Posts from the ‘Thom Sequoia – Listen To His Music’ Category

Hello from Alderon: Summer Music Is In The Air!

TS WHEAT WALK 1

Well hello there from Alderon!

May the 4th be with you has come and gone, and so has 4/20.
But for me, it’s Major Tom to ground control!

The next 2 months will be busy. I am going to be releasing some video and audio tracks
for several projects.  The OST I am composing for the video game “Echoes of Aeons”
is coming along, and a new website is under construction for it at http://www.alchimiastudios.com.
Jordan and Joshua Kratochvil are hard at work getting the game ready for release in the near
future. I will have a music page on the site with some tracks up soon. They will have a booth
for the game at PAX in Seattle in September 2016, and I will attend.

In the next 6 weeks I will be posting some covers for my side project: Thom Sequoia – Under The Covers.

I will also be recording some acoustic sessions both on video and audio: Thom Sequoia – Acoustic Sessions at Art City Sound.

These both will be to support my Kickstarter launch for Thom Sequoia debut album release, which will probably happen around June 21, 2016, on the Summer Solstice. I would love for all my friends and fans to join me and help me raise the funds needed to make the album and tour happen!

Lastly, it’s my 20th year doing concert promotions for my part time company project AcoustiHouse Concerts. You can check out the new website at http://www.acoustihouse.com. It is about 3/4 done!

I will start posting weekly! Remember to keep supporting Independent musicians everywhere!

Lyrics to Song performed at Homestead Resort Summer Concert Series – Song: Barrels, Blossoms, & Porch Lights by Thom Sequoia

TS Homestead 2 May 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Setting wheels doin’ 60, onto South 84
Got my back to Boston, where my mother was born,
Must have hit every town, from Holyoke to the Cohasset shore.

Then it’s on to Philly, and another go round,
And the lines keep on coming, but I can’t stop the sound,
Of a six string guitar, and these songs that are running thru my veins.

And some lucky hearts, have learned to settle down,
Mine keeps trying to fly, though I’m tied to the ground,
and the road is like a pirate, that waylays your sails on down.

The shipyards they toil, and the skyscrapers rise,
And the years go in circles, ‘neath these travelers eyes,
And my heart’s getting harder, but sometimes I cry.

And then I remember the trees on that road,
and barrels and blossoms and porch lights, tell me I’m home
Oh and then I remember, that old rocking chair,
and barrels and blossoms and porch lights, tell me I’m there

Heading westbound on 90, there’s a fire on the plains,
Dakota sunset, ‘cross the badlands is fading,
Then it’s on to Seattle, Portland, and down to Santa Cruz.

In the desert the wind, thru the Joshua tree blows,
And the Riley bird sings, and the Sullyberries grow,
And off in the Holy land, the Jordan river flows,

And this voice must have sung, every song unreconciled,
And these fingers tried to dance, every fingerstyle,
And the chords strike the heartlands and go on, for miles and miles,
and miles and miles.

The shipyards they toil, and the skyscrapers rise,
And the years go in circles, ‘neath these travelers eyes,
And my heart’s getting harder, but sometimes I cry. 

And then I remember the trees on that road,
and barrels and blossoms and porch lights, tell me I’m home
And the fog on the beaches, lights on the shore
And barrels and blossoms and porch lights, tell me there’s more.

Barrels and blossoms and porch lights, barrels and blossoms and porch lights
Barrels and blossoms and porch lights, bring me back home

Thom Sequoia composer for Echoes of Aeons video game – 11 new tracks!

Where have you been? You didn’t know I was posting 11 tracks for the video game Echoes of Aeons?

How Could You?  Not?  Know?

Oh, I is so heart broken!  Have no fear, you can check it out here!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1526780831/echoes-of-aeons/posts

And while your at it, please make a pledge and support the making of the game on our kickstarter fundraiser project here…  (A $15 pledge gets you a copy of the game and a Pre-OST 15 track CD of music from the game)

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1526780831/echoes-of-aeons?ref=live

Two Things every soul needs

Thom Sequoia: Night of the Eagle Feather - 2010

 

There are two things that every soul truly needs…

Two things every living being should not have to do without.

THE FIRST IS TO BE LOVED.

In a perfect world no child should ever have to be abused. And parents
should simply get over themselves, and spend some quality time with their children. Laugh, play, read, hug, and most of all tell your children you love them. Your love for them is not based on how well they live up to
your expectations. It is your chance to serve another soul. Your chance to love and give of yourself freely. Without a price.

