Music Appreciation

About 10 years ago or so I made an album. A friend produced it. He did a very nice job. I wrote all the songs and recorded the vocals and backup vocals but he arranged and recorded the tunes with studio musicians. Most of the time I was not even there when he recorded them. It was not exactly because I didn’t CARE to be there…it was more that I had discovered I was pregnant with my first child and I was totally geeked about it.Apparently I was more geeked about the human baby than I was about the musical baby, which I think is understandable and right.I have regrets now about this project.I wish I had spent more time in the crafting of the songs. I wish I had played the keyboard parts or added a cello part. Part of the reason I want to learn to play the guitar is not so much that I want to be able to “do it all myself” but rather to have an appreciation of it. Guitar appreciation, song production appreciation, studio musican appreciation…I don’t have designs on becoming the “next” 40 year old singer/songwriter to come out of nowhere and become popular on the charts, the “next” big thing..God forbid, the next Britney…ack. About the only “next” I want to be is the next step closer to the person I already was made to be. The next step closer to the very best version of me.That is why I want to learn to play the guitar this year.So, with that in mind, here is another of my old “tracks.” Enjoy!

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