Inspiration Post (8)

9:12 PM Michael Etienne Edwards 0 Comments

"Inspiration" can be a funny thing. My search is for the existence of an idea that sparks something. Whether in the form of image, sound, or a combination or if it ignites a positive or negative energy, the ability that it somehow fluxes your thinking, perception is the "inspiration" I am looking for. So these posts have been fun. I thought I'd share with you a different kind of inspiration "post" for the end of the year. ;) These are all videos, but some how affect me in a positive way just about every time. (These images are linked)
First:
Ketsana --The Prayer (Chanting Inner Peace)
Second:
Laura Pausini -- Viveme

I think it's obvious I pick a lot of songs that aren't in english. But I don't know, I think sometimes there is something special about not really understanding and letting the words translate as sounds and emotions rather than words. We all know every song on this earth is a love song (might as well be true). This world is so so big, and after listening to so many songs you get slightly more in touch with the rest of it. I really want to go to places like Korea on day so I started with Music videos, and then I got caught up with celebrities, and television, and reality shows in different languages with subtitles! haha! I don't know how this all started... but culture is just so pure and deep. As for these two songs. Ketsana the Prayer is so oddly magical to me, it puts me in a much better mood, I play it over and over again when I need good things to happen. I know superstitiousesque but it puts me in a good mine. Second, I know it may seem super cheesy! But I love this song. ..I remember it from the telenovela "Ruby", or atleast I think that is what it was called. Once I wanted to learn spanish SO BAD I would just watch telenovelas whenever I came home. My mom didn't like that very much because how would you know when they were cursing. People talk to me in spanish all the time at home, I just wanted to be in the know. But I must say, I don't really look like I can speak spanish do I? Lol I swear people used to give my sisters handouts in spanish when we were in school and my mom would look it them like what is this. My odd life. But I like this song and I think it is very beautiful. Laura is a good singer!

Lastly, this video inspires me:

I don't think I am anything like Alexander Wang in terms of taste but I totally get the woman and look he is going for. And for whatever reason I find him more inspiring than I find his clothes. Alex is doing everything I want to do: he is doing it young. He wasn't waiting to grow up and work under other designers forever. He is doing it now and doing it well. And I honestly search and search youtube for videos and interviews on him and just watch. And whenever I am done, I feel so fueled. He's a great guy. Best luck to you Mr. Wang. Maybe we'll have a run in. I'm so terrified to go back to school. But I suppose it brings us one step closer.