These battles are won and lost on a tiny piece of paper.
Do you know how many people are named Emma? A lot… A lot. Still, they’re all special (well, I assume there are some out there that probably suck.) Picking a good name for your group is important. But it is more important to choose a name you love and to move on to more important things… like writing and performing. I have here a quick little philosophy lesson on why you’re having a hard time locking down that name. It’s a journey, and it’s about to get real.
I wanted to take a step away from the killer music advice I’m giving (I wish I had that much pride) and I wanted to share with you a post I found from back in 2013. I’m happy to say I still believe this. It’s strange to think how much we change. I always answer to the same name though. I have a few more memories, a few more scars, seen and unseen. I’m happy to have all of them. I have come to learn that I am not the body I have, that gets hairy and sleepy, it gets a little more grey every day. I’m not the memories or the past that made me. I’m the values and beliefs I hold and share. In some shape or way, that makes me immortal I guess. I will live on through the love and hope and strength that I share. Long after my body is covered by dirt and the few streams of music dissipate into white noise. There’s a certain sweetness to the pain that love causes now.
This is some of the best advice I’ve ever had. It is now yours for the small fee of a couple minutes of your time!
The first night of practice/trying is usually a major let down. It doesn’t have to leave you wanting though! Read this for a few quick tips on getting the most out of a first practice/try out.
John Lennon was a dreamer, but he wasn’t the only one. Playing with others is always more fun than playing alone. It can be intimidating to ask others to come play in your group. I have a few ideas to get you started!
If you are wondering what is holding you back from what your dream, I think I have the answer, and you should feel dumb for not knowing it.