The Power of Doubting


…music, that real moonlight in every gloomy night of life.
—Jean Paul Friedrich Richter, Titan: A Romance, Vol. II, 1862, 125. Cycle, p. 375

It seems that especially artists tend to question themselves and their art constantly. While this can make going through with creative processes difficult, it also helps getting better and better and creating magical moments, for the artists as well as for their audiences.

Those of you who have followed this blog know that I am a huge fan of Aaron Howard. You can in fact listen to a few songs of his when watching some of the gallery slideshows here on this website. He has recently released a new album called Who I Am and I just love it! The album has some beautiful ballads but also some songs rockier than those on his previous album Heart on Fire. I’ve always loved Aaron’s music, but with his new album he has once again managed to surpass himself. Aaron simply sings wonderful songs full of deep lyrics with a voice alive with emotion that comes from the depths of his heart and soul.

Who I Am is also a true example of the power of doubting and full of magical moments. Listen to the songs on Aaron’s website, on Spotify, on Amazon, or on iTunes and hear for yourself.

Seasonal Book Trailer for „Skies/Himmel“ Published

Not that a book really needs a trailer, but it was fun putting one together. So here it is: the seasonal book trailer for Skies/Himmel that also comes with some Christmas-music.  The „Silent Night“-variation is by Jon Sayles. Enjoy!

Update on: Music—Aaron Howard

Guessing Clouds: T. Rex, 2015.Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.”

Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (1892-1927)

I am overjoyed that Aaron has given his permission for me to play his music here on my website! You can now listen to his wonderful music while watching some of the gallery-slideshows. Just click on the Slideshow-button when you are in one of the following galleries:

Blue Skies with Aaron’s „Children Grow“ and
Shades of Grey and Lilac with Aaron’s „Long Way to Go“

So go ahead: watch, listen, and dream along!

Thoughts About the World as It Is… or Could Be (3): Music—Aaron Howard

Running, 2015.(…) music heard so deeply
That it is not heard at all,
but you are the music
While the music lasts.”

T. S. Eliot, The Dry Salvages, 1941, V

So much is happening right now that I don’t get around writing about my photography anymore. But I will come back to that, I promise, I already have a few topics on my mind. And I really have to share this with you, my latest addiction. It is music and one singer/songwriter in particular: Aaron Howard. I’ve been listening to his songs almost without pause for the last few days. As I said, addiction. But his music is simply wonderful; songs of life and love. When I listened to Aaron’s songs for the first time, they already seemed so familiar to me. I don’t know if it’s the melodies, the lyrics, his voice—probably the whole package—, but his music goes straight to my heart. Even when I am not actually listening, his music is still with me when a line from his songs suddenly crosses my mind or I catch myself humming one of his melodies. I hope Aaron will continue writing and singing and simply making wonderful music. I believe nobody can sing the way he does without it coming from the depth of their heart.

So, be sure to check Aaron’s music out. You can listen to his latest album “Heart on Fire” on his webpage. And if you like what you hear, and I am sure you will, please spread the word and like/follow him on Facebook and Twitter. Aaron’s songs would also make a great Christmas present for a friend or a loved one; you can download his music or buy a hand-signed CD from his webpage. Go on, listen and enjoy!