remember when i had that contest where all y’all voted for your favorite @ Little Spiral @ quote?
remember the quote that won?
it was “i am not myself / i am so much more.”
and it was funny, because i actually had not finished the song. like, at all. i had some scraps of ideas, but nothing was coming together. it felt stuck in waiting.
but this week, a big stumbling block shifted out of the way. i was at a Social Artistry retreat, focused all on bringing our highest selves down to earth to do good work.
hmm. sounds familiar. it’s as if i was… not myself…. but… more?
that big stumbling block i talked about? that was me. i got out of this song’s way. I channeled this song in two days’ time —lightning fast in the @ Little Spiral @ galaxy. and i performed it at a talent show at the retreat.
let me tell you.
it was fucking MAGIC.
i recruited the entire room to sing along with me, like a human-powered loop pedal. a friend caught it all on video. the rest of the retreat i got people telling me how the song won’t leave their heads, how the lyrics were perfect, how it sent chills up their spine, how awesome it was to participate in that moment of music-making.
and i cannot fucking WAIT to share the video of that magic with you.
it’s called Not Myself, and it will be my first official Patreon-supported piece of music.
what is patreon, you might ask? it’s a way to crowdfund creative projects on an ongoing basis. instead of pledging one time for a massive project, like an album, patreon lets me take pledges per song i release. i am only planning on releasing music once every other month or so, but you can put a cap on your pledge in case you need to watch your budget.
i’m planning on releasing this song soon, while it’s still fresh from the ether. patrons will be the first to hear it outside of the retreat.
i can’t wait to tell you the back story of this song.
i am teeming with excitement.