Phobias and Fears: A HootOwl's Blog

I did a thing to Beautiful Times.  It’s set to the cancelled Fox show, Touch.  Please enjoy.

Way to go, Google!!

When I find the origins of the term “HootOwls” online, I’m always looking for something else.  Now, when I want to find the origin of the term “HootOwls”, I find absolutely nothing relevant!  Help a fellow HootOwl out and pinpoint a location online that explains this when Google fails me?

mommahootowl:

parallelview:

Guys, it’s 04/15/14…

*waits patiently in the shadows*

I know. He’s been so quiet about this date.

My best guess: “Beautiful Times” will make it’s debut to radio today.  ”Shooting Star” was originally scheduled to make it’s debut to radio after release, in late June, but we all know that “Good Time” was chosen in place of it.  Perhaps, in part due to the flop of the late radio debut of “Shooting Star”, today the label will debut the song “Beautiful Times” to the radio.  I’ll see if I can’t get “Yah or No?” recorded today in case it is of “Beautiful Times”!!

phobias-and-fears:

You have no clue how this post on my dash made my day!! :)

Just came across this old reblogged post of mine, and I realized how much much it fits the essence of Beautiful Times!

phobias-and-fears:

You have no clue how this post on my dash made my day!! :)

Just came across this old reblogged post of mine, and I realized how much much it fits the essence of Beautiful Times!

(Source: alinepeixotod)

Adam sure changes his lyrics a lot before release.  Maybe I’m Dreaming has “Staring up at the planes that aren’t there anymore”, while Ocean Eyes has “Staring up at the STARS that aren’t there anymore”.  Then we have the different lyrics in Dreams Don’t Turn to Dust as seen in the Making of ATBAB video on VEVO.  The bridge is completely different even:

It’s like dying to live, squinting to seeAll of that distant thunder that never made sense to meAs every pearl turns muddy to rustI’ll feather the breeze ‘cause dreams don’t turn to dust

Sky Sailing is even included.  Consider Brielle: “Breathing the sweet ocean air makes a shy boy aware that he could be free” vs. “Breathing the sweet forest air makes a blue bird aware that she could be free”.  And now, Beautiful Times is added to this!!  As others may have noticed on Instagram, the caption included fits the verses.  Sung to the melody of the vine, the lyrics read:

A cold panicIn the AtlanticTurned the TitanicInto a ghost town

My best guess is that it’s in place of:

A slow motion Wave on the ocean Stirs my emotion Up like a raincloud 

But I could be wrong.  Just thought I’d share this lovely find with you!!

Adam sure changes his lyrics a lot before release.  Maybe I’m Dreaming has “Staring up at the planes that aren’t there anymore”, while Ocean Eyes has “Staring up at the STARS that aren’t there anymore”.  Then we have the different lyrics in Dreams Don’t Turn to Dust as seen in the Making of ATBAB video on VEVO.  The bridge is completely different even:

It’s like dying to live, squinting to see
All of that distant thunder that never made sense to me
As every pearl turns muddy to rust
I’ll feather the breeze ‘cause dreams don’t turn to dust

Sky Sailing is even included.  Consider Brielle: “Breathing the sweet ocean air makes a shy boy aware that he could be free” vs. “Breathing the sweet forest air makes a blue bird aware that she could be free”.  And now, Beautiful Times is added to this!!  As others may have noticed on Instagram, the caption included fits the verses.  Sung to the melody of the vine, the lyrics read:

A cold panic
In the Atlantic
Turned the Titanic
Into a ghost town

My best guess is that it’s in place of:

A slow motion 
Wave on the ocean 
Stirs my emotion 
Up like a raincloud 

But I could be wrong.  Just thought I’d share this lovely find with you!!

ireallylikeowlcity:

ok guys is it wonder or wander??
like im pretty sure its wander but people are saying its wonder so im confused

Adam commented on other people’s posts here saying it’s wander, but wonder is what I first heard it to be as well.  I’ll take Adam at his word and say it’s wander.

I was at State Forensics yesterday, when…

I passed a theater on State Street, a place in Madison where there are a lot of stores and such.  We always get to walk around on State Street for a few hours before the competition.  Anyways, a certain name popped out at me:

Don’t see the name yet?  How about now:

And I’m like, “Oh my word!  The violinist from Beautiful Times!  A very talented musician!!!”  And to think that a few weeks ago, I would have walked on thinking, “Lindsey who?”  I didn’t even know she does live shows across the country!!  Now she’s coming to Madison on June 4th!?!?  I wish I could go, but nope, got semester exams!!!

BTW, that picture was the only thing I got on State Street!

Nerd Fact: I used the same crunchy synth patch in Good Time during the chorus of Beautiful Times.

LOL!!!  I noticed that upon listening to it for the 105th time (before this was posted)!

(Source: owlcityinstagrams, via mommahootowl)

My school has late start Wednesdays from time to time where the school day starts later, and today was one of them!
Me before arriving at school: I will be productive today before school!
Me at school before class: *** Listens to "Beautiful Times" on repeat ***