Find your place, find yourself....


Children of the 50s and 60s (like me) were all about the music: Elvis, Dylan, the Beatles, and so many more. Whether singing in the shower, listening to the transistor radio late at night in bed, playing the latest record on your turntable, rocking out at dances, or driving with the radio blasting, the music was everywhere. But the stars, the ones who actually made it, all had their own unique style: the words, melodies and instrumentations were special.  And that’s pretty much how and why some people made it big: for some it was their ideas, others their ideals, but all stood for something. So, here’s the deal - in music, or life: don’t be like everyone else without first being YOU, don’t listen to others without hearing YOURSELF, don’t take someone else’s word without knowing YOUR thoughts, don’t go anywhere without deciding where YOU want to go, and don’t sing like someone else without developing YOUR own voice.  It’s a crowded planet: stake out YOUR own space today.

Billie Holiday (1915 –1959): American jazz singer who pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo, and was known for her vocal delivery and improvisational skills