I’m chastising myself for being so bad at writing in my blog/diary. I think it’s because I always think I have to have something of deep importance to say. Wait a minute. That’s quite narcissistic, isn’t it? To presume that I EVER have anything of deep importance to say that will impact another soul. Ha!
So, I’m embarking on a new journey. Making notes about the day. Everyday thoughts. Nothing of consequence, really. Musings. New songs. Progress. Regression. I’m going to embed this or link it my website/myspace so you might actually read it. Up until now, only me and maybe one other person even knew I was attempting to write an online diary of sorts. People like John Common and Katie Herzig are inspiring me. Maybe SOMEONE will want to hear the strange and often very normal thoughts of an artist/songwriter.
Today is a beautiful day. The trees are getting their light-green little new leaves. There are droplets of water on everything from yesterday’s storm. The clouds are light and wispy. Spring is finally here. I guess the longer we wait for something, the more we appreciate it. This applies to love as well. I’m in love. In love with God. In love with life. In love with the hope and spirit of a new season of music. In love with a wonderful man. Everyone should feel this way at least once.
The album is almost finished. I think the waiting philosophy also applies to this. I appreciate Paul and Jessie so much (as well as Nigel and Fiona…the children that have become my comic relief and weekly muse when I arrive at their home/studio). Last night, Paul and I started mixing the song “Waiting.” It all seems so appropriate. It grooves GOOD. You’re going to love it. I love it. Even Jessie loved it as she sat on the couch and knit a triangle with yellow yarn that she told me, proudly, was made of corn. Corn. Something I can’t eat for 10 months because I just got braces. They hurt. At least I can still sing… 🙂
I’m gearing up for a big launch of some sort. When the project is done, there is some sort of overwhelming responsibility to DO something with it. I’m not sure exactly what that something is. A marketing, PR and radio campaign, of course. I want as many people to hear and enjoy the fruits of our labor of love as possible. Any suggestions? I think there will be big changes in the near future. It is exhilirating and terrifying at the same time. I don’t think I’ll be working in an office cubicle for much longer.
Some book I was reading said the 3% of the population who really meets their personal and professional goals are the people who write them down. That’s it. Solidify the dream. I will be a full-time professional musician by 2011. I’m going to have a song cut by Keith Urban. I’m going to make it. What are your dreams??