Sitting down this morning, taking a look thru my "Songs that need to work on to get finished" list, there are thirty songs sitting there, that really don't need that much work to get them up-to-speed as workable little songs! Blimey! I was really quite surprised, as I've never ever considered myself a 'prolific' writer, by any means! I wrongly thought there were only about ten-or-so songs sitting on the backburner...
Looks like there's plenty of material sitting there already to get me thinking about about the next CD album... but I need to sit back and see what stuff is 'alright' and what is 'mediocre'... that's always a challenge. There's plenty of time for new songs to appear out of nowhere as part of the process... that's what happened with the last one. It's all fun.
The Wednesday night Singer-songwriter nights will be a good medium to work out some of those songs, thankfully.
Those Wednesday nights are starting to achieve what they'd set-out to do... Anita Willey started coming along to help her self-confidence as a performer with some of her new original songs. Now she's getting invites to play regularly on-air, developing her own webpage, and working towards doing her own album. It's like she's taking the next step, which is really encouraging, as far as the Singer-Songwriters nights are concerned. You GO, girl!
I'm by nature an 'encourager'... not necessarily good at what I do, but try to encourage others to do the best at what they try to do (it's just part of my passion as a teacher/trainer, altho I'll never be able to do that line of work ever again, godammit). It's a catch-22 for a manic-depressive-type to be like that by nature, as it's very easy to take simple harmless things personally to heart and turn things back-to-front, when it's not like that at all. It can be very emotionally draining as well, even unintentionally. I'm going fine, really, but I know the "Black Dog" still lingers in the mix all the time... it's just how I keep myself mentally occupied to keep the mongrel bitch out of my conscious mindset from day-to-day. Yes, I still have shitty black motivationless days, it's just that I don't talk about them as much, as I know how depressing it is to read about someone having continually on-going shitty days. I know it's hard to know what to say or what not to say, so people end up saying nothing at all. I've experienced that so many times over the last 10 years it's just not funny asnymore. In fact I'm slightly imune to it all. But it still hurts and has a nasty sting to my spirit somedays. But I try and walk on thru it. Blah blah blah.
I've found a really simple user-friendly way to share my music samples online. Thanks so much to Colin for the link. I've added this to the Lancelot's Pram 'media' page (as well as the Youtube videos), rather than a whole lot of unwieldy things... it's now just one small thing. wOOt! Doing your own webpage is all about 'fiddling' and 'tweaking' endlessly, I think! heh heh
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