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Art At Last! ; March 27, 2008

Mood: fruity
Listening to: Everything by Lifehouse (you must watch this video!)
Reading: still nothing (gah)

Ahhh... spring break has given me plenty of nice, empty time to do things that I have been wanting to do for weeks but school hasn't allowed me to do. One of those things is getting my website portfolio up to date. I have been working on taking pictures of all my old art to put them on here.

So there you have it, five (5) (FIVE!) new pictures in the "Full Compositions" section of the Art page. They are all about two years old. Go on! Go look at the shiny artworks! And tell me what you think!

More updates in the other sections, too. The last two photos in the Sunsets/Clouds section of the Photo page are new. And a new poem, which is really two years old but new to sagraco.com, on the Writing page.

If you are reading this please comment and tell me how you like the new items.

6:32 PM  |    |  

Music I Heart ; March 20, 2008

Mood: content & relaxed
Listening to: Opposite Way by Leeland
Reading: nothing really

Greetings friends! It's almost spring break—just one more day of school, then off to a whole week of freedom. :)

Lately I've discovered a whole bunch of exciting new things in the realm of entertainment. Let's start with the music I'm listening to right now! Leeland! They are such a great band, with good messages to get out there. So go and listen to their new album, Opposite Way, and be amazed by the great sound and worshipfulness of their music. I have been listening to this album ever since I bought it last week—can't get enough! They have some really funny videos on their YouTube, so go there and be amused.

On to more new music. Allow me to introduce Son Lux, because you have most definitely never heard of him before. His name is Ryan Lott and his first full album just came out, called At War With Walls & Mazes. The music is electronic with some nice touches of piano, brass and string instruments. It's totally random at times, which just gives it a really unique sound. The lyrics are sparse, repeated phrases or lines, and there are very subtle hints of the Christian faith (he is a Christian, I found, but that was actually hidden deep in his blog xD). I really like the song "War," because it has cool imagery and new ideas. Here are the lyrics (it's the song with the most lyrics on the album):

We were at war with walls and mazes, torn up and tearing inside
You wooed us out to open places, trading our death for your life
You raised the sun (Son?) to warm our faces, astonishing us with light


I realized that this song basically defines his pseudonym/ musical pen name, Son Lux. Think of the Son of God, Jesus Christ, and His rising from the dead astonished us with Lux (a sort of Latin word for light). Cool, eh? :)

Now for more new entertainment that was just recently discovered by me: a TV show on Fox, New Amsterdam. It's about a NYC detective with a secret...he's 400 years old, and only finding "the one"—his true love—will make him age again. It's a cool concept, and I like how the character is so nonchalant about his immortality. I also like the flashbacks, which have a lot of history about the United States or just New York.

I have a thing for the idea of immortality in general...not like I want to be (it would be awful, to say the least), but I like stories about it. That's partly why I love the movie The Fountain so much—with the Fountain of Youth/Tree of Life and everything. Heh, you should watch The Fountain too, because you probably haven't. :)

Well, I hope you found this post at least remotely interesting. Aloha!

5:23 PM  |    |  

Layout Launch, Leap, and Lost ; March 2, 2008

Mood: accomplished and satisfied
Listening to: The Everglow by Mae
Reading: Walking on Water (almost to the end)

Can you believe it? The new layout is finally here! I have been working on this for so long—I started working on it at the end of January. :) The image header took probably one hour. The coding was the killer. It took probably two days to figure out how to make the footer stick to the bottom of the page, and three more days to make the layout look right with the Blogger codes. After I perfected the coding, I just meandered through rewriting the content. :D So here you have it, the finished product. It should be tidier and easier to navigate than Golden Horizons. I hope you like it! I'm so glad it's over xD

Hm. Now, for the next section of my alliterative title. Friday was a leap day! I'm sad that I forgot to post a blog on that day. For some reason I feel like if I don't create real evidence and proof that I did something on February 29, then it never happened. It's like the lost day.

Speaking of Lost!! The episode on Thursday (Feb 28), called "The Constant," was definitely one of my favorite episodes of Lost EVER. It was about Desmond, who is of course my favorite character. I liked it because it was all wrapped up into one episode—the question that was introduced at the beginning was answered by the end. And it was about time travel—and there's nothing cooler than time travel. Duh. :D So! Watch Lost, because it's the best show ever xD

9:29 PM  |    |  

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