Friday, October 29, 2010

If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out

A few months ago, the band I was playing in fizzled out. It was really frustrating because three out of the four of us had spent  year and a half refining our songs and really getting our sound dialed in, and then out of left field, it was over. I've had a lot of time on my hands these past few months, and I've spent a lot of that time really trying to figure out what I want to do with my life. I asked myself what I would do if I won the lottery, and came to the conclusion that I would still try to make it in the music industry. I'm taking baby steps towards trying to make that dream a reality. I'm in the process of applying to Musician's Institute in Hollywood to major in bass performance, and I'm getting ready to record some songs with a few friends and hopefully have a band come together through those recordings. It's nerve racking. I've never really known what I wanted to do, I just kind of went with the flow of the people around me. I don't know where I got that laissez-faire attitude, but it recently went away completely. I realized the only fish that swim with the current are the dead ones. I figured that I owe it to myself to try to make my life as great as I can, and I can't do that putting in 14 hour days at an aerospace company. There's a huge chance that this will all blow up in my face at the end. I could end up with a degree in a field that's too specialized, and maybe the band I'm hoping to form will never get to tour or play in front of the crowds we want to, but it's got to be worth the chance. I can't turn into my parents at age 20, so off I go into the great unknown. Until tomorrow...