October 10, 2013
I'm still riding high on my runner-up place from Monday's open mic. It's silly, I know, but it was such a shock to me that I still find it hard to believe.
I associate myself musically to Canary. I refused to do pursue anything outside of Canary for three years. To step outside that box is definitely a good thing. And a weird thing. And unexpected. Really. I always wanted a band, and since its inception, I've wanted Canary to be that band. And only that band. Hence my Mick Fleetwood comparison. But even Mick was in other bands before Fleetwood Mac. I wasn't. The only other bands I have been in were bands that I started - cover bands.
I can see the error in my ways now. Being older and a bit more pragmatic - but nevertheless the idealist and optimist I've always been, I realize that I can step out and it doesn't mean I'm leaving Canary behind. It just means I'm branching out.
Had things gone different 18 months ago or two years ago or whenever, I wouldn't be where I am now. Where would I be? I don't know, for better or worse.
I still want the same thing, but my approach contains broader strokes now. See what sticks.
I'll post the songs I performed soon. I need to come up with some cover art first.