In the Middle

18 Apr

I am like a tree who has grown tall, but I am not the earth.

I’ve been experimenting with reverb and compression on a Cello track tonight. As if I could make an instrument that is so beautiful into something even better. No, what I’m really trying to do is to fit it inside a small box with a lot of other instruments. I’m trying to make an orchestra fit in my car, fit in someone’s iPod.

My coffee keeps getting cold, and I keep putting it in the microwave. I’m not ready to finish it. I just want to sip on it a little while longer. So many things are in front of me, and I’m trying to control them all. Sometimes, it’s best to know when to let something happen, and stop trying to make it.

We’re so close. So close. But this album won’t finish itself. There is work to do, and my supporters from Rockethub are awaiting the things that I have promised them. Oh, if only they could be in this room and hear what I hear coming out of these two speakers. I remember seeing in a documentary about Sgt. Pepper that the press had begun to think that The Beatles were done, it had been too long since an album had been released, that one wasn’t ever going to come. Paul said just you wait, just you wait and see what we have in store for you!

Of course, I am not Paul McCartney. I have no expectation of my album changing the world. One thing I do know, however, is that I’m in the middle of the greatest thing I have ever done as a musician, and for that I am so very excited. So grateful. So humbled.

Thank you God for giving me this opportunity. Thank you Rockethub supporters, thank you fellow musicians. You have given me a great gift with this project, and I can’t wait to share it with you in just a few short months!

Posted by on April 18, 2012 in Music


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2 responses to “In the Middle

  1. Jonathan Ray Trentham

    April 20, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    As if I wasn’t already amped enough about this project, you have now gone and gotten me even more excited. I am SO eager to hear and experience the what you have been pouring yourself into.

    God bless you and this project.


    • ryancrowleymusic

      April 22, 2012 at 1:40 pm

      Thank you, Jonathan! It has really both forced and allowed me to grow, and my only regret is that I don’t have it in my hands already to share with people, but soon enough! I hope you’re doing well, my friend!


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