I Have A Dream...

Check out this post from our friend Brad. His young son has already learned to have a dream and to follow it.

Our country is in good hands with our youth!

Many of you might recall our very first ActiveRain RainCamp in San Francisco, CA. where the Andersohn's were asked to debut the "Armored Flight" family band. This was our first public appearance ever.  We chose to open with a song specifically for Bob Stewart (one of his favorites) called Eye Of The Tiger.  Well a seed was planted in the "rain" that day which "camped" in the spirit of our youngest son Brandon, and ended up blossoming into an audition that almost landed him on America's Got Talent

Little did we know, our youngest son Brandon had a dream...

We passed all but the fourth and final round of auditions to make it on the show, but the experience and excitement of it all will live on forever in the Andersohn home. Fast forwarding to December of 2010, Brandon has since had his eyes and heart set on saving up his money and one day buying a Joe Satriani signature series JS1200 Ibanez guitar believing that it would produce magic, and combined with his own gifts and talents, would help him to one day achieve his dream...

My wife and I discussed this at length as this is no regular or cheap guitar.  It's a Candy Apple Red absolutely gorgeous piece of wood that has been designed and customized as a signature series instrument by one of Brandon's favorite guitar players in the world.  That's right, Joe Satriani.

It's ironic that it was also in San Francisco, CA at the Guitar Center, where Brandon actually got to meet his guitar hero in person and watch him perform live.  (Here's a video memory of that night)  Well my wife and I broke down and surprised Brandon this Christmas with a gift we hope continues to inspire and motivate him to keep chasing his dream...

Some have called it magical, others say he has special gifts.  He's a child who has a dream.  He practices more than his Dad Blogs which says a lot!  lol~ His passion and goal in life are clearly displayed on the "about" section of his newly added Facebook profile.  We are sooo proud of him!  Now this may or may not be your type of music, but if you watched it from an artists' perspective, we think you'll enjoy the gift that Brandon has given back to us in return.

This is his dream....yes, I Have a Dream...

We encourage him and all kids (and adults) to follow your hearts, believe in yourself, and Dare to dream...


May the info contained in this blog be just one more seed of wisdom that helps you or your business blossom.

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Comment balloon 2 commentsLottie Kendall • January 17 2011 05:10PM


Thank you so much Lottie for sharing and reblogging this.  Brandon wanted me to personally thank you for sharing your comment about the country being in good hands with our youth, it really touched his heart and spirit. It also put a little pressure on the kid!!  lol~  Seriously, we are honored that you would share this on your Blog and we appreciate it more than you will ever know. Happy MLK Jr. Day to you!! :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 8 years ago

Hi Brad -- well, don't you agree with me about our young people. I've met tons on great ones, and Brandon is on the right track. Next SF Raincamp, what are the chances we can prevail upon you and your family to give us an encore performance? I'd love to see that Candy Apple Red guitar -- and all of you, too, of course!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 8 years ago