As I get back into writing and playing music again, I always forget about how hard it is to get into the music. I guess it’s just trying to be in the moment kind of thing and I lose that moment so quickly.
That’s always been my issue growing up when I had a hard time sitting at the piano. I would get bored so easily playing scales and chords. And then I would get frustrated when I couldn’t play a song right away.
Needless to say, I wasn’t the best musician growing up because I would get bored and frustrated very, very easily.
As I get older, I realize how happy I am that I played music growing up. Because now, I’m looking for more gigs, and playing piano might be one of them.
Yes, I need a lot of work. But I think I can get my motivation and inspiration back. Hopefully,it works out, stay tuned!
First off, I would like to apologize, it’s been so long since I wrote on my blog. I think this is the longest I’ve gone without writing. So for those of you who truly like to read my blog, I’m sorry. I’ve been so busy trying to get myself together here in Nashville.
Now with that being said, here are some insights about the industry down in Nashville:
People want to help you, however sometimes it comes with a price. If they know they aren’t going to get anything in return, more than likely, they won’t put you on their priority list. Also, there’s a huge gender factor down here. If a girl passes my name off to another friend, I’m a good person. If a guy passes my name off to another friend… I’m sleeping with him. It’s a stupid double standard, but it exist.
While Nashville is a small town and everyone knows everyone, it’s still very hard and competitive to get into the work place here. Yes, people are moving here like it’s going out of style and businesses are booming, but again you need to know the right people. Also, I’m sick and tired of being told I’m over qualified, seriously, just pay my less and hire me already.
Most importantly, it’s not easy. Not at all. It’s hard being away from family, it’s hard being away from the things you know, it’s hard just to establish yourself in a new city. But at the end of the day, I know it will be worth it. It has to be worth it. I will make it worth it.