The Institution

The struggle of all working artists who haven’t broken through the surface of their craft’s domain is the day job.   All those years of music education to be a secretary… and have a bed to sleep in, a pot to piss in, and maybe with enough hard work, you’ll manage to break through, but at least you won’t be sleeping on the street somewhere dreaming about the would have could haves.

Some dreams die easily.  I’m not going to be a famous dancer, doctor or a National Geographic  investigative journalist which were dreams that lit up like a firefly and burned out fast.  But I do have a particular set of skills that have grown into an ability from a teeny tiny little mustard seed and that ability continues to carry the root of who I am and what I have to offer.  That’s where this song comes from.

Flaming needles prick the darkness, hosed down halls that house the heartless, two pills in a paper cup, liquid soul, drink it up.

The Institution describes the cognitive dissonance I feel in my day job.  It doesn’t even matter what the day job, so it’s not tied to my current organization of employment.  I know I’m not the only one….

Happiness

Oh I’m a happy gal these days! I worked my booty off over my two week break from my med center job and during that time I worked with a fervor I didn’t even know I had. I went deep and at times felt like I was cliffhanging- my Craigslist super iMac kept crashing and there were several times I thought a song was done in that I couldn’t get past the crash factor. But persistence and patience paid off.

A great mix is key – it’s the hinge. I was good to go through the mixes but when it comes to mastering that’s where I sorta kinda know what it should look and sound like but there were times I knew something wasn’t quite right. Thankfully there’s a service for that process.

In the end, I feel like I grew my grey matter and pulled out the tools in my arsenal, humor, harmony, and a dose of whimsy. Let the Wild West Medicine Show take you on a journey! To be released soon!!!