Thursday, July 2, 2015

Wacky ways to find new music

I was cruising around in the land of instagram.  I follow an Austin musician that has been in many of bands, he writes, he records, he has a podcast, he's just an all-around talent and I've been a fan for years.  I've met him a couple of times through a childhood friend of his, and he's super that helps too.  So, as I said, I was cruising around instagram and this pic pops up on my feed:
from johnnygoudie's instagram

I looked at it; I read the caption; I thought "hmmm...that girl looks familiar".  

My mind was connecting slowly because I was in bed about to set the alarm and go to sleep.  I thought "she looks like Holly" (my cousin's friend from high school).  

My brain keeps connecting slowly thinking "I know Holly went to Nashville and has tried to pursue music." 

Inner thoughts still coming: "I remember she sang at E's wedding and was really talented."; "When was the last time I saw Holly?  A few years ago, she colored my hair.";  "What has she been up to since?  Well, possibly still chasing the music dream."

So, I tagged "@levthemusic" and said "Holly, is that you?" - She replied "yea girl!"...

I started taking a look at her/her band's instagram (LEV) which linked me to a new video.  I looked at her band's website and facebook.  I read press and reviews. And, I got all silly proud of Holly.  (As I watched the video, I also thought "damn girlie!")

I met Holly 13-ish years ago.  Like I stated before, she is friend's with my cousin.  She was a beautiful girl with a contagious laugh.  We were bridesmaids together in that cousin's wedding.  But, I'm not going to try to pretend she's a close, personal friend of mine.  This cousin of mine...we're close...and I stay informed about her friends when I can.  That's why this was such a super fun way to stumble upon Holly chasing her dream in music.  Not through my cousin's updates, but through the wacky world of social media.

And...the video is all kinds of awesome.  It is creepy fantastic with a Gone Girl feel.  The song catchy, Holly looks like she could fit right into a movie set, and the male actor...well, his abs ain't so bad to look at either.  I see that LEV is playing regularly in the Texas circuit.  I'd love to catch them live and would definitely do so if I was still living there.  Check them out:

Did you watch the video?  What did you think??


  1. What a crazy story! I love how social media narrows the world sometimes.

    I have not watched the video because as I read this, I'm listening to Shinedown's new song. I'll have to come back to it.

  2. Nothing like the big wide world of social media to constantly remind us how small of a world it actually is. I really like the song of hers that you provided, I'm gonna have to check out the rest of her catalog.

  3. How cool! I love coincidences like that.

  4. Oh my gosh...first of all, creepy video & you are totally right, a very Gone Girl feel to it. Eeek! I added the song to my playlist on Spotify as well.

    Secondly, how cool is that you know her?! That's pretty awesome, if you ask me. :)

    Mandie ~

  5. How random, and awesome! I really like the song too!

  6. What a good coincidence reconnecting that way. I liked the song, and so right about the abs. How many times did she kill him off! Haha! The ending was super creepy but fit the song.

  7. I love that song!! So great! And how cool that you recognized her on instagram?!!

  8. Ha, this is fabulous! Thanks for sharing this story. So cool you recognized her and got in touch!

  9. Love this!! So random just seeing her while scrolling through insta!!

  10. That is so awesome! Good for her for chasing her dream!


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