Everyday is a learning experience. I try to be as aware as possible, to make the most the any opportunity that may come my way. I think it’s important that we all have a similar attitude.
The reason being; I used to feel a bit awkward or uncomfortable, when I would see cliché images of motivational pictures on Facebook or Instagram. Though, those people are perhaps and probably, some of the most happiest and driven in whatever they are doing. One day I stopped and told myself, no matter how I felt or what had gone on, that I would be positive and drive that through my life. Because at least that way, it’ll channel through every aspect of your day to day life. We all have our off days, it’s human nature of course.
So if you’re somebody that may feel a bit out-of-sync with it all – bite the bullet and exclaim it as soon as you wake….no matter what anybody thinks.
This week, I put myself out there and contacted a percussionist that did a masterclass at the RWCMD. I had a great experience with the percussion guys from the BBC Concert Orchestra and observing the drummer and brass section from the BBC Big Band. Being brought in as a world percussionist or drummer for those sort of collaborations would be awesome to do – of course, that’s rather difficult or as one of my teaches put it; “yeah, and so do the other 10,000!” – one new learned experience, is that these musicians, are all average people. I mean, I knew this already but I think you only learn when you experience it.
Here’s a song from her to set the mood for the other part of the read -> Cleo Laine & Johnny Dankworth – Oh Lady Be Good
I had the most obscure experience, one that I’ve never had before. I went to see a group called Hang Massive. They’re a group that developed in my home town, Bath 😀
The instrument they play is called a Hang Drums. The sound that is created could be described as groundless (in a good way) or ethereal. TO THE POINT, in the gig they did in a few days ago, I was experiencing feelings space, a bit out of it, which lead to me passing out for a split second! Luckily I snapped out of it and luckily my weight went onto my friend! I don’t want to put you off from checking them out –>CHECK THEM OUT HERE<–it was merely a case of feeling the resonance, you should be fine in the comfort of your own room!! Also, check out -> Govardo | Bridge Over Troubled Water | Simon & Garfunkel Cover–they were part of the tour, his voice was stunning. They’ve been around for one year #SupportTheArts #SupportIndependentArtists
That’s all for today guys – Song(s) of the week include all of the links above!
Have a great week guys! Go for those new found experiences!