Posts from the ‘Thom Sequoia Projects’ Category

Convergence Imminent?

Convergence Imminent?
Ah yes, tomorrow night on Friday, Aug 5, 2016 there is a 99% chance you should consider merging your corporeal self with many others who are also in tune with the cosmic melody – where music lovers and musicians will delight in the third installment of Acoustihouse Concerts Music Open Mic Night at Potbelly Sandwich in Orem, UT. Be there with host Thom Sequoia. It will be spectacular music mayhem at it’s best!

http://www.acoustihouse.com

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Hello from Alderon: Summer Music Is In The Air!

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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!

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

A small gesture

So after my last post, I sort of took my own advice.

Now I debated whether to tell this story.  Because, I’m not trying to pat myself on the back. More like I wanted to share the feeling of this. And with Christmas coming and all…..well, you know. Don’t ya?

So I needed to run to the library the other morning in Provo.  I was ten minutes early, before they opened. So I was sitting in my mini van, and an old woman rolled by in a wheel chair, down the access ramp, and into a side concrete area. She pulled out what looked like a morsel to eat. She was dressed in grey, had one missing leg with a false leg instead, was wrapped in older worn coats, had two different shoes on, a few shopping bags hanging from her wheelchair, and well…..you get it, right? She looked homeless.

It was cold out, and I thought to myself, should I just sit here, or maybe go say hello.  I also wanted to give her some money, since she may be in need. I didn’t have any on me, so I ran to an ATM.

When I got back, the Library still wan’t open, and she was still in the same spot. I walked up to her and said hello. We talked for maybe ten minutes. I asked her if she had a home. She said she was working on that, but that the shelter had some new transient housing funding that might be coming through soon. I asked her if I could give her some money, though it wasn’t very much at all. She was very appreciative.

Once when I was young and lived in San Diego with my roomates Craig and Phil, in college days, I took a homeless stranger home for the night to our apartment. That didn’t go over to well. You know, there are safety issues to think about, etc.

I wished I could do more for this woman. What I did was really not much, just a small gesture. But it felt good to just do something, ya know?

So we went into the library together, me walking, and her pushing her own wheelchair wheels. We said goodbye, and went to our seperate tasks.

Now the only reason I brought this up to tell you, is because it gave me a good feeling to do something, anything, even if it was just a small gesture.

My two oldest sons recently helped me get my computer running again, after it crashed 3 weeks ago. that also is a small gesture of their time to help me where I was unable to. I am appreciative of that.

May you find a way to give of yourself in some small way or gesture over the next few weeks before Christmas, when we celebrate Jesus birth along with Santa’s gifting.  It really does feel good.

Chao bello!

Thom Sequoia & AcoustiHouse 2010 Projects

Thanks to all who keep coming back and checking this blog. I want to apologize for not putting in more entries in the last 6 weeks. when I first put up this blog back in September (seems like yesterday), I made a goal to post at least once a week. I was doing so good up until about mid January.

Well, I’ve been sick the last week with a sinus infection. Before that, been working a part time job doing phone consulting / customer support, and of course working on my music and internet marketing businesses full time.

Project updates:

Utah Music Fest – slow but steady. will be spending much more time on this project in March and April, which looks to be set in August 2010. Big shindig with lots of Utah musicians, 2-3 day festival, etc.

AcoustiHouse Productions – Starting to plan and set up the summer events I’ll be producing this year. Invites to bands and artists will be coming in the next 2 months as well.

Upztart.com Start-ups – Upztart is my flagship company that develops my eBiz and entrepreneurial endeavors. I’ve been spending mucho tiempo on the internet websites and packages for my internet marketing brands. Essentially these are how to’s for businesses on how to optimize SEO (Search Engine Optimization), RMO (Relevancy Marketing Optimization), Social Media, Web 2.o, Linkbuilding and linkwheels, and monetize internet brands across multiple brand platforms. Hope to have these business ventures full steam ahead within the next 3-4 months. Including but not limited to….

Indie Mocha: Marketing packages for bands and musicians.

Web Juiced: For already established business owners and professionals, how to optimize the internet and increase traffic, and juice your web presence with revenue conversion.

Stealth Ninja Marketing: For entrepreneurs who wish to learn the secrets of affiliate marketing, ecommerce, and membership marketing

eBiz Entrepreneur Pros: Learn how to build blogs, websites, and brand extension sites for entrepreneurs, eccomerce, and affiliate marketers.

RMO Pros – all facets of Relevancy and SEO marketing for Corporations, increasing multi-million dollar revenues across multiple traffic generating platforms.

Zorzio.com – A source website I am building that gives the top ten listings of all websites, blogs, videos, and content sites on any popular topic.

IndieAll Stars.com – a website that highlights the best independent bands and musicians worldwide, and through LCN’s (leveraged connective networking) enables added forms of revenue stream for those bands and musicians.

Of mention is also the Art City Music Fest. Don’t know to what capacity I will be involved this time around. The event will be on June 25, 26, 2010. I encourage all Utah musicians to participate. It will be a fun time. Yeah!

2009 – The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly (or is that the beautifully challenged?)

In some ways 2009 was a great year for me, and other ways it wasn’t quite what I hoped for.

But watch out 2010, cause here I come! So many great projects coming this year, here’s 2009’s best for Thom Sequoia, and 2010’s plan to rule the world…..o.k., maybe just rule the little space here surrounding me….yuk, yuk.

2009 Great Stuff:
*  First and foremost, my wife and 4 sons are healthy with no major ailments, and through the good and the bad we are surviving! Love you Kim, Jordan, Joshua, Riley, and Sully!

*  Though my parents are both passed on, I hope they are smiling on a cushy celestial cloud. And by the way, while your up there, if you happen to run into the Almighty there’s a few things here on planet Earth I sure wish he’d fix, like…..oh, sorry, that’s for a different sort of blog all together!

*  God bless my brother and sisters, Susan, Robert, Kathie, Cheryl – love ya. It was great Read more…