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Singers & Musicians - David Ackert, LA Time

Saw this on my buddy Kenneth Duncan's page and had to pos. There is so much I could add to this but it would probably come off with a bitter tone. So I'll just let the piece stand as is.

“Singers and Musicians are some of the most driven, courageous people on the face of the earth. They deal with more day-to-day rejection in one year than most people do in a lifetime. Every day, they face the financial challenge of living a freelance lifestyle, the disrespect of people who think they should get real jobs, and their own fear that they'll never work again. Every day, they have to ignore the possibility that the vision they have dedicated their lives to is a pipe dream. With every note, they stretch themselves, emotionally and physically, risking criticism and judgment. With every passing year, many of them watch as the other people their age achieve the predictable milestones of normal life - the car, the family, the house, the nest egg. Why? Because musicians and singers are willing to give their entire lives to a moment - to that melody, that lyric, that chord, or that interpretation that will stir the audience's soul. Singers and Musicians are beings who have tasted life's nectar in that crystal moment when they poured out their creative spirit and touched another's heart. In that instant, they were as close to magic, God, and perfection as anyone could ever be. And in their own hearts, they know that to dedicate oneself to that moment is worth a thousand lifetimes.” - David Ackert, LA Times


I survived another weekend of acoustic shows in WI/IL with Michael Alexander AKA the Crowbar Inc. project. Aside from some bad fog, a little ice, snow and a healthy amount of Jager being slung around, I'm still in one piece. Now I'm ready to get back to Nashville to a very full writing schedule and my 1st Bluebird show. We also have to finish shooting the storyline/green screen footage for "Just The Same." Happy to be busy and looking forward to digging in. Have a great week ya'll!

Blog 1/9/13

Ok, time for some blogging or maybe I should just drink another coffee and get back to this later... no, I'll just make this short and sweet.

I'm in MN waiting to head to WI to hook up with my buddy Michael Alexander for a weekend of "Crowbar Inc." acoustic shows. It's about the most fun you can have with an acoustic guitar and your clothes on.

It looks like the next single will be "Just The Same" check out an acoustic version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWk6Q_luJ68 it's heading to radio in late February. I can't stress enough how important ya'll are in making great things happen and how much I appreciative ya'll taking the time and energy to support new music!

Alright, back to the coffee and I'll talk to you in the next blog!