Sometimes when i am totally at peace with myself, i can get energy from where my head is at, and sometimes my eyes are open enough to get a look at how awesome nature is, when these two feeling line up, they feed off each other and i feel so good i feel like i am going to burst. this is my new song title, it's a bit long, will have to shorten it.
I have said it before but it's so true that every gig is different, a venue full of people from different places, there for different reasons. When they get together on the dance floor, a real time and space connection takes place. "hey I don't know your name, but we both know this song" that is what I love about cover gigs. They're not all the same but I still want to make that connection every time. that's what is exciting about cover music... It also is starting to spill over into my song writing, I used to think a song was written by me, for me, but now I realize a song is by me but for you. That's cool. I am going to write about stuff we all go through or see or feel in the hope to make that connection with my original music.
I know heaps of songs but sometimes a group of people will throw songs I don't know at me, one after the other, it can be deflating. This happened to me on Sunday, but I managed to turn it around by guesstimating their age and putting myself in the same decade they were in in their late teens early 20s, it worked beautifully.
I was playing at Outback Jacks on Sunday, great venue great crowd BTW. I was singing EASY. there is a line in that song "everybody wants me to be what they want me to be" and I had to smile 'cause when I am playing and singing for people, they want me to be who I am. That is really satisfying.
I was playing a gig down at meadow brook on Friday and I met three really interesting people. Their stories all clung to me for some reason and I know there are a couple of songs at least in those stories, that's what makes gigs so great. I am sure there would have been another story there also, because the man spoke for so long, but he was so drunk and his accent so thick, I could not understand a word he was saying. But he was so passionate about the topic he was telling me about I didn't have the heart to tell him.
So the joke has never been funny to me but I was asking myself this question. What if by chicken, I meant me and what if by road, I meant share music I have written. Well the answer would have to be, He was sick of watching the traffic go by. What do I have to be afraid o...... You know I think I just got the joke.