Aren’t there times when we wish we could be everything to everybody? I wonder what drives that desire. I know I’m guilty of it. Sometimes though that drive or desire to be such is the very thing that backfires.
Yesterday afternoon wasn’t filled with all happiness and roses. I’d be attempting to see a flick with a buddy for a few days, but finally I decided to break ranks and not wait any longer. I went to see a movie at a time that would leave me open for another friend whom I had plans with later in the evening.
In the middle of the movie I got a phone call. No, I didn’t answer it. Instead I did the polite thing I got up and left the theater to call my friend back (the person I had later plans with). Turns out they had decided a few minutes before the call that they wouldn’t be available. I replied that I kinda figured it and they asked why. I responded with the fact that I had attempted to contact them earlier in the day and got no response. ** That’s usually a pretty good indication that someone is either not coming or something along that nature. Seriously. How hard is it to take 5 seconds out of a day to respond to a text message to confirm? ** The phone call turned to “is everything ok? Are you angry?” Ugh, I’m in a movie theater missing a movie. I quickly respond with nothing’s wrong, I’m in a movie.
Then to make it more fun, after the movie I’m online chatting with another friend. They get a little bummed out because I typed something completely benign. At this point, I decide it’s time to unplug from the day as there is something out of sync in my world.
Somehow at random times and for no apparent reason we get out of sync with others. I haven’t figured out why that is. It’s at times like that where people probably feel the world is slipping away. I know I wanted to crawl into a hole and wait it out for a day. I may have sounded short on the phone, sure I was a bit agitated, it was a friend I wanted to see. If such things happen in 3’s then I got my three things out of the way in one day. Thus I should have a good week ahead.
So lets get it kicked off with a little tune from Ryan Calhoun. The opening line explains exactly what I was thinking for this morning. We all have moments where everyone seems to abandon you or upset with you, for no apparent reason. The only thing to do is to regroup and pick oneself up and move on.
I’m particularly hip to Ryan’s drum programming on this song. There’s some very pumped up drum hits that have actually inspired something in me for a song I’ve been writing with a co-writer. I think it’s an answer to an idea we were looking for. Thus after running some errands this morning I will be exploring that idea to see if it completes the song.
The production on this song is tight, and well constructed. I don’t know much about who did it, actually I know nothing at all as to who produced it, but they did a really good job. All the parts fit together like a piece of clockwork and roll together with a precision that makes the song move right along.
There’s also more message in the lyrics. Everyone needs friends, people, what have you. We don’t get to where we want without the help and support of others. Interesting how much that is being tested throughout the globe right now with the different perceived meltdowns going on. We can all use a little lift to help us pull thru. Ryan certainly has a song that can help with that vision right now, don’t you agree?
Go get him in your library. Cause we’re all slipping a little bit.