So the EP ” A Wild Dream” has been completed with “Cartoon Eyes” being released on March 25th as the final single off the 3 song ep and it ended a very long chapter in my life.

I’m proud of the recordings even though figuring out the process was trying. I wanted to make a project that I produced myself without any outside help other than the recording engineer and the tools he offered me to complete the project. Since I started making music I never really felt like it was my own I guess… I mean sure I wrote the songs but when there are other people involved in the process of cooking the ingredients in the pot they will tend to have their own agenda in wanting to steer the direction of the vehicle (IMO its a very understandable thing) and helping to get it to its final destination. I do think the project would have come out sounding more polished and professional had I grabbed a team of professionals to help me put it together but that wasn’t what “A Wild Dream” was about.

It was about remembering where you came from and what brought you where you are and deciding how you are going to move forward now that you have analyzed that information. I tried to tell that story through the music videos that would accompany each song. “Memories” is about traveling and the hard drives of memories that I accumulated throughout my journeys that I had planned to upload and never did, and then after looking back on the years of footage and the places that music had taken me and having the revelation that would later come to me in a dream that I need to keep going and that there was more to do and more to see I wrote “Cruise” and that’s why that song comes across as a dream (or at least I hope it was portrayed as one in the video that accompanied it) that basically told me that there was more to see and so much more to do. that even the music isn’t everything its the soundtrack to life but there is so much more of me to explore and to figure out in which direction I am going to take my life.

The final song “Cartoon Eyes” was about settling the score with “Betty” and the healing of the boy and his ripped out heart where he admits his truth and then burns the bridge so that he may never cross it again and continues to travel his path its just a few songs and a story about deciding which way to go along the path or deciding wether or not if to even continue along it.

I took a long bike ride on a familiar trail in the northeast woods of pennsylvania along the deleware river the other day and it was interesting… I guess all the rain in we had last year or in the last couple of years has completely wethered away the soil that was holding together the trail. and as I ride along this trail its worn down to dirt from where people walk and ride and its a nice smooth easily ridden trail and then there are other parts that are still the trail but just extremely bumpy and more difficult to ride so I would keep on riding and then i would come to a part where as far as I can see the trail is completly washed away and I have to decide at that point wether or not I want to continue to ride at all or if i want to get off and walk until the trail becomes rideable again or not and it made me think about life.

we are all on a trail or a path and when we start out the path is smooth and we can ride along the path smoothly and the ride is enjoyable and easy and we are enjoying ourselves on the path and then some parts are just rocky and while you can still ride along the path and all of the beauty surrounding you is still there its just a little bit more work as you continue, and then you will reach the part where the path is completley washed away all the beauty is still there surrounding you but now you have to get off the bike and walk to the next part where it isnt so smooth again but at leasts its not completley worn away and then you will come to another smooth part of the road and the ride is enjoyable again but sporadically there are ducks and geese that are sitting in your path and you have to go around them all to come to another rocky point on the trail where you will have to decide if you want to keep going and question why you are even riding in the first place. all of the beauty of nature is still around you its just that the path is gone and you will have to dismount your bike and walk to the next part of the path that is smooth again even though you cant see it.

some parts of the ride are going to be smooth some parts of the terrain will be bumpy and some parts of the road will be completley washed away and you will have to dismount your bike and walk the rocky and worn terrain and it might even start to rain… were you prepared with a rain coat in your biking bag? more importantly how badly do you want to keep riding?

Why not make your life interesting? Life should be an exciting adventure… so you should be “you” even if people don’t understand you or what you’re doing because I can guarantee you they won’t, so you might as well live a life that excites “you” even if people think you’re weird…

My whole life I was always worried about doing the right thing or I was always worried about fitting in and being a part of “the group” because you know how “everyone else” has life figured out or they seem to know the right way to go about doing things… or you have so much respect for this or that person etc…

I think the most frustrating part was that half of the stuff I was trying to do or doing wasn’t even what I wanted for myself. it would be something I saw my brothers were doing or maybe something my friends were doing or something I was told I should be doing and I had just never stopped to ask if that was what I wanted for myself. I just always wanted to do what appeared cool or wanted to go on the road that everyone else was traveling on because it looked like the obvious way to go.

