When you are in a creative down cycle, it is good to take advantage of a burst when it presents itself – as happened with book club the other night – twice. I mean really, was I supposed to just walk away from guitars being flung at me? It would so offend the raging opportunist in me. Can’t do it. So today’s guitar is a remnant – of a good meal, of a warm and supportive evening. I have no problem revisiting all of that.
But yesterday held an unexpected creative moment as well…something I’ve done very little in my entire life. Tom Adams, a bluesman and awesome musician from Texas put up an instrumental track on SoundCloud asking for collaborators. It is a beautiful piece of music that made me just sort of ache to sing it. So I came up with a lyric and a melody to go along…after all, it so fits the mood I’ve been in the last few days…but is enough to lift me out of it, too.