When we heard that our church was installing a new sound system with the ability to do high quality recordings, our artistic hearts leaped with joy! The concept of gathering our friends together to do some recording was irresistible, and we started to make plans. Having an Infinitely More CD for our East Coast Tour was an awesome thought, so we booked an engineer and made arrangements for each step of the process.
But to quote John Lennon, "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."
We received news today that the sound system won't be in place until at least a week later than originally planned.
Given our tight summer schedule, there's no way we'd be able to make the CD before our tour. We've just called everyone involved to give them the news.
Obviously, by the opening line of this post, I'm disappointed. But I'm just taking a few deep breaths, looking out the back window at the sunny day, and seeking blessings in all of this.
A few thoughts come immediately to mind:
- This gives us more time and resources to put towards our July concerts and our August tour.
- We're not canceling but postponing. We'll still have all our great ideas and fabulously talented friends when we're able to record in a few months.
- By the time we're able to record, we'll probably have a whole new set of original songs for the album.
- When I think of the serious issues plaguing friends of mine - illness, grief, financial despair - I really have no right to complain about delaying a recording. I mean seriously, I make a living creating music with my husband - who am I to complain about anything???
So, keep that $15 in your pocket, and in a few months, we'll have a fantastic new CD for you to purchase!