And...we just found out that our album is the #1 selling independent release at Amoeba Music right now. HELL YEAH!!!
Last night I got to go to a SAG event at the Arclight where Peter Jackson, Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, John Rhys-Davies, and Dominic Monaghan spoke about their work on Lord of the Rings. It was friggin awesome. These people completely embody their roles. There are definitely shades of Sam in Sean, and Mr. Rhys-Davies is a curmudgeonly bastard just like his character. Elijah was wearing my husband's shoes. Dominic (Merry) waxed poetic about his friendship with Billy Boyd (Pippin) and that's when I think the whole house lost it too. They just had a singular experience making these films. The best part, though, was realizing that I have had these experiences myself. There have been a few times in my life where an artistic project has been a perfect culmination of outside and inside forces. I am lucky enough that I am involved in such a project right now with my very own husband. I get to love the person I create with, and that is a true blessing. So, thank you, Muses. Even if my pen is dry right now, my heart is flowing.