Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 10:21 AM
Good morning! Up a little earlier this morning, but still got my 7 hours in. So I'm ready to take on the world- but just a little at a time.
Yesterday was a productive day. Got my 48 minutes of Cardio in, some practicing and uploading to YouTube, and got another gig! This one is in November, and it's for the Bar Association. Being the son of an Attorney(who was himself a musician)I'm no stranger to playing their events--although it has been quite awhile.
My Dad, who in addition to being an Attorney-at-law and a musician-at-heart, was a bit of a cutup. He used to help write some of their comedy skits for these events. Fun times.
So this one makes two gigs this Fall in my name. Even though there's more responsibility, my own gigs seem easier to do. I have a lot more energy toward my own projects than I do in sideman mode. Guess that's because nobody loves you like you.
I enjoy helping people out musically, being a sideman on occasion. And I try to approach it as a job(in the positive sense), meaning that I'm cognizant of what I'm playing as it relates to the music. A fun job, but a job nonetheless. Sooner or later, I tire of sideman mode, and want to do something for myself.
I've found that if you always put others' needs ahead of your own, you may be lauded for your 'selflessness', but you'll eventually resent the hell out of the whole situation and everybody in it. Better to put one's own needs first, BUT keep the needs of others a close second. That's how I try to roll anyway..
Real selfishness is "I'm gonna put my needs first, and screw everyone else". At least that's how I see it.
So I concentrate on my own things, but am glad to help out here and there. It's at least a modified selfishness- selfishness lite..
Once again, I've digressed. As ever, thanks for reading. Happy hump day to you. I'm outa here. More later.