Friday, February 15, 2013

Before I Leave...

Hello. It's the day after Singles Awareness Day. And two days after my recital.

If any of you are curious, the recital went OK. My weakness is performance in general. I have a very hard time getting up in front of people, whether that is speaking or music or whatever. Also, my curse is this: I never play anything perfect. But that's OK. I have come to accept it. I did the best I could, and that's that. If I get a copy of the recording, maybe I'll post it here, if you want. Just a note: my two theme verses for the recital were Isaiah 43:13, " For I, the LORD your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, 'Fear not, I will help you.' " and Philippians 4:6-7, "Be anxious in nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and mind through Christ Jesus." Those verses carried me through the recital. So yeah. I leave for the Dominican Republic tomorrow, which is crazy. I just finished packing. I can't believe it's already here. I just wanted to post before I left and mention a couple of things...

Jill Williamson, the amazing author and incredibly awesome person, has interviewed me. And she is giving away a copy of my album. So you'll definitely want to check it out here. (And if you haven't yet, you should definitely check out her books.)

For the recital, we (Lanae, Matt, and me) filmed a "mockumentary" series. You can watch all five videos here. I originally wasn't going to post the videos here, but I don't know... thought someone might be interested. Just a note: acting is another weakness of mine. At one point in my life, I wanted to be an actor. But then that dream ended when I came to the realization that I was at a slight disadvantage: I had no talent. haha... anywho. In the video, you can see the area where I go to school.

I am currently composing to a short film right now, and I have about 9min of music, which I might be able to post here. (Not sure... I'll find out soon though.) BUT, my next project is a short film called The Endless Forrest, which I am very excited about it. They just released a promo video for Kickstarter, which you can watch here. Recognize the song in the background? (I'll be honest, I didn't for about 10 seconds...) So yes. This should be fun.

I wish I could post new music. But I've got nothing right now post worthy. So until next time...

Thanks for listening (or in this case just reading...)

Jonathan Maiocco

P.S. I was listening to my iPod the other day, and this made me laugh. Perks to being named Jonathan... in all honesty though, those are hard acts to follow. Challenge tentatively accepted.