Last week the students at my school organized a teacher variety show to raise some money, and two other teachers and I sang a few songs. It was my first time performing in a "band." We played Keep on Rocking in the Free world, Maggie's Farm, and Whole Wide World. I was meant to do spot guitar work and sing, but my amp was way too loud and the real guitar player was a bit low, so the sound is not the best, but I am not here to make excuses. I am here to simply share the excitement I felt when I started to play a little solo and the crowd went nuts.
The point is not solely to say hey look at me, although as always that is part of what I am saying, but really I guess, I am trying to say that life is more fun when you are doing and not simply judging. Get out there and follow your dreams. Do what you love now, even if you are only average. That is the only way you will get better. I also sang two songs solo.
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Rocking in the Free World
Whole Wide World
What's So Funny About Peace, Love, and Understanding
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I am doing a few more songs at an on open mic on June sixth, and as always I will try and share some pics and maybe some more video! Another dream of mine is to make short films. In the spirit of doing to learn, I am currently working on a documentary about this whole process of learning to oerfrom. I will post it as soon as it is done! Stay tuned!