nicknameless strongly suggested that I should buy a bow tie. I haven’t for years because who the hell knows how to tie a bow tie? Got it on my first try.
Unwanted advice can be surprisingly bad for your self esteem.
I’ve been an on-again-off-again musician for years. You may have noticed I occasionally post videos of me performing in an empty room.
You guys are the only audience I ever have anymore, and that’s fine. I’m not going to be famous (and probably wouldn’t want to be) and I’m not quitting my day job. Especially in Nashville. It’s all too serious here.
A few weeks back I found an awesome website with tons of songs with the rhythm chords listed over the lyrics. This has been a source of tremendous fun for me, I’ve learned to perform everything from Prince to Backstreet Boys to Tears for Fears to Blondie. nicknameless has been quite amused.
But it’s got me thinking. Musicians (especially guitar players) are always ALWAYS ready to offer unsolicited, unwanted advice. Even good friends that mean nothing by it. I realized I’ve let this type of shit make me feel bad for years when it really doesn’t matter. Like I said, I ain’t trying to get famous.
So do me a favor. If you don’t like my music, don’t listen. If you think you’re better, you probably are. So? I’m happy with what I do and I do it for me and those who appreciate it. I’m so tired of being made to feel inferior for it.
Our poor little dog has pink-eye.
Funny, Pink-Eye sounds like the toughest one-eyed, female pirate to ever sail the seven seas.
Or maybe Susan G. Komen has just gone too far.