Transforming a creative passion into a full-fledged, money-making career can muddy the artistic waters, so to speak. Our childlike enthusiasm can get lost in the day-to-day hustle of making ends meet.
When I was a kid, I’d spend hours in my room singing along to records by Ella Fitzgerald, Joni Mitchell, and Patsy Cline. Today, I am harried, annoyed at being a little hoarse, and dashing madly between musical obligations.
Today, of all days, I could use a reminder of the unbridled enthusiasm that propelled me toward a career in music in the first place. I could also use a great YouTube video that would save me from having to write a lengthy, eloquent blog post today, which I simply don’t have time to do. Oh, look! Here’s one: