Last week I finished a week of broadcasting live from my studio every night at 9 PM for 7 days. It was intense, scary. Crazy fun.
Here’s what didn’t happen that surprised me:
- I didn’t annoy all of my friends by going live every night. Nobody actually complained at all. Possibly I have very nice friends.
- Nobody laughed at me, or made fun of me (of course not, but why are we afraid of that?)
- I didn’t give up, even after what I considered four abysmal broadcasts in a row. I completed what I set out to do.
Here’s what DID happen that surprised me:
- I got comfortable in front of the camera.
- I learned that a little preparation is WAY better than NO preparation.
- I learned that a LOT of preparation is only a little better than a little preparation, for this sort of thing. Freshness and spontaneity were part of what I wanted to create.
- I learned how to do it right as I was doing it. Action brings clarity.
- I connected with people! My friends liked what I was doing, would check it out, comment, and encourage me. I even ended up connecting with my music teacher from FIRST GRADE, who remembered the song I played at the talent show 43 years ago. Wow. (Sending big love, Mrs. Fisher!)
- People started to look forward to it, every night. Wow.
I’ve always held that music is all about connection, and nothing demonstrated this more eloquently than this. I am humbled and grateful to be able to do this.
The “Nightcap,” as it came be be called, was an amazing experience. One that I will repeat soon. I can’t wait to do it again, and I hope I see you there.
Thanks for being a part of the musical family.