Steady as she goes.
Stability in the truth.
The percussion in the rock ballad.
“Just give me a beat...”
Show Choir. Taking a creative stance toward the songs we’re covering...creating a beat with nothing but our mouths.
“Footloose”...no guitar, no drums...just the beat of a well-kept tongue clicking close to the mic...and a mallet on a cowbell.
...which, by the way sounds VERY different than the original version...peculiar is the new hip.
Break it down.
My son plays Pop Warner football. Both sides, Offense and Defense. Full Back and Middle Linebacker...and guard. I bought the book, “Football for Dummies” and insisted that he read it. It’s not enough to know just your position. Know the game. The fundamentals. Like a chess match. Know your opponent...be calculating. It’s not all about the coach calling the plays...how ‘bout the player that knows enough to tear it up when the other team is bigger, faster and talented. THINKING on their feet. And, believe me, football is FAR more complex than I ever realized. I’m about 1/4th through the book. The game is amazing. I’ve watched the game for the last four years only because of my son. This year I have a professional camera and have been viewing the game through the lens...following the ball. A telephoto lens has changed my LIFE...in football. In the last game I shot, I learned what a kick-return was...and when it happens. Right?!! Last week I learned what “pass-interference” is. By the end of the season, I may have my own radio show...
Foundation. The base. Fundamentals. Simple but not simplistic.
Interestingly enough, I’ve worked so hard over-analyzing the disintegration of my marriage...and it’s as basic...as fundamental...as understanding what a kick-return is or the penalty for a pass-interference. Two teams with the same goal...but in competition for the title. Or the terrific coach whose team has size and talent but can’t get past the fear of being hit or injured. Work with what you have...and as a last resort...PUNT.
I should not use football metaphors...:-/
Music. Rock and Roll.
I know...think of Roseanne Barr or Christina Aguilera singing the national anthem. They both know the words...*ahem*...