I hate that. It’s a process. Trust the process. Don’t hurry.
Heck with that!
Unfortunately, when someone tells you that, they’re probably right. It is a process. Being in a rush probably won’t help. Won’t make it better. Won’t make it what you want it to be. And that’s true in so many realms, not just the creative. I lived in Western Colorado for quite a few years, and ran into a fair number of cowboy types along the way. I accumulated this cowboyism from one of them:
The only way to drive cows fast is to drive ’em slow.
It’s easy to say that. Tougher to hear. I’ve been working on a record project for about four months now. Wish it were going faster, but it’s not. But it is going. We have most of the instrumentation done for six track. And they sound really good (scroll to the bottom to hear two quick clips). Might get the instrumentation for two more done this month or next, then hopefully vocals by the end of December.
Not the schedule I was hoping for, but this is what you get when you do it piecemeal.
Along the way I’ve gotten to play with some really awesome folks, and I am learning a whole bunch about this process, so that’s really cool. And it isn’t like I have a record label breathing down my neck or anything.
I’m playing at The Stone Cup here in Lyons on Dec. 7 from 10 to noon or whenever we feel done, which is usually about 1pm. A friend pointed out that it is Pear Harbor Day that Sunday and did I have a song for that. Good thought. We’ll have to work on that.
Then I’m excited to be playing at The Rock Inn in Estes Park on January 3 from 6-9. It’s a really great place up by the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. Great food and drinks after a day in the out-of-doors. It will be a great start to 2015! Hope to see you there. Keep checking here for new show dates and times.
This is a quick bit of a song called “This Road Leads to You.” Loooooove that steel player.
Here’s more of a rocker. It’s called “Gotta Fool The Devil.” It’s gonna be fun when we’re finished. I promise.
Maybe I’ll see you out there somewhere.