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!