Thursday, March 29, 2018

Thursday Thoughts 3/29/2018

Good Day to You!

May this note find you well and happy and placing energy into love. I love to communicate, which is why I am placing energy into writing down these thoughts on a Throwback Thursday morning for you to read at your leisure. Or not.
I usually share an old photo on a #tbt but this time I decided to share a quote from my original Facebook profile to my original Facebook music page.

"Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them! ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

Yes, It may seem that I have too many Facebook pages, but I assure you each has its purpose. And I will be the first to admit that I have shared many more Facebook posts than music, but I have recently made a conscious decision to change that. That decision has nothing to do with revelations about fb data sharing and everything to do with how I really want to be spending my time.

I was taken aback to see that I shared this quote nine years ago, about sixteen months before we received that letter about the dreaded sidewalk, which really bugged me for many reasons and also gave me another excuse to run from any more potential rejections or disappointment from the music business or perhaps from who I really am. Isn't that whole point of putting on a persona - to take refuge behind a mask? As if we aren't good enough just being who we are?

Anyway, I digress. This thinking is way too deep for this early in my morning, especially before coffee. After all, I had planned to use this post to explain why and how our Tiny Desk Contest entry was so dark and rushed and not my best vocal performance, but I don't feel the need to do that right now. It was a moment in time that Arne and I spent playing music and that was as good as we could do at that moment. We had been recording "My Brother's Smile" for HOURS -- over and over and over again until I wanted to scream and smash something - but I didn't.  It was just like when we recorded it for the album, only this time with piano.
I stayed patient and grateful because he was doing a better job than I could have done, and that is another long story.
That said, I don't expect to win, just like I don't expect to win the lottery whenever I buy a ticket. It is just fun to be in the game. If we all only did something to win, we wouldn't do anything.

That's it for now. Hope you have a great day.

ox,
Mari


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