The next few weeks are going to be pretty intense. They will include (in chronological order) these things: resigning from my job, getting a visit from Jaimie Tucci, hanging out with Matt Wisecarver, going on a cruise, and packing up and heading back to Nebraska for real. Musically, this means a couple different things (I am sure I could ramble on about this n’ that, but musical topics are what this blog is about…). First, there will be a definite reunion between Jaimie and me. Hopefully also between Annie, Jaimie and me. Even better would be Annie, Jaimie, Eric and me. All together playing music on keyboards, guitars, basses, cellos, and such. The absolute best combo would also include Howie, but he told me he’s got a lot more snow-shoveling to do before he’s allowed to come back to Nebraska for good, whatever THAT means.
And, I have a new goal when it comes to music. I mean, relatively new, since this summer sometime I guess. I used to want to make it big, or at least make it big enough to be able to have music as a low-paying job that I could live on, but now I have a better idea that involves a lot less stress about “the biz.” Talking about “making it” in music sucks. Side note, I know, but worrying about things like money and exposure and image and selling yourself is an awful but usually necessary thing to worry about when it comes to “making it.” I digress, but my new goal in music is to make the most beautiful music possible. “Duh,” you might be thinking, but I’m not talking about catchiness and sing-along-ability or anything like that, although of course if those things are included, that’s fine. But I want the main goal to create a wonderful sound, and I want the sound to be so wonderful that if no one ever heard us play besides ourselves, we wouldn’t care because we’d be so into what we were doing, it would be more than good enough for us. It may seem obvious, like “of course that’s what it’s all about,” but we’ve gotten so far away from that, it’s too bad. I apologize if this overlaps with my first blog too much, but it was something on my mind.