Christina Grimmie

Christina Grimmie

Christina Victoria Grimmie (March 12, 1994 – June 11, 2016)

I had no real idea of what to draw for this. All I know is that when I heard Christina Gimmie had been shot, I felt I had to draw something.

I first found out about Christina Grimmie when I watched her singing “Titanium” on Youtube. I found her singing to be incredibly moving, and that is as much as I knew her. Yet I feel terrible when I heard of her death, as so many of her fans did.

I don’t want to say much; just this. I think Christina was lost far too early, and I think her death was tragic. And while she might be gone, her songs live on. I’m not sure what kind of legacy that is, but I believe it is a kind of immortality. Christina, I can only say that I’m sorry you’re gone.

Banana Phone

I'm still waiting for my banana phone to ring.

I’m still waiting for my banana phone to ring.

It’s just total nostalgia-time with me recently. I looked at a banana recently and guess what song started playing in my head?

Seriously though, does anyone remember Raffi? I grew up on songs like “Banana Phone”, “Baby Beluga”, and “Down by the Bay”. Anyways, going to eat a banana now.

Caroling Curse

Thus began the Christmas Carol massacre.

Thus began the Christmas Carol massacre.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve grown to hate Christmas carols the longer I’ve been alive. And no offense — especially in American supermarkets.

I can’t tell you how painful it is to hear the same songs on repeat over…and over…and over…until all you want to do is destroy Christmas like the Grinch.

Song – Sea Song

More on Pirate’s Story! I’ve completely finished all the editing of the book, which meant reading around 240 pages in a few days. That means all I need to do is convert the book to Kindle format, upload it on Amazon and get details like the book description done. It looks like we’ll hit the Friday deadline after all!

In the meantime, let me share something special. In the first chapter of City of Mists, Pirate sings a song at sea. Since WordPress doesn’t allow me to simply paste music onto the blog, I’ll link you to that song on Youtube.

And finally, I feel it would be disingenuous (see? I can use big words!) to ask you to buy or recommend my book without trying it first. Thus, I’ll be making the first chapter of City of Mists free to read when I put it up on Amazon. Now I just have to figure out how.