Daily Discovery: Eric Himan, “Waiting For Thunder”

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ERicHiman

ARTIST: ERIC HIMAN

SONG: WAITING FOR THUNDER

BIRTHDATE: 3/28/1979

HOMETOWN: FT WALTON BEACH, FL

CURRENT LOCATION: BROKEN ARROW, OK

AMBITIONS: Being a better songwriter, touring Europe, being a great cook

TURN-OFFS: Egos, Insensitive people that say “Don’t be so sensitive”, and Broccoli.

TURN-ONS:  Dynamic musicians, poets, chefs.

DREAM GIG:  Performing at summer festivals like Glastonbury in Europe.

FAVORITE LYRIC: “The world owes us nothing; we owe each other the world”- “Joyful Girl”, Ani DiFranco

CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: Good crazy?ha. My best friend, Cassandra. She lives outside the box and I love it.

SONG I WISH I WROTE: “Shine” by Tracy Bonham.

5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH:  Malala Yousafzai, Ani DiFranco, Bill Maher, Claire Danes, and my Mother (she passed away when I was 4).

MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Opening for Patty Griffin at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, OK. Knowing I was warming up for one of my favorite artists in my town at one of the best music clubs in town with my bassist, Matt Hayes. Crowd was supportive and made for a fun night.

I WROTE THIS SONG: I wrote, “Waiting For Thunder (Malala)” because I was touched by the story of Malala Yousafzai, a young girl in the Swat Valley of Pakistan who stood up for education of girls’ in her country where the Taliban was shutting down all the girls’ schools. She faced an assassination attack by the Taliban and still did not let fear dissuade her mission. I wanted to share her story because the world needs more people like Malala Yousafzai.

 

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