The problem with making original music when you're...eh-hemmmm...."older" like we are, is that we aren't yet old enough to be retired, and we aren't young enough to just chase our dreams as an occupation. We are working people, with jobs, mortgages, debt, children getting married, a home that needs improvements, a yard with out of control weeds. There is a lot of life maintaining STUFF to do before we can make it into the studio. Aside from that, we have lots of gigs where we play cover tunes, which we like to do well, which means PRACTICE.
I get frustrated that we can't seem to move forward more quickly towards our goal of at least one all original album before our voices (muscles) atrophy like the rest of our body seems to want to do. I've decided to let it go, let go of the timeline and the pressure I can put on myself, because I want to enjoy this season. I want some quiet moments with Wilson where we aren't creating as much as enjoying creation. This is not yet a garden with crops that need to produce yield. We are seeds. We are sprouting. We don't even know what variety we are yet! Kind of exciting that we are watching our growth with anticipation and wonder, not knowledge and expectation. God is in control and I need to let him be.
Wilson will feel differently. He has a biological musical clock that has been ticking since age 16. He's farther along than he ever imagined he'd be, but far from where he'd like.
However, a milestone was reached today. We finished our first demo CD of 3 songs that will allow venues to hear our sound before they hire us. We chose an older song, a contemporary song, and a mash-up. Drum roll please.....(you can hear it too on the Our Music tab......
- Me and Julio
- Black Horse and a Cherry Tree
- Ain't No Sunshine / Harder to Breathe
Thanks for coming on this journey with us. Without you, we'd still be singing in the shower :)