Once again it's been a long time since updating this thing. I've had a lot of things happen (good and bad) the last 2 months which kinds of sums up this video. I didn't think I would ever go back to this movie to make a video but I had been so stressed out lately that I was basically spiraling down a familiar dark path and had to once again use The Crow as a crutch to deal with it.
It had been forever since my last edit. With all the circumstances of relocating, dealing with a new (and stressful) job, getting to know the area and house hunting I haven't really had time for much. I really just needed to get back in the swing of editing and was inspired by the song "Inside" on Sevendust's new album. The intro of the song just had a "Terminator" feel to it as did the lyrics so I went for broke lol.
It's rare that I do videos for fun but this is one of those exceptions. I've been on a big Stars Wars kick lately and I've always wanted to do a tribute to Luke. I thought the LOTR "Ascension" video could be my last since I poured my heart and soul into it but I've been feeling pretty good since then and thought I would try a video just for the hell of it instead of being an emotional release for a change.
I'm back at my hotel mentally and physically exhausted but in a good way. It seems this past month has been non-stop travel for me. Sevendust couldn't have rolled through my area at a better time. I had been speaking with Sonny about what had been going on the last month and he said live music is a great healer and he was absolutely correct. I met the guys in Myrtle Beach again and as usual they put on a killer show full of energy once again cementing their reputation as one of the best (if not the best) live bands out there. I got my customary call out from the stage that had me beaming. No matter how many times that happens I always get that rush and feel like a kid again lol. Hanging out with the guys after the show was nice. They stuck around for a couple of hours afterwards even though they had to be getting to Greensboro. Sonny and Lajon both gave me encouraging words that nearly brought me to tears (it actually did on the way home when I was reflecting on what they said). Both guys have been through their share of adversity and are very spiritual people. I had that positive feeling back that was sorely missing and even if this feeling lasts just for a couple of days it was worth it. I can't begin to express how much gratitude I have for these guys and their music.
Sevendust gave me the best Christmas ever a few months ago and then they turn around and gave me the best birthday ever. I was invited down to see the "home" show in Atlanta this weekend and I was told it was a show I wouldn't want to miss and I'm glad I didn't. I don't have the words to really do it justice. I thought Myrtle Beach was energetic (and it was) but it just didn't compare to the ATL show. Everything was increased tenfold. The crowd, the atmosphere, the stage antics. Afterwards I was soaked in sweat, bruised and dead tired (after protecting Catherine from the moshers lol) but feeling damn good. Lajon sang Happy Birthday to me backstage and introduced me to his girlfriend. She says he talks non-stop about me and calls me "the director". I had to remind them that I'm just an editor lol. No one was in any rush to go home so we hung out backstage for a long time and I was meeting all kinds of people from the opening bands to total strangers who somehow knew who I was lol. I was so tired I actually fell asleep on the couch back there. Thanks to Sevendust for another great show (understatement), the shoutout from the stage and once again treating me and my fiance like family. Also it was very nice to meet Big E, Matt, and Samantha as well as others from FOS. I'm sure I'll be seeing you again in the near future...the very near future if possible.