Wednesday, December 30, 2009


this years i surived an ice storm and moved to lincoln where i started dating katie and living on a embers floor where i met lillian her daughter. i recorded music and did nothing and then i became broke. i did a medical study and then got a lot of money. after i got money it was june so i left and drove around the country for two months. in those two months i rode roller coasters, sprained my ankle, and swam in many waters. i went to austin, denver, lake arrowhead, chattagnooga, and portland. in portland panther, no panther made its second debut. during the summer my album VEGA was released on Gandhara Recordings. after that i came back to lincoln and got a job at open harvest, a grocery cooperative. i was really bad at the job but then i started being okay at it. i played a few shows with a lot of new music that had been resting inside of rusted barrel on a loading dock somewhere. i spent the month of october very sober and was proud of myself. now i am in ecuador spending the holidays with my family. at the beginning of 2009 i said to myself, this is the year when things will happen for me. i guess they kind of didnt but i have learned to be okay with that. i have things take time to grow and become other things. i have learned that being disciplined or passionate or pondering is not enough to make things happen. it is the consistency of these things and also luck and the order of the universe in which this planet that we all live on exists. i love everyone and feel tenderness toward everything.


Blogger Emily Star said...

what have those thought processes of regret ever taught us? absolutely nothing. snd sometimes that order of the universe can't hardly be detected--and there are very ordered things like for example that conversation that you and i had about faith--small but significant and i appreciated it. i talked to dylan this morning and we i miss you guys! love emily

December 30, 2009 at 12:34 PM  
Blogger ryan manning said...

megan boyle

January 1, 2010 at 10:09 PM  
Blogger Carley Brown said...

Hi Israel,

I'm glad you got to spend the holidays with your family in Ecuador. I remember when we were dating and you told me the story of how you and your brother got stuck on jet skis in Ecuador (at least I think I'm right about that). Anyways, your pretty great, I hope 2010 brings great things your way

January 3, 2010 at 8:43 PM  

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