My kids are watching “Uncle Grandpa” so I have a few minutes to start writing real quick. If you’ve never seen Uncle Grandpa, it’s on Netflix, and it’s stupid. It’s only slightly better than Spongebob, Barney and Caillou–the other 3 worst kids shows of all time, at least in my opinion. Apparently a lot of people disagree with me about Spongebob. At work the the other day, my coworkers were telling me how much they love that show and they weren’t kidding either. So maybe I’m in the minority here, but I can’t stand it. I’d almost rather watch Caillou. Almost.
Otherwise, things have been pretty good. I’m just about ready to start recording my new song (which doesn’t have a name yet. I name it last once it’s recorded. Weird, I know). I finished the actual writing part a few weeks ago. Since then I’ve just been practicing it. I know it probably sounds weird that I have to practice a song that I wrote…but I do. During that time, I just make sure it’s exactly how I want it to be. Once I feel that it’s at that level, I start recording it. That takes a lot of time because I am a perfectionist. If I hear the slightest mistake, I erase it and record that part again.
I truly enjoy writing piano music–so much. I can’t even describe how much music means to me. It’s just part of who I am. I went a very long time without writing or even practicing (about 10 years). I think about that sometimes and just can’t believe it! During that time my kids were all babies and life was just too consuming for me to have time or energy to write anything. Even though I work full time now, I still have to make time for my music. I usually practice at night right before the kids go to bed. They all play in their rooms for about 15 minutes before they go to sleep, so that’s when I practice. Sometimes they take an interest in hearing me play, but mostly they don’t 🙂 And that’s ok.
My daughter likes my music the most. Sometimes when I’m practicing she’ll come in my room and dance to my songs. It is just so cute. Anyway, that’s about it! If you haven’t heard my songs yet and want to–go to the music player on the right of the screen.
Thanks for reading-
Lindsay Della Vella
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