And that includes changing diapers, getting up in the middle of the night. Soothing a crying child. Teaching rules and guidelines with compassion but firmness. Not allowing the so called generation gap to slip between you and your teenager, even if drugs are involved. (But never physical abuse. Cause that’s just you trying to say you’re in control of the world…..and your probably not….at least as far as causality is concerned).

Let me say that again parents (especially parents of teenagers or older children).

Your love for them should not be based on how well they live up to your expectations.

How many adult lives are scarred because of that simple principle not put in play when they themselves were children?

O.K. parents. And now the dreaded fear some of you have embedded into your craniums. How hard is it to say those words…”I love you”. Damn we put a lot of conditionals into that, don’t we? But geese, when you were single, and looking for true love…to be in love….it might have been hard to say at first. But most lovers get used to that and go ahead and take the plunge. But being in love, vs. loving someone, especially your child….it’s a different thing.

Would you who don’t say those words to your children, believe me if I told you that you can change?

Step 1:  Say it right now out loud. to no one in particular. Say it again.

Step 2:  Now practice some more, and get ready, cause your gonna figure out who you love and have not told in awhile. Start with your children, and then just go say something simple like this, ‘Hey, I know I don’t say it much, but I think you are a talented person, and I love you.”

Step 3:  You are not doing this to try and get a response! It’s o.k. to not get one at first.

Step 4:  Now go and do it some more. It doesn’t have to be every day. It doesn’t have to be overbearing. Life is short or long, and sometimes the earth, or causality, or an accident, or a disease, or twin towers falling in an act of terrorism, can simply take us or our loved ones away in a moment of time.

Step 5:  Say it enough (no grudges now), that if you or your child were to pass on from this mortal illusion, that they or you could look back and say “at least I know they knew I loved them!”

And that’s it! Bam! It’s like a get rich quick scheme, only both of you are enriched, and the measure of wealth here is not in little green papers.

Step 6: Oh you thought I was done, eh? Well, no…..now you have to figure out who else in your life you need to tell them you love them. Spouse? Girlfriend/boyfriend? Your parents? Grandparents? Brothers or sisters? Cousins, aunts, or uncles? Friends? How bout just a hug and a kind word to someone in need?

Now don’t go crazy on me here. I’m not advocating becoming an extremist. A needy love crazy. All things with moderation, ya know? But hey, we only live 3 times. So let’s make the best, and express love in proportion, without expectation of return.

I promise you if you do this, right now…..today…..this week…..you will feel pretty good for conquering this mental mountain some of us have let slip in our material pathway.

THE SECOND THING EVERY SOUL NEEDS…

Did you think I’d forgotten?  Well, o.k., the second thing may not really be something every soul needs, but it sure can’t hurt.

And that is a nice massage. Yep, if ja gotz sumun special, with great hands, get em ta give ya a smooth, ache releasing massage! Or maybe just sit in one of those great massage chairs.

Oh, and for you existencial types, ethereal entities, or adamant religiosos, you can just get a metaphorical massage….a soul lift…….a peace palpatation….if you will.

Be good…love ya – Tommy

New Video: Thom Sequoia – Barrels, Blossoms, & Porch Lights – Live at The Homestead Resort with Pat Arp on lead guitar

It was a beautiful drive, and a beautiful memorial weekend Saturday, May 29, 2010.

I was able to spend some time over the weekend with family, in majestic settings,
and also am grateful to Pat Arp for graciously joining me on stage with his killer leads
that perfectly complimented my songs, especially this one.

Here is the video
for my song Barrels, Blossoms, and Porch Lights.

Below the video I have also posted
the lyrics for those of you who like reading the what what.

BARRELS, BLOSSOMS, & PORCH LIGHTS

Settin wheels doin 60, onto south 84
Got my back to boston, where my mother was born,
Must have hit every town form Holyoke to the Cohasset shore.

Then it’s on to Philly, and another go round,
And the lines keep on coming, but I can’t stop the sound,
Of a six string guitar, and these songs that are running thru my veins.

And some lucky hearts, have learned to settle down,
Mine keeps trying to fly, though I’m tied to the ground,
and the road is like a pirate that waylays your sails on down.

