So, I just realized that I haven't written in this blog in over a year, so um...yeah. UPDATE TIME! This is only because I've had to focus on Day-Job mode (which most artists must do, sadly). It leaves me little time to focus on turning my passion into an actually career when I only have four hours in the evening to really toy with it and get to work with it. Man, what I wouldn't GIVE for some recognition and to be able to be paid to write music!
Which brings me to my next point. I've entered into a project where I get to choose one song for a sampler CD that's being "shopped" out to various agents/radio stations/A&R reps, etc. Talk about pressure. I'm pretty sure I've chosen the song, but I must say...this is EXCITING! I mean, I've entered competitions before in hopes of being recognized, I entered the John Lennon Songwriting Competition back in 2004 (I placed national finals but didn't win) and I entered a competition called HIT Search America in 2008, where I had to sing live, (which I completely failed at, I was a nervous wreck!) and got a tentative plan forming with a producer and agent in Phoenix...but it fizzled. And now, in 2012, I'm doing this project. Wow...I didn't realize it was every four years. Odd coincidence! Anywho....moving on.
So, I'm starting to really get in the groove of writing songs. I remember when I first got married that it was so difficult to write without a piano or keyboard. My biological father saved the day by giving me a Casio WK-3000 and I was able to make music again. The songs started flowing out like a dam had burst or something. And then one year ago, I get recording equipment and just go at it, with different instruments now involved. Just recently I was able to upgrade the equipment a little and make the songs sound a little better. Not professional studio quality, but still...enough for you to get an idea of what the song was meant to sound like, you know?
I think I'm rambling. I'm going to cut this blog short and fix myself some dinner. And edit this website a little. :)