and I didn't want to be next. Nobody did because IT DID hurt.
At the end of the trip, id say a quarter of us had motorbike injuries. Nothing that put anyone in the hospital, but scrapes, blood , and bruises were definitely a topic of conversation.
When renting a motorbike, one must know how to fuel up. There are two ways you do so. Either find a very small gas pump, put in some baht in it, and pump about 60 baht into the tank. Or, if you see a few bottle of Hong Thong (Thailand's brutal whiskey) filled with gas in them, don't drink it, put it in the gas tank. Most shops sell these at 40 baht a bottle.
The only elephant I ever saw in Thailand was of a mother and a baby chained up. We had gotten off our bikes and said hello to the giant beautiful creatures that were on the side of the road. The Penn was too small for them and tears were running down mamas face. She was reaching our to her baby with her trunk, I imagine somehow giving it some love. We were there for less than 5 minutes. It was too sad. We all left that place feeling a little shitty about that situation, for the mama elephant and her baby.
WHY NOT BAR
After riding around as a group for awhile, we stumbled upon a bar, hidden between buildings on a side road. The Why Not bar was at the bottom corner of a beach, and it was a perfect fit for us.
“WHY NOT” had become quite a popular saying in our group. We have Toffee to thank for that. Why not became more than just a saying, it became an action. Someone would say “ Why not?”, and then that was all it took for the other person to just do whatever it was they were questioning in the first place.
So when we were all riding and happened to see a sign for the “Why Not Bar”, it was unanimous, we were in.
There were days when it was hard to wrangle 20 of us to do a group outing, or a ride, or a shopping day. On another day a core group of 7 of us went on a motorbike ride to see what kind of stuff we could buy in the markets and what the other side of the island was like.
We each drove our own bikes, going through jungles and small villages and solo houses on stilts in the boonies. Eventually, we ended up in a Muslim part of town. From the looks of it, we were in an area not many people go to. We happened to stumble upon it, and after riding around for an hour we were ready to sit for a minute and find some food. We stopped on the banks of the shore, found a place where they served food, but no booze and no English were present. This was no a touristy area and we were delighted to be away from all the touristy stuff. On another occaion 3 of us went to the Gypsy Villiage, found Old Town and did some exploring near the beaches and shores of the island.
It was one of our last days in Thailand, very fabulous women named Shanti (from Amsterdam) who bought us a group dinner. Dinner was unbelievable. There were just so many dishes being brought out that we all had to keep piling food onto our plates to get rid of the ones sitting on our table. We met Shanti when we were on the very first boat ride into Tonsai. She asked who we were and why there was so many of us. She was invited to come along with us, and she took the chance. It was was of the best things that happened to me (and many others) on this trip. Shanti is good people to know, and I am glad I got to know her throughout my time here.
I didn't eat a single spring roll in Koh Lanta ( Like I did in Tonsai!), but I had many coconut shakes to curries to fresh fruit to shrimp and calamari. The beer of choice here was either a “Chongs” or a “Singha”, and it went down like water. Also, the best breakfast was at a place called "The Living Room". Best eggs in a crepe of my life. Not very Thai... but very delicious. I went there 2 mornings in a row!
Four more shows were played in Koh Lanta. Each night we have our driver Usmam come pick us up, 1 truck for all the instruments and gear, and 2 mtuk tuks for our crew. It was never a dull night.
From the Funky Monkey, where karaoke was being played between the sets, to watching the band play as the sunset was being blasted behind them as their backdrop... each night had its own vibe.
Last Night In Koh Lanta
With it being the last night in Koh Lanta, The High Council played their last and final show at The Sanctuary. It was a beautiful way to say goodbye to a place that had been so good to us. Where the owner himself had said at the end of the night, “I believe in magic again because of this group”
The man behind the bar on most occasions, from sunset to sunrise is named “On”, pronounced like an h sits in the middle of O and N. Originally from Krabi, he moved to Koh Lanta and started working at The Sanctuary 7 or 8 years prior. He says it didn't use to be so popular, with only a few bungalows up. Now, there are lots of tourists during the good season. He had taken care of me many times when I was around the bar. He was the best bartender I had ever had. He soon became a friend, one I miss dearly.
Now here is where the ending goes, and I am supposed to have a conclusion of to how this trip changed me. Right now I am still going through the emotions of what it meant for me to even go to Thailand, and more so what it meant to be connected with a big group of wonderful people. I guess I don't have and ending to this story because I hope to be a part of this tribe for a long time! I can say that I will be forever grateful for this experience.