The shipyards they toil, and the skyscrapers rise,
And the years go in circles, ‘neath these travelers eyes,
And my hearts getting harder, but sometimes I cry.

And then I remember the trees on that road,
And barrels, and blossoms, and porch lights, tell me I’m home.
Oh and then I remember that old rocking chair,
And barrels, and blossoms, and porch lights, tell me I’m there

Heading westbound on 90, there’s a fire on the plains,
Dakota sunset, ‘cross the badlands is fading,
Then it’s on to Seattle, Portland, and down to Santa Cruz.

In the desert the wind, thru the Joshua tree blows,
And the Riley bird sings, and the Sullyberries grow,
And off in the Holy land, the Jordan river flows,

And this voice must have sung, every song unreconciled,
And these fingers tried to dance, every fingerstyle,
And the chords strike the heartlands and go on, for miles and miles,
and miles and miles.

The shipyards they toil, and the skyscrapers rise,
And the years go in circles, ‘neath these travelers eyes,
And my hearts getting harder, but sometimes I cry.

And then I remember the trees on that road,
And barrels, and blossoms, and porch lights, tell me I’m home.
And the fog on the beaches, lights on the shore
And barrels and blossoms and porch lights, tell me there’s more.

Barrels, and blossoms, and porch lights;
Barrels, and blossoms, and porch lights;
Barrels, and blossoms, and porch lights;
bring me back home

Thom Sequoia at Homestead – Opening for Joshua Creek

Hey you Utah peeps. Joshua Creek will be playin this saturday May 29th at the Homestead to open the Homestead Concert series season. They asked me to open for them, which of course I said yes! Please come see me at 7pm, and then stick around for the main performance of the most awesome Joshua Creek award winning band! I will also have a few friends joining me on stage for a song or two, including the stellular Pat Arp joining me on guitar for a couple of songs. Please come to the beautiful homestead Resort in Midway Utah! Yeah!

Lyrics to song: “Long Time Coming” by Thom Sequoia

LONG TIME COMING

It’s been a long time coming
like asphalt on a concrete road
you’ve been asking, should we walk, or start running
just to carry, this load.

Is it hell, or highwater,
do we bend, or did we just break,
what is time, when you can’t even slow it,
is it truth, or love that we make

It’s been a long time coming
It’s been a long hard road
It’s been a long time coming
when it’s life, that we bought & sold.
It’s been a long time coming, been a long time,
long time coming

and I’ve been waiting on the high ground,
for these waters to recede,
damn the floodgates, damn the levies of these sages,
the warning voices, we did not heed,

So is this folly now, or wisdom hard earned,
and just who is it, makes the better sense,
when the enemy, turns out to be ourselves
and we are still, sitting on the fence

It’s been a long time coming
It’s been a long hard road
It’s been a long time coming
when it’s life, that we bought & sold.
It’s been a long time coming, been a long time,
long time coming

Is it hell, or highwater,
do we bend, or did we just break,
what is time, when you can’t even slow it,
is it truth, or love that we make

It’s been a long time coming
It’s been a long hard road
It’s been a long time coming
when it’s life, that we bought & sold.
It’s been a long time coming, been a long time,
long time coming

Lyrics & Music By Thom Sequoia

It’s been a long time coming
like asphalt on a concrete road
you’ve been asking, should we walk, or start running
just to carry, this load.

Is it hell, or highwater,
do we bend, or did we just break,
what is time, when you can’t even slow it,
is it truth, or love that we make

It’s been a long time coming
It’s been a long hard road
It’s been a long time coming
when it’s life, that we bought & sold.
It’s been a long time coming, been a long time,
long time coming

and I’ve been waiting on the high ground,
for these waters to recede,
damn the floodgates, damn the levies of these sages,
the warning voices, we did not heed,

So is this folly now, or wisdom hard earned,
and just who is it, makes the better sense,
when the enemy, turns out to be ourselves
and we are still, sitting on the fence

It’s been a long time coming
It’s been a long hard road
It’s been a long time coming
when it’s life, that we bought & sold.
It’s been a long time coming, been a long time,
long time coming

Is it hell, or highwater,
do we bend, or did we just break,
what is time, when you can’t even slow it,
is it truth, or love that we make

It’s been a long time coming
It’s been a long hard road
It’s been a long time coming
when it’s life, that we bought & sold.
It’s been a long time coming, been a long time,
long time coming