Today has been one of those days where I wish I were more organized...because if I was, then I would have easily accomplished everything on my list, with time to spare...but alas, I am what I am, and it is what it is...but I am making time to blog...after some prompting by readers!
Now to the Looking Forward portion...
There is lots going on...this weekend, on Saturday, January 17th. I'll be hosting the first Songwriter Gathering at Tipitina's Musicians' Co-Op in Alexandria. The plan is to Dream, Work, Play and Inspire each other to write better, play better and work to reach our dreams! Kinda grandios, but with support from other songwriters and musicians, anything is possible! I can't wait to see who shows up! This has been something that I've wanted to do for a while, but didn't think that I was the person with the skills and knowledge to pull it off...but now, realizing that things happen the way and when they are supposed to...this opportunity has dropped into my lap, through luck, timing and cooperation of great people...Aaron Sibley, John & Claudia Velona, Tommy Polk, The Rev. Charley and too many others to name! This thing, a songwriter's group, has become a reality...or will become a reality on Saturday, January 17th.
Then the same seredipity came to visit again in the form of John & Claudia and the three of us are planning a Musicians' retreat May 7-10, 2009. The retreat, Woven Harmonies Musicians' Retreat, will be at the Wesley Conference Center in Woodworth. Check out the web site www.wovenharmoniesmusic.org to register today!
Still looking forward, but backwards from May, I'll be headed to Memphis in February to attend the Folk Alliance Conference. Hoping to find my niche...maybe me & my music will find kindred spirits...Then headed to Nashville in March for Spring Training....songwriter style hosted by NSAI (http://www.nashvillesongwriters.com/)...I'll attend their Spring Training and the Regional Coordinator training that will enable me to start a NSAI chapter right here in Central Louisiana! I've got to get my Songwriting muscles in shape!
Yep, you guessed it our little Songwriter's Gathering that we're starting this weekend will then turn into a NSAI chapter will all the benefits that come with being associated with an International organization! That is of course if I cut the mustard at Spring Training! I gotta get my Songwriting muscles in shape! ;-) That's where you come in...come to the January 17th Songwriter's Gathering, then to the February 17th Gathering and help me tone up my songwriting muscles so that I can breeze through Spring Training!
Well, I think I've run out of the time that I've made for this blog...so I'll end now with a promise to make more time and continue to look forward! Thanks for tagging along!