Below day #2 of my Gratitude Challenge

405346_671475450828_805984799_n1) Acting: I’m thankful for discovering acting, although it was a bit later in life… better late than never! Many people I talk to believe acting is about emoting “feelings” or being the center of attention. However that couldn’t be further from the truth. For me acting is about connecting… either to a scene partner, situation or circumstance. Personally I believe artists (or anyone for that matter) of any persuasion simply are looking for ways to connect. If we could all stop for a moment & really consider the other side of the story this world would be a much different place indeed. Acting has given a health way of connecting to & accepting those who are different then myself.

2) Genesis (music group): My first musical love & in many ways (although I didn’t understand it as a teenager) laid the foundation to my involvement in acting. I’m thankful to Steve & Pat for our all night college Genesis listening sessions!

3) Lastly for today… Pete for teaching me how to play the guitar so many years ago. My world has NOT been the same since. Thank you!!!!

– Tim Brandt

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hydria entangledAnyone close to me will attest to the fact that I’m a huge fan of the progressive rock band Genesis. Although old school fans may shutter at this fact, “Invisible Touch” was my introduction to the band. However in my defense, I was only 16 at the time and had yet to understand the overall historical perspective. A few trips to the record store (actually at that time it was mostly cassette tapes) taught me the history of Genesis. What a shocking revelation to learn that Phil Collins was not only a drummer but wasn’t even an original member of the band! Determined to understand the history, the next cassette tape I purchased was “From Genesis To Revelation”. Working my way backwards it took me a year or so to get to “A Trick Of The Tail”. To this day it’s still one of my favorite Genesis albums.

This is a long winded way of introducing today’s Tim’s Show & Tell posts! A few years ago the Brazilian band Hydria recorded a cover of “Entangled”. See the video below:

I personally love the distorted guitar during the “B” part of the song (Well if we can help you we will…) It adds an interesting dynamic element while still holding true to the original intent of the song. Unfortunately since this recording the band has decided to part ways.  It’s too bad because I really enjoyed their music. Hopefully there will be solo projects coming out soon. I’ll make sure to post an update if that happens.

– Tim Brandt

Creatively Witty & Artistically Sweet

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