Happy New Year’s Eve! I’m ready for 2016. A new fresh start! Who’s with me on this? Out with the old and in with the new! Back in the day when my mother was alive, she would be insistent on getting all of Christmas put away before the New Year. She would say it was bad luck to have your tree up for New Years. That was also back in the day when real trees were all you had and by now they were dried up fire hazards! So, I won’t be taking down the Christmas decor until next week.
We will be laying low for the most part… We are going to Talking Stick Resort for a nice buffet dinner this evening however. We love a good casino buffet and Talking Stick delivers. Other than that, like a lot of you we will be at home watching the ball drop. We do however make a wish and let one of these go… Sky Lanterns are awesome!!
I love New Year’s Eve for the reflection and, the making of new goals. I’m grateful for the promise and fresh start of a New Year!
I had a few hours yesterday to use my new equipment. I got a PA speaker to run my vocals through. I had been running my vocals and my keyboard through my Roland amp. It is a different sound for sure since now, they are separate. I kind of feel like the vocals sound like I’m in a barrel… I am hoping to get used to the new sound! I had fun revisiting my original music!
Trying out my new toys! Santa was good to me and I am hoping to get good enough to pay him back in some way! Practice…I would like nothing more than to be able to make money with music in someway…
YouTube video ▶️ Lost In The Game
My original, Lost In The Game
Trial and lots of error…fun, you bet! Hours of fun!
I know, don’t quit your day job…I am reminded of this every minute, trust me!
Sometimes in life, their is a vast distance between our desire, ability and, reality… I believe as with most of life, the mental realities are the hardest to except and overcome. Dreams/desires are very personal and subjective. All art forms are subjective just as beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The trick it to find enough people willing to listen and support your endeavors. Something that I have not been very successful in finding here!
This original near and dear to me, makes me smile every time I play it. It reminds me that I CAN create music not just cover it. It is an awesome feeling to write/ compose. When I play my originals, I like them! I’m proud of them! I feel they are authentic to me and a genuine representation of my spirit! I hope to do a lot of writing this year. If for no other purpose than to fulfill my personal desire to do so! Right now all of this is just a hobby…like painting, or sewing…an outlet for stress relief and creativity. It keeps me sane!
I watched an interesting documentary the other day,about studio musicians in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. They are the unsung heros, (pardon the pun), of music history. They are some of the best musicians you will ever hear! They made music great! Many times, actually most of the time, they never got a mention on an album. They were great, awesome contributors to music history! Something most of us didn’t think about when listening to music. They made the front musicians sound great! They made pretty good money and they were able to stay close to home to raise their families. No noteriarty! No real mention as a contributor! Wow…
Today, so much of music is electronic. So little is actual musicians playing instruments. Such a shame! Digital music, it’s here and present in everything…Looping and Looping…awwwwwww!
I like some of it. I have a 13 year old so I hear a lot of what is trending. She is in love with Fallout Boy right now. She would love to see them here next year. I will probably be taking her to see Fallout Boy lol. I get a kick out of Elle King! I saw her on Dancing With The Stars performing Ex’s And Oh’s, her catchy, clever single. Love her voice, personna and confidence, so sassy! Genius, clever lyrics! I think she is awesome! I hope to see more from her!