The New Year
So this is what I hope for 2009:
- either start or join a country and/or bluegrass band
- write songs with other songwriters
- join the NSAI
- play open mic at the Bluebird regularly
- audition for a Bluebird Sunday Night Showcase
- get at least one song published
- get a “real job”
- make enough money to become fully independent
- start saving to buy either A) a house or B) a new car.
(i’d rather the house but my mother pointed out that the car may be the necessity)
- make many new friends, some musicians, some not
- stay in better touch with old ones
- meet Phil Vassar for real this time.
- fall in love. i’ve got no good reason not to anymore.
So there you have it. I guess I made resolutions this year. Did you?
I generally don’t make resolutions, but last year, for whatever reason, these ones just spilled out of me. I didn’t get to all of them, and a few of them are my own fault (Um, Phil Vassar had a FREE CD release party last month and I just opted out. Not that I would have definitely “for real” met him, but the odds improve when you play the game, am I right?) but generally, I’m happy.
So which ones DID I accomplish?
- I wrote songs and/or collaborated with other songwriters.
- I played the Bluebird open mic.
- I didn’t technically get a song published, but have had my songs used in multiple projects.
- Made lots of new friends.
- Tried to stay in touch with old ones. The success comes and goes, but I’m always working on it.
- And the falling in love thing? Well, we all know I’m working on it.
As far as the next year goes, a new job is certainly on the horizon. I foresee much travel, much music, and (gasp with me here: I still don’t believe it myself) maybe even grad school.
I want to teach, I want to keep writing songs, and I want to keep playing music for people. I’m just trying to find the best way to make it happen.
2010 is about making it happen.