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2 Songs a Month - May Edition

Guess what?

I'm human.

This month's second song didn't happen.  Well, actually it did happen quite a lot.  I slaved and slaved.  But it's just not ready for the cold light of day ... yet.  So yeah.  Chalk it up to perfectionism.  Chalk it up being there for my Mom.  Chalk it up life and death and everything in between.  Some songs take their own sweet time. 

Here's the one song I hammered out this month.  It's called "Yes She Is" and you're gonna want to sing it to someone you know of these days.

As for the recording ... It's the same as it ever as: a work tape.  No going back, no overdubs.  From my heart to your heart, to his heart to her heart.  

What is this thing called the 2 Song A Month Club?  FAQ is here.  February and March and April, too!
 

How to be nimble and quick

How do you become able to respond in-the-moment to whatever comes your way ... in music, or in whatever it is you are doing?

What the heck am I talking about?

A little back story might be in order here.

When I came to NYC to play music, things got real.  Meaning: being able to play my guitar at a certain level got real, being able to put on a great performance got real.  Real meant having to do those things with no rehearsal ... or very little rehearsal.  Or maybe, if I was lucky, an hour of rehearsal.  Which meant all the responsibility was on me.  (Of course, the responsibility was ALWAYS on me ... but when you know you have a few rehearsals to work the kinks out -- aka slack off -- you don't prepare as well.)

So how do you man-up and get real?