January 29, 2014
Who inspired today's broken heart song?
A woman who recently broke up with her first love. He dumped her five days after their seventh anniversary. She moved from Texas to Massachusetts to live with him, and now is moving back home. Despite their ups and downs, she always believed their love would prevail.
There's nothing more excruciating than losing your first love. It's the one you plan your future with, and the one you believe will last forever. Seeing as this is a very recent breakup, I wanted to express that rawness in the music. I didn't want a complex melody. I wanted her heart wrenching emotions to carry the weight of the song.
Where did you play?
I played at Broadway-Lafayette today. I started on the FMBD Uptown platform, and then switched to the larger area upstairs.
How much did you earn?
$4.65 (I woke up late again and missed rush hour due to staying up until 3 a.m. writing today's song).
Did anything unusual happen?
There was one guy who lingered around for about an hour, which I thought was strange. He then approached me as I was packing up to inquire about the project and where else I would be playing. A few people actually stopped to listen today, which I really appreciated. I'm used to people just walking by.
Did you meet anyone interesting?
Not in particular. A few people came up to introduce themselves, pick up a card and ask about the project, but no in depth conversations with anyone today. There was a girl with very sparkly eyeshadow on - I enjoy sparkles.
What's the best advice you received from a stranger?
No advice today. It was fairly quiet because I missed the peak time. My advice to myself is to go to bed at a reasonable hour so that doesn't happen anymore!
How are you feeling?
A little bit frustrated with myself, actually. I learned some lessons between yesterday and today. And if you're a perfectionist like me, this is for you! There are going to be good days and there are going to be bad days. There are gong to be great songs, and there are going to be not so great songs, but I can't let that discourage me. I stayed up until 3 a.m. last night trying to write a kick ass song, but letting the pressure get in the way of my creativity. I became exhausted and started to feel like I was failing. At that point, I was disappointed with anything I came up with. The stories I receive from you are melancholy, but beautiful. And I put an unnecessary amount of pressure on myself to write something that echos your life experiences. So I've decided to go easy on myself because there's no way I'll last fifty days if I don't. No one's a superhero (as much as I wish otherwise). I need to sleep! Haha. On a side note, I've been receiving some pretty inspiring stories and encouraging messages lately and am extremely grateful. Thank you!
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