Welcome to wednesday…
That midweek day where people always seem to feel like they’re now on the downhill slide into the weekend. Maybe it’s a day to reflect. A different reflection from say a sunday. I don’t know. To me it’s just another day. A day in which I’ll be working on more music, making more phone calls, etc…
I had an interesting conversation with Winifred yesterday. It was about how I always seem to have a million things going on inside my brain but I don’t let a lot of it out. Like I’m hiding. I don’t know so much that I’m hiding, but I do let ideas brew for a while before I think they’re ready. I have a strong urge to constantly blurt everything out.
Thinking of that I’m reminded of a scene in Cameron Crowe’s Vanilla Sky movie where Tom Cruise is pestering Penelope Cruz to get everything out in the open right there in a dance club. She finally blurts out “I’ll tell you later in another life when we are both cats.” There is something to be said for withholding some things – a little mystery never hurt.
I used to be a blabbermouth about myself. I suppose with this blog I still am (ha ha ha). But I’ve found that ideas need brewing and self promotion requires not being in your face about it. The more I shut up, the more people ask and prod. I also like to observe. It’s the way I end up gathering info for writing, creating, and songs. There’s something to be said for crafting and honing.
I can’t always be a performer 100% of the time. There needs to be time to wind down, withdraw and just be. I know a buddy of mine that mentioned he had trouble being home after being on the road because his wife expected him to be “on” while he was home when all he wanted to do was chill. That’s gotta be tough.
A gut instinct tells me that Ray Tarantino has a concept of the wind-down that I type of. At least that’s the impression I get in his song Into The End. It better give that, the title alone speaks of it. I like the somber quality. His voice is perfect for this vibe. That slightly raspy quality fits it like a glove. I also like the arrangement of the song. There’s a point at the very end with a flute that flutters into the distance. What a way to cap it off with an auditory allegory.
Go explore some more of Ray. In the meantime – pick up your soundtrack to your end today!