Nov 6 2012

Blue October’s Acoustic Performance for Utah’s X96

Last week when Blue October was here in Salt Lake for the quiet mind tour one of our local radio stations, X96, hosted an acoustic show at The Living Planet Aquarium. I was extremely lucky and got tickets to the event. When I say lucky, I mean it, there were only about 30 people there. It was so cool!

Justin, Ryan and Julian performed three songs- Into the Ocean (so appropriate for an aquarium!) Hate Me and one of their new songs, Light You Up.

Into the Ocean (love the little backstage bit at the beginning of this)

Hate Me

After they performed they signed posters and took pictures with the group.

Here’s my friend Misty and me with the guys.

You can see all pictures from the performance here. You should also check out their pictures from the concert later that evening. You can see those here.

Huge thanks to Anthony and X96 for this amazing opportunity!!


Aug 6 2012

Blue October’s ‘Into The Ocean’ Certified Platinum

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has certified that Blue October’s single Into the Ocean has sold more than million copies which means that it is now platinum. The following statement from Blue October was sent out via email.

The Blue October family is very proud of this moment. Into The Ocean is a timeless song and performance that’s still reaching music fans around the world today. The Blue October faithful can look forward to hearing “Into The Ocean” along with many other favorites on the upcoming “the quiet mind” tour.

Congratulations!!! 


Jan 17 2011

Into The Ocean

I’m just a normal boy
That sank when I fell overboard
My ship would leave the country
But I’d rather swim ashore
Without a life that’s sadly stuck again
Wish shy was much more masculine
Maybe then I could learn to swim
Like (fourteen miles away)
Now floating up and down
I spin, colliding into sound
Like whales beneath be diving down
I’m sinking to the bottom of my
Everything that freaks me out
The lighthouse beam has just run out
I’m cold as cold as cold can be, be

I wanna swim away, but don’t know how
Sometimes it feels just like I’m falling in the ocean
Let the waves up, take me down
Let the hurricane set in motion
Let the rain of what I feel right now come down
Let the rain come down

Where is the coastguard?
I keep looking each direction
For a spotlight, give me something
I need something for protection
Maybe flotsam junk will do just fine
The jets, I’m sunk, I’m left behind
I’m treading for my life, believe me
How can I keep up this breathing?
Not knowing how to think
I scream aloud, begin to sink
My legs and arms are broken down
With envy for the solid ground
I’m reaching for the life within me
How can one man stop his ending?
I thought of just your face
Relaxed and floated into space

I wanna swim away, but don’t know how
Sometimes it feels just like I’m falling in the ocean
Let the waves up, take me down
Let the hurricane set in motion
Let the rain of what I feel right now come down
Let the rain come down

Now waking to the sun
I calculate what I had done
Like jumping from the bow, yeah
Just to prove that I knew how, yeah
It’s midnight’s late reminder of
The loss of her, the one I love
My will to quickly end it all
Set front row in my need to fall
Into the ocean, end it all
Into the ocean, end it all
Into the ocean, end it all
Into the ocean, end it all
Into the ocean, end it all (goodbye, goodbye)
Into the ocean, end it all (goodbye, goodbye)
Into the ocean, end it all (goodbye, goodbye)

I wanna swim away, but I don’t know how
Sometimes it feels just like I’m falling in the ocean
Let the waves up, take me down
Let the hurricane set in motion
Let the rain of what I feel right now come down
Let the rain come down

(Into the ocean, end it all) into space
(Into the ocean, end it all) goodbye, goodbye
(Into the ocean, end it all) goodbye, goodbye
(Into the ocean, end it all) goodbye, goodbye
(Into the ocean, end it all) goodbye, goodbye
(Into the ocean, end it all) goodbye, goodbye
(Into the ocean, end it all) goodbye, goodbye
I thought of just your face

Ryan’s commentary on Into the Ocean video


Dec 19 2010

Into The Ocean


From Foiled

 Ryan’s commentary on Into the Ocean video