Really, really enjoying my coaching. I feel like Momma Bear helping her cubs.
They are amazing!!!!!
I can't wait to see them perform their song for an audience!!! The audience is going to love them! The buzz of energy within them reminds me of why I enjoyed music so much from the beginning.
As we become professional, sometimes, we think too much about what we're doing.
I saw that I can calm down a bit and just enjoy myself. I don't need to worry about being the best.
All I need is emotion.
... lord knows i have enough of that to spare ...
Anyway, as the gregarious singer sang this one line, "You're just a fucking man!!!!" I giggled at the voice emoting the angst that so many women feel.
Yes, this line was sung with the most feeling.
It was a bit silly and angry, yet bonding with the strength of super glue for all the band to sing along to.
A short while later, it was time for quiet practise.
We left the dark, dank bar to the outside picnic table to hash out formula and lyrics, and I immediately had thoughts of what I started to deal with recently.
You see, right beside us, there were about 10 men building a skateboard ramp. While it was pretty cool to see their creation, I was grateful I wasn't a young, 20-something, pretty, young girl alone amongst them.
I have been thinking about things I avoid because of fear, anxiety or P.T.S.D. One thing I avoid? Being around a group of strangers, who happen to be bio-males.
I won't go into details as to why, but being a girl, I am sure you can figure it out.
Well, here was my band, outside and oblivious to the men beside us, growling 'You're just a fucking man!!!'
I started laughing and they really didn't get the punch line, until I commented, "Seriously. I can't even tell you what this means for me right now. You have no idea how this is making me feel."
Ladies Rock Camp is about empowering women.
If there was a woman who needs reminding of empowerment, it's me.
I'm always looking for more strength in this world that seems to be a man's world for so many of us.
These girls reminded me that we have so much power.
We can sing together and enjoy ourselves.
These women really made my heart feel elation.
They made me part of their journey of music.
They made me feel like I was a big part of their experience.
Really, they don't get that they did everything on their own.
All I did was lead them there a little faster with my experience.
They did it all.
Never having picked up an instrument, they started Friday afternoon to learn their chops and wrote their own song that they will be performing today.
This. This is worth my time this weekend.
This has made me see the power of music and the simple, pure joy it brings us.
Oh! The name of the band I'm coaching?
Broken Cat Dream.
Very, very serious band.
... taking my tongue out of my cheek now ...
we are only limited by our own imagination. let it fly!