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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Musician's Thanksgiving

Last year I had a lovely dinner with my band-mates at our drummer Brad's house. It's tradition in his family to go around the table and mention a few things you are thankful for. He mentioned it to us and we thought it was a good idea. I have to say that I have personally had a rough two years but I still have plenty to be thankful for. As I think about it now it really boils down to people. My various projects have either moved forward or not, sometimes in my control, sometimes not. I have grown as a person. I have made progress professionally. It seems a little silly to be thankful for my guitars (although I can be thankful none needed major repairs this year).

People are what I'm thankful for. Despite my best misanthropic tendencies, people make the rest of life worth fighting through, over, under or whatever you want to call it. I want to take a moment to thank some specific people. Thank you Chad and Brad for being great band-mates and understanding all the stress I was going through this year. Thank you Leah K. (Mrs Brad) for letting Brad come out and play :-) Thank you Kassy for the studio help and the coffee talk. Thank you Leah D. (and the cats) for the home. Thank you Kate for being open, honest and accepting my openness and the situation I am in, and thanks for burning away the hours over conversation. Thank you to the Progulus tag-board regulars and those of you I have also connected to on facebook. Who knew I would find to many good, like-minded virtual friends all over the world.

I would still probably do all the things I do without these people. But I am sure without them my stress level would be greater and my enjoyment would be less. Happy Thanksgiving


Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving Sean from all the Blockheaders

MAVIII said...

Gosh Sean,
I'm soo sorry for not seeing this article at Thanksgiving!
But . . . thats because MY life as well has been rough this last year.

I also lost a dear friend who I had influenced with Prog musics, but he enriched my life with his love of life and laughter, Anthony Sebastian Marinelli will not be forgotten, his life was too short and had ALOT more to offer.
And I want to thank my Mom and Brother, and Father-for all the music they influenced in me, and to ALL my close wonderful friends, and new friend in England, Sinead Jakes, she inspires me to go on and to see her in those "Mountains Green" one day :)
And to ALL at PrOgulus and here, that share the Prog Pirates way of life! Prog on all and God Bless (and a Merry Christmas!).