Here & Now
Damn this is hard. It is hard for me sometimes to stay in the moment. To ground myself to the here and now. I have so many things I want to do, people I want to work with, songs I want to write and share, but right now, I’m here. I’m trying to build a fan base, trying to get gigs and play as much as I can, trying to drum up enough interest in me to release my album to more than a handful of people. This is the grunt work. The building up of nothing into something. The lawyers, contracts, creating an LLC, a business account, ordering merchandise, logos, websites, social media creation and on and on. Mercifully Joel my manager has the patience to put all these things in place but I feel like a horse at the gate ready to go. Enough of the prep work already. Let’s go! Let’s do this thing! Even though I have an album all done and just the finishing touches are all that are required – the artwork for the cover, the design of the sleeve and the dedication on the inside jacket – I am still writing music. I am moving forward faster than my career at the moment.
My dream is to make music and to work with musicians. That’s what I love and that’s where my heart is. Details…bah…
I need patience to see me through this part. The laying of groundwork, while tedious, is so necessary to the eventual success of my endeavors.
Must. Be. Patient.