Music is just like a language. When you meet others who are also “native speakers” AKA musicians/songwriters you flip out. The immediate thought is: You are from my planet. Please be my friend!
Tonight I spent the evening jamming with a friend who is also a singer-songwriter. And he is amazing. I am completely floored by his lyrics and overall strong structure. Every piece fits together perfectly like a puzzle. The finished product is so polished, it sounds like something that could be played on the radio.
It’s so much fun to meet someone else who has the same interests as you and also spends time creating things. This person understands the joy that one experiences when they write a good song, and the frustrations of writer’s block. He was also able to give me feedback on pieces that weren’t quite finished yet. It was really awesome to get good advice and still feel like it was just a suggestion rather than a command. Nothing he said was offensive or harsh, it was all helpful stuff.
It was also nice to be able to vent to about dating woes and troubles of the heart. We’ve all been there, in that unrequited love phase. Love makes you act stupid sometimes. But it’s great for inspiring songs and amusing stories to laugh at later.
Overall, a very positive experience. I hope that I get the chance to play music with him sometime soon.
Readers, what are hobbies that you enjoy sharing with others?