I've gotten this amazing job at a quaint cafe that's almost all outdoors, it even has a garden :) It's a neat little place. I work off of tips, but I don't care about the money because it's so great to have my escape. To be able to sit and perform- no matter how many people- just to be performing. :)
Last time I played, a couple stayed for the entire two and a half hours to listen to me. Then, at the end she asked me when I was going to play again, and if I would be on the website, so she could bring her friends next time. And amazingly, her favorite songs were the ones I'd written! :)
I can't wait until Saturday so I can go back and do some more performing. The Cafe doesn't do rock much though, so I just play my acoustic guitar, and sometimes their keyboard.
Lately, I've been looking into getting my music signed. All of my friends always say "Oh, one day you're going to be rich and famous, and you won't remember us at all!" But, the truth is, I don't really care if I get rich and famous. I just want people to feel the same things I feel when I listen to music. I know it sounds kind of weird, but I want people to know that they're not alone when they listen to my music. That, whatever they go through, they have someone. I'm the crying shoulder in my group of friends, and the one everyone goes to for advice. And lately, I've been focused more and more on ways to put advice into my music. A way to inspire people, or make them feel better at least. When I listen to music, especially things by My Chemical Romance and The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, I feel like someone knows what I've been through. Like, they understand, or they've been there and they made it out. That's how I want to make people feel, even if they don't realize it.
I guess what I'm saying is...I want to write music that gives people strength. Strength they may have lost, or didn't know they had, or just support. I want to write music that makes people proud of who they are. Cliche, right? Well, I didn't say I was perfect, now did I? But, what's wrong with making others feel a little special? :)