One thing I’m not comfortable with is when I get into a mood that makes me feel like sitting like a vegetable. Last night was such a night. I wanted to work on some new music but after a full day of running errands and tons of phone calls, I was feeling braindead. I know when I hit that stage that any music I create is likely to be boring. Thus it was better to sit and do nothing. The problem with it is, I end up feeling like a slug when I do it. That’s something I don’t like.
I do realize that there are times when it’s a bad idea to force yourself to do something when you’re not in the mood. I don’t know why I can feel bad about it. Oddly, I even suggest it to others that when you’re not 100% in the moment it’s not a great idea to push it. Though I wouldn’t suggest that if it were on a tour and there’s thousands of people paying good money to see the show. At that point the show much go on. It’s more about when it’s the creative time. It needs to be charged.
One thing that is probably a good thing to do is step outside the normal bounds. Thus today I’m rolling with a tune that is stylistically not normally for Single of the Day. Connie Lansberg with her song High Expectations is a bit how I feel about the level of quality I like to hold myself to. I’m not a big jazz head, but I can appreciate it. I’m digging the swing and vibe going on here.
I’m really feeling like I need a change of pace and this is a good one. You must need a change of pace once in a while, right? Here’s a good artist to explore for it. Change up your day and listen to something different. hold yourself to a higher expectation. Demand more from yourself.
Go have a great day!
Just wanted to say a big thank you for playing my song. We do a crossover style of pop style songs done with amazing jazz musicians. Mott Boden is the pianist and just one of my favorite muso’s. I’ll tweet your site around the universe!