In the summer of 2006, five guys got together and decided to play good, fun music together. Those five guys became the Okay Feeling. Since that summer, I have been singing, writing and contributing anyway I could to the band. We were a bunch of friends who became a family focused on just having fun with our music.
A few years ago, when I decided to leave for art school, the Okay Feeling played what we thought was going to be our last show. Well, that wasdead wrong. During my leave, we all realized that we still wanted to play music and to make it with the same guys. So, we started playing more shows and eventually added another vocalist to the family, becoming a six-piece. We continued writing better songs, playing more shows and meeting great folk. However, we began to realize the difficulty in having a member living three states away. We wanted to play music year round, not just during seasonal intervals.
So, for the better of the band, I have left the Okay Feeling. They are still loved by me and I am still very much apart of the family. Alas, I feel that there will be much more ease within the Okay Feeling without having to view radical ideas from someone so drastically afar.
I am continuing to pursue my career as an artist/designer. The Okay Feeling will continue being a family of great musicians and creative minds. I would like to thank all of the people over the years who have come out to see and hear the Okay Feeling while I was apart of them. I wish them the very best and I hope to see everyone again, quite soon.
Today I read a Horace Miner article entitled “Body Ritual Among the Nacirema" from the June 1956 edition of American Anthropologist. The article discusses a little known tribe in North America known as the Nacirema.It was an interesting read and definitely an eye opener for those that are not aware.