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Neglecting my music
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Hey guys, it's my first time posting, hope someone can help. I'm 20. I've been writing, playing guitar and singing since I was 16. Started playing acoustic gigs with friends when I was 18 in university, mainly my own stuff.


I started my own band when I was 18 and it was an exciting time. We had gigs, I was writing loads and we got into the finals of a big original band competition. The band kind of died a year later, we all had obligations and conflicting schedules with work and study. Since then I haven't been writing a lot. A few songs here and there. I recorded one or two (I record at home and used to do a lot).


I play a lot of acoustic cover gigs and I've lost some confidence in my own material. I know a lot of it is down to the fact I don't have my band spurring me on but I was thinking of going solo for a little while. My younger sister was diagnosed with cancer (she is now recovering thankfully) and I got into my first serious relationship too. These are all factors that probably distracted me from my music.


Anyway my point is I just feel so guilty about neglecting my creative side this past year. I wish I had done more. I am moving to another country to study for 3 months so when I come back I really want to get back into my music, write and record.


Any advice? Has anyone been in a similar situation?
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#2
You're twenty - what are you waiting for? Get on with it.
'The purpose of life is a life of purpose' - Athena Orchard.
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#3
i read the original post prior to scrolling down to Jerome's response and he posted basically what I was going to post....

so that's two identical responses mate....go ahead and get on with it and stop procrastinating with it!
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#4
Welcome aboard the Great MD, polythenepam! One of my favourite Beatle songs! I wish it was longer though! Do you cover the Beatles? No doubt you do. Keep on rockin'!
 The ultimate connection is between a performer and its' audience!
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#5
Just start writing again and don't feel guilty about neglecting your creative side. Everyone of us sometimes hit that dry spell, don't worry about it. Just try again.
[SUP]"Live forever."[/SUP]
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