“The realistic goal to be attained through spiritual practice is not some permanent state of enlightenment that admits of no further efforts, but a capacity to be free in this moment in the midst of whatever is happening. If you can do that, you have already solved most of the problems you will encounter in life.”
Kacey Musgraves’, Golden Hour (2018) is a pop / country-rock music gem. It’s no wonder it took home 4/4 grammy awards, including album of the year. Its a hit reel chalk-full of rhythm, melody, and beautiful vocals that will put you at ease wherever you are, whatever you are doing.
What I like most about the album is Kacey’s endearing concern for mother nature, which shines through in songs like “Oh, What a World,” and “Love is a Wild Thing.” She exudes a rock-legacy attitude of peace, love, and understanding that colors the entire album. Her lyrics are innocent, organic, and honest all at the same time.
Kacey is open about her experimentation with psychedelics, and their influence on her songwriting on this album. She feels they have brought her closer to nature, and have allowed her to feel greater sympathy, for her Mother, for example. And yes, she wrote a song about that on this album.
I made a music video to go along with track #6 – “Love is a Wild Thing,” drawing footage primarily from the beautiful Nature Show, “Our Planet” and also the documentary, “Take Me Anywhere,” and feature films, “American Honey,” “Into The Wild,”
I rigged it so that Shia LaBeouf plays host (of sorts) giving us a tour of Mother Nature in sync with the music. Check it out if you’re interested. I hope you find it relaxing. 🌍🌅☮️👀🏔🌼🌸🐝🐸💓🐴🐠💛🎩🎉🌄🏄🏻♀️
COPYWRITE DISCLAIMER: Love is a Wild Thing was written and produced by Daniel Tashian, Ian Fitchuk, and Kacey Musgraves. It appears on Kacey’s Grammy Award-Winning album, “Golden Hour” (2018) Label: MCA Nashville
Feat. The Music of Cold War Kids, and Earth, Wind & Fire (In a Special EFC Music Video!)
“You’re a man looking at the world through a keyhole, and you’ve spent your whole life trying to widen that keyhole – to see more, to know more. And now, upon hearing that it can be widened, in ways you can’t imagine, you reject the possibility.”
The famed mythologist, Joseph Campbell, said that Step #1 in The Hero’s Journey is The Call to Adventure. The caller, of course, is The Universe, and it wants the hero to undergo a transformative experience of some kind. But the hero must pick up the phone in order for the journey to commence.Continue reading “EFC 2.07 – Dr. Strange”→