We’ve got 4 people and 4 cats occupying a (barely) 2 bedroom house in Echo Park.
2 of us have just relocated permanently from Portland and Dallas, respectively.
2 of us had never met previous to this experience.Only one of us is fully employed.
We owe our producer $2700, our videographer $1000, and our strings director $500.
We owe our fans t-shirts, hoodies, canvas prints, and an EP.
I love shows like I Survived, and I Shouldn’t be Alive. Some of my favorite moments are when survivors recall their long treks from deep in the mountain range to a toasty log cabin or a spring of clean water. Along their journey, they saw the mountain in front of them and despite the long odds, were determined to climb to the other side, only to see miles of mountainous landscape still between them and survival at the summit.
How overwhelmingly discouraging that must have been. How tempting it must have been to simply step into the great crevasse below and spare themselves the pain, hopelessness, and seemingly inevitable slow, bitter death.
All 4 of us over here on Team emberghost LA have wondered whether we’re going to make it through the great wilderness we find ourselves hopelessly entrenched in. Our biggest enemies being discouragement, doubt, financial strain, personal conflict, and of course … ourselves. Can emberghost survive this?
Of course we can.
And one day we’ll tell this story in interviews, how we were crammed into a small house with no money and piles of debt, how we gave up everything and moved across the country and struggled in Hollywood like every other aspiring artist, and how we wrote music and played it anyway. And when we played it, people listened and were touched and moved and inspired and they couldn’t wait to see what we were going to do next.
If you’re reading this, you’re probably among the more dedicated of emberghost fans. We appreciate you, and we know we’ve asked a lot of you and you’ve responded. We’re not going to give up … in fact, things are just about to get really good.