January 18, 2011 – Song 75

So obviously, I am way behind. I haven’t even got into the whole “posted comments” mess. And it is one of the best parts, I know, but I haven’t quite figured it out yet. Good things, yada yada, those who wait.

One Little Promise

But be it good or bad, or just wildly behind the times, it’s a blog now. Man this is all so Meta, right? Huzzah! Sweet Freedom. Song 75.

One day, I decided I wanted to post a song every single day on Facebook for one whole year. It turns out I also like to write some stuff sometimes. And sometimes, well, not so much.

All of this started when I was assisting my friend Gwen while she DJed a wedding. She played the song “American Girl” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and everyone went fucking bonkers.

The thing is, I am a huge Tom Petty fan, but in all of my years DJing weddings I had never actually played a Tom Petty song, not even once. I never even thought of it. But sitting there watching everyone sing along I realized I do the same thing every single day. I have at least one moment, one quiet moment, inside a song. And that means something. Somehow.

When you’re down it’s hard to remember that one day you’ll be back up again.

Lindsay Buckingham taught me that. Way before I was doing this, even before this idea was totally formed in my mind, I posted this video on Facebook on a shitty day. Looking back now, I realize I was DJing that day of my life. I was taking back the night, as they say.

That’s the part of the story that unfolded, a month later, while I was sitting there inside of “American Girl”. I decided I wanted to know what the road to November 5th 2011 looked like. It was gonna happen one way or the other. And it became clear that I could spend the time until then feeling crappy OR I could just do something totally awesome instead.

So I made myself one little promise. And here it is.

BTW…If you read this the “All About It” tab is gonna be kind of a let down. ∞

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