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Dear Friends,

All I can say is that this has been the best year of my life.

I’m always such a paranoid about the future and what will come with it.. Just because it’s a good day today will it be tomorrow when I fall? Will I throw myself in a situation where I can’t play anymore? What can I do to keep this dream a float? These are the questions I ask myself everyday.

Well in the past, Ive written a couple songs, or just ate a bowl of Pho to heal the pain. But, this year I decided to give you something a little different, my analyzation through an open heart conversation. Please excuse me for writing this through letters for it is very hard for me to open up to anyone using my voice when I am not entertaining (I plan on working on that but until then I guess this will do).

I imagine it must be extremely difficult & scary getting older; watching your friends get sick while you celebrate another healthy year or wondering if you fulfilled your life dreams. I believe its not the actual disease that kills people but the lost of hope the disease brings with it that’s kills.

Where am I going with this?

All I’m asking is never lose that smile and laugh that can really make others happy over something we have no control over. Don’t be scared of getting older, embrace it. There’s nothing we can do about it because it happens to all of us. You get to live, laugh and play another day with your friends and family. So let’s enjoy all we can and not be sad about it because you never know when someones going to take it all away from us. And when it’s all said and done wouldnt it be nice to say, I laughed more then ive cried… Don’t you think?

I write, entertain and try to inspire because I want to see others genuinely happy. It makes me happy seeing them happy. If it’s one thing my mother and this life has taught me, it’s that one needs to take care of the people that take care of them.

After months of traveling town to town sharing my music, sleeping on couches and sharing laughs with new and old friends throughout the world, I can say that I have finally found my voice through living and I thank the journey for it.

I feel you really have to live if you want to write and because of that, I am ready to share my thoughts through a new album I will release in January. It’s honest to what I feel at this moment of my life, and like my friend, Ben Miller always says, “The Truth Will Set you Free”

He couldn’t be more right.

Have a lovely Holiday and see you on the road very soon.

Sincerely,

AF

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