So, thank you for visiting my website and for reading my humble ramblings.
I LOVE MUSIC. There: I said it. I am completely crazy about it. And not just one form of it (though I am partial to musical theater and jazz), but all styles and genres. It's what makes me tick and keeps me going. It's what makes me "me." I love the way it all fits together, the way it's created, but most importantly, the way it evokes feelings and emotions and moves us. I know that there are others out there that will either disagree or have different stances towards music...and that is what's great about it! Everyone hears and perceives music in different ways, and you know what? We are all correct and we all receive a gold star for the day. Congratulations!
Recently, at a gig, I had another epiphany about music. Music is something you have to throw your entire "self" into. Pardon my language, but you can't just "half-ass" it, especially in a field as competitive as music. Whether you are a vocalist or an instrumentalist, you need to commit and "surrender" to music. It is this discipline that turns amateur musicians into professionals and masters of their craft. I will be the first to admit I am guilty of not practicing and/or composing as much as I should. However, the thing about music is that it always comes back and wakes me up, saying "Remember me? Don't neglect me! Shape up and get in gear!" I'm sure I'll be speaking of this in later blogs, so stay tuned.
Once again, thanks for viewing and reading, and I hope that you will enjoy my thoughts and rants!
Ciao (for now)!