Last year, my friend Joseph and I failed an attempt at making a Rock band. Although that attempt completely went down the drain, it got my creative juices flowing and I began to imagine what it would be like to have my own real Rock band.
I pondered over the band name the most. What title would sound mysterious, meaningful, and “must-have” in a music lover’s collection all at the same time? I thought of quite a few good, solid names but none of them really meant anything to me. There was no symbolism.
I’m not sure how I came up with The Red Angel. As I recall, my first thoughts wandered towards Evanescence (even though that band is actually Metal, not Rock), and then their song Call Me When You’re Sober. I fantasized being the lead singer Amy Lee and having male guitarists surrounding me. Embarrassing, I know. Then somehow the idea of an Angel came to my mind; what if I had wings? And, somehow in my mind, one moment I was wearing Amy Lee’s gorgeous red-wine gown from CMWYS. Then next moment, the gown had started melting into blood instead. The idea of A Red Angel was born.
Trust me, I’m not suicidal or what others like to call “Emo.” My idea of The Red Angel is quite the contrary. There are several different associations when it comes to Red. For instance, in China (did I mention that I’m Chinese-American?), red is considered the color of good luck and fortune, hence the reason it’s plastered all over the flag and everywhere else in the giant country of eggrolls.
In general, the color Red is meant to provide Passionate Energy to others. No, I’m not here to seduce you all. Like I said in my last entry, my goal is to inspire you to love life and live it to the fullest. That type of energy, my friends, is priceless. You know that moment where you think of the best idea in the world ever, whether it be the perfect work project that’s may land you a payraise or an additional plotline to use for your progressing novel, and your whole body seems to fizz up with Energy and you feel like you’re about to fly off into the distance towards the Golden Gates of Success?
Well, I’d like to help you spread your wings. Now, I have this Anne-Frank mentality that, in spite of everything, people are good at heart. I like thinking of all of us as Angels, and not necessarily in the religious sense. We are all children of Nature, that’s for sure. And I believe we all have a purpose here on earth, and that if we can find it, we can also choose to use that purpose well to benefit the world in which we live in.
I’m still on the yellow brick road to those Golden Gates. I’ve learned to spread my wings, but they tend to get a little rusty at times. Feel free to comment me and help me out as I set out for my own endeavors, and I will be there along the way to help you with yours. I’ll let you know if I find a bus along the way who’s willing to pick up some flying hitchhikers. ;]
I’ll be putting up a Red Angel drawing sometime in the future.