In your dreams, you’re one of them, the performer who’s presence commands the stage and silences the masses, they come only to see you, to hear you, to bask in your light.
In your dreams, you’re one of them, the songwriter who’s music keeps fans from feeling alone, able to capture their joy and raptures in the simple turn of a phrase.
In your dreams, you’re one of them, traveling the globe, new places, new faces, new looks good on you.
In your dreams, you’re one of them, the grateful daughter who lavishes gifts upon your parents, friends and family, forever grateful, forever young.
In your dreams, you’re one of them, alone in contemplation, wondering if getting to the top is too long, too lonely, too hard.
In your dreams, you’re one of them, finally someone who knows someone, who knows something has discovered you, can shine light upon your path.
In your dreams, you’re one of them, early morning to late night, perfecting every note, changing and rearranging to perceived perfection. Sometimes waken from sleep by the muse.
In your dreams, you’re one of them, music is everything, you are a creator of magic
In your dreams, you’re one of them.
I think every singer/songwriter dreams of being discovered, it’s very different nowadays, social media and the Internet connects and yet competes with us.
In older days, musicians use to show up at radio stations, and sometimes get on air. In this day and age, you need an appointment for an appointment, and then realize that commercial radio is just that, about the “commercials.”
I think every singer/songwriter dreams of performing in a venue where people actually come to listen. It’s tough playing a place where no one seems to pay attention, disheartening to say the least. I tell my students to play for themselves, for if they are authentic with their performance then it is true and truth is rare and beautiful.
So, when you play your songs, share your highest self, always do your best, be it for one or a million. Just when you think no one is listening , that someone who has the keys to the Kingdom might be right around the corner.
Today’s Musing: “Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.” ~ “All About Eve” starring Bette Davis (1950)