Because I'm mother fucking OathMeal, that's why.Submitted by OathMeal at 2015-02-23 12:39:44 EST
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Nothing sucks more than sitting through some sob story being poured out by an old, lamenting wash-up whose biggest regret in life is not following his dreams.
I remember reading some article recently that reported on the 'biggest regrets' of dying people. Topping the list was, "I wish I didn't work so much," and "I wish I would have had the courage to pursue my passion", followed by "Not spending more time with my kids," etc.
I bring all this up because today I quit my job to pursue a dream I've always had. And, it's a bit of an unconventional dream: tour the country playing music in public places.
That's right, mother fucker. I'm going to be rolling up into Vegas, Seattle, SF, Memphis, New Orleans and Tampa Bay just to name a few, finding a sweet spot in a park or something and I'm going to play music.
Good music. Not shit. You can shove that Mumford & Sons shit right up your ass.
Bitches are gonna be all like, "WTF?" and I'm gonna be all like, "Dreams, mother fucker. I has them."
Then the cops are going to show up and tell me that I'm violating a city noise ordinance, but that it's ok because what I'm creating is actually really good and I should just be sure to not be too loud.
"Sure thing, officer. Thanks for the heads up."
I'll rake in a few hundred bucks in tips, zip up my case and then plot a route to the next city.
I am not so naive to think that this is a sustainable way to make a living. It hardly is - I know this from doing it on the side for the past 5 years. But what I'm doing will serve a need I have to actually DO something with my talents, something beyond making cold calls and meeting sales quotas.
Sure, I might return to the corporate world someday. But for now, it's me, a few guitars, a healthy savings account and the road.
I refuse to be that old sot vomiting forth regrets.
I'm going to have a great story and the best part of it starts today.
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Submitted by Mr T pities jonnytexmex the old child toucher at 2015-02-24 08:22:10 EST (#)