When Bryan Was In Pharaoh’s Land

Let My People Go

My People, My People, these are My People.

I discovered a long time ago that I flourish around folks who are less inhibited. Folks willing to expose their talents on stage have a warped, fun loving relish for life; and incredibly thick skins. Oh Lord, and an endless stream of being novel and extraordinary.

It started in high school when I hung out with the theater folks. My best friend and I worked as stage hands for the thespian group. We painted props and staging, acted as stage hands, and had great times with much laughter. They were people who understood the twist in my brain that determines my behavior.

And I learned.

These are my people-

People I feel joy being around; being comfortable with one another.

Non argumentative people, who have opinions different than my own, open to the opinions of others.

People who don’t put down others.

Shared interests.

People open to opportunities, mine and theirs.

People who enjoy the company of my friends and family.

Those who are not envious and jealous.

Folks who listen.

No drama. Please, God, no.

Folks who do not drag down my time, whose bad choices do not affect my choices and decisions.

No such thing as perfect friends but everyone I choose to be my friend hangs in these categories.

My Chosen Ones.

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Hyberbole, Standard Operating Procedure

Aggrandize, to increase the power or reputation of something.

For me, it implies some sort of exaggeration.  It is endemic in the world of music.  Please understand, I am as guilty as the next person when it comes to past pretence.  

I see it in Facebook adds.  I see it in band names.  How many times have you heard that this group of individuals has recording contracts, management, connections and it all turns out to be drivvle?

How about going on tour?  What exactly is a tour?

I have friends that travel hundreds of miles every weekend for a single gig, and never once have they claimed they are on tour.  I have spent month after month after month on the road and the bands I played with never called it a tour.

In an original act I was once with, we did three nights in a another state.  Sure, the semi hauled the staging and lighting out a week before.  Yes we flew out to the gigs.  The band leader told us we were on tour.  I’m like, what are you smoking?  

Sounds like a long weekend to me.  It was. 

Are we really the next greatest thing?  Are we really on the cusp of whatever it is we pretend to be on the cusp of?  

I get that we want to be more important than we appear.  I do think its possible to put aside the BS and be honest about what really is going on in our little worlds.

Lets stop being wannabees.  Only true success attracts true success.  Be real; lets quit pretending to be something we’re not and go out and kick some ass.

Cheers, Go Getters.

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Prodigy

So I’m hanging in the lobby waiting for my lesson, listening to what I perceive as a high school student laying down a super congruent groove. I’m saying to myself, ‘Man, I wish I could have played like that when I was 17’. This goes on for another 5 minutes till the groove stops. Super impressive. Wow!!!

My instructor comes out of the lesson room all smiles and excited. In tow ( my jaw hits the floor ) a three year old toddles out, hands clutching drum sticks, all smiles and excited.

My stomach churns and spirit collapses. Bryan, what am I doing? Wasting time, fooling myself, pretending to be something I’m not? Those questions flooding my mind.

Hey, wait a second……I don’t care who you are, there is always someone out there who is more dialed in than yourself. Always! Deal with it, accept it, respond to it with gratefulness.

As for me, I’ll drink some more Cool Aid.

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It’s All About The Gravy

Things I’ve

Learned From Otis

Trust Your Friends

Otis has good friends. Smokey comes to visit from down the street, leaping and bounding because he is so excited to see his buddy Otis. I have never seen two cats so comfortable with one another.

Otis always remembers the humans he likes. As soon as my friends walk in the house he bypasses me and goes directly to them. He always remembers those who are kind to him.

Be Proud of Your Accomplishments and Maintain Priorities

It’s All About The gravy

If the canned food ain’t that great, be sure to eat all the gravy. Make lemonade out of lemons. Find the silver lining in the rain clouds.

Sometimes You Need To Be By Yourself

Too much noise, too much stress. Just remove yourself from all the junk and find someplace quiet.

Be Kind and Gentle To Everyone

Otis never bares his claws. When playing with his friends, or humans, or bugs, he never hurts or eats anyone. The only time he brought a mouse in to the house he let the mouse run around free. No one is worth hurting, or teasing, or eating. All are worthy of life.

Be Direct

The shortest distance between two points is a direct line. Always come in the back door and head for the the front door. Always be forthright and direct. Ask for what you really want and don’t play games. It wastes everyones time.

When Its time to Cuddle Give It Everything You Have

Love is being complete. When you love those around you make sure you give the loudest purr you have. Those we love are precious and they deserve all the love we can can give them.

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