Things are musically hopping lately, and I'm pleased to announce a number of updates, shows and developments.
For a little over a year, I have been working on a new CD. Honestly, it is going slower than I had hoped, but I've learned that it's okay when things don't go exactly as planned. Artistic projects are in a sense entities with a life of their own, complete with their own timetables. (Can you tell I'm taking a philosophy class???)
By the way, I'm also reading a biography of Einstein, which I expect will make me smarter . . . and his story figures into my theory that "projects have a timetable of their own." His earthshattering scientific theory of special relativity was many years in the making. In the wake of its evolution, there were people who thought he was dumb, schools that kicked him out, mentors and professors whom he had offended, to the point of hampering his job prospects after graduating from Polytechnic University in Zurich. There were also romantic relationships, over which he tussled with his family, economic woes (his father's and eventually his own) and instances of anti-semitic persecution. But, however sporadically, he was constantly engaging his "art" which was imagining, thinking, and excercising his intellect scientifically. So you see, CDs and groundbreaking scientific discoveries have this in common: both take time, and exist alongside the daily activities in the lives of those who create them. They happen at their own pace. The key, I think, is to persevere and not give up. And that, I think is good advice for anyone engaging in any meaningful project or endeavor.
May we all have the persistence of Einstein in our endeavors of creating + discovering + sharing our gifts. That's probably just as important equation as E=mc2
That's all I have time for right now. I hope your wonderful life is full of love and beauty. See you soon.