7. Phileas – Across the States in 80 Days : Week Five – White Moonshine River

7th of 13 Videos about my trip, in 80 days from New York to Los Angeles by bicycle, depicting the fifth week on the road.
The music used is from the album « To the end of the world », which was recorded by The Lone John Harps in 2014. You can download the tracks at: https://thelonejohnharps.bandcamp.com

The text was written during the trip, and reflects the state of mind I was in at that moment.

Fifth Week – The importance of being honest
The initial excitement of the unknown has given way to routine and habits but without them having yet become too familiar to be boring.
It is also the moment when I’m coming to terms with the fact that this journey is not going to attract the attention I hoped it would.
The spark hasn’t started the wildfire that would help me set my musical career “ablaze”.
But the sympathetic eyes of the few who follow as day after day passes, sure are always worth more than the hollow approval of the masses. I come to doubt it sometimes, but I wouldn’t keep going if I did not believe it.
What I am missing will always be but a means to an end and it doesn’t mean that much in the end.
The end being always to write, play and record new songs and I can feel them coming up on the horizon, like the many sunrises in the endless skies in front of me.

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