It’s Sunday and that means the Grammy’s are on tonight!
I have been watching the Grammy pre-show event on the internet tonight as I prepare to see the prime-time show later. I’ve been to the Grammy’s….once, the time I attended it was in New York City. It was interesting, but it was clear to me from my experience that the best way to attend the Grammy’s was as a nominee. So, I have not been back in person, instead, enjoying the show from home and working on my music.
Now, as a little girl, I used to watch the Grammy’s. I remember watching Barbra Streisand, hearing her sing and wondering how to get there from here….here being my living room, sitting with my mother and other family members. This was more than living room entertinment to me. This was my dream unfolding before my eyes on the television screen. To be able to sing, sing for a global audience and also be recognized with that oh-so-cool award, now that was bliss. I would watch the Grammy’s awards every year, unless I just forgot about it. I have enjoyed, over the years, seeing performers like Madonna, Bee Gees, Elton John, Phil Collins, Michael Jackson….I’ve seen them … enjoyed them … wanted to be them..or at least be doing what they were doing.
I have spent my entire life learning the steps necessary to win a Grammy,..First, you need to be nominated, before that you need to be submitted, before that, you need to write and record and distribute an album, before that you need to find a good producer who knows what to do with your music and your voice, before that, you need to try to write some songs, before that you need to be singing and performing all the time, before that, you need to learn what orgnaizations are around to help you, before that, you need to love music and before that, and most important of all, you need to believe you can do it.
i’m a believer.