Driving today, I remembered something though. I was struck by the thought that entering this industry takes faith, and staying in this industry may take even more faith than it took to enter it. Faith in what though? I think lately, I have been trying to put all my faith in my own abilities, or in my music alone. That is the main reason I believe I have felt so discouraged by this class. I have to take a step back, and rearrange some things in my mind, because if I put my faith in myself or my music, I can guarantee you that I will fail every time. It is God’s timing. It is God’s plan…and He will provide because He is faithful!
Last Sunday, I had the opportunity to see Bob Dylan in concert. (I volunteer at The Civic Center Music Hall in OKC and was able to work a shift that night scanning tickets! Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures because Bob Dylan was very strict about the fact that he didn't want ANY cell phones out at all) He didn't really say much during the show...even at the end. It was quite a different experience, but the whole time he sang, all I could think about was the fact that he is 74 years old, and has been doing this most of his life. He writes songs because it is in him, and to not write songs would to not be true to himself. I can relate. I really hope that when I am 74 years old, I am still doing this. What an incredible experience to see such a legend.
This industry is fickle, but it is my heart.
Week 13: "When You're in Spring" (Ukulele)
Week 14: "And Be Better For It" (Guitar)
Week 15: "Ten Thousand Words" (COVER) - The Avett Brothers
Week 16: "Oh, Annie" (Guitar)