I was raised in a baptist family and have always believed in the truths of the bible and the bible tells us the road that is wide and traveled by everyone isn’t the way, and I’m not writing that to challenge what you believe or to preach some religious gospel because the older I get and the more that I learn I’m not so sure in what way I would define my religious beliefs anymore but I do still believe what I’ve read and find to be true in the bible because the bible has simple truths in it and I say that because they can be understood by anyone who takes time to think about them regardless of what you believe or practice.

It reads that the road is straight and narrow.

The outcast that you are judging because they have tri-colored or wild hair or that isn’t cut straight like everyone else or because they decided they wanted to wear all black to school or because they decided they still want to live at home to save money or decides to live in a van because it offers them a different perspective of the world or simply because they just want to be different is just expressing themselves in the truest way they know-how.

As a child, you are encouraged to be whoever you want and do whatever you want. You are still allowed to dream. If you ask a kid what they want to be when he grows up and he optimistically and honestly says he wants to go to the moon his parents don’t say- people don’t go to the moon anymore or yeah son good luck with that… his parents buy him every toy or object related to space and the moon and buy them a bedframe that resembles a spaceship and will decorate their room with stars and images of the galaxy until then they grow up and get all that drummed out of him.

I left home in my van to find that path, to find a true way of living because I don’t want to be held back or bound to the limitations of this reality and the thoughts that people of the world will try to project onto me.

(you cant do that! it’s hard! have fun with that! etc)

It’s truly freeing being on the road and discovering who I am by traveling to places I’ve never been where people that don’t know me can see the light that I shine with a perspective that is different than the people that you have me my entire life. and encourage me to be who I am.

I want to live an interesting life even if people think that’s weird because I’m a dreamer and I think that life was meant to be an exciting adventure even if people don’t understand me or what I am doing I will continue to live a life that excites “me”.


Betty The Van

My name is Pentley… like the car but with a “P” a Singer/Songwriter in pursuit of a wild dream. and yes you will hear that a lot around here because I will always be in pursuit of my dream.

This is my van Betty and my Martin D-Jr

Betty is a Ram Promaster That I converted into a Tiny Home so that I would have a means of chasing after this dream of mine she’ll take me anywhere I want to go…

Far off the beaten path and deep into nature where I can reconnect with my higher self, reflect, and truly appreciate and recognize all the beauty that life has to offer… and I get to do it all from the best seat in the house…

You see I was born a dreamer I have always believed that anything was possible I’ve always believed that instead of just living in the world that we could create the world that we would like to live in.

Even when the people of the world tell me that isn’t possible. I have a dream so vivid and so real that I can’t help that it pours from my heart and from my soul. I believe that we all have our own gift or talent to share with the world. I was given the gift of visions and dreams so that I don’t have to live by only what can be seen here in the physical my dreams set me free from the limitations of what the eyes can see and that allows me to believe in the things that my heart can feel.

That has enabled me to connect with people on a deeper level than I could have ever imagined was possible.

Believing in dreams makes any of the disappointments that I may encounter bearable and my dreams provide me with hope and a vision to inspire which crushes and destroys the whirlwind of frustration and despair so that I might recognize the beauty and the possibilities of tomorrow.

I hope you will follow me on my journey.. in pursuit of a wild dream and imagine how beautiful it would be if we all came together to co-create our reality


Hi, my name is Pentley. Welcome to my corner of the internet. My Bio will give you the Jist but that is what someone else wrote about me. In this space, I will write in my own words about the places I go or have gone and about the things that I have experienced or would like to talk about. but I bet most of it will be about my travels and shows and general updates about my world!

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