"Most people see the world as it is and ask 'why?'
We see the world as if it isn't and ask 'WHY NOT'?
- A few things I learned while in Thailand -
THE KING IS EVERYWHERE. Posters, Internet passwords, and random billboards in the jungle.
NO TOILET PAPER IN TOILETS. Never.
DONT RIDE THE ELEPHANTS. If an animal is locked up for profit, it's never a good idea.
YOU WILL ALWAYS BE SWEATY. Cold showers are a must, many times a day.
BE CAREFUL AND CAUTIOUS ON ANY MOTORBIKE AT ALL TIMES. Always.
WHEN IT RAINS IN POURS. Either embrace it or get under cover, but definitely get off your motorbike. It's definitely muggy out afterward and not safe to drive in.
SMOKING IS EVERYWHERE. Just NEVER take marijuana outside of your sheltered spot. Cigarettes are less harsh than the weed, but cannabis is highly illegal and there are consequences.
GET YOUR BARTERING ON AT A TRADITIONAL MARKETS. Start off reasonably low, they will be persistent with wanting you to buy that item, so they start up at a higher bid.
Tonsai is known for a few things. Climbing the world's best-known cliffs, swimming and hanging out at the beaches, drinking many coconut shakes and lounging in different bars and beach spots. I can't forget about the Thai massages for only 250 baht. Currently 35 Baht = $1. You do the math! It's cheap!. Tonsai is really is a magical place and I can see how it sucks in all the travels who just happened to stumble upon it. It's like never-ever land!
Chill Out Bungalows
We made our way up to the Chill Out Bungalows, a place that held 1-2 beds (or a hostel type of room for cheaper). The floor I could see through, it was just boards nailed together to make a floor for the shack on stilts. Some would call it rough, I called it simple.
The bathrooms were all a little different in each bungalow, all were opened to the outside, which I found refreshing to see over into the jungle. A toilet which has no way to flush anything down mechanically. There was a bucket, a spout and a basin provided. You had to fill the basin up with the water, and pour that water into the toilet. Never flush the toilet paper down the toilet (Yes, that is contradictory, but it's not made for the toilets), However, each toilet came with a Bidet hose to clean your ass if you'd rather. I did, and it worked for me.
There was 1 fan in the room, and 1 electrical outlet. The outlet had the fan plugged in it, but the property only had the electricity turned on from 10 am – 2p.m. , and 6 p.m. - 6. a.m. The fan wasn't on during the hot parts of the day, so it was weird taking cold showers at first but it eventually felt nice. I was taking cold showers 2 -3 times a DAY!
Chill Out Bar
Just below the Chill Out Bungalows was the neighboring Chill Out Bar. It has open space to relax in, large table tops and sitting areas, along with many Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix artwork behind the bar.
The High Council played here on their first night. I remember while I was taking photos of the band, I could just see a wave of people dancing on in front of me, around the bar and restaurant, and even while slacklining, everyone was in a dance trance.
When we arrived, we all were greeted by Bon, 1 of the 3 brothers (Bee and Aye being the other two) who had moved here, 4 hours away from their homes to live and work in Tonsai. They found their homes and work to be at the Chill Out. They spoke a little English, and knew how to hold a conversation. They would join in slowly with their smiles and laughter.
Their laughter and joy of life were infectious! I knew I would miss them from the moment I met them.
There were many animals that would roam the property. From a front yard goat, to chickens, a rooster, a dozen stray cats, to a few kittens.
There were even snakes, lizards, spiders, and iguanas that made some appearances.
|| Photo Credit || Lily Douglas
From the kind Langur monkeys to the snatching Macaque monkeys, they roam around everywhere on Tonsai. From swinging around tree branches to jumping on the bungalow tin roofs, they were beautiful. Even the mean ones...
When we had arrived almost immediately from behind a Macaque had snatched a bag of fruit out of someones hands. However, more inland of Tonsai, the Langur had a kind presence. I even walked out onto my porch with the biggest one id seen, after I heard Ben yelling “Brie, shut your door...” As I heard him repeat it louder and louder. I walked out to see the Langur perched on the bench, with it's tail draping across the stairway below him. He was staring right at me for a few seconds, we locked eyes for what seemed to be a long time. At that moment I realized I never had a moment like this before, with a monkey 2 feet from me, in the wild in another country. The Langur than ran up the bungalow pole, onto the roof and into a tree. I was stunned and excited and even emotional.
