|NOT GREAT, BUT NOT TOO SHABBY FOR 49!|
I know that by the end of 2011 I will be in a much better place, spiritually, and physically. As any other musician will tell you, it's the hard times that feed your soul, otherwise I'd be writing songs about sunshine, daisies and frolicking unicorns that live under a rainbow of skittles; not that I ever wrote that kind of shit, but you know what I mean. I love angst and writing about it in all it's forms is something that is interesting to me since I don't just bitch and whine about things, I find my way out of it. I wish to truly be back in fighting shape vocally, physically, mentally (so I can write that song cycle about sunshine, daisies and frolicking unicorns living under a rainbow of skittles) but more than anything, what is paramount is happiness.
Having to work so hard on my voice has been heartbreaking and I can't tell you how many times I've cried over not being where I was at just a few years ago but I must persevere and be strong. Having had brain cancer and suffered the loss of hearing in my left ear is the greatest obstacle I've ever had to face. I am almost there; some days really good, others just ass-wiping bad and since no one loves a quitter I intend on NEVER giving up on anything. Some days the ear isn't actually a problem since it goes from bad (nothing) to not so bad (Charlie Brown's teacher). On the other hand in an attempt to bring levity to social occasions I simply let everyone know this: Compliments on the right, complaints on the left. Onward and upward!
Now, off to get ready for my birthday luncheon and no recording today!
7 June 2011