Wednesday, November 09, 2011

EZ Come EZ Go

It was official today.  I did not make the cut for round 2 of the Queen Extravaganza.  Not that I had expected to.  It's not like if I won the thing I would quit my job to go on tour.  And I did pick the easiest song of the 4 without any solos in it.  And didn't push myself to play to the limits of my ability.  And there were some VERY good guitarists out there.

So why am I still so disappointed?  I guess I let myself live the fantasy for a few weeks and now the bubble burst.  I have no illusions as to my abilities as a musician and what I do well (and not well).  Playing Brian May material is a whole other level from where I am.  I'm good at what I do.  And I've become better as a guitarist and musician since joining Faith on Fire.  Not to mention I recorded a pretty good CD where I played ALL the instruments.  So I should have nothing to be ashamed of.

Except it would have been nice to be recognized by other musicians.  To have a pro like Roger Taylor say "You're good enough" would have been really nice.  Not needed, but nice.  So I'll go back to my everyday life and look forward to starting on my next CD.  Or, at least writing some new music.  It's been too long so after Christmas, when ALL of my MBA work is done, I'm going to see if I can put together some new, kick ass tunes.  And we'll go from there.

In the mean time, if you didn't get a chance to see my audition video, here it is!  Enjoy!