This Page

has been moved to new address

Resting the Cords

Sorry for inconvenience...

Redirection provided by Blogger to WordPress Migration Service
Running Down A Dream: Resting the Cords

This Page

has been moved to new address

Resting the Cords

Sorry for inconvenience...

Redirection provided by Blogger to WordPress Migration Service
zzzzzz Running Down A Dream: Resting the Cords

This Page

has been moved to new address

Resting the Cords

Sorry for inconvenience...

Redirection provided by Blogger to WordPress Migration Service
Running Down A Dream: Resting the Cords

Running Down A Dream

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Resting the Cords

So we ended up NOT playing tonight at Spinnaker. And although I would ALWAYS choose playing a show over not playing a show... It is a very good thing I am not trying to force what little voice I have left into 4 hours of singing tonight.

I have been on vocal rest all day and the guys are always entertained by my overly exaggerated motions to silently explain what I want to communicate. James is usually my interpreter. Earlier the guys were wanting to head to the grocery. I was trying to tell them "Let me finish this sandwich... and then I'll head to the store with everyone". Zach thought I was saying, "I need more lettuce." David had NO CLUE what I was saying. And Miguel just looked at James for the interpretation. :) It is sometimes the funniest and sometimes the most frustrating one-sided game of charades... EVER. :)

I've already been on vocal rest 3 times this year. I forget how much a part of touring vocal rest is! At least at this point... when you are a national act, you get to have your own sound crew... monitors are always the same so it doesn't matter how loud the stage volume is... smoke isn't really an issue anymore... you have your own driver... and 4 1/2 hour nights aren't really in the picture anymore. :) Sometimes I feel crazy for having vocal problems... but it is easy to forget how many factors play into our current situation. However... when you are a National Act... there are other problems that come into play. So don't get me wrong. I'm not whining. I am just recognizing certain aspects so that I don't feel like a wuss!

If it were easy... everyone would do this for a living. But James and I are constantly surprised at how little "music" is of being a full time musician! At least... an independent one. It sure does keep life from ever becoming routine. Every day is so different. Like so many passion-based jobs.... your work is never done. There is ALWAYS more you could be doing. Writing... promoting... internetin'... blogging ;)

But right now? I am going to go partake in some of that spicy, yummy, curry that David is cooking up in the kitchen!

Peace. Love. Fiddle.
~natalie

Labels: , , ,

2 Comments:

Blogger Natalie's Favorite Farm Boy Fan : ) said...

I know it will be hard for you to believe but my teachers often gave me vocal rest and clown rest in school : )

That's why I have such an awesome voice now : )

I hope and pray that your rest is great and everyting is otay and awesome !!!!!

March 1, 2010 at 8:10 PM  
Blogger Natalie's Favorite Farm Boy Fan : ) said...

I know it will be hard for you to believe but my teachers often gave me vocal rest and clown rest in school : )

That's why I have such an awesome voice now : )

I hope and pray that your rest is great and everyting is otay and awesome !!!!!

March 1, 2010 at 8:15 PM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home