I'm more of a home body, anyway.
learn to leak and squeak less on my Native American flute
continue learning how to lessen the load(s) I place upon my own shoulders
Thanks for getting the ol' bucket wheels turning in my brain to remind myself of the things that can keep me looking forward to the tomorrows.
Once upon a time I knew a lot of pro musicians... and even after playing to crowds of 100k, and every single possible definition of “making it”? They still puked in the green room (or back stage in the wings right before going on, or both) before a show, and sometimes after. It’s just something a lot of musicians do. Nobody -backstage, anyway- blinks. Because it’s just that normal. It DOES drive a lot of musicians to drink/use drugs, either to stop it or “excuse” it... but enough people have survived the party years and sobered up, or decided to skip the debauche entirely, that there are a LOT of receptacles in the usual places.One thing I think about a lot is that I want to sing in front of a large audience some day and not die.
Stage Fright goes away for some