Summer is just around the bend, yo! I’m super excited about it, sunshine really puts things under a new light!
Making music independently is a lot of work, tho, and I’ve been comparing it to teaching for a while, I think it has a lot in common. Long hours, lots of people, a need to be super committed, self motivated, dedicated, and constantly work on balance in all realms of life, and take really good care of your whole self, as you are your instrument and the music and art coming out of you depends on your internal state. Some lines draw very fine, others blur, and some times you get to color outside the lines, which is the best reward for all the sacrifices.
I’m setting up a tour, and on the 5th year of Summer Solstice Workshop Series, and it’s been intense! . A lot of coordination with musicians and venues, promoting, planning ahead and updating plans, and I’ll be recording all my shows and release a live record at the end of Summer. Like everything in life, this is a learning experience that requires constant adaptation and a lot of effort. And it takes on a life of its own, and you just want to keep creating. It’s very rewarding.
It’s like being in love.
In loving memory of Donna Sobieski.