The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #70223 Message #1198796
Posted By: Jeri
02-Jun-04 - 05:46 PM
Thread Name: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding Tribute Concert, June 5
I'm not really a performer, and I'm 'performing'.
Part of the reason is that I loved Rick and just want to contribute.
Another part is that, if I don't, a big canvas slip-on shoed foot will descend from heaven or wherever, and kick my ass (in a gentle, loving way). He'd constantly talk to me about my lack of confidence and how I admitted defeat before I'd even try. He'd talk about taking risks. I'm taking one.
I want to be with his other friends and loved ones and try to honor him by learning the most important thing he tried to teach me. This sort of change doesn't happen overnight, and I'm a wee bit pants-wetting terrified. There's one thing I know, though: it's not usually the mistakes people care about. It's what love and energy shine through. I'm going to try to shine.
I'm also hoping about a bazillion people feel like playing along, since I'm gonna bring song sheets w/chords!
I'm also bringing my digital camera.