Wednesday, November 12, 2008

album finished!

Two extremes happened simultaneously. Kramer finished mixing our album at the same time as a dear friend of mine passed away. Now I know the true meaning to why the name "recollections of memory" came to mind while writing the album. While it's on it's way back from Kramer's to our studio I wanted to let you all know that this is a very important one for all of us. It personally kept me sane for the past year and a half, and it taught me a lesson about life that now holds very true. Life itself is very fragile. We live in great numbers letting that make us feel secure, while at any moment it could all be stripped away from us without any compromise, no matter how many surround us. We must make our time full of all the love and hope we can. Never take your friends for granted. Hold them dear. Live for life.

I look forward to you hearing this album...

'Ryan Policky

Monday, November 3, 2008

Michelle Brim

More of a personal thing, but I figured I'd blog it since I have to get this out in all ways. I stated the morning with news darker than any monday has ever been for me. The word came in of the death of my dear friend Michelle Brim. It's only a week after the anniversary of my other friend, Scot Gordon who took his life in 2003, which alone almost drained me completely. Now I feel empty. I've lost all emotions. I'm in the so called "shock" mode, and the flashbacks are brighter than ever. Life is so sad really. To see those you love disappear completely has such a huge effect, and can never be explained till it happens. I'm dead inside right now, but full of hope that maybe now she is finally in a happy place, smiling forever, and letting a true love surround her. I love ya Michelle, and I'll always remember you. You changed me forever with all you did. You are truly my little DM.