This is my 2018 Tiny Desk Contest submission. The title is called “Basket Case.” This song is for anyone who has ever felt like a basket case (defined as feeling useless or unable to cope). Hopefully, you can’t relate to feeling this way, but chances are, you have felt this way before at one time or another. Just know, you’re not alone, and I wish you the very best with your joys and struggles. For what it’s worth, Setherino loves you!
Do you write in a journal? Do you record your thoughts and life’s events in some way? It can be helpful to untangle the brain and then look back on. I’ve thankfully been quite busy this past month with gigs and teaching. Last month I received a message from someone who had bought my CDs for her kids some years back. She said, “You don’t know me, but you (my music) are in the car with us just about everywhere we go.” She said I probably don’t realize how many people’s lives I’m a part of everyday. That really made me smile. Anyway, she had also shared my music with her family in Flagstaff, Arizona. She asked if I would be open to coming to Arizona to play at several schools. They set it all up for me. I played a house concert on a Sunday evening, stayed the night (in a lovely Air BnB they provided) and then played music at 5 different schools on that Monday. All in all, it was a really amazing time, and I was compensated generously. It was special to meet all these people who have been listening to my music for years.
In my own journey, it’s looking like I will go to Israel to study Hebrew and see what ever else presents itself. I was feeling a bit stuck or stale, and world travel certainly wakes up the soul. By next month, I imagine things will be more confirmed one way or another. If Murphy’s Law works as it often does, I’ll likely fall in love and have a major dilemma about going. Okay, maybe not but you never know. I have been thinking a lot about my future, and if I will have a family of my own one day. I’ve always seen that for myself and hoped that would be part of my story, but I guess we just never know. Wishing you all the best on your journey.