We had a great release show at the Back Room last month. Thanks again to everyone who came out! I really appreciated seeing so many old and new friends there to support me as I put my first album out into the vast musical universe. Here are some video clips of the show:
Before playing our last song, Let It Come To You, I shared a few words of wisdom with the audience about what this album-making experience has taught me. I suggested to everyone that if they have any goals, dreams, or desires that they have been harboring – to just jump in and take action toward making them a reality. And I would say the same to anyone reading this.
It took me a long time to get the wheels in motion to make this album. I had a lot of reasons for delaying action on my dreams, but I think the main one was that I was waiting until I was “ready”, until conditions in my life were “just right” before diving in and doing it. Eventually I realized that none of us are ever totally prepared to go after what we’re searching for, and that’s where the adventure lies. We just have to get started and figure it out as we go along. So last year I just decided to take a shot and make an album, no matter what it took and no matter how it turned out. Fortunately it turned out great (in my humble opinion!), but I also learned that taking the chance was more important than the result.
So if there’s anything you’ve been thinking about doing, trying, creating, or changing – I’d encourage you to do something today toward making it happen. It doesn’t need to be perfect, it just needs to happen. As I told the audience, we only have one life so we might as well create the one we want. The possibilities are endless.
P.S. Just after writing this post, this was the fortune I got in my fortune cookie. Coincidence?: