I gotta say… I feel like I’m in love with music, again.
Between roommates who share my passion and excitement about it, to new technology, to used and new music equipment…. it just feels like I’m in the right headspace again.
Take for instance, earlier tonight. I got home from work, utterly exhausted, and was hanging out with my roommate Charlie for a bit. He was experimenting with some piano sounds I helped him tweak, and he was super excited and geeking out, playing random stuff and then stopping to say… “this is fucking SICK, man. These sounds are SICK!!” all giddy and passionate.
I live for this shit, man.
Seriously. I live for it. This is why I’ve been a part-time (well, full-time, come to think of it) music teacher since 2007, and why I have played music literally my entire life. I fucking love this shit.
I love SOUND. I love melody and harmony, the songwriting process, drum beats, drumming, playing guitar, playing bass, playing piano… SINGING…. recording… and literally trying to be better at everything.
I just love this shit.
I feel like I’m almost living the film Field of Dreams. In a weird way. Just “hearing the voice” in my head… whether the voice says “buy this keyboard” or “practice drums at 4am”…… the entire movie, Kevin Costner is following the magical stuff, but has no idea why… just knows that he has to.
“No Ray… it was you.”
I don’t know, man. I just love this shit.
I’m also in a very good mood because I’m FINALLY on vacation from work. It’s been a solid year but I finally have over a week off, to catch up on life, recording, writing, planning, spending time with people, and being as creative as fucking possible. Twelve fucking days, man. I might even go snowboarding after Christmas. Cool.
Just some of the shit I’ve been geeking about (YouTube vids, etc) is here.
I’m broke (usually) but I picked up some new stuff with my line of credit from Zzounds and American Musical Supply (what would I ever do without 12-month payment plans in my life?)… and I couldn’t be happier, in general.
A few days ago I finally paid off my Nord Stage 3 76HP ($333 per month throughout 2018). I fucking LOVE my Nord. I love all the gear I have. I love my house. I love life. I fucking love music and I FUCKING LOVE BEING ON VACATION. Let the shit get done, and NOW.