Q Lately it seems like your AYoS posts have been increasingly late and increasingly brief. Where are all those goofy little vignettes I’ve gotten in the habit of reading while listening to your podcast?
A We musicians and songwriters have a technical term for the answer to that question. We call it the day job.
It’s both the engine of freedom which keeps us from having to perform back-to-back versions of “Thank God I’m a Country Boy” in subway stations and on popular promenades as well as the perennial distraction that drags us away from the important business of making original music few will likely ever hear and even fewer will care about.
Which might seem to provoke the question: Why bother with music at all in the first place?
Might as well ask the caged bird why he sings…