punk rock

Trash or inspiration?

Last week, we released a new music video for the second song on "Into the Night" called Manotheistic. While the song isn't up on your favorite streaming service yet, the inspiration for the music video has been stewing in the deep recesses of my brain for 2 years. 

What inspired the video? Having a house flood. One of those ridiculous plumbing leaks that destroys the whole house. It was about 5 months before we could move back in. UGH! 

But after moving back in, there were boxes... A LOT of boxes. I thought how am I going to get rid of these quickly? I'm not. What if I reused them instead? OK. For what? Hmmmm. 

Seeing them sit there in the garage piled up high, I though they looked like towers. The FIRST word of this song. Sure, I'll need to paint them, but hey that could be fun right? (actually it wasn't..)

So that's where the inspiration for the Manotheistic video came from. Nothing glamorous or meditative. Just old, empty cardboard boxes. 

Hoping you can reuse the old to create something amazing!

-Cynda

A Dream Come True

It was 2003... or maybe it was .... the older you get the more the years blend together. I was in Cleveland, Ohio with my cousin going to my first Vans Warped Tour. She had been there before, but I was a Warped newbie. 

So I got as much swag as possible, went to see as many bands as possible, stood in long lines to get as many autographs as possible. By the end of the day, I was covered in sweat and dirt, but had an amazing time attending. 

And that's what I thought I would always be--- an attendee. Sure it seemed incredible to be the one on stage, but that seemed like a far off dream, a million miles away from where I could ever be. 

Now it's 2018.........and that dream is coming true! 

Cockeyed Optimist will be performing at the Pomona, CA date of Vans Warped Tour!

P.S. If you or anyone you know would like to come to the LAST cross-country run of the Vans Warped Tour, come out to the Pomona Fairgrounds on June 21st.  Tickets are available HERE.

Heres to dreams come true, Cynda