“Writing about music is like dancing about architecture” — Elvis Costello
So how do you write about music? Can you honestly convey, in writing, everything you feel when you hear a song played? I don’t think so, but I hope I can come close to letting the ramblings of things I think about and do, point towards the beauty of music and it’s power to transform our lives.
The name, The Eye of the Hurricane, comes from the calmest part of a storm. Even though I try to be the calm of the storm that surrounds all of our lives, it seems that I usually end up hanging on to the trees after I’ve wandered into the chaos. Music, expression and culture help me maintain and sometimes regain sanity in world that screams for it to be complicated and chaotic.
I’m a pretty simple guy that loves to spend most of my time with my beautiful wife, Christy, and our boys Luke & Cole. I love to travel and listen to just about any kind of live music, take in the scenery, meet new people, and just live. I have a love for the local Indie Country music scene because of the depth of expression that I believe it reaches, so I usually write about that. However, I do love all kinds of music and arts because of how they can influence the soul and how they reflect the beauty created by God.
Music. Life. People. This blog is a view into how all these things effect me… and I hope it can encourage others to listen a bit more, think outside of the box and try something new.
Ryan “Tank” Hargrave