March 27, 2014
Who inspired today's broken heart song?
A couple that broke up and got back together. They originally met through mutual friends in a church group. They dated for a couple of years, and then went their separate ways to college. One summer, the man visited his ex-girlfriend. After the visit, the woman suspected something. The couple fought and they broke up. They did not talk for the next year and a half.
When the woman was visiting her family over Easter, the man invited her to dinner. When they were washing dishes together, he asked her what she was doing after graduation. She said she’d probably go somewhere there were a lot of nursing jobs. He asked her if she would come home, and she said there was no reason for her to come home. He said, “Let me give you a reason. Marry me.” She accepted, and they were married within a month. They had a small ceremony in their backyard. They recently bought their first house.
Real Love is a about a love that isn’t meant to die. The couple is broken up, and they believe they are still meant to be together in the future. They survive with the hope that they will one day find each other and feel at home again. My favorite line, "We'll be different but our love will be the same." I was excited to be able to sing something more uplifting with a happy ending today. I feel like this story gives so much hope and inspiration to those with broken hearts. Maybe there's a fairytale ending out there for us after all! :p
Where did you play?
Grand Central Station – 42nd St.
How much did you earn?
Did anything unusual happen?
I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to play with two very talented musicians today. Sean Eitniear on cello and Seth Eitniear on guitar and vocals flew in from Ohio to participate in Fifty Days Underground. I am extremely grateful to have performed with both of these phenomenal musicians. They went out of their way to create and learn parts to quite a few of my songs. Their brother was kind enough to shoot some great video footage as well.
It's an extremely different experience playing by myself than playing with other musicians. It was great to have both the company and talent. I've noticed this in the past when playing with other musicians, but people seem to be more intimidated to approach a group of people performing versus just one person. Thus, we didn't have too many people come up and talk to us today. A lot of people definitely took notice though, and we received some generous donations.
Both Sean and Seth had an opportunity to do a couple solos. When Sean was playing his solo, a couple people stopped and watched him perform. They clapped when finished. It's always a huge accomplishment when you get rushed New York City commuters to take the time to stop and listen to you playing. We had that happen to us a couple times today. We also had a few people take photographs and videos of us.
Thankfully, there was no one singing Titanic songs over us today like last time I performed at Grand Central Station.
Did you meet anyone interesting?
A gentleman approached Sean when he was playing the cello and asked him how long he has been playing. He then recommended the name of a famous cellist for Sean to check out.
I had a couple friends stop by and say hello today, which was a real treat! I got lunch with one of them after the performance, and we spent a couple hours having a really inspiring, powerful and insightful chat about life. If you know me, you know those are my favorite kind of chats. :)
What's the best advice you received from a stranger?
No advice today, so fun facts:
Neither Seth nor Sean was nervous. I am jealous. I still get nervous some days!
Somehow on the train ride home, the change in my keyboard case fell into my boot. If you've never walked with coins in your shoe before, it's very uncomfortable.
I know I promised to save my story for Day 50, but you're going to get a sneak preview of it in tomorrow's song.
How are you feeling?
Great! I'm still on an adrenaline rush from the excitement of playing with the boys today. My voice keeps fading in and out though. It was back, and then decided to leave again after singing today. So I'm constantly drinking tons of honey and tea. My sister and mom think I just stressed myself sick. Sadly, they're probably right. I'm strong though and ready for another kick ass performance tomorrow.
Chatting with my friend today made me realize how much I've grown throughout this project. I have connected with so many people already, and we have mutually inspired and changed each other. I've never have more faith in anything else in my life before than what I'm doing right now. And because I know fifty days won't last forever, I'm trying to soak in each and every moment while it lasts. The amount of encouragement and support I have received on this journey has been overwhelming. With all of my heart, I just want to say thank you. Truly. Deeply. Sincerely. Thank you so much.
© 2014 Kelly Bazely