Monday, January 10, 2011

You Must Shed The Dead Skin...

Dead Skin by Apollo's Sun

On January 5th, 2011 I released a track that was axed from my most recent project, Falling Becomes Great. The song is titled Dead Skin, and this quick bloggy blog is to discuss the ideas behind the track.

Over the years, I've been told I'm a bit of a poet when it comes to advice. Calming, cleansing to the energies taking in the words spewing from my mouth. Ironically, I also noticed I'm very stubborn when it comes to utilizing that advice to overcome obstacles in my own life. I'm sure most can relate to that statement. It's much easier to help others than it is ourselves. Maybe it's because we are an outsider who is not attached to that particular moment or event that is causing the need for advice in the first place. Due to the lack of attachment, we do not fear the outcome and are fully able to see the "big picture" and give an unfiltered look at another's life.

As my insides have become more congested with age, I would reach out for advice time and time again with the same perspectives rehashed in my direction. So, I decided to give myself an honest look at issues I have, and speak to myself as if I was the fly on the wall for another. Only in this instance, the person I'm staring at from the distance is me.

Listen to the song, and I hope some of the advice can help you.

The final conclusion I came to after writing "Dead Skin" is very simple: Always, always, always move forward. The more we attach ourselves to yesterday, the more today, and tomorrow will not exist in the light we want. Everything else will change, and you'll continue to stand still. The Earth will speak to you, if you listen, and guide you on what to do next. To be a stagnant puddle will only lead to infestation, mosquitos have taught us that and look at what those little bastards enjoy doing with their time.

Listen to your intuition. Follow it. Trust that you know what is best for you, and honestly assess who you are at all times. Kill the ego. Kill the fear. Be aware. Be wild and free. Blame nobody else for anything, because you chose to put yourself in every situation you encounter. Shed that dead skin, and continue to grow. Word up.

My best,


P.S. Peace to my dude Storm Beats for lacing the beat for this song. You can check him out here:


  1. I wish you good luck in future and I hope that more people will recognize your music !

  2. No doubt my brother! Thank you for producing the track and I hope to make music with you in the future!

  3. What's good Apollo! It's been some time since we spoke but it was exciting to see your still going your thing. Have a ton of respect and love for what you do. Once again today I was feeling down about trying to be an artist and if I am doing the right thing. Set the iPod to Rust, and was brought up, that album just makes me happy. So again I'm happy to see there's new music and as soon as I can afford to I'll pick it up. Not sure if you still got my info but hit me up someone.


  4. Lonnie! Been awhile my man. I hope you are still pushing forward with your art! I still wanna get a custom A. Sun doll in the near future. Shoot me an email using the kontact and we'll exchange numbers again.