Still got the image of that wretched piano player leaning against the wall looking cool, saying “don’t get angry with me, I took the trouble to come and apologize. I’m only human”. GRRRR. Well, I’m going ahead today with checking out home recording options, but I still want a piano player, just one who keeps his / her word. Someone who’s having fun with it.
Anyway. Time management not as effective as it could be. Every day I do vocal exercises and sing along, blog, Searchwarp and friends, whatever work I can, so that’s in place. Also sometimes eat, sleep, exercise and watch educational TV. But script, piano, crime novel and bio are languishing. Plus have started e-book which is potential best seller, and I need to get it finished. It’s all a bit of a mess in my head. Frankly.
I know what’s needed. Long-term, interim and daily plans. Have to spend time figuring out plan. Damn, time already at a – what’s that word when there’s not enough of something? Premium. Calm, don’t need to conquer Rome in a day. Right, so there are two sections: music and writing.
1) exercises and vocal development;
2) sing along with great vocalists;
3) pick 30 songs from 100 that I’ve written music written out for in my key and work on them;
4) already have rudimentary jazz piano, so need to build on it, plus practice classical more;
5) watch movies, dvd’s etc. of musicians;
6) check out home recording equipment;
7) read about musicians and history of early jazz and jazz standards (library);
8) find out about stage dancing (for fun, for stage presence etc.);
9) put notice in library “looking for piano player”;
10) make broader appeal for help? (use blog, contact radio stations round world, journalists).
CRASH! What, what? What if they think I can’t sing? What if they laugh at me?
Ackshally, I have an answer for that. On America’s Got Talent semi-final the other night, some country singer made it through, and all three judges – yes, even Piers Morgan – said it wasn’t because he sang fantastically, because he didn’t, but he still deserved to win. Sharon Osbourne said a lot of the greats didn’t/don’t have great voices. It’s not about how good you are, it’s how much you want it, how much your heart is in it. So how much do I want it?
More than I have words for. So, I’ll make out a plan for this week for music, and a broad outline for writing. And now I’m getting on with the action part of my day. Thanks, Sharon Ozzy Osbourne, Piers Morgan, David Hasselhoff. Obviously, I want my voice to be as good as it can be, and I’m always going to revere truly stunning voices, but whatever I’ve got, it has to be enough.
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