Well yes, it is me again!
This week has been a wild one I have once again been found outside my comfort zone, I thought I wanted singing lessons of some sort.
So rang up a number of independents just to get a range of how much it would all cost, I was surprised with the amount of people who quoted a price without asking what I was into or how would I rate my level.
The prices were outrageous, not a big fan no wonder people try and go it alone!
The only person who asked was this gentle old lady who was part of a cabaret and was in a punk band years ago I enjoyed her need to relive the days of yesterday past. On a happier note I realised that there are people who are not out to rip you off and when she did hear my voice she very sweetly said ‘Do you want to do the beginning classes.’
This did not deflate me, but made me happy she was honest I know I am SHIT at the mo and hopefully I will move up to average, then who knows.
Another story of this week was I went into a music shop really enthusiastic I was approached by a very excitable young man, he greeted me with enjoyment and a zest for what he did, that was before this conversation.
I said “I’m looking for an instrument,” he said “ok what one? ” I said “I don’t know,” he says “ok what you into? ” I say “everything,” he said “can you play anything? ” I say “no,” he say “what do you want to learn?” I say “anything,” he say “okay, anything in particular?” I say “anything easy to pick up.” He said “okay well can you sing?” I said “hardly.” He said “is that hardly or not at all?” I said “not at all.”
This was the first time in the whole conversation I noticed him looking desperately for help as this was going nowhere as I shook my head signalling I could not sing again, I realised I had nothing to offer, but was wasting his time.
He made his excuses and dejectedly handed me a brochure then said “come back if you know what you want and I would be happy to help.”
I left totally embarrassed, note to self where was the planning, this week has been a bit of a wash out and I now know I need a game plan instead of just raw exuberance.
I was a naive fool