Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Night With Jon Schmidt

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Recently I received an early Christmas present--a night out with my hubby and Kid A to a Jon Schmidt concert. And if you don't know who he is, I mourn for you. Check out this video.



Now, you might be wondering why I'm blogging about this. Here are three reasons:

1: Jon is freaking awesome.

2: His music moves me.

3: I write to him every day.

Not like a letter from some creepy stalker woman, I listen to him. When I sit down to write, I plug Jon into my soul and he helps the words spill out of me. I think it's because you can feel the emotion in his songs, and writing is an emotional thing. If you can't impact a readers feelings, you've failed. Miserably.

So, the concert was a big thing for me. Needless to say, I was excited. I think you could say giddy. I yelled like a teenager at a rock concert. I reveled in the beauty of the music. I ignored my sister when she poked me on the shoulder and told me to shush. Sorry, Sis, I love you, but it's a yelling kind of thing to be surrounded by the music that helps inspire you to create. And I wasn't the only one cheering. The guy is good. :)

And now I feel pumped and ready to crank out another book. AND I have two new albums to sink into as the words and stories and people fall from my mind. What a fabulous Christmas present.

What inspires you?

9 comments:

Jonene Ficklin said...

Wow, that was a great youtube bit! I liked the upside down and elbow playing. And he IS freakin' awesome. If that isn't inspiring, I don't know what is.

LeishaMaw said...

Jonene, I love me some Jon Schmidt. It was amazing to see it live. :)

Carolyn V. said...

He is so cool! I bet the concert was fantastic!

Clancy said...

That was nice, but music isn't what does it for me, but I'm wicked happy for you :)

For me, it's movies. When I feel deflated, uninspired or unromantic in my writing, I watch a romance movie. I have favorites that can always put me in the mood to write. Non-so-secret-dream = write a book they make into a movie. JOY!

LeishaMaw said...

Carolyn, it was. I'm still grinning.

Clancy, I do that, too. I love settling into the couch and falling into make believe. Sigh. Maybe some day we will be watching our own story. :)

Cherie said...

I think you're weird, in a good way though, ;-).

LeishaMaw said...

Cherie, what could be weird about liking Jon Schmidt? Or did you mean because I screamed like a teenager during the concert? Nah, couldn't be that. Could it? He he.

L.T. Elliot said...

I love Jon Schmidt. I once saw him play the piano upside down. He's just awesome! =D

LeishaMaw said...

L.T., he played upside down at the concert. I can barely play right side up. :)

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