For over four years I have been blessed to participate, albeit in a small way, in making music. This has been a life long dream.
As a child I was envious of classmates and neighbors who were fortunate to own or rent musical instruments. I would sit just outside the circle at their homes and witness a strange phenomenon. Family. Some of those families incorporated music into their special sphere. Sometimes I felt as if my eyes would bulge from my head and my heart would jump out of my chest. Growing up in poverty, I was used to hunger, but the true hunger didn't have anything to do with food or clothes. My secret desire was for music in my life.
Recently I watched my hubby send seven of his tunes on discs to CD Baby. Hubby composed the background tunes and played guitar parts to all seven songs. I may be prejudiced, but I believe his songs are awesome. You can decide for yourself and hear snippets of his songs here.
The name of the CD is Bipolar Shaman. The name is meant to arouse interest if someone is curious enough to want to learn about the long road hubby traveled to get to where he is today.
This is so exciting. I have watched as the sound wave forms wiggled and danced on the computer monitor and lights dancing on the various components, and even though I don't know the technical whatchamacallits, I have learned so much just by being in close proximity during the composing and mixing and playing. The tunes being assembled, drums on one track, oohs and aahs on one track etc.
Sometimes it was grueling work, but hubby persevered and the finished product proves his impressive talent. Living with a composer/musician has many advantages. Not only do I witness the frustrations of starting up new equipment and the inevitable hardware problems, I also see the many successes. Watching someone working diligently on something he believes in is a blessing to behold. For the musician, this is an enjoyable chore. For the musician's wife, watching and listening as he plays the guitar is the dessert.
Music has definitely been a major part of my life since I met my hubby! By the way, his name is James.