I'm not really leaving! Don't get all excited. It just really felt good! Thanks Matt.
I no Upset. I happy. I grew up with a mother that was a drama Queen. Everything was over the top. Probably why I tend to do that as well. I guess I have a hard time when I see things like that Piano player. It triggers a negative reaction in me because of who I grew up with.Of course it is, & no need to get upset.
I have a friend who only listens to Tom Petty. I've heard him play nothing else. He doesn't play a lot of music, but when he does, it's always Tom Petty. This guy is quirky though: he's 34, he wears black jeans and only black jeans each and everyday of his life, he only drinks IPA, he's never been swimming, he's never had a driver's license and I've never seen him wear a hat. I've known this guy over a decade.
I really don't think she was trying to cry. I've pulled some pretty cringe-worthy faces when I'm really feeling what I'm playing and sometimes jamming my eyes shut does happen, but the trick is not to care what people think and enjoy it, otherwise the music can't "take you". It's fairly involuntary when it does..I have to be honest. All the drama and trying to cry, ruined it for me. Maybe if I didn't have to see her face.
Yes, It's really good, I'm a fan of Amy
A good point Pol. So, certainly from my playing POV, you've confirmed what I already suspected Deep down, I'm pretty sure I do bore myself, so something else must be keeping my playing bearable.Generally, when people only like one genre I think of them as people who generally don't like music. That's okay too - there's no law against being a miserable, soulless bore
Andy, I think of it as aural airbrushing, where you kind of aurally squint and then our playing can sound pretty damn good ... which of course is motivating.A good point Pol. So, certainly from my playing POV, you've confirmed what I already suspected Deep down, I'm pretty sure I do bore myself, so something else must be keeping my playing bearable.
Got it, delusion
Interesting point. I try hard not to think of it as "hate" because all music is put out there for our soul food ...I also hate a lot of "music".
KIS, you're so modest with your self-deflating humor. I do that a lot too. That's why I get a chuckle out of it.A good point Pol. So, certainly from my playing POV, you've confirmed what I already suspected Deep down, I'm pretty sure I do bore myself, so something else must be keeping my playing bearable.
I genuinely don't see it as humour, more as reality. Back in the day, I was regarded as a reasonably good rock player. I earned my living at it for a few years, & there was no shortage of work, so that sort of supported the view. After a couple of decades, I come back into it (although on a totally different basis), & find the game has moved on hugely. Not only has the general skill level increased, but my access to examples of playing from others has been transformed via the internet. Massive wake up call! Not only am I rusty, lazy, & of mediocre talent this time out, but I realise I was never that good back in the day. There was a time when I could sit comfortably on the ladder by being the guy who kept good time, played with a strong dynamic, had a good instrument sound, & was viewed as being 100% reliable. Really, that was enough back then, but not now. Other players & employers didn't seem to mind that I had a limited repertoire, so long as I was reliably good at what I did.KIS, you're so modest with your self-deflating humor. I do that a lot too. That's why I get a chuckle out of it.