We just had our biggest show of the year, (so far ;)), last week at world premier Yoshi’s jazz club. And a great turn out (Thank you friends for celebrating Spring with us. And dancing…!!).
I always welcome a mental break after these; all the extra energy leading up; getting music ready, planning a live act, promoting, stressing (what if no one shows?!)- and then, going with whatever happens on stage that day.
This is the scary cool fun of it all. There really is that slow motion point in the very beginning of a show, that terrifying second when you walk out, look out at an audience, and know that you have absolutely no control over the next 90 minutes. Despite all the prep work or a full house. HA!
organism of six
apex display onstage-
your mood, your skills, chemistry
of today, could be alchemy Who knows
how your heart will settle behind drums, your
fingers on strings, wind moving over reeds, tapping
or muting sweet a trumpet All inspiring a voice to follow
or Lead Who knows?
¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨¨¨¨ Tara Linda
This is what makes each show so different from the last. We feel it as both as musicians and performers. Last week’s show felt more raw, and all the more special for it. We tried new things. And though we may attempt to prepare for everything, the uncertainty plus the freshness of each second = spontaneity. Thankfully, I haven’t had to sing my songs 1000’s of times. Yet 😉 But even if they weren’t fresh, I think I would have to make up new words each show. Or change up the rhythms, something! I couldn’t go through motions, not with something I love so much.
Next up: writing/recording new music for clients. Mentally, even that wants a break. Must fight the inertia…studio calls! Poetry and Music Muses…hover closer…!
This is actually a cool ad: how we never see ourselves as others see us. Just Beautiful.