As a professional and hard-working woman, I will admit that when the day is going slow, I am often craving for the end of the workday, constantly looking at my watch as if time will go faster by my checking it every five minutes. Then the buzzer sounds and free time quenches my desire as I run off like speedy Gonzalez into the horizon and onward home. I have no viable excuse for wanting to get out of there except that sometimes, the fortune I seek at that very moment is some very valuable relaxation time at home.
But then it happens. I rush away from the workplace so fast, only to hit the hysteria of traffic that is only moving in baby steps. The road rage that hits me could have other drivers thinking of me as being snobbish because I become overcome with rage sometimes when the crazy drivers decide to do exaggerated driving tricks in the midst of bumper to bumper traffic. At that point, sometimes I wish I had a time machine to bleep into the future, into my home with my pajamas on, enjoying being in a peaceful state and place.
And so, I wrote a song, based on that. It is entitled “Time Machine:” and it is featured on my new cd, Finally JNote which is currently available at CDBaby here: http://bit.ly/2cX5Rmx
I was excited to perform this song before a group of my students at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School in Brooklyn, NY and it was such an awesome experience. It was the first time I ever shared this song before a crowd of people and I did it with the Bishop Loughlin Alumni Band.
What made a difference in my world was that it wasn’t just my voice echoing back the lyrics as I sang them in the high ceiling room. The kids were singing along with me as if they had heard the song before and I was so happy.
The performance and their response was my reason for writing today. Their singing along with me attracted the experience of me sharing this with you. And so, I want to invite you to check out the live performance here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuuQswGxrmM
Tell me what you think of the song, of the performance, and/or of the band. Your responses are golden. Thank you for all those who partake in reading, watching and, or leaving me a note.