June 30, 2005

I've Been Bitten Again

Reading Current (a local events magazine), I was struck again. I was attacked by my own desire to perform music in front of an audience. The trouble is, I'm not very good, and this dream really stresses me out because I can't see how it'll ever become reality.

There are all of these bands listed in Current, and they're mostly just local (or semi-local) bands that won't ever get a record contract, but they're having fun, and they're playing gigs. You don't have to be a huge success to get gigs, but you have to do something, and I'm not sure what that something is.

So, after talking about it with Keleigh last night, I've come to a new goal. Something that should be reachable, and it should give me the chance to see if this is really something that I want to continue to pursue. I'm going to, in the non-baby-chasing time that I have, practice two acoustic songs, and when I'm very comfortable with these two songs, I'll play them at an open-mic night somewhere. There are a million open-mic nights in the area, so I'm sure I can find one to play at.

That way, I can perform in front of people, I can play some music, and I can get my fix. If it works out, and I enjoy it, I can do two more songs, and move from there.

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