There’s a lot I want to do in life, almost all of which revolve around the entertainment industry. Some are ministry-oriented, and most has some crossover, but for a guy with often crippling social anxiety, I sure do want to be in the spotlight a lot.
The hardest part is staying focused. I can only do so much, so I choose to limit myself to one main pursuit at a time. Currently that involves creating a rap album. A *mostly* gospel rap album, to be precise. For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a rapper. It’s probably one of my oldest desires, and doing — at bare minimum — a guest spot on an album has been on my bucket list since a time predating me even having a bucket list. Of course this was before the days of iTunes and YouTube, so while self-publishing my last song gave me a great sense of accomplishment, I still want to pursue this one a little deeper. If I never get signed to a record deal or do a guest spot on another artist’s album, so be it. I’m still doing what I love and have always dreamed of doing.
I just really hope I can sell enough copies to not LOSE money.
That being said, if nobody ever buys my music, there are plenty of other accomplishments I want to achieve. Most involve writing. In fact, if all I ever did was write for other people and could make a living doing that without ever having to leave my house…home run. Of course I’d like to be the face of my music, but I’m not that talented, yet. So if a master composer can take my kindergarten-level worship song and lead the masses to the Throne Room of Heaven through his interpretation of it, I don’t feel the need to be the one on stage.
Every member doing his part.
Of course, I want to be a much better guitarist and a master drummer. And I greatly desire to learn piano. To round it off, let me be a decent bass player. Of course, singing in key at least the majority of the time would be beneficial. All take time and money to perfect.
To continue on with the writing career, I’d like to get at least one novel under my belt before I leave this old world. Some books on Christian living would be swell, too.
And of course, perhaps one of my greatest callings, I want to get back into comedy. I can even write for other comics and that would tickle my creative fancy, but hearing the laughs, knowing I’m bringing joy to somebody for at least a few moments of her otherwise depressing life…that lights me up like just about nothing else can. Doing funny songs kills at least two birds with one stone, so that’s definitely in my scope at all times.
So let me slip those into the middle of all the genres I want to do…rap, rock, punk, ska, blues, R&B, soul, funk, and even a little country.
But hey, I’m only one man.