Tonsai Beach Clean- Up Festival
The High Council were the headliners at the Tonsai Beach Cleanup Festival. The purpose was to clean the beach that day, and then bring many of the bars and shops down onto the beach by the stages, in vendor booths in rows on both sides. "The Holiday Band" and "Job to Do" opened up the festival, and really had the crowd moving!
Half way through The High Council's set, there had been a power outage. I saw a dozen of Thai guys trying to fix the 2 small wires that had been powering the whole system together, in the rain.....
During this time there was a 15-minute drum solo happening. At some point I realized that everyone who had been trying to fix the problem were now walking away from it (probably the best thing to do). A large group of us girls went onstage to support them by dancing the rest of the show out of them!
Photo Credit || Lily Douglas - Stage / Zeke Wakefield & Ryan Phillipart
Chuck Hues is an amazing live painter who came along to do a live painting to each set. Chuck makes each stroke with the beats of the music and his paintings are a reflection of the music that is coming out. When the band is done playing a set, the paint is being set.
Pirate Sunset Bar
Part reggae, part Thai and part Burning Man infused venue with a chill vibe filled with hammocks, tiny tables, swinging chairs, and mushroom shakes for the people looking to get weird. This was a place that The High Council played at all because of an encounter with the bar owner, Toffee.
Toffee is like the mascot of Tonsai. Everyone knows Toffee, everyone loves Toffee, and everyone knows all of Toffee's sayings. “Get Dat Shit” Why Not” Shut the Fuck up, please.” I don't like it. I LOOOVE IT!”
Toffee and Pang met through a tragic encounter. They had witnessed a man plummet to the ground in front of them at the beach. The base jumper didn't have the parachute open after jumping off the cliff. Toffee, Pang and another one of his friends helped this man to the hospital, which was quiet a trek out. The guy survived, and after that experience they shared, Toffee invited Pang and the band to play at his bar, and they were close ever since!
" The Wall "
There is art that is brushed onto the wall that separates the path to the view of the beach through the jungle. I didn't get much information while there, but it was not wanted
" When we arrived inTonsai the first thing we noticed when we started walking towards the beach was a tall, concrete wall surrounding the perimeter of the bungalows. The wall is set maybe about 500 meters back from the beach in a semi circle giving a path to the beach.”
“ We walk towards the beach. And then we see it – a massive concrete wall, running across the whole of the valley, slicing Ton Sai in two. The wall sits about 300 meters back from the beach. On the beach side of the wall there will be a posh tourist resort…the local businesses of beach huts and cafes no longer exist. Everyone had been moved to a road behind the wall.
As from what I heard, there was a wall built to block off space for new resorts, but fortunately, they ran out of funding...for now that is. The people that have been coming to Tonsai over the last decade have noticed the changes that are occurring, and say that this will be a destruction of paradise if the new resorts become a thing.
15 people deep and we all decided to get a long boat as a group, and go out island hoping for an afternoon. From Tonsai, to Ko Poda to Ko Ponanak, Tup Island and Ko Khom.
From snorkeling (First time!), swimming and not enough sunscreen, I was living the life of a screensaver, and it didn't feel real, but SO REAL at the same time. Was this my life?
Our boat captains even made us a meal, one with lots of rice, chicken and fish. The fish was the best part, it was whole and full of bones.
We spent 5 nights in Tonsai, played 4 shows, new friends, ate many phad thais and spring rolls and gained more friends that I thought was possible to meet in a 5 day period.
Tonsai Tummy – Most people in the group got sick, but I somehow managed to escape the sickness train. Some people were sick for a whole day or two. It could have been the food, the water, or really anything. One person could have gotten sick from eating the same thing another person did, who didn't get sick. I was lucky enough to not experience this. Or some would say... maybe I didn't get the real Tonsai experience without getting sick.
In the time I was with the band, I felt like a rockstar, and I was only the photographer! I had gained some new friends while in Tonsai, from the owners and workers of the bars to the people working at our bungalows, to the paired up or solo travelers. I was in a blissful state of mind when we were leaving. It was time to leave Tonsai.
Part 3 of 3 coming soon, so pretty please, stay tuned :D
I told myself 2017 was going to be a good year and things were going to be checked off my bucket list. 2 months in, on a whim on a 4-day span I was able to check something off. I was now going off of the continent and into another country!
