Since Donna and I became "DaveLovesDonna", I have, with great delight, thrown myself fully into taking this latest project as far as we can. I've been making music for a living for over 40 years now. I've had bands, duos, trios, and I've done literally thousands of solo gigs. All these many years I've been writing songs, recording and releasing them on whatever format was in vogue at the time, and doing what I could to get some famous person to record one of my songs and make me a lot of money. At least that was the intention at the time.
This new partnership with Donna has taken me completely by surprise. Donna and I have known one another for over 30 years now. We've always been friends and enjoyed one another's company. As you know, that friendship took a different twist when our affection for one another turned into a deep, romantic love. I always knew that Donna was smart, great with words and incredibly capable, but I really didn't know how amazingly talented and creative she is.
Since we became a musical duo a few years ago, I've been really impressed by the progress that she's made as a musician. She has always been comfortable onstage and that has been a great asset, but she has been working endlessly on her musicianship and it shows in a big way. Her playing and singing are as good as it gets and I truly enjoy performing with her.
Imagine my delight when Donna started writing songs; not just songs, but really good songs. I've been writing songs since I was a kid and have scores of them, but Donna is writing so well and so prolifically that I find myself in the position of mainly supporting her as she lets her creative flag fly. I just have so much fun helping to make Donna's songs into recordings and videos that I have little time for much else, although I do find myself often working on instrumental music to use as soundtracks in the videos that I regularly produce.
So that's how we spend much of our time. We write, we record, we produce videos, we promote, market, book gigs, and do our best to learn all we can on how the industry works, using social media and everything else related to moving our creative output forward. It's a truly joyful life.
We also have a lot of fun. We believe that we're meant to have fun while we're in these bodies. We work hard at maintaining our bodies, since they are such useful tools, with exercise (walking, running, yoga, swimming, maintaining our ranch, etc), diet (we're vegetarians who grow much of our own produce) and daily readings, prayers and meditations. We also like traveling and enjoy lots of social occasions with our beloved and ever-expanding circle of friends.
Thank you for being a part of DaveLovesDonna. Ultimately we are doing all this for you too, since it is our belief that we are all connected and the happiness of any of us positively impacts the happiness of us all. I recommend subscribing to our You Tube pages. Just search us on You Tube, either individually or as DaveLovesDonna. Get on our email list for updates, performance schedules and new developments. "Friend" us on Facebook and get as involved as you care to. We're here for you.
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