On Sunday afternoon, the Seattle Seahawks defeated the Green Bay Packers 28-22 in a thrilling overtime victory to advance to the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 1.
You may remember that Marie, Arielle, and I did a song for the Seattle Seahawks last year on the eve of their Super Bowl appearance. Unsurprisingly, this video has picked up some more hits this past week, pushing towards the 200,000 view mark.
We’ll be recording a new song for this year’s Super Bowl run sometime this week. Get ready…it’s going to be a lot of fun!
In the meantime, enjoy last year’s song called “SOAR”, a parody of Katy Perry’s smash hit “ROAR”.
When we put together the SOAR video 8 months ago, little did we know that it would go semi-viral (as of this writing, it has 167,000 views on YouTube). It landed us a live performance at the Seattle Seahawks party at the Plaza of Nations on July 4.
And just last week, Marie landed her biggest gig to date: singing the national anthems at CenturyLink Field in Seattle before the Super Bowl rematch between the champion Seahawks and the visiting Denver Broncos on September 21!
September 21 will mark the Seahawks’ annual “Canada Day” game where they honour their Canadian fans for their support – hence the 2 anthems. And it’s fitting that Marie will be singing before the Super Bowl rematch…as we made our song specifically for the 2014 Super Bowl.
Needless to say, I’m super proud of Marie and extremely excited for her. She’s worked really hard over the years honing her craft, and she deserves all the good things coming to her. And given Ariana Grande’s spectacular performance earlier tonight before the Seahawks’ win over Green Bay, Marie has some big shoes (and vocal pipes) to fill. But I know she will be just fine. In fact, I predict that she’ll SOAR!
Yesterday I turned 40 years old and thus it was the culmination of my #Roadto40 that I started exactly 5 months ago in January. In that blog post, I said that “My short-term goal is to lose 10 to 15 pounds. My long-term goal is to hit my 40th birthday in June much healthier.”
I’m happy to say that I’ve lost the weight that I wanted to and I’m eating better and exercising regularly…thanks to Craig and his team of trainers at Precision Athletics. We have less junk food in the house now, which is really good for the kids. I still need to get better with my sleeping habits; it’s admittedly a hard habit to change given that I’ve been a night owl since my high school days.
I had a lot of time to reflect this past weekend. Not just on the last 5 months, but the last decade overall. I think reflecting is a natural thing to do (especially when hitting certain milestones such as a 40th birthday) and thus I’d like to share with you what I believe are 5 of the most prominent memories of my thirties (ranging from June 2004 to June 2014).