Saturday, September 8, 2012

Hope for the World

I know it's been a long time since I posted, but now that I'm back at school, life is as busy as ever. Since school started up, I've had a lot of things I wanted to write about, but just never got around to. For starters, here's one:

Brandy, Andrew, and I performed at the acoustic cafe last night on campus. For those of you who don't know, it's set up on a small stage in an intimate sort of venue with a small sound system and you can get up and sing basically whatever you want. Most everyone brings a guitar and sings along with it. Being that we all sing and guitar is still a huge part of my life, we've all meant to do something together forever.

I had really missed performing with Andrew. As I write this, it's been almost a year since we last practiced with Blue Silence. We performed "Flying Away," that I wrote and we always played with that band, and it reminded me how much I missed making music with that group.

I think, though, that the most striking part of the evening was that there were so many people who were incredibly talented at singing and playing guitar, but there were plenty of people who just did it for fun and got up there to have a good time.

At the same time, it was a great way for people to get songs they've written out to the world and express their feelings, whatever they may be.

All in all, it gives me hope for the world that we can all get up in front of a crowd of our peers, prepared or not, or as a great performer or not, and we can express ourselves without being worried or afraid to.