Here’s one I’m sure a lot of people can relate to right now. The concept of overworked and underpaid. Those that haven’t lost a job right now are having to take on more work for those who have been let go. While I don’t have a regular 9 to 5, it doesn’t mean I don’t know what it’s like to be overworked.
A little over a month ago, I know I was blogging about the concept of taking better care of myself and making sure that I’m making time for me to be with friends. Of course like a lot of people right now, things don’t always go well in music when it comes to getting paid. Playing catchup when things get behind isn’t fun. I think we all know that.
A couple of days ago, I got an opportunity to write a song for a movie. It came right when I needed to leave for another project. I had to whip something up real quick to showcase a tune. It made me late to what I was heading out the door for. In turn it put my whole day back a little. The great thing is, last night it got accepted to be presented to the producer, so now the tune has to get finished this morning. This is a good problem to have. The bummer is, it’s a whole lot of work going on to the concept of getting paid and not knowing if you will.
Thinking positive. That’s the key to pushing on when you’re not making money and working your ass off.
Which brings me to a ditty from a day gone by. Rush has a tune that defines the concept of working, working for the man that is. It sounds like it probably comes from a very early point in their career. If you have any Rush history in you, you’d know that Rush was very into Led Zeppelin. Listening to this song as I’m realizing I actually missed a day on the blog (yesterday) I can hear the obvious influence from the Zep. Long musical passages of instrumental music in the middle of a song to showcase the playing talents of the performers is something not overly prevalent in music now.
I think it’s actually something missing in music. Allowing the music to breath without cramming words in to the ear constantly. Who knows there may come a time when long extended jams will make it back onto the radio. Getting lost in the music is a wonderful thing and I think that’s part of why Rush has such a long career going. They have music you can get lost in and a whole lot of it. Go explore.