Doing the Impossible. Image: doingtheimpossible.com
I love meaningful words. Words like these that inspire me to believe in possibilities. We’ve got TWO DATES…until the latter, I’m gonna keep kick’n ass.
“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given, than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is NOTHING.” -Lon Enos
Blog blurb pinned to my inspriation board. A real kick in the pants.
I can’t quite remember where I found this blog blurb…but, I do know Chuck Close wrote it. It’s a perfect kick-myself-in-the-butt-and-just-get-writing type of quote (can you find the pun?!). Yesterday, I heard an interview with Rod Stewart who was recently honored by ASCAP (songwriting association) and said he never considered himself a songwriter, “They usually had to drag and lock me into a room to bang out a song.” A similar statement was said by Neil Diamond…I guess that means I’m in good company.
I had the honor of rehearsing with world class vocal coach Debra Byrd (known as ‘Byrd’-okay, how cool is that!?!). She has sung and recorded with the world’s best recording artists and is the vocal coach and arranger for American and Canadian Idol (…and this is just the tip of her talent iceberg!). Yup! I am going to audition for Simon Cowell’s new show “The X Factor” on March 27th and, I must confess…I am scared shi*less!!!
Still…my journey to the LA Sports Arena, where the auditions will be held, has already been amazing. I will continue to share the steps I’ve taken, including the highs, lows, cools, and woes, but will now leave you with this pearl Byrd shared with me during our session: “Bring the joy!”
Okay…well…at least it’s a start.
Skaie & Byrd
Oh, an awesome “shout-out” to my cousin Heide for getting me into this mess…haha…just jiv’n. In all sincerity, I am very touched by your thoughtfulness. Heideeeeeeee-ho!
Hello. My name is Skaie (sky) and this is my very first post on “SkaieBird Sings”, an on-going digital journal of my songwriting and the mental “pulling-my-hair-out” process to getting something real out of my head, on to the computer and into a song. Sighhh…breathe. I PROMISE to keep these entries SHORT and SA-WEET, and hopefully interesting. I’ll post all kinds of crap that inspire me and fun stuff that makes me giggle…damn, I love to giggle and LAUGH!
These are a couple photos of my inspiration board (thank you, Oprah!), and on it, is a new quote (“Say yes, and you’ll figure it out afterward),”by the hilarious heroine Tina Fey in an article titled “Tina Fey’s Aha! Moment” sent to me by my wonderful cousin Heide (thanks HO!). By the way…that’s me and Matty sliding down the mountain of money. Cha-ching!