Got bored and restless, and took a shot at digital painting. Turns out that I’m better working from the shoulder than from the wrist, surprisingly. Now, to find a way to type a bit quicker, and I should be set for creative outlets!
There are only so many ways you can say thank you, so I will do my best. Thank you to everyone who came out to the show last night, and to Sunrunners, Briertone, and Please Do Not Fight for playing with us! It’s great to see good bands getting all your support. Also a big thank you to the sound guy Vince, and the rest of the staff at Hotel Utah who were very kind to us. If anyone has pictures or video of the night, please be sure to send it our way. We love to share.
More to come from Briertone, Picture Atlantic, and Please Do Not Fight later tonight at our super top secret acoustic house show with Rin Tin Tiger. See some of you there!
Everyday new bands and artists are popping up everywhere and we know it’s hard to keep up with which one deserve your time. We’ve decided to make it easier for you. Every week we’ll introduce you to great up & coming artists from the Bay Area. We do all the hours of listening and searching so you can just sit back and enjoy the talent that is brewing all over the Bay Area.
San Jose’s Turn Me On Dead bring an exciting mix of electro/dance and rock that is heavily influenced by 80’s music. Their debut EP, Birth is filled with melodies, hooks and pure fun. This band not only brings it on their album, but also with their live shows. Singer Rick Alexander brings tons of energy in his live performances and you’re always in for a treat when you see them. If you don’t feel the urge to move to their music you might want to check that you have a pulse. The entire band gives you everything they got and you can’t help but reciprocate that energy with their infectious music. Check out their songs, “Happi Face” & “All Things Fade”. Also check out an interview we did we them last year and get to know them better. You can catch their next show for free at The Blank Club in San Jose on February 12th. For more info click here.
San Francisco indie rock band, Sunrunners use pop driven pianos, melodic guitar lines and calming vocals to create a musical haze that makes you feel as if you’re dreaming. You know that dream that’s so great that you don’t want to wake up from it. This band has lots of promise and it will be fun to watch them grow. We expect this band to make some noise not only here in the Bay Area but everywhere. Take a listen to their self titled album, and make sure to check out the songs, “The Writer”, “Save Everybody” and “Stars and Colors”. The latter is free for download on their site. Get on the train early and enjoy the ride with these guys because it just may never stop.
San Leandro’s, Wander are what most post-rock bands strive to be. This band is somehow able to translate the full range of emotions without a single word, just with their instruments. Excitement, fear, pain, anger and love just permeate out of their amps and drums. If our lives were a soundtrack, Wander would be the conductors to it. Feel alive and listen to these guys now. They have a show coming up Feb. 27th in Berkeley and the info is here. You can download their latest album, “Mourning” for free here. Make sure to take in the tracks, “Oblivion”, “Valor” and “Alpha Space”, which is available on their previous EP, “Short Story Collection”. Enjoy the emotional musical roller coaster that is Wander!
Tumblr Prompt Tuesday will be returning to House Sunrunner! We are extremely excited to be bringing you writing prompts that we will have scheduled to go up at 12pm PST every single Tuesday. These can be replied to at your leisure and are meant solely for character development. Never feel obligated to respond to a prompt if you don’t believe it applies.
For those not in House Sunrunner, feel free to reply as well! These are meant for the enjoyment of all and to spark the creativity in everyone.
The pup was content to be held like a new born babe would, in the arms of the Furseth Lord. Kaveen could not bring himself to draw away the metal claw that adorned his gloved index finger from the beast’s grasp. Certainly, there would be a few blemishes upon it by the morning. The longer he kept up at it, the more appropriate the name had sounded to him.
The woman turned to bend with plain needle and thread once again, fingers which had done this type of thing a million times once more toiling on the fine handiwork associated with bead-work. These were the finishing touches of a gown which would be worn to the Bladerunner Gala and the elder woman smiled to herself as she heard footsteps crossing the room to where she stood.
“Elsian, bring me my glasses. For the life of me, this beading was tedious in my youth, much less the strain it puts upon me now.”
The young man in question was her assistant and hurried to get the fashion diva’s glasses. Moments later he returned with them and a small envelope.
Anatheliea paused as she put the glasses on, taking a moment to open the envelope and read the enclosed note. A chuckle was given and “Oh, it is a thank you from that young man the other day. Silvercrest. You know, the one who jumped as though I’d fondled him whilst taking measurements. A rather nice fellow, really. I do not believe that he’s ever had a proper fitting before.”
Elsian merely looked at Lady Devonshire in a manner which questioned her statement although he almost never brought voice to matters such as these.
The woman caught the look and tipped her chin down, looking over those glasses. “My boy, if I had meant to do anything untoward or solicit his company as a companion to warm my bed, I most assuredly would have done so. Though in the eye of the public I am the paragon of propriety, I am far too old to be anything but direct when it comes to my personal affairs.”
Elsian wisely nodded and offered the Lady a smile, “Of course, Ma’am.”
Lady Devonshire turned back to her work then, focusing on the thin needle and almost dainty pearl bead that she drew across it. “And do make sure to run a flat iron over the hem of the blue gown again, I want it to be perfect for Lady Ashfall.”
Elsian clasped his hands together neatly in front of himself and waited just a moment longer on the off chance that she’d forgotten something. Lady Devonshire’s hand rose and she waved him on, “Oh, and put out my silver gown. I think that perhaps I will be making an appearance at the gala myself. You will be my eye-candy for the evening. You may go now.”
The very thought terrified him to the core; Though it was naught but a sharp, pronounced pit in the base of his stomach, an acidic churning of his stomach in tandem with each syllable of his thoughts. Change was inevitable, just out of his reach and out of his control, something that could and did creep in to his life from time to time in order to wreak havoc for a moment before receding to lay in wait. Change was, the nobleman decided, his greatest threat.
However, it was also his greatest ally. The rejection of his proposition, the culmination of not only many months of his work but also several of his peers, undeniably stung. It was a bitter pill to swallow, especially as the preparations for the twin excursions rest just outside, in the courtyard. It wasn’t the funding that had mattered. It wasn’t the support, the guidance, that irked him. No, at the end of the day, the reason that he had sought out the Magistry to begin with was glory. It was the denied opportunity, the denied chance for expansion of his influence and prestige, that caused him to pause and reconsider.
Plans had changed.
He had little doubt that the letter was scarcely more than the results of some nobleman or another tugging at a few well-placed strings within the upper echelons of the Magistry. Political shenanigans were commonplace and it was something that was, like change, inevitable to be encountered throughout his chosen path. He only wished he’d had more time.
With a sigh, Aeviry reached forward and picked up a pen. The old foundations, the old plans, evidently could not be counted upon. They would need to be torn down and something new, something grander and more useful, would be erected in their place.
A letter found its way into the path of Lord Umbralflare only scant hours later.
We of House Sunrunner would like to thank all those who attended the Engagement Gala this evening. It would have never been this awesome if it wasn’t for the magnificent people who decided to enjoy this event with us IC and OOC!
Continue being awesome guys, and here’s to more wonderful events for our community to enjoy.