Okay so this month has already brought its’ challenges. What would life be without the challenges… in which juicy gems are found. I am learning that I need to work on patience, that, and fear of rejection…. So pulled out my Blue Rodeo album, well played it on my Iphone/Ipod, and remembered why I love them so much. I don’t connect with the lyrics as much as I do with their music, in fact that’s how I connect to most songs, but there is something about that album that brings me to an euphoric sense of freedom. It takes me back to very fond memories of my time spent in Saskatchewan, (probably at a barn dance with lots of Lucky Lager flowing tee hee..right? a euphoric sense of freedom)
When I sing a song, I’m connecting to how the music makes me feel and that’s probably why I like singing ballads so much. Although, there are certain up-tempo tunes that get me excited, and that happens a lot when I get to sing with a big band. I get to sing some great tunes this Saturday with The Prime Time Big Band. A high note for me about this gig, is my high school choir/jazz choir teacher who really, introduced me to jazz, is playing in the band!! I am pumped, I have a hard time calling him by his first name, and he told me I was too old and that he was waaay too young for that lol. He will always be Mr. Gardner to me…but I will try to call him Mike…still weird…
Happy Mother’s Day Mom! And to all the other beautiful mom’s in my life.
“Sometimes the world begins, To set you up on your feet again” – 5 Days in May – Blue Rodeo
Love to you all – Deanne xoxo