I dream all day of what my life will be like. Instead of pictures in my head of drawing building structures or baking cakes, I just here music. Its playing in my head all the time. I love music more than air. Music is my life and it is all I want to do. All my life I have just been told how being a musician is a hard career. Only few can make it big, it is not easy to support a family, I have heard it all. I have always thought, "I love music but, I guess I will have to choose something else I love for my career and do music on the side." Recently I have decided, NO. Music is everything I am. Something that is this important to me is not just an, "on the side" kinda thing. I am not saying I want to be miss rockstar, famous person. This is not what I am going for. I just want to play music and still be able to support myself and hopefully sometime in the future, a family. So, now your wondering, "Why is she telling me this?" Well, the only way I am going to be able to survive in the music world is to put myself out there. So, that's what I am doing. Here I am. I am new at the blog thing so, let's see how this plays out!
Thursday, June 14, 2012 @3:28:58 AM
Welcome, Megan. Being a musician is something that one is, whether one is able to put food on the table doing it is anouther matter. If you love it, you will do it, no matter what. Being good at it is no guarantee. You might have to get creative and think of things like teaching or writing, but performing is not always economically renumerative. When I was in Austin I saw world class jazz musicians playing for the door for very few customers. This is not to say that you can't make a living playing, just that you might want to think of a back up plan so you can eat.
Thursday, June 14, 2012 @5:54:06 AM
Follow your muse. Having a day job won't keep you from music. I just wish I hadn't given up on music when I was your age. I didn't smarten up until way, way later, and I regret the loss of those years. So, rock on, miss star.
Thursday, June 14, 2012 @5:56:47 AM
Amen! Megan, re-read Mudbugs last sentense. It is full of the wisdom that a lifetime of playing music teaches you.
Thursday, June 14, 2012 @8:14:17 AM
Don't worry about money....follow your dream!!! The world is your oyster!!! GRAB IT WITH GUSTO!!!!
Thursday, June 14, 2012 @10:07:03 AM
I agree follow your dream! I like the Claire Lynch Band too! I play Crowd Favorites all the time. Good Luck!
Thursday, June 14, 2012 @1:49:02 PM
Thanks everyone! Wonderful advice!!!!
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