Hello? Anybody Listening? (pt.2) 

Upon revisiting my post from two weeks ago (Hello? Anybody Listening?) I think it came off as whiny and self-aggrandizing. Thank you all who weighed in with comments and support - I'm really not in the midst of some dramatic existential crisis. My intent was more to open the floor to discussion of a topic with which everyone who creates and performs for a living must deal: Is anyone paying attention to me?

Inside all of us, I think, there's a Little One wanting to be recognized for for his/her accomplishments. I know for a fact if you ask me, I'll tell you I create and perform because I love the process, the result, the journey. I'll also tell you that I don't have any ego tied up in what I do, that I create and perform purely for the joy it brings both me and any audience I might have. HA! I'll cop to that little lie I tell myself (and you, if you were to ask), and I truly believed it myself for a long time.

The fact is I want to be noticed. I want to be recognized and applauded and hired and payed and loved and recognized and awarded and hired again and ... and .... 

So. What do YOU do when the Little One inside you feels it's not getting its due?

Here's a tune for your listening, downloading and sharing pleasure - from my CD Up We Go here's "Do You Ever Think Of Me"

Have a great week....

3 comments

  • Robert Hoke

    Robert Hoke Phoenix

    Maestro, I personally feel that ego and expectations are the two hardest traits for anyone to overcome and or just manage day to day. One man's opinion. Cheers.

    Maestro, I personally feel that ego and expectations are the two hardest traits for anyone to overcome and or just manage day to day. One man's opinion. Cheers.

  • cat mac

    cat mac apache junction

    nice song. nice admission. i try to visualize my little one and tell her she is perfect when she is wanting.

    nice song. nice admission. i try to visualize my little one and tell her she is perfect when she is wanting.

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    Hayden Dew

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