Thursday, September 21, 2006

Planet Houston

It seems I really struck a chord with yesterday's post--no pun intended. One of these days I'm going to record myself and make it available here. I actually have a demo tape from my band days. I really didn't like what the band forced me to perform. It didn't play to my strengths. I had a few opportunities to have my own band, but the kind of time it demanded would have been overwhelming. Something would have had to give, and I made my decision. I can easily see what I would have been, an aging wannabe, playing the off hours of backwoods bars. A couple fans, a girl at every watering hole, a gaggle of ex-girlfriends and an ever increasing disdain for a world that never welcomed me to step higher. Instead I'm happily married and have two beautiful boys.

The dream I'm pursuing now affords me a simultaneous life. I put my kids to bed and wake up with my wife every morning. That's no country song.

Tomorrow morning, bright and early, I'm on a plane to Houston. It's a funny time for me. Even with my mother gone, my time is split in too many directions. My cousins, my aunt and uncle, my step-mother, my grandma, my sister and brother--are all scattered across suburban sprawl that covers a span of country that, although still considered Houston, is practically as big as Rhode Island. Heaven forbid I miss a freeway exit. I could be driving for miles before I can turn around.

So this is my sign off until Tuesday, unless I find myself in front of a computer with time to kill. Besides, I want to crank on my short story. There's a whole middle part to create. I hope to get some feedback from my writing class tonight, after I read them the first part and explain where it's going.

May the blog be with you.

12 comments:

Flood said...

Hopefully you can get a lot of writing done on the plane.

You know if you wanted to, you could just use the audio-recorder in the PC or laptop to record your voice for us. Or Audioblogger. In fact you could write your readers a short song! Yay! Now I wanna do that too.

Jaye Wells said...

I wish your reason for visiting the Lone Star state was happier. Also, Dallas kicks Houston's ass.

Jada's Gigi said...

Have a good trip. sounds as if you have a lot of bases to cover once you get there.

Scott said...

Flood - I'm looking into getting an extra battery for the trip. I'll think about your song writing idea. Maybe I could write a song called Dare to Suck.

Jaye - Weddings aren't happy? You might be thinking funeral, but that happened a long time ago.

Cheryl - Sure do. Thanks for the nice send off.

jason evans said...

Hope you have a great trip. See you when you get back.

Bernita said...

Those choices - I know what you mean.
Safe travelling. Remember the future.

Jaye Wells said...

LOL! Sorry. Let's make that: I'm happy you're reason for coming to Texas is a happy one.

magnetbabe said...

One of these days I'm going to record myself and make it available here.

Please do! And I think "Dare to Suck" is absolutely inspired.

Moni said...

Have a good time, take some time to regroup, you'll be just fine. :)

Looking forward to reading the new story and to listening to you sing. Ah ha, I'm going to bug the fire out of you until you do it.

Seriously, you and your family have a blessed experience. :)

Ultra Toast Mosha God said...

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Toni Anderson said...

Have a nice wedding :)
PS. Having a great life is a truly wonderful thing. These moments in our lives, when everything aligns are surely THE most precious...?

Totally unrelated I saw this and thought of you :)
http://www.moviegoods.com/movie_item.asp?path=/Assets/product_images/1020/&file=142275.1020.A.jpg

Tee said...

Have a safe trip, Scott.