Post show recap of pre show musings:)
(This was a Facebook post I decided to republish that was written just a few days before my album release party on Jan.15 2016. It really sums up where I'm at these days and seemed like a good inclusion to my meandering blog)
The release party is only a few days away and I haven't had much time left over lately to reflect on what's been happening.
I wanted to share a bit of my process with you and shed some light on my motives and inspiration for all of this.
I've been putting in endless days now for as far back as I can remember and have invested my entire savings into making the album of my life.
I've gone so far as to sell guitars to cover the costs of production but launching this album and throwing the release party has been a labour of love. I've really enjoyed the experience as it has been nothing short of amazing.
Some people don't understand why I practice so hard or put so much time,energy or money into my music. It's not about impressing people or showing off, I don't play "crazy guitar" to blow people away. The music I write simply reflects my appreciation for life in all its ups and downs. It's not about getting famous or "making it" , those terms and concepts are complete bullshit to me. Anyone who knows me understands those are the least of my concerns or life goals.
I don't practice for the same reasons I once did when I was a kid, now it's all about focus and settling my mind through hours of dedicated study.
2015 was a tough year for loss and it had a dramatic effect on how I view and value life. I'm grateful more than ever for the time I get to share with loved ones and people I genuinely connect with. Life is too short not to do the things that make us happy and connect with the people that inspire our lives.