Sunday seemed like the best day to return so we did so we could better integrate our business work we have to accomplish this week. So, we had dinner at home last night and went out for dessert at a friend's house in Shasta. Then we listened to an edited version of the song I sang and then a different version of it with other voices accompanying it and another instrument added to the introduction. I was pretty pleased with the result of the work done. It's sort of a legacy song so my kids and friends will have some record of one or more songs I wrote or lyrics I wrote to existing songs during mostly the late 1960s and early 1970s mostly when I was 18 to 30 years of age. Though I continued to write songs after I first married in 1974, mostly I raised my kids and worked a lot and took care of my family after I got married. So, I didn't write as many songs or lyrics after that.
I had once considered being a professional musician like my best friend but I found I liked from ages 10 to 21 playing organ and piano in church on the Baldwin Organ and the Concert Steinway Grand piano that they had there. I'm much better at piano than organ but I can also play a pipe organ too in a pinch. But, I would say the piano is my best instrument even though I play keyboards, synthesizers, Guitar and flute as well.
I guess I didn't go professional mostly because I don't like playing music for drunk or stoned people as music for me is a more sacred thing and alcohol and cigarettes and drugs I don't consider a part of that (especially when I was in my teens and early 20s) when I was deciding what to do with my life.
However, my best friend opened for the Band Chicago at the L.A. Colisseum with his band when he was 16 years old and still in High School. They were pretty good and he still owns a recording studio and performs to this day.