Not the best blog ever written.
Geeze. I seriously slacked on blogs this week! I don't know what happened there. Sometimes I just feel as if I have nothing to say. I still sort of feel that way - but I wanted to connect a little bit. Tonight is the show at Room 5. I'm looking forward to it a lot! Many fabulous people are planning on attending and that always adds a little boost to the performance. I'm nervous!
Jared and I played at a party for a Los Angeles theater company last night - the party was called Jingle Jam. I got the gig through a friend of mine who very sweetly wanted to offer us some PR - and get some people to hear us. It was fun and difficult at the same time. It can be very hard to play to a room that is mostly talking - especially when the sound system is off. It took everything we had to play our little set - but it went off great. People really enjoyed us. Most awesomely - I just continue to realize how much I love what I do. I want to do it over and over and over again. Performing is just about the best ever. It makes me feel like a kid again.
So tonight is just any other night. It's just a gig. People will come or they won't come. We'll play some songs I wrote and one song that a legend wrote. We'll use the banjo. I might play piano. I might play some tambo. This show does not make or break a career. There is nothing riding on it like that - but hopefully it sets the tone for what is to come in my life. Sharing music, singing to a group of people, for the love of it - for joy - because it makes me and other people happy. That is what it is about for me. I hope that I get paid big time some day. I hope that sooner than later - this will be my professional career - but what I KNOW is that I love expressing myself through music - that it is a gift that I love sharing. I feel as if there is a divine spark in music. That within a melody you can hear the voice of God. That's why it feels soooo good. That's why we turn records on when we want to feel. Music carries love to the listener. I want to be a part of that. That is something bigger than me. As long as that intention stays clear - all the rest will fall into place.
That's all I have this morning. NOt the most deep or reflective blog ever written. But it's good to get words on a page. My apartment currently smells like stale beer - my roomie had friends over last night. It is...pretty gross. I'm not enjoying the scent of my Saturday morning couch time. So I'm thinking of getting up and going to do something....how amazing would that be!
Wow, this really is a lame blog. I can't believe I'm publishing it. But I AM.
Song of the day comes from this singer/songwriter I heard play out the other day. He is absolutely amazingly talented. Reminiscent of Paul Simon for me. He is a great example of how good you get if you stick with this stuff and just write and write and write. Here is one my favorites:
Thank you for:
1. Great music
2. homemade soup
3. the audience
4. sweet stuff
5. bear hugs