When I got back to Seattle in early February I didn't have any plans lined up while there, so naturally, I was able to hang out with some good friends while back in town. I was then introduced to another one of their friends, who had quickly become my new friend Ben. He plays in a band called “The High Council" and they were going to Thailand to play 8 shows in 2 weeks and I was invited. They were leaving in 4 days, which was oddly a crazy enough thing to do. Buy my first plane ticket off of the continent. I was in luck when I bought the plane ticket because it was one of the last seats available online. The group consisted of the band, a handful of close friends, fans and partners that were to join the Thailand tour. Over the next 2 weeks, we all became a collective crew and tight tribe.
The High Council and crew had a group around 16 people meeting in Thailand, and 12 traveling together for over 24 hours. This path existed of 2 plane rides across the globe and into the future of time zones. It was the beginning of a beautiful adventure. 6 band members, a promoter, a photographer, a live painter, a few supportive friends and partners and eventually a family tribe.
Members of The High Council
The reason why this trip was at all possible is because of Pang, the master creator of this whole trip. Pang had been to Thailand many times before and has made good friends who own bars and venues in Tonsai and in Koh Lanta, the two main places we would be staying and playing at. Pang even made friends with the tuk tuk drivers that were helping us haul all of the band instruments, gear and equipment from place to place for each show. Pang booked all the bungalows at each spot, with beautiful beaches and cliff sides. As if he pointed to his screensaver and said “Yes, that is is where I think we should go”, clicked and BAM we were in Thailand. Point is Pang is the guy who creates magic in every way, for each person around him. He believes in the band and crew and just in people. He wants to share, help, create and support the people he loves, and even for the people he doesn't (which seems to be nobody). He would say “I'm just a conduit”, but he is more than that. He is Pang.
We arrived in Phuket way later than expected. Instead of arriving at 1:00 a.m, it turned out to be 3:00 a.m. Big groups move like hippies... it's like herding cats sometimes. We were all patient with each other and each situation we were to happen upon.
Pang had previously reserved a hotel for the night for the group. A place to crash until we were to take the ferry at 8:00 am. We arrived at the hotel and we had only 4 hours until departure onto the next vessel. Our driver even said we could leave the gear inside his van and he would wait for us outside the hotel until we were ready to go.
Some of the group went to bed as soon as we arrived, and about half of the others went to the night market, it was now 5:00 am. The market women handed us plates with rice and told us to fuel up on the buffet styled setting of food. It was totally unanimous with the 7 of us who at this point were hungry weary travelers, we were almost zombie like. I myself had no sleep or much food while coming across seas. I was still unsure to yet as what was “safe” to eat, but I had not a care in the world when we were feasting off of different kinds of fish, to curries to vegetables. We all had a bit of everything in our bellies before returning to the hotel for an hour later at 6:00 a.m. I had sleep for an hour before we were to return to all the gear in the van and head towards the ferry.
Ferry to Tonsai
The ferry was taking us to the outskirts of Krabi, in a beach town called Tonsai Beach, near the more resorting side of Railay Beach. Most of us in the group were at the front of the boat, getting comfortable for the hour plus ferry ride. It was blissful getting to know the others, while basking in the sun and talking with cheer, exuberance and thankfulness we were all there, experiencing this together.
The Ferry was dropping us off into a smaller boat, a long boat, to get us to the shore of Tonsai. The surrounding water was a few miles from there. The tricky part of this was transferring all the band instruments and equipment, and then some.... and a bit scary. The boat had to stay level, and that means we all had to balance it out, especially when getting in the boat ourselves. We had help from the men on board, them taking our hands before we even stepped onto the next boat. We quickly learned not to lean to far either way of the boat.
Part 2 - Coming SOON, so stay tuned for Tonsai!
Last May I was invited to shoot a music video for my friend, Gabriel Wolfchild. His band, Gabriel Wolfchild & The Nothern Light were making magic in studio while making a few tracks togethers, this one being their song "Blood Moon". A very poetic symphony played in front of me. Together they all made magic, and I was happy to be a part of it.
" ||| Fun Fact - You might have caught Gabe on the hit NBC show - The Voice |||
Filming was going to take place at the London Bridge Studio during the live recording. This is a place where many talented artists have recorded their albums. Some artists including, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, and my personal favorite? Soundgarden! "
Lily Fangz brought all the feels to the festival grounds at the sacred Unify Festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She pulled out her original "Lay It Down", a song inspired by feeling the pains of addiction through a loved one. It's emotional, its real and raw. It grasped me like lungs needing fresh air.
I connected to this song so much because I have close friends, and even a sister who are going through a mad addiction right now. It's hard and heavy, its tough to get out of without getting hurt yourself. This song helped me heal in the processing of it all. The way she can turn pain into poetry is marveling and so soul spoken.
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